I Just Want To Know Who The Mother Is

I just want to know who the mother is
I just want to know who the mother is

I just want to know who the mother is

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?

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  • Valentina B

    OMG it drives me mental too! I watched seasons 1 – 5 religiously but 6 and 7, I just can’t be bothered. I think it’s also lost a bit of it’s magic in the last two seasons and the constant changing time slots doesn’t work for me either (I’m not a fan of watching online).

    The one show that drove me the craziest would be end of Buffy season 6 when Spike got his soul back. It drove me crazy knowing I had to wait 3 – 4 months before I would know what happened.

    I hope with HIMYM, that it ends at the end of this season. I prefer shows to go out with a bang (much like my beloved Spicks and Specks) rather than fade away.

    • Monique Fischle

      I’m still a faithful watcher. I do love the show, but I really just want to know. From doing a little research online, I don’t think the writers have any intention of season 8 being the last season. I’m also worried that the cast will want to leave. I know Jason Segel has said that 8 seasons is it for him (but many stars have said that and still stayed).

      Oh Buffy drove me nuts as well!

  • Mazi Gray

    Thanks to the wonders of TiVo, and catch up TV, Australian show slot times can be ignored, but I am with you on the HIMYM thing, Ted needs a wife, he has been running around looking for ages! How long did Friends go for?

    • Monique Fischle

      Ted definitely needs a wife and with Barney getting married before him, that’s got to be a pretty low blow. Friends went for 10 seasons, but honestly, having watched it all, I think all 10 were great. You could feel it coming to an end in season 10 and I think they had good ideas the whole series. HIMYM seems to be running out. I just read that either Carter Bays or Craig Thomas (the creators) have said that they are hoping for a season 9!

  • Kell

    I love HIMYM!! I was so upset when Lily and Marshall moved out of NY, so I’m so glad they moved back!

    I must admit, I did peek at the spoiler to see who Barney marries and it is perfect!! I agree that Friends was the perfect length. Everything ended up how it should.

    • Monique Fischle

      It was soooo hard not to look at the spoiler but I made it and it is perfect! Yeah, I wasn’t super happy when Lily and Marshall moved to Long Island but am very glad they’re back in NYC.

      I still love the show but I just want to meet the mother!

  • http://tamsinhowse.com/blog Tamsin Howse

    LOST!! When there’s an end point, a mystery, you can’t keep dragging it on! I still don’t know what the ending was. Were they in hell? With dinosaurs? I don’t know, I stopped watching after season 1. I think that was even more annoying because EVERYTHING became a mystery, and it wasn’t funny like HIMYM is.

    Stupid mysteries.

    PS: I read HIMYM as hymen. And I giggle.

    • Monique Fischle

      I didn’t even try with LOST. It was such a good concept, if only it had only been one or two seasons, I think it would have gone down as one of the greats. From what I understand, the ending was pretty crap.

      And of course you do 😛

      • Melissa Savage

        No! Once everyone stopped watching, that was when it got good. When it stopped pretending to be a mystery and became a proper sci-fi it got so much better.

    • http://music.johnanthonyjames.com/ John James

      I loved LOST – series 2 dragged a bit, but from then on it just got better and better…and I bawled my eyes out over and over again in the final episode…and the final shot just killed me…

      I don’t care that none of it made any sense…I just loved all the characters on LOST…to me, it was the characters that made that show, not the plot…

      • Monique Fischle

        I didn’t pick you for a crier!

        • http://music.johnanthonyjames.com/ John James

          Like a baby…but I cry at strange things…like the end of 12 Monkeys…

          • Monique Fischle

            Don’t worry, I cry at the drop of a hat (literally as well as metaphorically).

    • Melissa Savage

      I loved LOST (admittedly I watched only the first two seasons when they were on and caught up on the whole thing last year in one big gulp). I don’t actually care where they were, I loved the journey. Once they got through the hatch and started finding the others and the Dharma corporation and time travelling backwards, forwards ad sideways I liked it even more than the first two seasons which were essentially about them learning to survive.

  • Rose Russo

    I love How I Met Your Mother… I don’t really care about Ted! I just want Robin to be happy… that’s all I ask, Robin must be happy!! I know she’s fictional but I have invested a lot of time into her. I relate to her a lot so she must get a happy ending!!!!

    • Monique Fischle

      It is a fantastic show. See, I identify the most with Ted and I really just want this to happen for him. But I want them all to be happy and I definitely think Robin will be :)

  • http://tamsinhowse.com/blog Tamsin Howse

    I have just googled, and read a really good theory on who the mother is. Because I don’t care about spoilers (I don’t like surprises).

    I won’t share it, but I think it’s right. I’ve decided.

    • http://music.johnanthonyjames.com/ John James

      “Luke…I am your Mother…”

      Am I close? (I’ve never watched the show…)

    • Valentina B

      Can yo provide the link to the spoiler? I’m abit over not knowing

      • Monique Fischle

        It’s just a theory, not a spoiler, even the cast don’t know who the mother is!

        • http://tamsinhowse.com/blog Tamsin Howse

          Yes, it’s just a theory. In fact, in this link there are 6 theories, and I think Theory 5 is correct (DO NOT CLICK THIS IF YOU DON’T WANT TO THINK IT THROUGH TOO MUCH) – http://www.jackcola.org/blog/126-who-is-the-mother-in-how-i-met-your-mother-exposed

          • Valentina B

            haha I posted it, reread it and realised I couldn’t edit my comment to change it to theory. oh well!

  • Melissa Savage

    I think HIMYM has gone on for a couple more seasons than it probably should have and way longer than the writers originally expected. The first five seasons were excellent: like Friends must have felt for people a generation older than me, it captured what life was like as a 20-something in the mid-aughts. Season 6 was dire. I was ready to hurl the television across the room whenever Zoey appeared and it had a touch of the Buffy season 6 disease: shit got a bit too real and they didn’t quite know how to recover from it. Now we seem to just be filling in everyone else’s ending to kill time. But we can’t kill too much time because Ted’s kids need to be born in the next 2-5 years so they need to get a wriggle on!

    • Monique Fischle

      Agree with you on this one, first five seasons were amazing, now they’re just reaching. I hated Zoey, the worst of Ted’s girlfriends, even behind Karen because Karen was just a bit of fun. It sucks that we see glimpses of Barney’s “happy ending” before we see Ted’s.

  • Ozgirl

    Love HIMYM but yes totally want to know who the mother is. This weeks ep (in the US) was a brilliant double ep. Interesting twist at the end. (in this day and age it is very difficult to know where other people are up to in the viewing!)

    Re getting stuff off the net I use extv.it and a torrent program. EzTV generally has the ep available to download within hours of the show airing in the US (or UK fro Downton Abbey). This is the reason I never go out on Friday, must rush home and watch the just aired ep of Grey’s :-), oh and Thursday’s (latest ep or Revenge), or Tuesday (SMASH – OMG love that show!)

    Sigh

    This is possible why I am single!

    • Monique Fischle

      I have seen that episode, it was the season finale and I spent a long time trying to watch it! I use Project Free TV and isohunt to get the latest eps and for the most part, they are really quick, but not with the latest episode. Oh I’m so excited about the Grey’s finale, looks intense!

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