It happens every year, I get to a point where nothing I write sounds interesting. The curse of NaBloPoMo writer’s block. I didn’t eat anything very interesting tonight, nothing spectacular happened to me today, the dogs are being boring, work was long but uneventful, and Andy’s not particularly entertaining tonight either.
So, here I sit staring at this laptop screen trying to fabricate something, anything that could pass as a post for tonight. In the background, we’re trying to suffer through the last season of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM). And I think I’ve found my rant for the night! **Warning: to get this rant out correctly, there is going to be spoilers. Avoid reading the rest of this post if you’d actually like to torture yourself with the last two seasons of this show. Though I will suggest that there must be an easier and certainly faster way if you’re keen on torture than 48+ truly awful episodes.**
(picture courtesy of CBS)
Let me get this straight, I love the first three to four seasons of HIMYM. It’s funny, it’s clever, and it’s for the most part, entertaining! I find the characters charming and relatable. I love all the actors and actresses. And I would highly recommend watching the first few seasons.
The last two seasons, however, are horrendous. It has been an absolute chore to sit through these episodes. But we endured so we could finally get through the finale and be done with it. Having just watched the finale, I now hate everything about this show. The entire last season was centered around one single wedding weekend, in which the couple get a divorce in the second to last episode. 20 episodes about this momentous wedding and they get divorced in the end? Why would they waste my time like that!?!
It’s like the writers hadn’t ever watched any of their own previous episodes! The characters seemed to be strange exaggerations of their previous selves, the jokes fell flat, the plots were ridiculous, they kept bringing in weird references that have never been mentioned before on show (i.e. Weekend at Bernie’s, the Princess Bride…etc), and oh that’s right, THEY KILLED OFF THE MOTHER??? We suffered through nine seasons of this ridiculous show to have them kill the mother?!? So it should actually be called How I Met Your Mother but Totally Ended Up with the Chick I Dated at the Beginning of the Show Because The Writers Obviously Hate Their Viewers?? ARRRGGG!!! Anger. But yes, thank you for the inspiration so I can finish writing and go to bed. And also thank you HIMYM for ensuring that I will not be missing your show.