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13 April 2014 @ 12:27 pm
Series End of HIMYM  
We finally saw this and....

I cried like a baby through a lot of it. Can't say I was happy about some of it, but in the end, I thought it was true to the show as it's been presented over the last however many seasons. And I had actually wondered if the mother was dead, and that was why Ted was telling this long story to his kids. Loved that Barney has a daughter. Poor thing won't have a date till she's 30. Like that Robin had dogs again! I missed those dogs from first season.

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Jennjeymien on April 13th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
That was exactly what I thought! Sure there wasn't stuff that was happy ending-ish or that I liked.. but it was true to the show and the show's never really been about that fairy tale ending. I thought the Mother's death was foreshadowed a few times in the show - I mean, they showed the impact of Marshall's father's death, that made it obvious it was never a straight comedy.
davidlallendavidlallen on April 14th, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
I also thought it was a good ending. In terms of screen time, Robin and Barney were only married for like 20 minutes, from the time we saw them dancing (in the finale) till when Barney announced they were divorced.

The entire series can be summed up by the line from their daughter, "So all these stories were about how you are hot for Robin, and you're asking our permission to date her." I read somewhere that they had to have the son/daughter actors film that scene a couple of years ago because they were looking too old!

I'm pretty sure that is also the only time when the real Ted (not the voiceover actor) speaks to them.

I'll definitely miss the series!
davidlallendavidlallen on April 15th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
I did a little web research. Actually that final scene was recorded in season one! The actors who play the son and daughter signed a nondisclosure and they cleared the set to tape it. I guess they really did know how they wanted to end it from the very beginning.