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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
is he good at pull-ups or have radical hair?
Oh, HIMYM. Are we done? Are you done trying to convince me that Robin/Don was a Romance For The Ages?

Because, honestly, Don was the least developed multi-episode character ever on this show. Heck, even Britney Spears's character was more fully realized although I can't recall her name at the mo. Mandy?

I just... I'm trying, you know, to connect how Robin deals with break-ups (Simon, Barney, Ted) to how she's been dealing with this, but... I can't believe she had any feelings at all for this loser. Especially not so much that she left a series of increasingly violent messages on his voicemail. Yeah, it's a sitcom, and realism is sometimes sacrificed for a joke, but COME ON.

I know you wanted to go all Joss by giving us what we "need" instead of what we "want", but you know what I need? Good storytelling. I don't care in the long run if the pairings I like are together or not, but I do care that I believe what's happening on the screen.



I did like the Ted story, though, so thank you for that.





Shucks, I looked it up. It's Abby. Mandy is kinda close?

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serena_b From: serena_b Date: October 6th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been watching reruns so I can't remember...er... Was Ted being seduced by Barney to try and come work for his company? I thought that was hilarious.

I never got the whole Robin/Don thing. I thought their whole relationship was weird in that it felt like an afterthought and there wasn't much put into the whole thing so I am also puzzled as to why she was so upset about the breakup. Eh. I don't know what they're planning this season but we need something to actually happen I think...
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: October 6th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Barney wanted Ted to not so much work for the company but design their building, so he was putting the moves on him. That was the best part of the episode.

I was reading the TWoP thread and some people suggested Robin's depression was more over giving up her dream job for Don (only for him to take it), and while I can see that, I didn't buy her liking him enough to give up the job in the first place. Robin's in need of some serious character refurb this year. She used to be my favorite.
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