The outcome of the unforgettable ‘sitcom’ was not exactly applauded by the followers of the series, but we continue to remember it with great affection.
Aired for nine seasons between 2005 and 2018, How I Met Your Mother kept millions of fans around the world awaiting its biggest reveal for eight years. Eight years in which the ‘sitcom’ was the subject of endless theories and speculations that tried to guess who would become the mother of Ted Mosby’s children. Finally, the series did not wait for its outcome to reveal its greatest mystery but did so in its eighth installment to dedicate its final season to fully explore the love story between the two.
When what was one of the most successful series of the moment began to face its ninth and final installment, the truth is that the disenchantment was already quite widespread, but it was the definitive end of the series -the double episode ‘Last Forever’ broadcast on March 31, 2014- the one that ended up leaving us with a regular taste in our mouths and throwing a little to the ground what the creators had been building over the years. Viewers did not forgive that the series spent an entire season marrying Robin ( Cobie Smulders ) and Barney ( Neil Patrick Harris ) to divorce them at the first exchange, nor that Ted (Josh Radnor) ended up with the journalist wearing shoehorn and hardly dedicating 5 minutes to what had been the dream love story for years.
The show’s protagonist, Josh Radnor, is fully aware of the widespread hatred at the end of How I Met Your Mother, but, having been the subject of numerous theories over the years, he now has his own on the reasons for the audience’s rejection. , as published by ComicBook.
Anger is an easier emotion than pain. People felt more comfortable being angry than sad
“They were sad because their favorite show was ending and they were sad because it didn’t end the way they wanted it to,” continues Radnor. “Instead of being left with feelings of sadness or loss, which is what creators Carter [Bays] and Craig [Thomas] asked him to stay with … But not everyone was up for it.”
It is clear that many fans will not share the theory of Radnor, who also hopes that in the future the perception of the series will change, but the reality is that How I Met Your Mother will not be the first or the last fiction that was in the highest during its broadcast but is now reluctantly remembered for its unsatisfactory ending. And if not, let them tell Lost or Game of Thrones.