5 Ways That How I Met Your Mother Can Ruin Season 9

Continue Playing Will They Or Won’t They With Barney and Robin

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This was my biggest complaint with season 8. The writers insisted on playing “will they or won’t they?” all season long with Barney and Robin. That used to work, but with the incredible conclusion to season 7 where it’s revealed that Barney and Robin have a wedding day, the mystery behind their relationship was lost. Still, the show insisted on completely ignoring that reveal and still tortured us for a whole year of Barney and Robin acting like they may break up, or like perhaps they weren’t really meant for each other.

Now, I’ve said from the end of season 7 that just because they have a wedding, that doesn’t mean they’re going to get married. But it does mean they have enough of a relationship to get engaged, and stay engaged through the planning of a wedding and up until the morning of. After that, we have no idea what’s going to happen, but we know they reach that point. I’m completely fine with their marriage never happening. At this point I really couldn’t care less whether Barney and Robin end up together. But they reach their wedding day.

Even if this season only takes place the weekend of the wedding, I know that we’re going to be subjected to countless episodes where it’s supposed to look like Barney and Robin won’t make it to the altar. Wait, does Robin still have feelings for the sympathetic Ted? Oh no, Barney is freaking out about the possibility of being tied to one woman for the rest of his life! What? Robin’s career is going to ruin the wedding? Forget all of that. I don’t want to see it. Focus on Ted and the mother, and let the wedding serve as the backdrop to it all.