How I Met Your Mother should’ve been better to Robin.

Sitcoms seldom age well. People’s comedic preferences vary fast, not for political or social reasons. In early 2000s comedy, jokes weren’t as funny as they once were. It’s the nature of humor that makes comedies challenging to produce. These include How I Met Your Mother. Now that the series hasn’t been viewed week-to-week for 10 years, its flaws are more prominent. When Robin and Ted dated and broke up, she became a multifaceted character. She inverted several love interest cliches from earlier shows. Yes, she had a girl-next-door look, but her odd and fascinating layers emerged as the concert progressed. Remarkably, the primary female character in a comedy wants to focus on her job and friendships instead of having a family.

Many comedies cast women as housewives or lovers. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your life that way or having those ambitions, but it’s been overused in television—gun-toting, cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking Canadian Robin.

She was a one-hit wonder who became cynical after seeing how the world treated her as a young celebrity. Later, viewers learn that part of the reason she’s like this is that her father wanted a son. It’s a nice twist since it changes the sorts of female comedies.

The program continued, and the writers had no idea how to propel her ahead instead of regressing. It was progressive to have a character that wasn’t interested in relationships or kids. The show never seemed secure in her character arcs, making the criticism moot. Their announcement didn’t feel merited because Ted and Robin have already moved past this ending after 10 seasons.

Robin spends the rest of How I Met Your Mother’s season finale depressed and alone. She’s angry that she has a good profession but no one to share it with. The concluding scene of the show showed her living alone with a bunch of dogs in a gorgeous apartment, like in the first episode. Again, excellent intentions, but they no longer suit Robin. No one judged her for seeking this life. The ending is sad and depressing. Robin deserves more.

She informs Lily (Alyson Hannigan) that her buddies include her ex-husband, ex-boyfriend, and a married couple. Not wishing to see Marshall, Lily, Ted, and Robin felt out of place. Divorcees can understand this emotion.

Her unexpected roll after Season 1 makes everything worse. In the spinoff’s last episode, she appears 10 years after her wedding and 8 years before she and Ted reunite. In the show’s timeframe, anyhow.

She’s alone in the same tavern she frequented in the first series with her buddies. She drank alone and stared at her old booth. Robin asked people about their love lives and weird relationship experiences, like Sophie (Hillary Duff).

After hearing Sophie’s story, she suggests they meet in 10 years. Because she expects to spend another decade alone at a bar, we know she’s almost correct because of how the original series ended, but she’s off by a few years.

The original show’s ending scene follows. A scenario written and partially shot years before airing. This reunion isn’t pleasant, as said. It’s similar to the film’s finale. Yes, our favorite characters are again together, which should be fantastic, but the context of the plot shows they’ll fail again—repeated history.

Robin Scherbatsky was a badass, humorous, charming, and wealthy with a fantastic past and character arc. Her ending is excessive. Robin Scherbatsky deserved a nicer conclusion. If Robin reencounters Sophie, we can only hope that her life improves by the end of How I Met Your Father. Legendary.

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