How I Ruined a Great Show (A Pointless Spinoff)
The last twenty minutes of my life has been an emotional rollercoaster ride to say the least. I received a text from my dear friend that another How I Met Your Mother spinoff was in the works, and I was hyped. And why wouldn’t I be? It was my all-time favorite show with the perfect mix of comedy and life lessons. Then I dug a little deeper. And by that I mean read the article he sent me, and let’s just say, I am ABSOLUTELY FUCKING PISSED.
Full disclosure here, I want to offer a spoiler alert in case any reader has never seen the show. I also want to issue a “you have no soul or taste in television and you can either watch the show on Netflix or go fuck yourself” alert because if you haven’t watched it already: 1) You’re a damn idiot for not watching it and 2) why the hell are you even reading this article, this doesn’t concern you. Now we all know the ending to HIMYM was very controversial, polarizing even. Killing off the mom after just meeting her really rubbed some people in the wrong direction. So did the fact they broke up Barney and Robin to get Ted and Robin back together. For the longest time I argued that the ending was perfect. I loved what they did. There was just such chemistry between Teddy Westside and Robin. However, after taking a step back I realized it was kind of a cop-out. From the first episode it was clear that Ted and Robin would end up together, and then the writers wrote themselves into a hole. But you know what, that’s fine. The show as a whole was so unbelievably fantastic up until that point. From slap bets to the ducky tie, the show was fucking top notch. All the characters played off each other so well. And now they need to go ahead and ruin it.
You would think a spinoff of the show would come from the point of view of Tracy leading up to the moment she finally met Ted. That is something that would make sense. But noooooooope. There will be a whole new cast and a new story. Why? Why are they doing this? Ted’s quest for love was such a great story. I could only imagine what the other side of that story has to offer. Too bad we will never find out because fuck the fanbase right? Instead, lets bring in a whole new cast to tell a random story. Yes that’s exactly what I want! Am I being critical and probably irrational? Should I wait until more details come out before I take such a heated judgement on the project? No, absolutely not. Give me Tracy, give me the same kids on the couch, show us all the times her and Ted’s story crossed over without them even knowing. Don’t give us this crap. First Power Rangers is ruined for me with their bullshit trailer, now HIMYM is going to be tarnished because of this cash grab. What’s next? WWE gets rid of WrestleMania. 2016 has been the absolute worst. Maybe we will get lucky in 2017 and the writers of How I Met Your Father will lose their fine motor skills leaving the script to never be finished. A kid can dream.