I'd like to introduce myself. I'm a girl who just got screwed over by a guy -- A guy named Ted Mosby. Sure, he seemed nice at first, But I found out soon enough Ted Mosby is a jerk -- A big, stupid jerk And I'm going to tell you all about it. He treats you like a queen, And then he treats you mean.
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Ted Mosby: The Awful Truth
After nine years of following the love story of the least likeable character on television, I have been slapped in the face one final time by the inconsistent, unrealistic sitcom that once used to make me laugh: How I Met Your Mother. You have been warned. It can lead to moments of true emotion or unexpected hilarity. Unfortunately, these moments grow boring and annoying after a few minutes. How I Met Your Mother decided to do this for nine years. It was a view into young America at the turn of the millennium, and it was as relatable as it was poignant. In addition to the extremely disappointing and contrived ending, How I Met Your Mother suffered from several other flaws. In the first few seasons of the show, Ted is portrayed as the hopeless romantic. He is genuinely kind to his friends, and it is almost impossible to not root for him. Fast forward seven years.
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By Jaime Weinman May 7, The idea was that the stuff that the writers thought made him heroic, or interesting, or superior, actually made him seem like a self-righteous jerk. Another character like that was Brandon on If a character is acting in ways that would make you want to smack him in real life, the site asked, why is he the hero? Because we all know that Ted owns her. For life. Where was Ted when Barney was stealing the women Marshall was interested in? Now, before you start: I know that most of this stuff actually makes sense in the context of the episode and its theme.
Hell, even Neil Patrick Harris agrees with that assessment and points to a season five episode where Ted exaggerates how Barney and Robin let themselves go during a rough patch in their relationship, explaining:. And now with the benefit of hindsight, it seems like Ted was an even bigger douche than we initially pegged him to be. Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day.