I had wrote this article about the relationship between Robin Scherbatsky and Barney Stinson over three years . . . during mid-Season Seven:
"HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" AND THE NOT-SO-GREAT ROBIN/BARNEY LOVE FEST
I am tired of the Robin Scherbatsky/Barney Stinson (Cobie Smulders/Neil Patrick Harris) saga. I really am. They have practically dominated Season Seven of CBS's "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" with a romance that seemed to be force-fed by the series' creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, in order to satisfy the certain shippers.
Let me just start off by saying that I always LOVED Barney and Robin, but I was really impressed when they got divorced. Not by the characters, but by the writers of the show. Usually I don't bother to look behind the curtain, but after they got divorced I started giving a little more credit to them. I really wanted Robin and Barney to get together, I was rooting for them the entire time. And they did. And didn't. Even so, it wasn't a breakup, it was a marriage that ended on good terms and a mutual agreement that it wasn't working. The reason that I give the...
"HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: ENDING ON CONTROVERSY"
The CBS television series, "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" (2005-2014), ended its nine season run on March 31, 2014. Television audiences usually greet television finales either with great satisfaction or with equal contempt. Instead of one or the other, the television series created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas proved to be not only divisive, but also controversial. And romance for the series' main character, Ted Mosby, ended up being the center of that controversy.