but why didn’t barney and robin get their awesome life together
why did they have to spend a huge portion of their adult years miserable and lonely
being the worst, emptiest versions of themselves
do not tell me, DO NOT TELL ME, that these two wouldn’t have loved a life of adventuring around the globe and getting it on in eight billion hotel rooms and having wild ridiculous adventures at every turn.
and it would be LEGENDARY.
I stopped watching several years ago, when it became clear that the writers couldn’t conceive of a couple being happy without the commitment of kids, a mortgage, or heck, even monogamy. And that when two independent, spirited, adventurous people got together, the writers could only see them tying each other down instead of continuing their free-willed adventures as partners in crime rather than domestic partners.
I am glad I did not watch the finale, given what I’ve heard of it.
Also, how messed up is it that Robin could have kept Barney if she’d only been able to have kids?!
And that she only became feasible as an option for Ted because he’d already had the kids he wanted? I don’t care if that’s not what they meant, it absolutely came across that way. Ugh ugh ugh.