“How I Met Your Mother” Comes To A Close, Fans Have Mixed ReactionsBy: Tobias Roth - April 1, 2014
After a nine-season run on CBS, How I Met Your Mother has come to a close. The finale was an emotion-filled ride for some, while others became outraged with the way things ended up.
The end did not go the way that some people wanted, and as a result, people were disappointed, and reacted strongly about it. The title of the final episode was “Last Forever,” and continued to jump around in time, and eventually showed Ted finally getting to the end of his story that he has been telling to his two kids.
The entire ninth season had also been building up to the wedding between Barney and Robin, and while fans saw the pair get married last week, the finale showed their divorce. It was simply too much tragedy in the finale of a comedy for some people, but How I Met Your Mother has always been known for its dramatic moments in addition to its comedic gags.
The popular sitcom starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, and Neil Patrick Harris has finally come to a close. Are fans sad to see it go? If so, the series has also spawned a spin-off called How I Met Your Dad.
With the title of the show being How I Met Your Mother, people are under the impression that the whole thing is relating to how he met her, and a story about their relationship, but in the end, that did not turn out to be the case.
Whether or not the viewers were pleased with the outcome of the finale or not, How I Met Your Mother‘s final episode was able to bring in the viewers. The show earned 6.3 percent of the 25-54 year-old demographic, and reached an estimated 4.7 million viewers, as everyone wanted to find out what would happen when it came to an end.
It was rumored that “The Mother,” who was finally revealed near the end of the finale to have the name of Tracy McConnell, would be dead heading into the finale. While the actress who plays her, Cristin Milioti, attempted to debunk the theory by calling it insane, it turns out that she had been dead for the past nine seasons after all.
In some ways, having Milioti’s character die at the end of How I Met Your Mother may prove that perhaps they were never meant to be together after all. On the other hand, in the closing moments, Ted goes over to Robin’s, and after nine seasons, they finally get to be together, despite everything that they have been through.
Some people were outraged by the fact that they all waited nine seasons to see Ted meet his wife, only to have her die, and later end up with Robin. However, some people also were glad to see them end up together in the end, and understand that it was what was meant to happen all along.
Despite the fact that some of How I Met Your Mother‘s fans may not have gotten everything that they wanted, Ted Mosby certainly did. He had always wanted a marriage and kids, but still wanted a relationship with Robin, and in the end, that was what he got.
It has been an emotional end for each of the cast members including Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan, who played Robin and Lily. They have both spoken out about the end, and will be hard for the cast, and the fans, to say goodbye to the show after a nine-season run on CBS.
Whether or not the How I Met Your Mother finale was emotional or upsetting for viewers, it will likely be sad to say goodbye to the beloved characters of Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall and Barney after nine seasons.
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