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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Amnesia, Nov 22, 2011.
Last ten seconds: Wow!
Do. Not. Want.
This might just be the final thing that makes me delete my SP.
So it turns out to be a shotgun wedding?
We didn't see Robin in the wedding scene...maybe she was/will be pregnant...
Oh good heavens yes. I thought this was a mostly-unsuccessful episode anyway -- the Marshall and Lilly subplot was reasonable, and reasonably funny; but the Ted and Barney subplot was ludicrous and unfunny -- but this new who's -the-daddy twist is awful. Just awful.
I don't love the pregnancy, but I thought the rest of the episode was fairly classic HIMYM. Though it was silly, the Ted/Barney thing worked because they are both in bad places and reaching for something. And of course in the end Ted is th reasonable one, as Barney takes everything too far. And the Marshall/Lily thing worked because it made sense for them. I liked that the storylines came out of their lives and characters, not for some made up reason.
Barney's little spiel about how great it would be to be gay was hilarious.
Yeah that was the only part I actually giggled over.
I kept thinking we just had this entire storyline with the house just a few episodes ago. Now not only do we get it again but it seems they are actually moving there?
I've never been interested in Robin/Barney and this is just unacceptable.
Ted remains a dbag. No wonder he can't get a girl.
We finally found out just what Barney's job is. He works!
I think we liked this show better in the earlier seasons because it was a lot more simpler. But as the characters aged, just like life, things have gotten a lot less simple. This show has become less of a funny sitcom and more of a drama sitcom focusing on relationships (with a laugh track). I'm going to keep the SP.
The Barney and Robin thing doesn't bother me too much.
Ted has been a minor character this season, which actually works. I think the problem with why he's such a tool is because they need to keep throwing him in relationships that don't work.
With the way things are going, Ted might be the focus character next season since Marshal and Lily will be in LI and Barney plus Robin will likely be married with their own baby. Hopefully there's some payoff (the mother) if that's the case, Ted has been the least likable character on the show and if my speculation is correct, Ted's better have some major growth as a character soon so I can like him again.
I'm not a fan of the pregnancy story angle, but I do like that Marshall and Lily are rethinking their previous plan to sell the house. Isn't it pretty normal for couples to move to the burbs once they start having kids? So if they have a house given to them, it becomes pretty stupid for them not to move to it, just to keep the mechanics of the show intact.
I've always been a fan of the Robin/Barney relationship because I do think they're like 2 peas in a pod and I've been hoping they end up together.
Having said that, this pregnancy twist?!? Ummm ... NO! I do not want that and given what happened last week I can see them going to the Ross/Rachel well again and have them co-parent without actually being a couple. That storyline sucked on Friends and it would suck here too. *sigh* I used to enjoy this show so much more!
On a positive note, I did enjoy the Barney/Ted storyline as it was good for a few laughs and it gave me the ultimate payoff ... WAYNE BRADY!!
Sometimes it feels like I can't give the show a break, since, like in this episode, I object to both sides of an issue I have. It is indeed completely natural for Lilly and Marshall to move to the suburbs given where they are in life. But it makes no sense for the dynamic of the show, because if they move there is no plausible way that the "hang out" nature of the show could persist. So even though moving is a realistic thing to show them doing, I object to it. Meanwhile, I objected to the adoption storyline because it was so patently unrealistic. I don't accept that these characters, messed up or not, would consider that, nor do I think they are so stupid as to think they would actually get a kid if that were in fact what they want to do. So I had issues with both the realistic and unrealistic parts of the episode.
Those issues pale in comparison to the issues I have the pregnancy twist, though.
Incidentally, there are some minor spoilery comments about the pregnancy twist and the Robin/Barney/Kevin triangle from show runner Carter Bays in this post on ew.com.
Don't read that if you want to know nothing.
They both work in the city. That means they still hang around at least until the baby is born. And who says they don't do weekends at their house, etc. they may even stay in the city during work weeks.
Not Rhode Island. Long Island.
Lily's a teacher, she can find work on LI. Marshall works in the city, but East Meadow is a really quick drive to the Bellmore station on the LIRR, and it's about a 45 minute trip from Bellmore to Penn Station. BTDT.
Tons of people do it every day.
Not to mention, with no mortgage/rent to pay, they could afford for Lily to be a SAHM.
Oh great. I missed the final ten seconds. Let me go back and see if it's on my TiVo.
I like Barney and Robin together. I like Barney with depth.
As I said earlier, I agree it is realistic for their characters to do this. It is NOT realistic within the dynamic of the show, though.