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Old 12-07-2012, 07:05 AM   #76
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I managed to watch all the episodes of this latest season on Netflix in about 2 days. If CBS wasn't so backwards, and had their shows online better or Hulu, I would even try to get current with this season.


I assume this season isn't the last though? I wish it was. Show is good, but it needs to end.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #77
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I am now all caught up.

I really hate how they bankrupt all of Ted's relationships because of Robin, and it turns out he isn't going to end up with her. It's total bull****, and I feel sorry for him, and I feel really sorry for Victoria - I really liked her.

I will say this. when they do the flash forward (in the episode where they watched the Star Wars trilogy every three years) and show Ted with a baby and him saying "I hope none of this changes," I noticed he wasn't wearing a wedding ring.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #78
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Victoria was always my favorite, too.

Also, I think this IS the last season.
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Victoria was always my favorite, too.

Also, I think this IS the last season.
Well Ted better win Victoria back, or he is gonna get shafted. There is no time for him to start a new relationship before show's end.

Maybe Robin getting married will be what Victoria needs to know she won't need to worry.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #80
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I never went through my reasons on why it's Victoria, have I? (Or why I thought it was before Ted basically said it wasn't)

My number 1 reason on why it should be at least considered is that he met her in episodes 12 and 13 of the first season (which is a two-parter). As you may know, first seasons of shows are often only 13 episodes at first and if it's successful they order the back 9 and make it 22 episodes (or close to that). Had this show not been successful, Victoria would have been the mother. He met her in episode 12 and fell for her in the "series finale". Of course this doesn't mean she has to be the mother 7 seasons later, but they were clearly OK with it early on.

Reason #2, this show has maaaany similarities to Friends (what show doesn't?) And Victoria keeps popping up like the Rachel and Ross relationship did. Then again, Ross and Robin are a better comparison.

But its too bad that when you look at the evidence, there doesn't seem to be a single person on the planet that can be her without conflict. So either it's going to be a stranger, or they ****ed up and the ending is going to be a convoluted mess based completely around double meanings and semantics.
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I just finished the latest episode a few minutes ago and they did another flash-forward with Ted and a baby - this time there was definitely a ring.

I'm still rooting for Victoria.

Also, I am heavily creeped out by this Lily sexually attracted to Robin subplot.
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They don't know what to do with her character anymore.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:42 AM   #83
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JBond, you were right. The show does take a nose dive. I finished season 7 and started watching season 8, which I've been recording. They really need to stop with the whole Robin/Victoria stuff. We know they're not the mother. And if they are, it would make no sense whatsoever.
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Season 8 has yet to produce anything interesting. Sorry. I'm just praying for a strong finish, now.
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Last episode I saw was when Victoria dumped Ted because he wouldn't befriend Robin. You know... that same old plotline. It seems like the show has not advanced at all since Jennifer Morrison.
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Yeah, I remember that Friends episode.
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Well, at least Ted didn't marry Victoria and call her Robin at the ceremony. LOL. What I find interesting is that Lilly and Marshall are the only characters progressing. If the show were about them, it could go on forever. In fact, I'm mad they sold the house and moved back into the apartment. There was a lot of potential with the suburbs. The episode where that teenage kid traps Marshall on the roof and then has a house party was hilarious. I mean, yeah, that's cheesy "sitcom" stuff but Jason Segel is perfect as Marshall and the way he reacts to everything makes me laugh out loud.
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Marshall and Lily are being wasted on the show.
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Marshall and Lily are being wasted on the show.
They were the best part of season 7. And, from what I've seen, they're not too bad in season 8. It's amazing what they've done with the Chris Elliot character. He went from Lilly's cartoonish father to someone with substance. The "nanny" episode is the best one from season 8. From what I've seen anyway. But as I said, getting them out of the suburbs was a big mistake. If you're an adult with a family, you're not gonna hangout with your single friends. The show had the opportunity to explore that and they chickened out.
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I haven't found this season that bad. It is time to wrap things up though.
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Contractually, it is the last one, but CBS wants a 9th and are willing to pay big bucks for it. Whether or not it happens, we'll find out pretty soon. They're currently in negotiations. But I don't see the show going beyond a 9th season. Jason Segel, because of his Apatow/Muppets success, wants to desperately leave the show. If the show ends now or next year is literally up to him.
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I'm finally caught up. Well..... sort of. Apparently, I forgot to record the stamp tramp episode. But anyway, yeah, season 8 is bad. Shark jumping season for sure. There's just no progress going on.
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Today's episode was actually OK. There was a joke that gave me a laugh better than probably any other in this season.

*The Two Can Play That Game*

Barney: "If only there was some way we could get back at them..."
Woman: "I know of a way! We can kill them...!"
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The writers deserve a pad on the back. Congrats, guys. You FINALLY got one right. Oh, and to me, the funniest line was, "we're family..... with benefits." LOL. Chris Elliot is a great addition to the cast. And so is Patrice.
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For some reason I really got a kick out of Barney juggling the ornaments and just letting them crash to the floor.
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I wonder if Barney did in fact change or if this is another of his con's. He does end up with Robin after all.
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Today's episode was actually OK. There was a joke that gave me a laugh better than probably any other in this season.

*The Two Can Play That Game*

Barney: "If only there was some way we could get back at them..."
Woman: "I know of a way! We can kill them...!"
haw.


Still, the past few seasons have been lackluster. though each of those seasons there are 1 or 2 episodes that are still pretty good. I think they ran out of ideas awhile ago. They can't even seem to finish any ideas they have. The writers have some ADD going on with their style by jumping around too much and never resolving any of the things they throw out there. They brought up that goat thing so many times, that I have just completly forgot if they even finished it, and I am assuming I have seen all, or most of the episodes. They have this thing where Marshall's calling is to be this environmental lawyer, and now he is supposed to become a judge? they had like 2 episodes where they actually showed him as this "environmental lawyer." There are a lot of little things like that...

Plus, they are recycling a lot of the jokes over and over now, so not only is the story lame, but it isn't funny either.
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The goat thing was resolved long ago. They had a fight, that's it.

And I agree about their Marshall predictions. I remember being excited last season or so when they talked about how he'd save the world one day. So, uh, what happened to that?
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Marshall isn't a judge yet. He only applied for a position but it'll take several months for him to even be seriously considered.
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They said it COULD take months.

I did like this latest episode, if only because I don't like Robin at all and it's nice to see her get some payback.
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