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hi i'm julia and i'll be your complainer for this evening.  

i just caught up on the last 3 eps of himym and honestly i'm so fed up.  i'm fed up with the crappy covering up of alyson hannigan's pregnancy (which baby has arrived btw).  it would have been such a cool arc if they'd had them get pregnant and deal with that as a group.  and it's starting to show on colbie as well--she got huge boobies in the murtaugh list ep.

 i'm fed up with ted's whining.  his absolute inability to take a joke.  his fucking zen rooftop garden and birthing corridor.  i know he's the main character, but when you have the other 4, do you really need him?  

and most of all, though i do understand the show is, again, revolving around ted, i'm fed up with the complete lack of movement on the barney and robin front.  it'd be one thing if the runners made some sort of definitive "ok it's never going to happen" moment in an ep, but they've slowly jerked us along since the beginning of the season.   every time it seemed like maybe barney would grow the stones to say something, they've pulled the rug out from under him.   so many lost moments.  in the recent one where robin was dying for her friends to watch her show, instead of taking the opportunity to have barney be her stalwart supporter, they had him in a ridiculous pajama story line with marshall which, while silly and cute, was merely silly and cute.   he could have been the one to tivo the damn show unbeknownst to the others and had a minute of connection with robin.  

but they've put it off for so long now, i can't believe they're somehow going to ever deal with what  they set up last year.  it must be, you know, friends sleep together, and it can get all weird or emotional or whatever and then just fade.  but they gave us the look in the hospital and barney's revelation to lily early on in the season so we'd all get our panties in a twist over it.  but they had to mess with it and have him declare for the bimbos.  and then months of pretty much nothing.  and the crap of it all is that i will still watch the damn thing because  my little shipper heart still beats with hope that those damn people will get their collective heads out of their collective asses and fix this show!   /rant.  

thank you for your attention.  tell me your thoughts. 


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Apr. 11th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
*giggles* That's some good ranting there, Julia. ;D

I'm out of state this weekend, visiting family, but I'll definitely come back to comment on this when I return. I have opinions about it, too. Heee.

P.S. How are you feeling now? :)
Apr. 16th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
hey hi!! it's me julia in my alter ego as super-teacher!! i want to hear your opinions!!!! what do you think about the state of himym??? tell me!

and i'm feeling all right, thanks so much for asking. every day at least once i have to say to myself: it's a brave new world!! i'll do a health post sometime later, say over the weekend for them who wants.
Apr. 11th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
(Clarification, in case it wasn't clear: Not 'how are you feeling' because of the ranting -- I mean how are you feeling health-wise, now that you've been back home for a little while now? Everything good?)
Apr. 12th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
At the risk of leaving a super-long annoying comment of annoyingness (I can be quite good at those), I think I disagree a bit.

Don't get me wrong - this season's been frustrating on a lot of levels, but I'm actually glad that they've put Barney/Robin on the back-burner. AND I LOVE BARNEY/ROBIN.

It's just... I always knew that they were going to take their story slowly. That was fine. But earlier in the season they just liked teasing us without showing any progression in the characters. Ultimately, Barney and Robin are in the same emotional states that they were at the beginning of the season. This is unsatisfying to me as a watcher. At least when they're placed in the background of the story, I can pass by this lack of development as okay. But had they been center stage the entire way through? I'd be really annoyed. Really. At least we know something big's coming this way, you know? It's not being parading in our face just to placate us. Instead it's stewing in the background. I can live with that. Kinda grumpily, of course (get together already!), but I'll cope. (Maybe. If we get making-outage or something equally cool in the finale.)

Thus endith a long and unnecessary reply... I shall sally forth and be sheepish now. *grin*
Apr. 14th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
i think we're mostly on the same page here. it's just that, and i totally get that they aren't the main characters and so the focus wouldn't necessarily be on them through the whole season or even part of it, i wanted some sort of something. and i think they have been mean to us by backburnering it so substantially. it makes shipper's heart get tired!

but it is an ensemble show and the times when the shows strongest are when there are multiple storylines going on at once. and i agree with you that if they'd been front and center and there still hadn't been any emotional movement on their parts, i'd been even more unsatisfied.

but i think the runners let us down by not having anything happen for months. because honestly it doesn't seem like they're even doing much of a job of stewing in the background. and they gave us the end of last season and then the beginning of this season and then let it essentially drop. i know barney had his near proposal moment but overall, i'm sad about how they've let it go. i think (hope hope hope!!!) you're probably right, there may be some sort of bombshell at the end of the season (which, hello! we're there!) but that's what we had last year and look what it got us this year!
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