HIMYM Series Finale Thoughts

It has now been a full week since the series finale.

But first, before I tell you my thoughts on the actual hour-long episode, I want to tell you about me and the show.

The first time I heard of How I Met Your Mother was in one of my magazines (either YM or CosmoGirl), where they were naming shows that could replace the hole Sex and the City was leaving in people’s hearts. (The description was something like: “A group of friends who always get together at the same bar, and the redhead is the voice of reason!”)

I can’t quite pinpoint the moment I started watching HIMYM, and it’s likely that I haven’t seen all the episodes because I never made a conscious effort to catch up. I started watching and I liked it. A funny sitcom with fun characters and a loose larger plotline that threaded through these standalone episodes.

I was really glad when they announced that this season would be the last.
I have gotten awfully tired of the show.

Specifically, I started really having issues with these characters. My least favorite characters are Lily and Ted. I will tell you why this is in another post, but know that I was waiting for this show to be over. I needed relief.

I didn’t have the chance to watch it live because I was at trivia night with my friends. Needless to say, I saw spoilers that weren’t a big shocker to me. I’ve been reading a lot of good articles and blog posts about the finale (among them this and this) and here is my main takeaway about the episode (WARNING: SPOILERS TO FOLLOW)Read More »