I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, April 7, 2014

How I Met Your Mother

Spoiler Alert: If you still haven't seen the last episode of How I Met Your Mother and/or read anything about it and you still want to see it and be surprised, then don't read this post.

Me- How I Met Your Mother, wow! I am super sad that How I Met Your Mother. It was the best show ever. It was so funny! It had great characters. It had amazing story lines and plots. It had great catchphrases. I loved all the characters in the show. I did not have a favorite. I had a lot of favorite episodes. A couple of my favorites were episodes called Slap Bet and Swarley. I also have a bunch of other favorites. I just can't remember all the names now. I loved the songs the character of Robin sang in all the Robin Sparkles episodes. My sister and I go around singing them all the time. Actually, I liked all the music in How I Met Your Mother, and there was a lot more music, singing, and dancing then you would think. The cast really clicked. They had great chemistry. All the main couples were so cute together. I don't have a favorite. I have mixed feelings about the last episode of the show. Of course, the whole show was about, a guy telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. In the first episode, he told them about how he met their "Aunt Robin." He and Robin met, dated, broke up, and they remained good friends. In the last episode, it turned out he was only telling his kids the story to get their permission to date Robin again because the kids' mother had died six years ago. I didn't like that because he went through whole story which took all nine years of the series just for the mother to end up dying. The only way they could cushion that blow was by having him and Robin get back together like they did. I liked that Ted and Robin were back together but I had mixed feelings because of the mother. I liked that things were good between Lily and Marshall, Ted's best friends, and they were still together and had three kids. I liked that Barney, their other friend, had a daughter. I thought that it was so nice that even though with all the girls he dated he was not the kind of person who would ever walk right up to a girl and say that she was the woman of his dreams but it was sweet that he could say it to his daughter. I would have liked to know more about his daughter's mother though like what was her name and were she and Barney still together after the baby was born. Another thing that bothered me about the last episode was that the mother's name was Tracy. I realize that seems like a trivial thing, but she didn't look like a Tracy and that bothered me. I realize they needed to have her have a T name for plot purposes, but my mom and I decided she looked more like a Tess so that is what we were going to call her. Over all, the last episode had its good points and its bad points. I think How I Met Your is the best show ever, and I am really going to miss it. Since, we already own seasons 1-8 , and we are going to get season 9 when it comes out, I'm going to have to watch it all over again.

Mom- Over, the years, I occasionally saw How I Met Your Mother, and I always liked it, but I never thought about watching it all the time. That is kind of strange for me, because usually if I like a show I get attached to it and have to watch every episode and even if it suddenly is not very good anymore I will still keep watching until the end of the series. My husband and Melia and I happened to see the last episode of the 8th season of How I Met Your Mother which ended on a cliffhanger. So, of course, we had to watch the first episode of the 9th season, and then we were hooked. We decided to watch all of season 9. We absolutely loved it. The plots and characters and situations were so funny. The chemistry of the cast was amazing. We decided it wasn't enough to watch the whole 9th season. We needed to watch the entire series, and we needed to have it all done before the final episode aired on March 31. So from Mid January to Mid March, we binge watched the entire first 8 seasons of How I Met Your Mother. It was so worth it too. Now, that it is all over, I feel sad. The final episode provided some closure, but I have mixed feelings about it. I liked that Lily and Marshall were still together and still happy together. I like that Marshall had finally gotten to be a judge after giving up his first opportunity for a judgeship for Lily. I don't like that we never find out the sex and name of Lily and Marshall's third child although that is a minor quibble. I like that Barney has a daughter and is finally able to really commit to his daughter at least even if to noone else.   On the other hand, it seems like that plot point was really rather rushed. I would have liked to know more about Barney and his daughter's mother. What was she like? Did she and Barney stay together? Were they ever really together except for the fact that they had a kid together? I also would have liked to know what Barney's daughter turned out like. Also, so many years of the show dealt with Barney and Robin's off and on relationship and their feelings for each other. They actually got engaged and even married. In fact, the whole entire 9th season of the show dealt with the events that occurred the weekend of Barney and Robin's wedding. Therefore, it was kind of a letdown to find out that they just ended up getting divorced. The only saving grace was that Robin allegedly ended up with her true soul mate but more on that later.  I glad we finally got to learn how Ted did indeed meet the mother of his children. However, that was kind of let down too because he met her and they never got their happily after. Instead, we learned that they had about ten years together before she became ill and died. So I sort of feel like why did we bother watching this whole thing just for the mother to die?
However, two facts do soften the blow. First of all, in earlier episodes this season, they did show Ted and the mother together in flash forwards so we did get to see them happy together at least a little bit. The other thing that softens the blow is that Ted ended up with Robin. Robin was really kind of his soul mate and all along throughout the course of the show there were signs kind of pointing to the fact that they should indeed be together. I personally believe really strongly in soul mates and that maybe the person you think is your soul mate at first really isn't especially since my husband and I knew each other for like ten years before we got together, and he was married before. I liked that How I Met Your Mother ended like it began with Ted standing outside Robin's window holding a blue French horn he stole for her.  Now, that it is over, I may watch an occasional episode of the show again because we have it all on DVD. I am not going to sit through the entire series again like Melia is planning to do though. However, I am really going to miss it. Over all, it was really a great show. In my opinion, it was one of the best.

And that's our view. What TV show were you really sorry to see end?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.