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How I Met Your Mother - OAD 5/13/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, May 13, 2013.

  1. May 14, 2013 #41 of 102
    DevdogAZ

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    Thanks, guys. I wasn't disputing that there were expectations out there about the Mother being revealed in this episode. I only wanted to understand where those expectations came from. If producers and stars and network publicists were making comments about it leading up to the episode, then that makes perfect sense. I didn't see any of that stuff, but if it was out there, then I understand why people had those expectations.
     
  2. May 14, 2013 #42 of 102
    DevdogAZ

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    Based on the way the story has been told and the way they teased the platform scene, I think I'll be underwhelmed if it's anything other than a "lightning-bolt, fireworks, love-at-first-sight" type of meeting. If they've already made eye contact at the wedding, or talked for a few minutes while waiting for a drink at the bar, or something like that, I think that cheapens the "meet" part of the platform scene.
     
  3. May 14, 2013 #43 of 102
    cmontyburns

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    Sepinwall and Fienberg discussed the finale and the direction of the show generally in their podcast today. Warning, to those who liked the finale and/or the show itself lately: they hated it. While I did generally agree with them, I tried to step outside of any emotion about it and consider the critical points they were making. I found the discussion excellent, as is usually the case with the two of them when they talk in-depth about something.

    I don't post this as a dig at anyone who liked where we have ended up. (As I posted above, I was ultimately mostly OK with the finale because of the last few minutes.) I just thought it was a good critical discussion.
     
  4. May 14, 2013 #44 of 102
    Polcamilla

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    I dunno. I think I would have rather seen her at the start of the 9th season than as a cliffhanger.

    When I watched the pilot, I had this OVERWHELMING urge to >> to the end to see the part where he meets the mother. That feeling faded over the first six or so episodes and I made peace with the mother being "out there" and that Ted would eventually reach her. Once she goes to the counter and gets the ticket and the whole thing fades to black, I once again had that horrible sensation to immediately >> again. She's----right there! And now nothing is going to happen ALL SUMMER LONG! Argh!!!
     
  5. May 14, 2013 #45 of 102
    YCantAngieRead

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    So sue me.
     
  6. May 14, 2013 #46 of 102
    TonyD79

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    Because it was an INTERVIEW. not speculation. And they have followed it.
     
  7. May 14, 2013 #47 of 102
    TonyD79

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    Why so pissy?
     
  8. May 14, 2013 #48 of 102
    Jonathan_S

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    I don't know, if they get through the wedding weekend in couple of episodes it could be funny for her to interact with all of them except Ted.

    Maybe a bit of a running gag where every time he's about to meet her something pulls one or the other of them away.

    But you could easily run that into the ground...
     
  9. May 14, 2013 #49 of 102
    YCantAngieRead

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    Why so cantankerous?
     
  10. May 14, 2013 #50 of 102
    Einselen

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    Ok so here is how I feel about the final season. If the season finale opener opens as the start of the wedding weekend and the finale as the train station I think I will be annoyed unless it depends on how well they use their story telling devices to complete the following...

    - Regardless of they tell the story we need flashbacks. They already have presented how the mother and Ted have crossed paths multi times. I want to see more of how those were "just misses"
    - I then want some of the courtship leading up to the marriage. We have seen Ted in multiple failed relationships. I need to feel closure on how the Mother is the one.

    If the two bullets are satisfied and in a story telling matter that fit with the earlier seasons of the show I will be very happy with the final season.
     
  11. May 14, 2013 #51 of 102
    cmontyburns

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    Could you repost the link? Thanks.
     
  12. May 14, 2013 #52 of 102
    mdougie

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    No way. Besides I think he is supposed to meet her at the wedding. She is the musical act right? We just saw her on the way to the wedding like everyone else.
     
  13. May 14, 2013 #53 of 102
    Squeak

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    You know that has been the same footage used everytime, right? They just filmed it once.
     
  14. May 14, 2013 #54 of 102
    TonyD79

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    I read it on paper. You know, a real magazine.

    Without a link, it didn't exist? Even though I've been posting about it here for over a year. Yeah. I made it all up.
     
  15. May 14, 2013 #55 of 102
    TonyD79

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    Would be interesting to compile the whole thing to see how much they have repeated the shots. They could easily have done a few hours with different clothes, etc, in a day and repeated little. Or they could have just minutes and repeat heavily.
     
  16. May 14, 2013 #56 of 102
    Squeak

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    The kids are always in the same clothes, same positions, same facial expressions. And more importantly, always the same "real" age (those actors have not aged at all during the run).

    There was one scene a couple of years ago where they needed them to speak a line and the differences in how the actors looked was jarring.
     
  17. May 14, 2013 #57 of 102
    cherry ghost

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    I was surprised we saw her because this thread, and the link in it, made it seem like no Mother until next year
     
  18. May 14, 2013 #58 of 102
    reubanks

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    Maybe Robin and Lily mixed with a little Kate Micucci?
     
  19. May 14, 2013 #59 of 102
    cmontyburns

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    You really have a complex about this. I actually wanted to read it.

    However, if it was an interview with Bays and Thomas, and in it they said that we would meet the mother at the end of this season, and it was over a year ago, then this is not exactly a scoop -- since a year ago this was the last season.
     
  20. May 15, 2013 #60 of 102
    scooterboy

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    Why so pissy?
     

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