You can’t make ’em all happy. And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to the finale for a TV series, in this case, How I Met Your Mother.
While HIMYM has a lot of the makings of your typical sitcom — young, attractive white people living in a beautiful New York City apartment who seem to spend roughly 60 percent of their time together — there’s a lot it can be commended for. It was cinematically ambitious, bringing the multi-camera sitcom to new heights. It helped perfect the inside-joke brand of comedy, with an impressive series of recurring jokes and gags that are best appreciated by the longtime viewer. (Slap bet, anyone?)