How I Met Your Mother Finale: We just got slapped with a REALITY CHECK

Some feel cheated.  Some feel ripped off. Others saw the final hour of How I Met Your Mother as a complete let down.  I however, believe it was beautiful. This 9 season sitcom became our favorite show through the hilarious characters, long-running jokes, strangely relatable friendships, and that famously addictive story arc. We waited 9 whole years to see what the hell was so damn great about Ted meeting his wife. What we received instead, was a curveball we never expected, and a beautiful depiction of reality.

First and foremost, let’s do a speedy recap how the series left off with each character:

Marshall & Lilly:  Our all time favorite couple ended up having a total of 3 children. They eventually moved into a larger apartment-out of the beloved home above Maclarens. Also, Marshall basically becomes state Supreme Justice. perfect perfect perfect, DUH

Barney:  Robin&Barney get a divorce just after 3 years due to Robin’s travel demands for her job. (This may be the only criticism I have on the episode: they dragged us through a whole season about their wedding, and spent maybe 5 minutes about the divorce.–I can’t be too mad though.This season wasn’t even supposed to happen. If television wasn’t about money, this finale happening in 2013 would have been flawless) After losing Robin, Barney realizes he will never love someone that way again. He goes back to his womanizing ways, and finally after performing the “perfect month,” he get’s a girl pregnant.  It finally happened. When Barney meets his daughter for the first time though, his life changes.  The only woman who could really change Barney for the better became his own baby girl.

Robin: After the divorce, Robin went MIA. She travelled the world for her career, as only Robin could. Seeing Ted happy with his wife really hurt her; witnessing the man she could’ve been with. Distancing herself from the gang was the only thing she knew to do.

Ted:  All within the last 15 minutes of the episode, we learn how much Ted loved his wife. We ALSO learn after 10 years of marriage, she loses a battle to illness…6 years before telling this story.

“It was at times a long, difficult road. But I’m glad it was long and difficult, because if I hadn’t gone through hell to get there, the lesson might not have been as clear. You see, kids, right from the moment I met your mom I knew, I have to love this women as much as I can and as long as I can and I can never stop loving her, not even for a second. I carried that lesson through every stupid fight we ever had, every 5 a.m. Christmas morning, every sleepy Sunday afternoon, every speed bump, every pang of jealousy or boredom or uncertainty that came our way. I carried that lesson with me.”

Ted’s kids call him out on the entire story- with the questions we have been asking the entire time. “I don’t buy it Dad” …. “Mom is barely even in the story”….“This is the story of about how you’re totally in love with Aunt Robin and you’re thinking about asking her out, and you want to know if we’re okay with it.” “Mom has been gone for 6 years now, it’s time!”  The HIMYN series ends with Ted, holding the blue French Horn, on the street outside of Robin’s window.

In a nutshell: The Mother has been dead the whole time. Ted actually ends up with Robin.  Ted’s kids are awesome.   NOW for the reality check:


Dear HIMYM Fans who feel betrayed,

Let’s TRY to take a different perspective on it all. Throughout those long 9 years, this show was about FRIENDSHIP and the unpredictability of LOVE.  These are the 2 most important things in life, and can come in all shapes & sizes. Admit it – HIMYM did not give us that fairytale ending you wanted. It did not give us a sappy, cheesy, comedic ending with a freeze frame of a bunch of friends fake laughing. This ending was REFRESHING, REAL, & quite frankly PERFECT. This is real life. People get divorced.  People die. Friends lose touch.  BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE. It’s what happens afterwards and how you handle it that matters.  The love of Ted’s life died, but that doesn’t mean he’s not allowed to find happiness again. And who’s better than someone he has loved both romantically in the past, but also as a truly life-long best friend. Tracy (the mother) found love again after her first true love Max passed away. She has now returned to this first love, just as did Ted.  It’s likeee a circle of life sortof thangg.

 

Ted Mosby never gave up on love. He also never settled for anything less than the perfect match who didn’t just tolerated his flaws, but actually kindof liked them. Robin was not Ted’s perfect match, but he never gives up on those who are special in his life. Robin did not fully compliment every aspect about him. There is no doubt in my mind that Tracy was Ted’s true love, and that he loved her more than he ever loved Robin.  But life is not a perfect fairytale; bad things happen. Although Ted lost the love of his life, she gave him 2 of the most perfect gifts he could have ever wanted. Ted Mosby was always meant to be the best Dad.  After losing Tracy, Ted is allowed to find happiness again. He was lucky enough fall back in love with one of his best friends. The bottom line is, Ted is happy.  Ted had a lot of shit happen in his life, but he ALWAYS dug himself out those holes and NEVER gave up on love. Although real life circumstances took his soulmate away from him, he was still able to resurface and find happiness again.

So STFU everybody. Try to learn something from Ted Mosby: 1. Don’t ever give up on love, it’s worth waiting for 2. Don’t let bad things in life keep you down 3. Keep those who are special to you close, forever 4. You can always find happiness again after enduring the darkest of times. Because that’s real life. You have to fight for what you want.

Thank you Ted Mosby. Thank you How I Met Your Mother, for taking a realistic approach on life and giving us 9 years of laughter, tears, and ongoing jokes we will quote for ever.

 

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The Nobodies who will soon become Somebodies

These are the actors that will soon rise to the top. No, not the actors who are already rising stars….but the pre-rising stars. This is my list of stars about to rise. The actors that are going to blow up in the year or two. Keep an eye out for them, because although you don’t know their names now, you’ll soon be hearing them a lot. 

Skylar Astin:
Everyone is beginning to recognize…that guy from Pitch Perfect..but soon you will remember his name. He’s good. Not only can he act, but he can sing. very well. As I said before, you know him best from Pitch Perfect, but maybe you alsosaw 21 and Over (pretty ehh movie. funny. but no need to run to netflix). Little known fact about Skylar, he played the role of Georg in the ORIGINAL cast of Spring Awakening on Broadway. Oh, wait, who else starred in that original c-– OH right, just Lea Michelle. Enough said. Keep your eyes peeled for this talented guy.

NEXT?: Starring in the film Cavemen alongside Chad Michael Murray. lol remember him?  After that, set to release in 2014, Flock of Dudes, costarring with Hilary Duff. lolss remember her too? little cinderella story goin on for Skylar here.

Dylan O’Brien

Dylan found his big break costarring in MTV’s Teen Wolf. Oh, you don’t watch Teen Wolf? yeah, umm i mean neither do I…..  He plays the goofy best friend of lead actor Tyler Posey (keep an ear out for that name too). This past year Dylan played alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in the comedy The Internship. This kid is not only very funny, but he is believable..and likable.

What’s NEXT?:  Starring in The Maze Runner, a post-apocalyptic framed film set to release in 2014.

Miles Teller

Everyone, this is Miles Teller. Miles, this is everyone. HIs fast-talking personality is almost on par with Vince Vaughn but with a doofier Jonah HIll vibe. He played a small role in The indie film Project X and also starred in 21 and Over where he really showed his potential in comedy. He killed it. Some big things are coming this guys way.

NEXT?: A LOT. Set to release in August, the young love film The Spectacular Now which surprisingly already has a 91% on rotten tomatoes.   Get a Job, an extremely relatable comedy alongside Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston. After that? Are We Officially Dating with Zac Efron and Michael B Jordan. Theres more?? and the highly anticipated Divergent set to release in 2014.

Shailene Woodley

Oh, she seems sortof familiar. Yeah she just chilled with George Clooney in The Descendents. nbd. Oh, and didn’t she play that girl in Secret Life of that american pregnant chick? Yes, but lets move on. She is set to star in the anticipated film Divergent. Based off the best selling book set in a dystopia world where individuals are divided based on human traits. Many say this book and soon movie are way too similar to The Hunger Games and are beginning to relate Shailene to Jennifer Lawrence. We shall see what happens.

NEXT: You can see her costarring with Miles Teller in the romance The Spectacular Now. She plays the good girl and he plays the manwhore who falls for her. This movie is rated R however, which makes it seem to be a little less cutesy and a more raw and reaI relationship story. refreshing. Andd I already told you. Divergent. and The Fault in our Stars set to release in 2014, seems sappy.

Kit Harrington

Oh Jon Snow. All you Game of Throners out there love this guy. He seems to be liked by most viewers…and always seems to have to worst luck. Oh yeah, I started watching Game of Thrones. I personally think this guyy is gonna go all the way.

Next: Kit will be starring in the film Pompeii, following the destruction of the epic civilization. This has become one of the most anticipated films of 2014, soon to boost John Snow’s luck.  You know nothing John Snow. Well, apparently he does.

The Killam fam

As most may know, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader have said their goodbyes to SNL. This means, SNL needs some new guys to take on the big roles. Taran Killam is ready to become the new big player of the show. This is his chance to shine. Could he be the next Will Ferrel? hell no. Will is a God amongst men. Taran can be the next Andy Samberg. Sidenote: Who’s that lovely lady on his arm? OH. He’s just married to Robin Sparkles..i mean Robin Shervatsky…I mean Cobie Smulders. You know her as that Canadian on How I Met Your Mother. What a fabulous marriage.

PS. When HIMYM ends in 2014….moment of silence…She has some big things coming her way. While her hubby will be rockin it on SNL….she will be starring in the film They Came Together which includes a star studded cast such as *Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler*.star studded..

The New Girl Dudes

Who doesn’t know Schmidt yet? Well I guess anybody who doesn’t watch New Girl. If you’ve never seen New Girl, I am seriously questioning all of your life choices then. This show is genuinely funny and with a great cast. More or less a fantastic sitcom. Schmidt the douchey guy who means well,  is played by Max Greenfield, and fans know you can always rely on him to be animated and funny in every scene. If viewers don’t declare him their favorite character, they certainly say its Nick, played by Jake Johnson. You may have also seen Jake in the indie hit No Safety Guaranteed (i loved it, go watch it.) Both are talented guys with bright projects ahead of them.

NEXT on their agenda?: Max can be seen in the comedy mentioned prior They Came Together starring Cobie Smulders. Also, in 2014, you will see him in the anticipated (to crash and burn) film adaptation of Veronica Mars. I do think Schmitd deserves more. Jake on the other hand, will be starring in Drinking Buddies alongside Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick this upcoming fall. This movie looks very promising. Later in 2014 you can catch him the comedy Townies with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen.

Chloe Grace Moretz

Don’t be fooled by this youngin. Recently starring in Hugo and Kick Ass (2), this girl can kick ass. She excels at playing unexpectedly tough girls, which I respect. She is a talented little bad ass. She’s probably a sweetheart in person though. What do I know? You may also recognize her as the insightful sister in 500 Days of Younger. I get a ‘wise beyond her years’ vibe from Chloe. Only 16 years old, and with her fame is just beginning to rise, I’m expected great things from this gurl.

NEXT: First in foremost, she will be starring in the Carrie remake…as Carrie. I’m scared. She will with out a doubt dominate at that role. Later in 2014 she will star with Kiera Knightly and Sam Rockwell in the drama Laggies, about a woman stuck in permanent adoecense. wait what?

The Other Franco Dave Franco

Anybody else watch 21 Jump Street [surprisingly hilarious movie] and be like, hey, that guy’s cute. And then said wait, he looks oddly familiar. Well yeah, that’s James Franco’s brother.  Continueing to be seen in movies year after year, and even starring in Now You See Me (literally nobody went to see). He has that famous last name and dashing smile to help propel his career.

Next?: In the currently developing film Rosaline, he is rumored to play Romeo, so if that doesn’t sound kindof like a big deal, idk what does. Before that though, he will costar alongside Zac Efron and previously mentioned Jake Johnson in the comedy Townies, directed by the creators of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

 

GOT a confession

I have a confession to make to everyone. And by everyone I mean my sister and boyfriend aka the only ones who read this.  So here it goes: I have never watched Game of Thrones.  There, I said it.

I would like to announce that I plan to begin watching this critically acclaimed television program.  Starting from episode one, season one. I’m hoping that if I post this, I will actually start watching it. Kind of like how they tell people with addictions the first step towards improvement is by admitting you have a problem.  Well I have a problem; I don’t watch Game of Thrones. I don’t know why I don’t. It seems right up my alley. To a non-GOT-er, it looks kind of like if Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings had a baby—sounds good to me! And I heard every family has like a wolf? That should be cute I guess. Well, wolves scare the shiz out of me, ever since I watched that terrifying wolf monster in Never Ending Story when I was 9.  Despite this, I look forward to begin this Game of Thrones chapter in my life…and to finally understand what the hell people are talking about.

Stay tuned as I embark on this journey.

p.s. I plan to try and read the books too…..lols yeah right..

Time to be proactive

As my life delves deeper and deeper into unemployment, I decided it was about time to do something a little bit more proactive than sitting/eating/watching tv/eating. After applying to about five jobs a day and bombarding employers with borderline harassing emails, the brilliant idea of creating a blog came to mind.

Expect posts about television, movies, or anything in the media. Oh and don’t be alarmed if I post about some random stuff from my own life. As this keeps me busy, and keepin the creative muscles in my brain in shape…maybe I’ll make a few people smile, chuckle, or appreciate my opinions on media related topics along the way.

as for potential employers, call me.