I’ve had many favourite TV shows in my day. My classic go-to is The O.C. when I’m asked, but I’m also partial to One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy and I’ve lately developed a love for Friday Night Lights (hello Tim Riggins). But if you asked me what my favourite show is right now, I think I’d have to go with How I Met Your Mother. Along with being absolutely hilarious, I have a bit of a soft spot for Jason Segel and his character Marshall. In fact, I love all the characters on the show. But lately, I’ve started to get disillusioned and there’s one simple reason as to why: I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO THE MOTHER IS!!!!!
Impatient would be a pretty accurate description of my personality. I hate having to wait. Patience is a virtue that I do not possess. One of the things I don’t enjoy about living in Australia is having to wait for awesome shows from the US. It can sometimes take months for them to come to TV here in the land of Oz and if I decide to watch online, it can sometimes take a few days to get your hands on a decent stream. While a few days don’t seem like much, as someone you trawls entertainment websites, it can be torture trying to avoid finding out what goes on.
So when it comes to HIMYM, I just want to know. I hate having to wait. I’ve watched through seven seasons of (mostly) awesomeness and I have a deep fondness for this show. How could I not when it’s brought me things like the Slap Bet, legen – wait for it – dary, Robin Sparkles, Beercules and the “I said a bang, bang, a bangity bang, I said a bang, bang bangity bang” dance. I love this show. I love that I now say “texty text” and really want to open a bar called “Puzzles” (but never in New Jersey because it’s not New York) and that I can relate most of life’s situations back to an episode, but I haven’t been feeling the love as much lately.
The whole premise of the show is finding out how Ted meets the mother. Well I’ve watched for seven seasons and I still don’t know and it’s killing me. And it’s not just that but the fact that I feel like the show is slowly starting to lose it’s magical mojo (yes, I just said that). I’ve felt a few times in the past few seasons that there have been episodes where the creators are just trying to lengthen the season, you know the ones, where we see the same story from multiple perspectives?
Even though the show has been getting better ratings this season than it ever has, there is a little part of me (OK, it’s huge) that worries that the show will be cancelled before we find out who the mother is and if that happened, I think I’d go nuts. It’s been renewed for an eight season but after that, there are no guarantees and when you think about it, eight years is a really long and decent run. So please, for the love of God, JUST TELL ME WHO THE MOTHER IS!!!
Sending you out with some Robin Sparkles love…
Also, if you want to talk about the season finale (don’t worry, I don’t do spoilers), hit me up on Twitter.
Do you just want to know who the mother is? Have you stopped watching because it’s been going on too long? Have there been story lines in other TV shows that have driven you as crazy as this drives me?