HIMYM - Season Finale - 5-16-11

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  1. PrincessEspana

    PrincessEspana New Member

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    So according to this article at TVGuide.com, executive producer Craig Thomas says that we need to watch the last two minutes of the season finale. I am excited to see what happens. I definitely don't want to be disappointed, but on the other hand, the suspense for season 8 will kill me all summer. What do you guys think??

    http://http://www.tvguide.com/News/HIMYM-Finale-Craig-Thomas-1033120.aspx?rss=breakingnews
     
  2. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

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    Somewhere...
  3. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I hate cliffhangers. I really do. Stop with the clever "OMG what's going to happen???" crap and just trust that your fans will be there for you.
     
  4. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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  5. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat Shades of Blue......

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    Remember to pad your DVR end time so it doesn't cut off too soon!
     
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I love this bit from the article:

    I love that the writers are diligently plotting out the episodes and arcs. How many other sitcoms have stories that intricate that the writers keep working during hiatus to plan out next season's plot?
     
  7. YCantAngieRead

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    I guess I'll be finding this "online". Our CBS affiliate crapped out.
     
  8. PrincessEspana

    PrincessEspana New Member

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    With the East Coast feed just ending, it definitely wasn't a cliffhanger. I felt it was almost predictable. At least it sets some things up for next season. Overall - meh!
     
  9. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    Did anyone else notice that the place where Lily bought the soup was the same set/room layout as the Soup Nazi's place from Seinfeld?
     
  10. MikeMar

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    You sure? Didn't seem like it at all, guess SOMEWHAT but no way would I think of connecting the two

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  11. crowfan

    crowfan The Dude abides

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    Oh no, I'm not sure. It was just the first thing I thought of. It kind of jumped out at me. Certainly could be overthinking it. :) Wouldn't be the first time.
     
  12. Maui

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    Wow, I hated the Psyche moment.
    That was cheap!
     
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Was it supposed to be a big revelation at the end? I believe we already knew that Ted was the best man at that wedding and that the wedding is where he met the mother, right? So we're supposed to be blown away by the new fact that it was Barney who was getting married?
     
  14. mrdazzo7

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    LOL--I've only seen one or two scenes from this show but I kind of follow it in these news articles because I definitely find it intriguing that it's a sitcom w/ this big ass story arc... but even just from READING about the show, I guessed that Barney was the groom, just based on Ted being the best man. I even watched the last few minutes of the finale to see what the big revelation would be, and if I guessed it, I can only imagine the fans did also.

    How do the show's fans like the idea of this wedding being pieced out over the next TWO seasons? Especially after six seasons of already wondering who the mother is, etc? I guess it's one of those "it's about the journey, not the destination" things. Still, when they basically tell you in advance that a story arc isn't gonna be resolved for another two years, that's kind of big.

    This show would be perfect for me if I didn't hate sitcoms. I like the idea of these big mystery arcs, I just hate the sitcom format, no matter what it consists of. "Friends" is the only exception. Other than that, I've never watched any sitcoms...
     
  15. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I thought it was pretty predictable who the groom was. The only surprise will be who is the bride. :)

    Also, anyone else watch Bones? The Royal Diner that they go to was at the bottom of the Arcadian before they blew it up! Which is weird, because we've also seen the Royal Diner in several scenes outside of McLaren's and Ted's apartment. :) Or maybe Ted really lives in the Arcadian! ;)
     
  16. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

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    The building they 'blew up' also had the Royal Diner sign shown behind the fence so they may have use some Seinfeld sets.
     
  17. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

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    See above!
     
  18. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Is the Royal Diner from Seinfeld? I don't remember it on there.
     
  19. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I loved it. It was a nice slap in the face to all the people who have been whining about how they don't tell us who the mother is.


    The demolition of the Arcadia seemed weird. I would think that they would have removed all the windows before they blew it up, but instead they had broken glass flying everywhere. :)
     
  20. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

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    I'd have to go back and watch a Seinfeld episode to be sure but it sure looks like the gangs place ... or the sign does.
     

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