Tuesday, May 23, 2006
How I Met Your Mother
I love this show. Perhaps I’m premature, but I think it’s the new FRIENDS. It’s funny, quirky and the cast is adorable. Plus, how can I show not be great when 16.6% of the regulars have crossed over from the Buffy-verse? [Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisoff] I was thrilled to see Amy Acker [Fred Burkle] make a guest appearance in the season finale.
The only problem I have with the show is the voice over – supposedly Ted is telling his kids about how he ‘met their mother’ – which has sort of a Wonder Years charm to it, BUT in an early episode he refers to Robin as ‘Aunt Robin’ which means she’s not ‘Mom’ so therefore it seems sort of fruitless to root for Ted and Robin when it’s already been established that they don’t end up together.
That’s the dedicated shipper in me. I’m always looking for happily ever afters. I see two things happening: One, they conveniently ‘forget’ this little fact and draw the Ted/Robin ship out as long as the show lasts, sort of like Ross and Rachel. They can always redub the voice over for the inevitable DVD version. Two, they create imaginative ways for both characters to fall in love with other people over time so that the Ted/Robin relationship doesn’t mean so much in the future. [I’m easy after all – I went from being a Buffy/Angel shipper to a Buffy/Spike and Cordy/Angel shipper with no problems whatsoever PLUS, though I was a dedicated Sam/Jack [Stargate SG-1] shipper, I’d be willing to change my views and become a Sam/Cameron shipper now that Richard Dean Anderson isn’t a regular cast member anymore.]
I guess what it comes down to is, I need the HEA – any way I can get it.