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Old May 14th, 2013 (06:49 AM).
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I still love HIMYM, the quality has been poor over the past two seasons in comparison to the previous six, but it's still a brilliant show. Besides there's another season to come yet.

I'm glad we've seen the mother, it'll be interesting to see where it goes from here, but I still hope something crazy happens and Ted ends up with Robin because it just seems right.
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I read in an interview with the creators in which they said that the whole of the final season is just going to concentrate on Robin and Barney's wedding weekend and nothing else. To which I say:

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Yeah the interviews do strongly hint that and it would probably leave a very, very disappointing final season.

They'd need some genius writing to fix that idea.
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So, I'm guessing no end point on Ted's story? What a blasphemous notion!
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How I Met Your Mother is finally ending!!! Ever since Season 3 ended, that show has been nothing but a pathetic imitation of itself and I am happy to see it go. Do svidaniya!
I'd agree if not for this current season. This is one of the best seasons the show has managed to produce since it began airing and made me love it again. That said, so incredibly glad it's actually going to be ending soon.

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I read in an interview with the creators in which they said that the whole of the final season is just going to concentrate on Robin and Barney's wedding weekend and nothing else.
So it'll be like a longer version of 24?

"Kids, the following takes place between 8 AM and 9 AM..."

I actually wouldn't hate that

My biggest concern for the final season is whether or not the series will be super literal with its title and Ted doesn't meet the wife until the very last episode. I'd understand that we're left to believe they get together and have kids, but after nearly ten years, you want to see what leads to them getting together.

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So, I'm guessing no end point on Ted's story? What a blasphemous notion!
Well he does meet the mother at Barney and Robin's wedding, sooo it's quite likely that there's all the resolution you need. I'd even go as far as saying he might not need any more character development since he's in a pretty strong place, despite how much the wedding might hurt him.
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Well he does meet the mother at Barney and Robin's wedding, sooo it's quite likely that there's all the resolution you need.
Sure, but it'd be so disappointing to, after eight seasons, have a 'hi I'm x' as the conversation between Ted and the mother we've been so anxiously awaiting to receive an identity for. At least, it would be to me!
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How the hell are they going to cram an entire season into one weekend? Unless Robin happens to be some bridezilla or something, I don't think there would be anywhere enough room for a decent plot let alone cliffhangers or whatever. I just want the show to end already :///
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Only one more season, Chris. Only one more season. Then it's all over!
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Since there is no Eurovision thread this year, I'm going to say here that Greece and Italy's entries were amazing and they deserved something more than 6th and 7th (I think).

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Italy's was terrible. Just some random guy in a suit with no staging and a boring ballad. Greece, on the other hand, should have been the deserved winners. I'll give you that much! Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol is free!
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Wow, I'm blown away by The Great Gatsby. The yarn was eloquently animated and Toby McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio were amaaaazing! Of course, I can't help but spit at the exaggeration of the extravagance of the 1920s and all of their Flapper goodness. I mean, parties back then weren't as buck wild as the movie made them out to be, I'm sure. That and the overuse of special effects in the first twenty-thirty minutes of the movie was disappointing, but the intensity of the rest of the movie made up for every wrongdoing.

Anyone else seen it yet? :D
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What has Denmark ever done ever?
Denmark gave us Mads Mikkelsen.

And while on the subject, Hannibal possibly not getting renewed has me so disappointed with the television public. I mean, it's basically a police procedural mixed with the violence of any popular HBO show from the last few years. Those things by themselves can ensure a show's survival so why... so why... why?
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I'm still yet to watch that!! Explain to me what it's about, is it about the possibly infinite amount of events that happened before his time with Jodie Foster? His time after?
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Hannibal takes place before Silence of the Lambs and also before Red Dragon (but not as far back as Hannibal Rising), back when no one knew what Hannibal was and he was still a psychiatrist. At least that's where the show is right now. I've heard the guy in charge would like to go through all the books, introduce Clarice and the other characters who come later on. Right now the main characters are Will Graham and Jack Crawford, as well as some minor characters from the Red Dragon book who've been given expanded roles and some new characters.

It's really a good show if you enjoyed the movies. Mads gives Anthony Hopkins a run for his money in the creepy department. That's thanks in part to some clever editing and lots of food porn.
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I watched the first episode and liked it a lot, but have no real desire to keep going with it. Maybe I'll catch up given that a lot of my shows are ending now... but even still, with Top of the Lake, Rectify and Treme (ugh, reeeeeeally need to catch up on that), it could still be a while.
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I will, I say, I will keep up with the summer block of new shows. That said, I'm still not entirely sure what all starts up this summer television show-wise other than some crime shows like Motive, but then again that's trash. One thing I do know is that MasterChef starts tomorrow I must find somewhere to watch it because I can't do it where I am now and that's like a knife being driven into my eye, aaaagh. ):
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Hooray for three-hour French, lesbian, coming-of-age, unsimulated sex dramas finally getting the recognition they deserve!
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And while on the subject, Hannibal possibly not getting renewed has me so disappointed with the television public. I mean, it's basically a police procedural mixed with the violence of any popular HBO show from the last few years. Those things by themselves can ensure a show's survival so why... so why... why?
Hannibal is definitely a show meant for cable, and I have to give NBC some credit for taking a chance on it. Most broadcasts networks probably would have turned their heads at it due to its more cable-esque tone. However, more broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX...and yeah, the CW too) need to take bigger risks in the television series they order otherwise cable is going to continue to out win them.

I admit I've only watched the first six episodes of Hannibal and stopped there, five if you don't count the one episode that Bryan Fuller requested to be pulled from air, but I really enjoyed it. The only reason I stopped though was because it's a much slower paced show that carefully takes its time and pays attention to the details of its storytelling that I'd much rather marathon it through instead of waiting each week for a new episode and forgetting something they might have said weeks before.

News that it's on the cutting block upsets me. I wish that if it were cancelled, a cable network would at least pick it up and give it a try.
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Wow, I'm blown away by The Great Gatsby. The yarn was eloquently animated and Toby McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio were amaaaazing! Of course, I can't help but spit at the exaggeration of the extravagance of the 1920s and all of their Flapper goodness. I mean, parties back then weren't as buck wild as the movie made them out to be, I'm sure. That and the overuse of special effects in the first twenty-thirty minutes of the movie was disappointing, but the intensity of the rest of the movie made up for every wrongdoing.

Anyone else seen it yet? :D
I've seen it, and I have to agree about the first twenty-three minutes. What also distracted me was the use of modern R&B music that never existed in the roaring 20's, when it they could've used old jazz music to flow through the atmosphere. I've read the book a few years ago, and aside from some few missing scenes such as Gatsby's father coming to visit his funeral and a few new scenes not present, it still manages to follow the book closely.
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Didn't know Léa Seydoux was starring in that. Have you seen it?

I've got a lot of films I want to see this year (I've only seen two films from this year, To The Wonder and Oblivion), but I want to watch Before Midnight THE F*** NOW.
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Didn't know Léa Seydoux was starring in that. Have you seen it?

I've got a lot of films I want to see this year (I've only seen two films from this year, To The Wonder and Oblivion), but I want to watch Before Midnight THE F*** NOW.
It looks cute! I'm not sure the premise behind it, and I haven't seen Before Sunrise or Before Sunset, but the trailer looks promising.
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It looks cute! I'm not sure the premise behind it, and I haven't seen Before Sunrise or Before Sunset, but the trailer looks promising.
If you haven't checked out Sunrise and Sunset yet, you'll have to go out and get a copy pronto. Both are very, very good films and are part of a 14-year-long trilogy, with Midnight as its end. My advice to you however would be to give it a while before you go from Sunrise to Sunset. You're supposed to wait for 9 years, but just give it a few weeks. I know some people who watched the second film right after watching the first and were really disappointed.
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If you haven't checked out Sunrise and Sunset yet, you'll have to go out and get a copy pronto. Both are very, very good films and are part of a 14-year-long trilogy, with Midnight as its end. My advice to you however would be to give it a while before you go from Sunrise to Sunset. You're supposed to wait for 9 years, but just give it a few weeks. I know some people who watched the second film right after watching the first and were really disappointed.
Ah, why do you think that is? I've never heard of doing something like that.
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That confuses me, too. Why would you be disappointed in watching something soon after? I can only think someone would be disappointed that it was over too quickly. You know, like when you eat your slice of cake and then you look down at your plate and think "Aww, no more cake."
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