I love movies or shows that have unconventional endings. I prefer the leading man and his damsel in distress
killing each other parting ways than say riding in a horse towards the sunset.
Which brings me to a point(s).
Are the endings of 500 DAYS OF SUMMER and HOW I MET YOU MOTHER “BAD” endings?
I absolutely love those two, probably because I can relate to them. Both (TOM and TED) are 20 somethings finding their way to life, love and more. Both are architects (I”m a frustrated architect). But the biggest connection both have is that they are Searching… searching for that Someone.
People hated 500 days’ ending because TOM and SUMMER didn’t ride off to the sunset. Thanks a lot Hollywood for implanting in everybody’s head that every movie should have saccharine-induced endings. What people don’t realize is that 500 days DO HAVE a happy ending! TOM met AUTUMN for Gods sake! It was a hopeful ending! Its a new beginning for both them! WHY CAN’T PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT?!! WHYYYYYYYY?!!!!
Which brings us to my next point, HIMYM. Sure, people complain that the ending was rushed, pointless and not thought through.
"The Mother died!" they say.
"Its titled how met your mother, not how i met robin" they say
"What happened to the character development of Barney" they say
"I waited for 9 years for that?!" they say
But what they aren’t saying is “Ted is happy now with Robin”. They dated each other, they fell apart, they become awkward friends, they dated other people, but in the end they end up with each other. Its just like they spent all their time with other people, to realize how they love each other. Isn’t that called “DESTINY”? Isn’t that what cheesy people like to quote these days? So how come people hated it?
PS: You’re either blind if you can’t see all the signs in the series which points to the much hated ending. The biggest sign was when Ted let go of Robin. In a series full of plot twists, this was a red flag!