Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I'm Starting to Not Care How You Met Their Mother
I was excited for season seven of HIMYM because I felt season six was once of the worst seasons they've ever had and that was coming off of season five which I considered the worst. Season seven did nothing to help with my belief that the show needs to end. The producers have the power to end the show themselves but I will get to that later. This season was a step above the previous two seasons mainly because things actually happened (Robin dating Kevin [Kal Penn], Lily and Marshall (Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel) moving to the 'burbs then moving back and Barney's relationships with Nora and Quinn) and didn't feature that dreadful Zoey (Jennifer Morrison). God, I hated Zoey.
I enjoyed the last episode because Lily is no longer pregnant but unfortunately now has that baby to lug around in every episode and Victoria (Ashley Williams) is back. The scene in the first season when Ted (Josh Radnor) hunts down Victoria at her bakery is my all time favorite television moment.
The producers constantly, when asked if they are going to end the show after X season, say it depends on the ratings and the network. What? You can choose to end the show yourself. As long as you are not under contract to do two, three more seasons, you can end the series with the eighth season and I think people would love you for it because a lot of fans are probably getting sick of having this dragged out and I would rather a good show end before it just becomes a shambling mess of the greatness it once was.
On the plus side, the show has to end by 2015 because that's when Ted's daughter is born and he has to have met the mother by then.