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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    don't get me wrong it's still one of the best sitcoms on tv (that or community)

    before this season I thought raj needed howard to be funny but you are right, he is really doing well as stuarts new close friend
    yes! I just hope this move to friday and a shortened season doesn't kill the series.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearkg88 View Post
    I couldnt disagree more. Dennis and I were talking about it the other day. I'd like them to go for 1 more season, but at the end of this one, introduce us to the mother, and use the final season to tell the story of how they get to the altar.
    See, I have no interest in seeing Ted and whoever getting to the altar. I, up until now, just wanted to see how Ted met the mother, as that's, well, what the whole concept of the series is. Anything beyond that is just dragging things out for the sake of dragging things out, and I already feel like they're doing that now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bearkg88 View Post
    Robstar you got an excellent point in your first paragraph
    The only part that really matters is the last sentence I wrote.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robstar View Post
    I'll tell you something about HIMYM and BBT - people love to project the idea of themselves onto the characters in these shows or vice versa, not sure which - but it's definitely one! It has been happening for years - be it Friends or Seinfeld or That 70's Show or whatever, there is always characters you identify with yourself, whether or not it's even remotely true. People love to go - "Oh I'm SO much like Leonard/Kelso/Kramer/Chandler(etc)" while placing the less desirable ones onto their friends - "you're OUR groups Howard/Ross/George/Eric(etc)".

    The characters change and people in life doesn't change as fast.

    The other thing that happens is that fans come to feel so much a part of the show that they disapprove of story arcs. They forget - it's just TV. We don't own the characters and they don't owe us a damn thing.
    that's fair.. but if they want our viewership they need to realize this is true, because we want to compare ourselves to their creations if they change to drastically and we can no longer do that, we stop watching which in turn lowers the viewership and loses money for those shows and networks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Ape View Post
    See, I have no interest in seeing Ted and whoever getting to the altar. I, up until now, just wanted to see how Ted met the mother, as that's, well, what the whole concept of the series is. Anything beyond that is just dragging things out for the sake of dragging things out, and I already feel like they're doing that now.
    I want to see other things happen to Ted, but anyway....


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    Quote Originally Posted by bearkg88 View Post
    yes! I just hope this move to friday and a shortened season doesn't kill the series.
    Donald Glover is already lining up another sitcom on NBC, so you might as well go ahead and count on the next 13 being it. And really, with Dan Harmon gone, that would be fine by me. I've got a sneaking suspicion that once these new episodes start airing, people are going to realize they should have just let well enough alone. Realistically, the chances of it being the same show that people came to love in the first place are slim to nil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Ape View Post
    See, I have no interest in seeing Ted and whoever getting to the altar. I, up until now, just wanted to see how Ted met the mother, as that's, well, what the whole concept of the series is. Anything beyond that is just dragging things out for the sake of dragging things out, and I already feel like they're doing that now.
    that's a fair point though I disagree slightly, I don't think they should just cut with look we finally met her now it's over... a lot of people have spent countless hours watching the show, they should do something slightly bigger than here is the answer the the title statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearkg88 View Post
    yes! I just hope this move to friday and a shortened season doesn't kill the series.
    sadly, I think the plan is to kill this series.. though it's super awesome and one of the only shows that each character has their own dynamic personality...
    #TeamGeeky


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robstar View Post
    I want to see other things happen to Ted, but anyway....
    What do you mean?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    that's fair.. but if they want our viewership they need to realize this is true, because we want to compare ourselves to their creations if they change to drastically and we can no longer do that, we stop watching which in turn lowers the viewership and loses money for those shows and networks
    With HIMYM, the creators based it on themselves. Obviously, at some point it's going to have to form two divergent paths (unless you're like Seinfeld and incorporate even the making of a tv show into the script). So they need to come up with new ideas and are forever striving to make it new and fresh while at the same time keep it true to form. That's a very fine line to walk. I wouldn't want to have to try doing it! Because you're always - without fail - going to disappoint someone.

    With HIMYM, ideally, from a fans perspective, they should have let it come to it's natural conclusion. To do that, it should have ended by now. It's no longer organic, like it was at first. And it's leaving a bad taste in the mouth of viewers.


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