Did Internet over-analysis help ruin ‘HIMYM’?

04.01.14 4 years ago

Did Internet over-analysis help ruin “HIMYM”?
“What once might have been the subtlest of foreshadowing is now broadcast via bullhorn,” says Johnny Gall of the Internet culture that spent the last nine years over-analyzing “How I Met Your Mother.” The result was “HIMYM” writers trying harder to avoid being predictable.  Says Gall: “Much of the disappointing facets of the finale were a result of the writers refusing to give in to tropes (which audiences can now see coming around the corner), instead showing a somewhat true-to-life progression of events. Divorces do happen, friends drift apart, and when you sleep with thirty-one women in a single month, odds are good one of them will get pregnant.” PLUS: Ted Mosby's son reacts to the finale, “Friends” vs. “HIMYM,” why the ending was not a cop-out, “HIMYM” was supposed to be a show about failure, “HIMYM” was a show about “selfish young whites” in New York, and the 5 stages of “HIMYM” grief.

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