If last night’s slew of season finales had all the trappings we’ve come to expect from your standard season ender, why exactly does this TV Addict feel so let down the morning after?
Is it possible that the writers of GOSSIP GIRL, THE BIG BANG THEORY and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER purposely want to depress us. So that the interminably long summer hiatus wouldn’t be so hard to endure.
Starting off with GOSSIP GIRL. Would it have killed the writers of television’s most addictive new drama to leave fans with a glimmer of happiness to hold onto over the summer? Was it really necessary to break up the awesome manipulative force that was Chuck and Blair mere minutes after they professed their love for one another? Could Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage not have taken a page from the BEVERLY HILLS 90210, DAWSON’S CREEK and/or EVERWOOD playbook? Who doesn’t remember the elation we all felt knowing Amy and Ephram were spending two weeks together in New York. Or that Pacey and Joey were off sailing the Atlantic. At the very least, GOSSIP GIRL could have given fans the summer to ‘pretend’ that Chuck and Blair were having the time of their life in Italy. Only to hit us with the harsh reality in September when ‘C’ and ‘B’ return to New York and reveal to ‘S’ and ‘N’ what Dylan and Kelly taught us decades ago [OMFG I’m old]. Traveling plus relationships equal a recipe for disaster!
Robots sent from the future to kill John Connor, a mysterious hidden island with remarkable healing properties, vampires secretly living among us — these things I can buy. But THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Penny and Leonard as a couple. Sadly, this TV Addict’s ability to suspend disbelief can only go so far. And in my world, Jennifer Aniston does not date this guy.
And speaking of things I’m not buying/recipes for disaster. Ted proposing to Stella in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s shocking final moments has me more convinced then ever that Stella is not the mother of this story [see clip]. We’re talking Ted here. The man who revels in sitting his kids down and re-telling virtually every significant story that has ever happened in his life. The man who is easily one of TV’s most romantic leading men. Where was the parade? The cabbie from season one? The yellow umbrella? The big ‘thing’ that acts as the catalyst for the story Ted will be r-etelling for the next thirty years?
Agree/Disagree, sadly, we’ve got until September to discuss.