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Old 04-23-21, 11:45 AM
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I got too much enjoyment out of the show overall to really care about the overarching plot at the end there - I actually stopped caring about the "Mom" after season 1. Though I will agree the ending was unnecessarily predictable.

And it introduced me to Cristin Milioti.
I'm ok if you experiment with a season and make the whole season take place in a couple of days. I'm ok if you want a swerve ending. I'm not ok with doing that for the final season, then in basically two episodes basically render everything that happened in that entire season I just watched, moot. Especially when you could have shown me instead a season of courting Milioti instead.
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Haha yeah I get that too.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
I'm ok if you experiment with a season and make the whole season take place in a couple of days. I'm ok if you want a swerve ending. I'm not ok with doing that for the final season, then in basically two episodes basically render everything that happened in that entire season I just watched, moot. Especially when you could have shown me instead a season of courting Milioti instead.
Especially when you release an alternate ending that blows the original out of the water.
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re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Is any of that complaining about Season 9 of HIMYM really relevant to this new series, though?

Not to make too much of this, but legitimately asking. Do people honestly feel that since they couldn't stick the landing of HIMYM at all, that this show will automatically suck? Or is it just to "get back" at the original showrunners for how they ended the previous series?
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re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

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Is any of that complaining about Season 9 of HIMYM really relevant to this new series, though?
Only if the writers from the final season are the head writers for this new show.

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Not to make too much of this, but legitimately asking. Do people honestly feel that since they couldn't stick the landing of HIMYM at all, that this show will automatically suck?
It's not about sticking the landing, per se, but the show overstaying its welcome and the long slow decline into mediocrity until they just shoved the show's corpse over a cliff for the final season.

If anything, with new writers, a new cast, and a new direction they have a chance to make up for the failings of the original.
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re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Is any of that complaining about Season 9 of HIMYM really relevant to this new series, though?

Not to make too much of this, but legitimately asking. Do people honestly feel that since they couldn't stick the landing of HIMYM at all, that this show will automatically suck? Or is it just to "get back" at the original showrunners for how they ended the previous series?
It's not something personal against the show runners. And why are these the only options you can think of? Isn't it possible that someone can think the new show won't suck but still don't have interest because the previous show left a bad taste? I mean, I don't hold anything personal against J.J. Abrams, but if they decided to send a new group to that island, I don't think I'd have interest in watching that show, even though it might be very entertaining.
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re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Not to make too much of this, but legitimately asking. Do people honestly feel that since they couldn't stick the landing of HIMYM at all, that this show will automatically suck? Or is it just to "get back" at the original showrunners for how they ended the previous series?
HIMYM has this weird problem, where it sucks because they actually did stick the landing.

They used the ending they had in mind from day one.

The problem was, the show they made over those nine years became something else and that ending completely fell flat.
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re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

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Especially when you release an alternate ending that blows the original out of the water.
Wait, what's that now?

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Only if the writers from the final season are the head writers for this new show.

It's not about sticking the landing, per se, but the show overstaying its welcome and the long slow decline into mediocrity until they just shoved the show's corpse over a cliff for the final season.

If anything, with new writers, a new cast, and a new direction they have a chance to make up for the failings of the original.
Yeah, that's what I was getting at. If they're going to butcher this show the way they butchered the last season of HIMYM then I am not interested.
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re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

In the near future, Sophie (Hilary Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2022 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. How I Met Your Father premieres on Hulu on January 18, 2022.
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

I was like "wtf is this"... till "we're the bravest people in this city"... camera pans out and we see firemen. LOL (that was great!).
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

In all seriousness, based on that trailer, this looks horrible….terribad.
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Just watched the trailer. So the older version of Hillary Duff is now Kim Cattrall? That's actually not a bad choice.

I never watched a single episode of HIMYM. But, I do really like Hillary Duff and she was great in Younger, a really underrated show that no one watched her.
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Who would watch this after getting burned from the previous series?
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Eh, I'd probably watch it if it were on any other service but Hulu (since I only have w/ads)
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

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Who would watch this after getting burned from the previous series?
Despite how bad the series ended, it doesnt take away how awesome the rest of the show was.

I'll give this one a chance, despite the characters seeming like complete caricatures.
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
Who would watch this after getting burned from the previous series?
At least it is not the same writers.
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Despite how bad the series ended, it doesnt take away how awesome the rest of the show was.

I'll give this one a chance, despite the characters seeming like complete caricatures.
It totally took away from how awesome the rest of the show was, though.

But hopefully they learned their lesson from that.
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Disappointing, but not surprising based on that trailer

Kids, This Is the Story of Why ‘How I Met Your Father’ Is Just Not Funny. At All.

This gender-flipped take on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ may be more inclusive, but it completely misses what made the original sitcom such a blast in the first place
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All of this is narrated by the Sophie of the year 2050. In a reversal of how HIMYM used the voice of the late Bob Saget as the future Ted Mosby, HIMYF puts Cattrall on camera early and often, while the son she is boring with her story is a disembodied voice on the other end of a call. “This story is about the journey, not the destination,” this older Sophie warns her son at one point. “I’m gonna get with a whole bunch of dudes before I wind up with Dad.”
I guess that's one way to make the original premise even weirder, by being super up front about it with the "kids"
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
I guess that's one way to make the original premise even weirder, by being super up front about it with the "kids"
It's not like Ted didn't offer TMI to his kids in the first place.
Ted is relaying the happenings of each episode to his kids - so they get to learn that dad banged a lot of chicks, and so did Barney and also that Aunt Robin got around too.
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It's not like Ted didn't offer TMI to his kids in the first place.
Ted is relaying the happenings of each episode to his kids - so they get to learn that dad banged a lot of chicks, and so did Barney and also that Aunt Robin got around too.
Oh I know. I'm just saying it's weirder to actually get out in front of it like this, especially with this series, unlike the original, actually showing the mother talking in the "present" like all the time.
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Premieres tomorrow. Two episodes to start, then weekly. 10 episodes total.
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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

Episode 1 and 2 reaction:

Watched both premiere episodes. I liked it, but definitely has its flaws.

Jesse (main guy) and Charlie (British guy) are clearly modeled after Ted and Barney. Charlie is a bit annoying though. Tone it down.

It’s hard to hate on Hilary Duff, so I like her character.

Valentina was funny and had some good one-liners. Nice workout outfit! Crushin’ dick

Ellen was annoying. I’m Asian and was embarrassed for that character. Very disappointing. This character felt like she was shoehorned into the show at the last minute. Maybe if Awkwafina did this role, it could work. But this other actress can’t pull it off.

I was already familiar with the actor who plays Sid. He was from God Friended Me. Miss that show. Good sidekick character.

The HIMYM reference:
Spoiler:
I don’t like that they are using the same apartment. Needed a new setting.

I also don’t like NY as the home setting again, but I understand it since the creators and writers are probably more familiar with it.









I don’t like the bar setting. Getting tired of sitcoms and bars. At least make it a unique bar. A lot of new hotspots are popping up in my city - karaoke bars, arcade bars, bowling / billiards / activity bars. Should have added a unique theme to the bar.


I know sitcoms start slow, so I’m hoping it gets better.


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Re: How I Met Your Father (Hulu) - S: Hilary Duff - premieres 1/18/22

I still plan to watch, despite having not watched the last few seasons of HIMYM. I also am a Hilary Duff fan and that is the reason why I am giving this a real shot, but for being a HD fan I never bothered with Younger, and although she has not been in a ton of films I also do not seek them out (but I have seen most if not all of her Disney stuff). However, this shows stars HD and Francia Raisa so I am there. Even if I end up agreeing with many of the shows critics that it sucks; I suspect it will be a pretty easy to watch background show and not a show to rage about.





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