How The Story Ends

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, I need to tap your collected wisdom. Should I give How I Met Your Mother a shot? The show falls in the category of things I got interested in at a point when I was already tremendously behind in the series, and was not available for me to watch obsessively on Netflix Instant Watch.

But it strikes me as kind of fitting that the show is going to meander on for another two years. Normally, I think shows really ought to know what their end game is, that the show’s creators should know who the damn mother is and how the main character meets her. But I’m sort of amused by the idea that in the show, as in life, nobody has any idea whatsoever until they actually get there, that the writers will stumble on the right woman, and so will we.