With the last weeks of 2011 wrapping up, it’s time to reflect on the programmes that gapped seasons, the ones that missed the jump and the on screen returns and new content. Below are some favourites
I adore How I Met Your Mother. But it is time for it to end…Here’s why…
It knows it’s time:
Friends in season 7 knew it, audiences didn’t want to face it. Scrubs knew it, the writer’s blew it. Frasier suspected it, as did Cheers. Northern Exposure understood it, and fucked itself off before the finale (Episode “The Quest”). The Big Bang Theory should have got it after season 2, as should have Coupling. Glory Daze, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared didn’t get a chance to achieve it, and Community looks like it’s going to be denied it…What are we talking about, conclusion.
How I Met Your Mother had an end date, like many of it’s character’s relationships. Season one knew it, as did two and they we’re awesome. Three forgot it, but four and five reminded it that the end was approaching. Six denied it and it was shit, but seven is accepting it. Eight should therefore be the last– valuing it.
We cannot deny these are some of sitcom’s finest characters, but they have no future. How I Met Your Mother is the celebration of the moment, and the journey up to it. To explain, explore and supersede it would be to ultimately kill the show. Character’s– Marshall and Lilly have embraced conclusion and are in the final chapter of their relationship; Robin and Barney are being encouraged by it, notably Barney’s commitment issues and Robin’s *almost* venture to motherhood and forbidden territory. Ted it seems is trying to wrap the story up, but is losing. Closure was the key to early episodes, with Victoria and the Slutty Pumpkin. It’s time.
Read on for ENDINGS
If you’ve seen it, you already know? If you watched the first seven–like me– and didn’t know why you kept coming back for episode eight, then nine, and so on…you know why? But if you, like me, initially hesitated about watching this television programme, hesitate no longer. Hopefully this post will urge you to give it a try.