我被大结局气疯了。来转一篇商议。

我被大结局气疯了。来转一篇商议。

How I Met Your Mother Watch: Mate and Switch
via: http://time.com/44702/how-i-met-your-mother-finale-review/
【】号是自己加的

记得儿时上语文课,差不离每篇课文老师都会陈设一种作业,叫“归咎中央观念”:“那篇课文通过XXX传说,表明了XXX,教育了大家XXX,大家从中学会了XXX”。是还是不是我们习于旧贯如此,面临电影,总认为它应该教育大家如何。有种被指引癖。
  不是您“不懂”,而是非常多影片,本就不想令你去“懂”什么。你只要能够被带入剧中,感受着主人的高兴,而这种情怀又适度、准确又有力,能感动你,和您心里深处的某种心绪发生共鸣,像心绪的剧中人物扮演,你便未有白看。而好的影片,能够是辛亏它的心思表明标准、真实、有力,能够让未有过这么经历,从未经历这种情感的人,就如经历过、感受过一模一样,以为真切,以为心里不安定。
  若无这种认为,就如吃不惯黄椒的人,只是少了一种美味。
  不是每部好影片都适合全数人,但多一点机智,可以观望越来越多的颜色。

I do not want to dwell on all the things I hated about the How I Met
Your Mother finale.

                                       ——老生

I do not want to dwell on how, as I wrote before, introducing The
Mother–farewell, Tracy McConnell, how briefly we knew you!–then killing
her off to pair Ted and Robin, would be and was a mistake. 【Not because
HIMYM owed us a happy ending, or any particular ending, but because it
made the entire series an elaborate fake-out, setting up an elaborate
story that was not, in the end, what it purported to be about.】

I do not want to dwell on how this finale–from all reports planned long
ago–was essentially a failure in the confidence of HIMYM‘s storytelling.
Bays and Thomas clearly regarded the pilot’s ending twist, in which we
learn Ted’s romantic interest is “Aunt Robin,” was a problem to be
solved, or fixed. 【This ending screamed lack of confidence that the
show could change, that the audience could come to accept anyone but Ted
and Robin together in the end.】

I do not want to dwell on how, therefore, this ending was a powerful
argument that–criticisms of finales like Lost‘s notwithstanding–it is
not necessarily the ideal thing to “have it all planned out from the
beginning.” Not if that plan is so rigid and locked-in–say, with lines
of ending dialogue recorded years in advance–that they can’t allow for
organic growth and surprise. Stories change over nine years, characters
do, people do. And people did over the course of HIMYM–only to be
wrenched back over the course of an hour, because that was The Plan.
That show you followed since 2005, it turns out, was the longest retcon
in the history of retcons.

I do not want to dwell on how, even if you accept the long-telegraphed
ending twist, this was just a clumsy, emotionally disjointed hour. It
did, befitting the show, take a narrative risk, cramming decades of
story into 60 minutes. And a lot of it worked, powerfully: Barney
melting as he looked into his daughter’s eyes, Ted and Tracy realizing
their fate on that train platform. But in a rush to change and re-change
the characters, nothing had the chance to land.

I do not want to dwell on how Barney matured, became a jackass again,
then re-matured (but we never had time to learn anything about his
babymamma). I do not want to dwell on how we had, by my rough guess,
about 45 seconds to learn Tracy’s name, see her meet Ted, mourn her, and
get the hell over her so the kids could laugh it off and tell their dad
to get out there again we could return to Status Quo 2005. (For the
audience, it was How I Met, Then Quickly Moved Past Because Remember She
Was Not the Original Love Interest, Your Mother.) I do not want to dwell
on how it all ended with a surprisingly unmoving reunion, some clumsy
editing of Future Ted and the kids, and wigs.

I suppose by this point I have dwelt on the things I hated. Sorry.

But it’s because of what I loved about the show came before it.

If the HIMYM finale ate it big, it did at least, fittingly, aim big. The
show premiered in September 2005, back when we were seeing the first of
many dramas that would try to emulate the nonlinear, time-jumping
trickery of Lost. As it turned out, strangely enough, HIMYM, a romantic
comedy, was easily the most successful of Lost’s spiritual
heirs–beginning with a mystery, jumping around in time, relied on the
viewer to pay close attention.

【It succeeded where so many dramas failed, maybe, because it wasn’t
about the tricks. All the narrative dancing was in service of showing
who its central characters were and would come to be. 】The philosphy of
HIMYM was: if you want to know the story of who a person really is,
you’d better sit down, because it’s going to take a while.

The same structure that made HIMYM so much fun and so emotionally
absorbing for so many years, though, meant that it was placing a
gigantic up-front bet on its final episode. It’s hard to argue that it’s
all about the journey when the destination is right there in the
title.

【And you know what, intellectually, maybe that destination did make
sense. Couples do divorce. (It makes sense–maybe the most sense of
anything in this finale–that 罗布in was actually not necessarily in a
place to get married to anyone, and that she could be perfectly happy
with her career. Part of me hopes that she and 特德 date, but never move
in or marry.) People take years to find themselves, people drift apart
and come back together, people die too soon. A great series could tell
that stories and lay out those complicated, hard truths. The problem is:
that is not the series that How I Met Your Mother was for the previous
nine years. It was just the series it tried to force itself to be for
its last hour.】——这段不能够同意越多!

The series that it was, though, was and remains pretty great. (Mostly.
It fell off toward in the later seasons, and it turns out the last year
was largely a stalling exercise.) And much of that, fortunately, was
still here. The chemistry between Jason Segal and Alyson Hannigan was
still delightful (and she was a sport dressed up like the sperm scene
from Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex). Cobie Smulders was
spirited to the end, Neil Patrick Harris got to show genuine dramatic
chops, and damn if Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti didn’t throw off
sparks.

The finale may have blown my night, but it won’t spoil my enjoyment of
HIMYM retroactively. Because–to me, subjectively–the search for the
Mother was not really what this story was about. It was the title, yes,
the hook, but it was the shaggy-dog story that got us from there to
here. If that super-story mattered much more to you than it did to me,
of course, that’s totally legitimate–and maybe to you this was the
perfect resolution, or something that destroyed the show entirely and
forever. Me, I’ll be mad at this finale for a while, but in the end: it
was a bad hour of TV, at the end of many, many good half-hours of TV.

I’m going to remember it, in other words, in the way HIMYM wanted us to
believe that Ted remembered Tracy. Sometimes something you love dies
terribly, and you move on. And you just have to remember everything that
you loved for as long as you could.


这几周真是太痛楚了。。。First, Will Gardner died. Then HIMYM ends,
leaving Barney and Robin divorced. The Mom died. 罗布in and 特德 hooked up
again. 你们当Aunt 罗布in是乒球吗在几个汉子之间拍来拍去!!!

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