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Opinion by DR76 posted 6 months ago
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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.

What can I say? Everything about the Robin/Barney love story has seemed forced to me. As far back as Seasons Four and Five. When the pair first became a couple back in Season Five, Thomas and Bays managed to screw that relationship by breaking them up in (5.07) "The Rough Patch". And they used one of the most contrived reasons I have come across in television history. After dating each other for a while, the two decided to break up, because their relationship led them - "two awesomes" - to "cancel each other out", making them less than they want to be. Their relationship led Robin to...
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Review by mermel305 posted 8 months ago
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CONTAINS SPOILERS

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 writers so much respect is because everyone wins. Barney and Robin fans can get the pleasure of knowing that Barney and Robin do work well together. Robin and Ted fans get the breakup, moving them a step closer to being together. People who want Barney single win too. "Everybody wins" seems to be the theme of season 9. Looking at each character individually, there was at least closure on a lot of things, even if that closure wasn't the desired option.
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Opinion by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"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.

As fans of "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" know, the series is more or less one major flashback in which one Ted Mosby decides to tell his two children about how he had met their mother, one Tracy McConnell. Or was it? For nine seasons, fans expected the series to end with Ted meeting the future mother of his children. The final episode, (9.23-9.24) "Last Forever", featured Ted's first meeting with Tracy. However, Bays and Thomas allowed television viewers to meet Tracy before Ted, when she made her first appearance in the Season Eight finale, (8.24) "Something New". That particular episode featured Tracy purchasing a...
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