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'How I Met Your Mother' comes to an end

by niagarau
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 04:00 pm

Review by Nicco Gentile

The CBS popular romantic comedy "How I Met Your Mother" came to end this past Monday. The program aired its final episode, "Last Forever," with 12.9 million viewers. Since 2005, "How I Met Your Mother" has been a lock on CBS's programming. Over the years, the show earned 28 Emmy nominations (winning nine of them).

The show consists of a group of friends that meet regularly at a popular New York City pub. Meanwhile, the main character Ted Mosby explains his ongoing search for the "Mother." Josh Radnor, who plays as Ted, acts alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders.

(Spoiler alert)

The hour-long season finale proved to many avid watchers a huge disappointment. The Mother dies. Yes, unfortunately that's not the way it was expected to end. The finale left many viewers in discontent similar to the finale of the once popular mafia show, "The Sopranos."

Many Niagara students tuned in to watch the shows last episode. Seton Hall's CA Isaac De Los Santos had a few choice words after watching the finale.

"The hour-long episode was an emotional roller coaster with too many plot twists that focused too much on Robin when in reality everyone expected it to focus on Ted and the Mother. I will say that all the gimmicks they had were funny and entertaining, but in regards to the ending, it seemed to be one big gimmick. They were heavily invested in Tracy (the Mother), yet they kill her off and send Ted back to Robin.

"The entire season was about Barney and Robin's marriage, yet that was all destroyed in less than 5 minutes. I believe the finale was a big slap in the face after watching the show from the beginning. It was not legendary at all."

The creators of "How I Met Your Mother," Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, are currently working on a spinoff show titled "How I Met Your Dad." CBS has already ordered a pilot episode to air this fall. The final episode may be seen online, http://www.cbs.com/shows/how_i_met_your_mother/.

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