I’ve watched How I Met Your Mother for its full 9 season run. The series started off Great!! To say the final season was a disappointment. Since much of what happens in Season 8, leads up to the final season, I thought I would review the last 2 seasons here.
I like to break my ratings down into three categories:
5 –> 7 –> 11 = ROY: Really Bad -> Poor
3 = G (Green): Okay
8 –> 16 –> 64 = BIV: Good -> Great
As I watched the series finale season, my rating went from Green to a Bright RED.
Unfortunately, series finales seem to be a place for TV show producers to flex their Power (13) and make dedicated fans wish they hadn’t wasted so much time (makes my face turn RED! when this happens).
The entire final season was drawn out with Barney & Robin’s Wedding.
Even the kids admitted his story was full of crap11, since it was all about Robin in the end. It’s obvious the show creators intended11 to do this from the start. The filming of Ted’s kids was obviously done at the beginning of the show (the story is told in real time and the kids don’t age). From the start, the show producers intended to screw with us (5).
Sorry, there are NO spoilers here. Hopefully I’ve saved you the trouble of watching the final season (and the last couple).
According to the above scale, I give the final season a 5 (Bright Red). I would give season eight a 7 (Orange - I have to downgrade it based on the ending). The first 5 or 6 seasons were pretty good, then it went downhill fast.
To summarize my rating for the series:
The first two seasons: 16 (Very Good)
The middle seasons: 3 (Okay)
Seasons Seven & Eight: 11 (Not so good)
Final Season: 5 (Waste of Time – Blazing Red).
The series went from very good8 to very bad 5. This is typical of a series that goes on for too long. Too bad (16 -> 8 -> 3 -> 13 -> 11 -> 7 -> 5).