How I Met Your Mother Finale, and why I couldn't sleep last night.

Let me just preface this post by saying, I assure you I DO have a life, and I am not a complete and total loser, but also, I DO love and appreciate a good TV show for what it is.  My dream job would to be to write some sort of television reviews all day, but for now, here are my thoughts.

I have been waiting for the finale of How I Met your Mother since about the first episode.  I didn't start watching the show in the first season, but with re-runs, I have seen every episode, and I have been watching the new seasons on Monday nights for several years.  First let me say, I am a sucker for shows, movies, books, anything, with puzzle pieces to be put together.  They way the show mentions certain things, and then a few episodes or even years later it all comes back together, that's what gets me everytime.  I am the nerd who goes back and googles things just so I have all of my facts straight.

 Let's just say, the last season finale when the Mother walked up to buy her ticket to Farhampton with her bass guitar and yellow umbrella, I got chills all over, and there may have been some screaming.  My husband, a fair weather fan, did not understand how I knew she was the mother.  Oh, dear.  I need to work on him.

So about last night,  the flash forwards were PERFECT.  I was a big time Barney and Robin fan so I was sad to see them split so quickly, but I definitely saw that coming.  The flashforward when Barney bacame a father was AMAZING! He is such a great actor, and I know he has kids in real life, but that look.  That look on his face is EXACTLY how you feel when you hold your child for the first time.  Beyond perfect.

I have had a feeling for a very long time that in the year 2030, the Mother was no longer alive.  A few weeks ago, I pretty much came to terms with it, but I was still holding onto hope that she was sick and miraculously recovered.  With that being said, I wasn't surprised or mad, but I needed more--WAY more.

After all this time spent talking about THE Mother, I think her/their story and her death deserved more.  I'm not mad about the way it ended, but I would be lying if I said that is how I would have preferred it.  I get that they brought it full circle, and a lot of people are happy he ended up with Robin.  Just from reading the few comments from friends online, it is clear this show spoke to people in very different ways.  I guess I just look at it from a wife and mother's point of view.  For me, the way Ted spoke about the Mother, throughout the whole show and especially this last season, I understood why he had to wait so long, because she was worth waiting for.  I felt how he felt for her, and fell in love with them as a couple.  So to see the story spend about one minute on her becoming sick and passing away and then immediately jumping to Robin, that bothered me.

It really bothered me.  Every now and then I come across a good book, show or movie that I just can't get out of my head.  I love when that happens because the person or people who wrote it, did exactly what they set out to do, and that's awesome.  So while I was lying awake trying to stop thinking about it, I decided that the way it ended was probably how it should have happened, and I should be greatful they did what they did swiftly so I didn't spend my evening crying over a fictional television show.

This was the "happy ending" I needed, and I got it. 

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