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“Last Forever” – The series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” and why it is not the outrage people think it is

Ted finally met the Mother. That was the story we have been watching for the last nine years.

How I Met Your Mother debuted for us in 2005… And it was Awesome. And for nine years–NINE YEARS–Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have peeled back the onion layers of these five people’s lives to reveal to us who this mystery woman is.

It was a year ago where I sat on this very same couch and yelled out for all the world to hear, “Holy Shit!” They had just revealed the Mother. End of series you might think? Wrong! There was more to come.

Ted had not yet met the Mother… only we had. We the ever-omnipotent audience watching this whole story unfold, year after painstaking year every time asking ourselves… is this it? Does he really meet her this time?

And so we got one more season of How I Met Your Mother. One season spanning three days and beyond. It was on that third day that Ted met the mother of his precious children… Penny and Luke (if memory serves correct.)

And had it ended there, it would have been an ending tied up in a near little bow. But that is not how it went down. They told us the story of after, and SPOILER ALERT, it turns out that the Mother left us. And now the characters knew something that we didn’t know yet. The tables were finally turned. The Mother, Tracy Mosby nee McConnell passes away.

You see, kids, it turns out that life doesn’t end on the perfect moment. Life doesn’t end wrapped up with a neat little bow, all dressed up perfectly. It’s messy. People Change. Lives change. Plans change. The only constant in life, is change.

All through the series, Ted has been giving us life lessons hidden in the many chapters that were the story of how he met their mother. And he told that story beautifully, from start to finish. But Ted, as guided by his makers Carter and Craig, taught us one final life lesson: There is always hope for the future; there can still be good things ahead, even if it’s been in the rear view mirror the whole time.

Ted ends up with Robyn, or so we might think. We saw the nine year slice of life that was Ted’s pursuit for his soulmate, for the mother of his children. And he found her, and it was awesome, for a while at least. He lost her. But the future still has hope. A future with Robyn. And that, kids, is awesome too. True story.

More Reviews Coming, Sports, Etc.

Hey everyone! Between writing, the holidays and everything else I haven’t had the chance to post any reviews.

That’s not to say I haven’t seen any films. I’ve seen many, so my backlog of reviews is getting pretty big. But stay tuned, their coming!

In other news, the NHL lockout is coming to an end… Too little, too late. Granted we’ll get a season, or it’s so small its a “Seasonette”. Yes I have created a new word. New Years Resolution complete!

In short, the NHL season is dead to me. They can try again in the fall to win my love. In the meantime it’s a great January in football so far. My Crimson Tide of Alabama (not an alum, just a loyal subject) took the BCS. I just wish it had been harder, for an even sweeter victory.

The NFL playoffs are moving in full force and I’m excited to watch some good football, culminating in another ring for my Patriots.

Once the Superbowl is done,I simply must bide my time for another month until Spring Training starts up, and the boys of summer take the fields once more.

2013 is going to be an awesome year. Good sports happening for my teams. Good movies coming to the big screen. And in my own endeavours, Downfall is going to get some company in the completed scripts page.

Cheers!

 

NHL Winter Classic Cancelled

Well, I guess the nail is officially in the coffin.

I just got the word that the NHL has cancelled the NHL winter classic, originally slated to be in Detroit, Michigan.

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I suppose I should have seen this coming.

The saddest part about the NHL strike, amongst many sad parts, is that once the NFL season is done (after the superbowl), I will be devoid of my televised sports.  Well, at least until spring training.  I cannot wait until baseball season starts again.

 My apologies to NBA fans, but I just can’t get behind basketball. I’m Sorry.

So what am I left with?  Time to start watching some minor league action. I went to four Vancouver Canadians baseball games last year, and I am a full believer in the whole-heartedness of the minor leagues. These kids have something that has been lacking in the pros, or so the strike has shown us: HEART.

Hmm maybe that’s why I love indie films and indie rock so much… worth pondering…

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