How I Met Your Mother: Season 9 Reviews

March 27, 2018
This finale seems to completely sour the show's legacy - something that is not more important than ever.
March 27, 2018
All told, the finale, like the series itself, was fine, if not, alas, legendary. But hey, unlike some of the shows that have come and gone while Ted searched for his dream girl, it certainly beat a slap to the face.
March 27, 2018
For some, [the] surprise was a disappointment. But disappointment is expecting that a life has only one love story, that happily ever after only happens once, that surprises, good and bad, happen along the way.
March 27, 2018
This isn't a perfect ending... But a straightforward, fairytale ending for Ted and Tracy wouldn't have served viewers, and it would have been beyond boring.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2018
I wish I was as thrilled by the ending as the beginning, but I'm grateful that so many episodes stand up to multiple, multiple viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2014
The ultimate takeaway from the final season is that series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas were at once too good and not good enough to tell the story they ultimately wanted to tell.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 24, 2013
Me? I'm confident. I'm a total story-structure geek, and that's one of the reasons I love this show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+