If you TIVO'd the How I Met Your Mother finale and haven't watched it yet, don't read any further. Or better yet, delete your recording before you even watch - the story could have ended last week with Barney and Robin's wedding. It would have been far, far more satisfying.
If you liked the ending, I get it it. It portrayed life as it really is. Marriages don't always last, and people sometimes do end up going after their best friend's exes. But the reality is, had Ted actually gone out with Robin, his friendship with Barney would have been OVER. It defies everything about the Bro code. But I'm digressing.
What I'm most upset about is the poor, poor writing of this last episode and the way CBS cheated it's viewers of nine years of buildup only to rewind the clock back to Season One when Ted first met Robin to begin with. As a writer, I'm as big a fan of plot twists as you'll find. In fact, readers of my novels have been known to throw my books against the wall because the endings leave them hanging. The major difference is that my readers understand that my books are part of a series that will have resolution in the end.
So here are the Top 10 Reasons How I Met Your Mother's Finale Is One of the Top 10 Worst Finales of All Time
That's me. Wife, mom, former teen, and writer.
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