Many pop-culture stories from 2014 were fodder for public outcry. As the year comes to a close, Zap2it takes a look back at some of the biggest uproars and asks: U Still Mad?
After nine seasons, chances are it was impossible for “How I Met Your Mother” to have a series finale that left every fan satisfied. With that being acknowledged, the show managed to deliver an ending that enraged a large and very vocal portion of the fanbase.
After spending years telling the story of how Ted Mosby would eventually meet the woman he would marry, the finale showed her death. What’s worse, it happened in the episode before they actually met. Leading up to that fateful moment at the Farhampton train station, Ted tells his kids about the time they had together, ending with her getting sick and dying.
Naturally — since Robin and Barney’s marriage failed — that left the door open for Ted to end up with his on-again/off-again girlfriend Robin. It’s as if years of trying and failing to be together meant nothing, because there was love there and Ted got the approval of his kids to date someone who isn’t their late mother.
The finale wasn’t all bad, though. Barney finally found the woman in his life that he loved unconditionally: His daughter. Watching the moment he finally grew up after so long was something special. Then, of course, there was the alternate ending. After the fan backlash against the finale, the show’s creators released another version of the ending with Ted and the mother living happily ever after.
Was it all worth it in the end? After nine years of “How I Met Your Mother,” did one episode taint the show for you? There’s no debating the fact that the immediate response to the show was almost entirely negative. However, looking back on of are you still mad?