How I Met Your Mother Recap: Ted’s With the Band

You probably heard over the holidays that Jason Segel renewed his contract, making a ninth season of How I Met Your Mother all but officially official. On one hand, good for this cast of likable actors. Let them cash paychecks while they can. On the other, greed kills television shows. To know that Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have been writing this season as though it were the last and then all of a sudden it’s not? It’s like pulling back the curtain to reveal a miserly little man behind all of that wizardly bluster. How can fans be expected to get excited in the wake of this trickery? Don’t get us wrong, there was a time — a long time — when we were in no hurry to meet the Mother, which was, and remains, the symbolic end of the series. But lately we had been looking forward to the conclusion, because, actually, it’s been a pretty decent season when you adjust for the late era (it’s a far cry from the early excellence), and it would be nice to conclude on a reasonably strong note. Read More...


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