Monday, February 13, 2012

Season 7, Episode 16: "The Drunk Train"

"I'm okay with it"-Ted
Oh dear. Oh dearie dearie dear. First off, I'm not going to lie and say this was a bad episode, because it wasn't. But I don't think I'm alone when I say its hard to appreciate the fact that it was good with my state of pissed-offness. I know there are a lot of questions, so I'm sort of going to speed through this. 
I'll start with The Proposal/The Confession of Love. Well, the whole idea of Robin and Kevin being together forever made me really mad. I like Kevin, but as Robin once said, I can't shake this feeling that her and Barney belong together. It was hard to enjoy the jokes or anything because I kept picturing Robin and Kevin childless on the front porch completely devastated with their lives. No one deserves that. As for Ted's confession of love...oh, Ted. Oh Teddy boy. This was really rock bottom for him. We were all convinced this would be a Barney-Robin season. But no. We get stuck with more Ted-Robin crap. My main reaction was "really??" I knew it was going to happen, but that doesn't make it any less ridiculous. 

Next up, Marshall and Lily. Not really a mucho-exiting segment. Funny jokes, not a lot of story progression. Although that flash forward was interesting...
Finally Quinn. Some BR shippers didn't want to see her at all. Some were super exited. And non-BR shippers mainly seemed interested. Me? I really liked her...but I also hated her. Well, not really her, more just the fact that Barney and Robin are downright refusing to deal with their feelings. Quinn was actually funny and sweet, and I think she will bring back the old Barney. And, okay, I know that this is digging waaay to far into the show, but there was a dialouage in "The Bracket" that went like this:
Barney: Some girl I slept with and screwed over is trying to ruin my life. God, why is this happening?!
Lily: It's karma.
Barney: No, it's not Karma, she's stripping in, we're good. 
And Quinn's stripper name is Karma! I know I'm being crazy, but It was pretty interesting to me. 

-Barney being such a Ted and Ted being such a Barney. You'd think I'd hate it, but it was actually amusing. Plus the word search bit..oh, Ted. I'd fall for that. Especially if it was Barney talking LOL. 
-"we don't keep score"
-Barney and Quinn hooked up? Hypothetical high-5! 
-Ted needs to get a life. Not exactly an awesome moment but it needed to be said.


Anonymous said...

when robin said she loves kevin I was like REALLY? since when? since you slept with barney? and then ted telling her he loves her... I mean why now? gosh I sometimes hate ted so much... I also always think robin and barney belong together... Please, writers, bring them back... Anyway quinn/karma seems a pretty cool girl so I could stand her a couple of episodes but I couldn't stand her marrying barney.
GOSHHHH this is frustrating...

Anonymous said...

Wow, great catch on the Karma name thing. The writers wouldn't do that as an accident. That would make for a more interesting storyline for her character.

AndrewsMind said...

Wow, great pickup on the Karma/Bracket thing. I never would've thought that. Thanks for being a HIMYM Nerd :P