Final hours fill the final season
Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013 22:09
The last season of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ was originally supposed to be its last. The first half of the season saw the story progress really quickly approaching the finale. The show was then renewed for a final season after months of negotiating with the cast. This explains why the second half of the season we saw the story starts to drag on and progress rather slowly. All in all, it didn’t really matter because it was still funny, I was still laughing, and I still enjoyed seeing my favorite group of New Yorkers get into crazy shenanigans every week.
Because the story concludes when Ted meets his future wife and the show is now at the weekend of Barney and Robin’s wedding, it appears that the entire season will be the two days leading up to it.
Right now, it’s very funny. The jokes are fresh, the new characters from the inn are funny, but I can’t help but feel like if this is going to be a normal length season then the whole thing is going to drag and become dry by the very end. During the last season finale we finally met the infamous mother for a brief moment. We generally have a good idea of how Ted and she meet after the wedding. None of the anticipation matters anymore. Yes, there is likely to be a lot of funny stuff going on the weekend of the wedding, but can we really make a whole season out of this? The first two episodes were an hour leading up to the wedding and we have 53 hours to go.
Now that we’ve met Ted’s future wife and seen them interact together in the future, I like her. She is like a female Ted which means that because she is pretty she is less annoying than he is. The two have great chemistry and it certainly almost seems justified that this is the woman we have waited so many seasons for Ted to meet. The only question left is whether the writers have enough material in store this season to keep its premise interesting or if they have finally run out of steam. The show has yet to disappoint me so my hopes are high. I just hope they don’t give me any reason to lower them.