How I Met Your Mother

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Question: I imagine you must be getting flooded with questions and/or ranting about the finale of How I Met Your Mother. I was among those who left the finale feeling incredibly sad, not what I expect from a show that's kept me laughing (and sometimes crying) for the last nine years, even when others were saying that the quality had declined. The thing is, when looked at objectively, I don't even have a major problem (Major Problem!) with the content of the finale. Yes, people get divorced and people die. People get remarried after both, and I've known several people in my own life who have reconnected with an old girlfriend or high-school sweetheart after the death of a spouse. It doesn't invalidate the marriage or even lessen the feelings of loss. The finale itself had great moments: the high-infinity, Marshall's "positive talk" about his corporate job, Judge Fudge, the mother's Gore/Lieberman costume, robots versus wrestlers, etc. Seeing Barney with a child was wonderful, although I did think he had grown more than immediately going back to his old ways after his divorce. And the scene on the platform was near perfection as they wove in how their almost-shared history was influencing their connection, making the whole nine-year story relevant to how he'd actually met the mother. (By the way, one more TM would be the name we've known Tracy by: The Mother.)

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Season 9, Episode 23
Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

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Free | CBS Aired: 3/24/2014

Season 9, Episode 22
With only a half-hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows. Wayne Brady and Ben Vereen guest star. (TV-14 D, L)

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Free | CBS Aired: 3/17/2014

Season 9, Episode 21
When Gary Blauman shows up at the wedding, it sends the gang into a frenzy as they each recall an encounter with him. Wayne Brady and Taran Killam guest star. (TV-14 D, L)

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Season 9, Episode 24
Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother.

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Ask Matt: Mother Finale, More Good Wife Reaction, Americans, NCIS

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I imagine you must be getting flooded with questions and/or ranting about the finale of How I Met Your Mother. I was among those who left the finale feeling incredibly sad, not what I expect from a show that's kept me laughing (and sometimes crying) for the last nine years, even when others were saying that the quality had declined. The thing is, when looked at objectively, I don't even have a major problem (Major Problem!) with the content of the finale. Yes, people get divorced and people die. People get remarried after both, and I've known several people in my own life who have reconnected with an old girlfriend or high-school sweetheart after the death of a spouse. It doesn't invalidate the marriage or even lessen the feelings of loss. The finale itself had great moments: the high-infinity, Marshall's "positive talk" about his corporate job, Judge Fudge, the mother's Gore/Lieberman costume, robots versus wrestlers, etc. Seeing Barney with a child was wonderful, although I did think he had grown more than immediately going back to his old ways after his divorce. And the scene on the platform was near perfection as they wove in how their almost-shared history was influencing their connection, making the whole nine-year story relevant to how he'd actually met the mother. (By the way, one more TM would be the name we've known Tracy by: The Mother.)

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HIMYM's Alternate Ending to Be Revealed on Complete DVD Collection

For those How I Met Your Mother fans still upset over how the series ended, there's some good news on the horizon: The complete series collection will include an alternate ending.

"16 days ago today we... read more

Top Moments: HIMYM's Mother of an Ending and Walking Dead's Train Wrecks

Our top moments of the week:

12. Worst Fake Wife:
Liz finally takes action on The Blacklist! We've seen Liz's so-called husband Tom outsmart her (and even sucker-punch her in the face!), but this time our favorite bewigged FBI profiler is onto his lying, sham-marriage ways. She first outmaneuvers his romantic re-proposal by throwing a party ...
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Top Videos: HIMYM's New Ending, In the Kitchen with Hannibal, Game of Thrones Catch-Up

This week, several How I Met Your Mother fans were outraged over the series finale, so one viewer decided to give it a more palatable alternate ending. Hulu celebrated April Fool's Day by launching the spin-off series "In the Kitchen with Hannibal," and CollegeHumor unveiled a somewhat misinformed Game of Thrones catch-up video. Plus, Piers Morgan signed off of his CNN show for good, and Samuel L. Jackson gave a Boy Meets World-themed slam poetry performance. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Ratings: HIMYM Finale Meets All-Time Highs

And kids, that's how How I Met Your Mother went out on a high note.

HIMYM's divisive series finale on Monday drew 12.9 million viewers a 5.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to hit series highs. The show was up almost two full points ...
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Premiered: September 19, 2005, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A man named Ted tells his kids how he met the love of his life, through flashbacks, years in the future. The bored kids sit on the couch and listen as dad regales them with tales of his pursuit of romance. The sitcom's secondary character, Ted's smarmy friend, Barney, is a real standout, often stealing the show.lauren

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