How I Met Your Mother...

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  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Well-Known Member

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    Just watched the first 3 episodes of the final season and I was pretty disappointed.

    Did they really just tell you who the mother is in the first episode? Is that possible? They hide it for 9 years and then the last season will just be the story? I don't think that sets up well.

    I think this has been one of the best sitcoms out there and I hope they turn this last season around and drop a bombshell. I don't want to see that girl as the mother.

    What do you think?
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    could never really get into it..tried many times but it just never clicked. now my niece who watches religiously has commented on how much this final season has "sucked" so far
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    They revealed the Mother at the end of season 8...

    I think the first three episodes have been hilarious.
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    They showed her face for the first time. Didn't say it was the mother, but you could assume it was.

    I think they have been kind of funny, but for the last season I think you need the story line to finish up.

    Barney is one of my top 5 favorite characters of all time.
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    Barney is a great character but I gave up on the show long ago. Is future Ted still telling the story to his kids or did they eventually give up on that gimmick? Future Ted has a great memory but not enough common sense to know what you shouldn't be telling your children.
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    Correct...even though we haven't actually been told she is the mother, it has been confirmed by everyone on the show...the yellow umbrella and guitar case were the two big clues from last season's finale when she gets her train ticket...I am also curious how this final season will unfold...having an entire season cover a weekend can be tricky...and I was reading the episode guide on Wikipedia and I think episode 16 or 17 is entitled "How Your Mother Met Me"....which shoots down my theory of the finale would be when Ted finally meets her....as far as the initial start to this season, not bad but not great I would say...
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    It's hard to keep shows like this going, but I'm still a fan and the first few have been good but not great, I agree.

    They killed the talking to the kids gimmick, which made me happy. Especially when you binge watch like I do, it got very tiresome.
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    I never watched the show when it started, but we watch the reruns during work. It is absolutely hilarious. Barney is by far one of my favorite characters of all time. He is legen... wait for it... dary. Hard to belive he is gay. He plays the womanizer so well.
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    I was practically crying when Robin and Barney thought they might be related.

    When Robin said I'm sorry about your loss and Barney gulped and said it could be "our loss"...that was just too hilarious.

    I definitely think the show started to go downhill a little bit but I blame a big part of that on Jason Segel. He has lost interest in the show but can't quit. He's done a good job so far this season, though. So, im hoping he decided to do it right for the final season.

    One of my favorite parts of the show is how they incorporate a lot of the actors real lives into the show.

    For example, "Scooter", Lily's HS boyfriend is actually Neil Patrick Harris's husband. Sandy Rivers is Lily's real life husband, etc.
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    Knew about Scooter, but not Sandy Rivers... thanks for the info. Cool to know.
    NPH is definitely the one who makes the show elite.
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    Did anyone laugh when the Slutty Pumpkin was on the roof with Ted at the Halloween Party?

    I both liked it and thought it was dumb since it deviated from the past storyline that Ted always wore the Hanging Chad costume and he never saw her.
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    I missed her...plot hole!
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    I saw that and laughed too.
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    Wasn't Katie Holmes though right? Could've been a coincidence... :wink:
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    Anyone else notice they keep listing the "mother" in the opening credits but she hasn't been in the last couple of episodes.
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    Yeah. I thought the first episode had some real promise with the mother being in and out of the season, but they better get her back on the set!!!

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    That show is a channel changer for me. Hard to take Doogie serious as a ladies' man. Unfortunatley, it usually comes on when there isnt much else to watch.
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    The episodes have been pretty funny so far, but the Ted storyline of "How I Met Your Mother" is lame. We already know how it happened. What kind of ending could they possibly have that isn't bad...
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    it is very difficult for me to get by the fact that the leading man is a known homosexual playing the part of a heterosexual man-just does not work for me
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    It's hard for me to get past the fact that Ian McKellen is playing a wizard but he's really not. I think they should get a real wizard to play Gandalf.
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