5 thoughts on “Why Daisy Jones and the Six’s Finale Succeeded Where How I Met Your Mother Failed

  1. Agreed. I gave up when HIMYM got the that 2 or 3 season renewal after Season 6. No ending could live up to so long a reveal.

  2. “Because the show lasted too long” could be laid at the feet of MANY sitcoms, especially over at CBS since, oh, about 1995. HIMYM was just the “CBS sitcom that ran too long” between “EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND” and “BIG BANG THEORY” (with “TWO & A HALF MEN” somewhere in between).

  3. It didn’t succeed. It was extremely jarring and the first thing that popped into my head was didn’t watch HIMYM before writing such a silly ending (although I assume I should direct that at the book author rather than the TV people).

  4. Ending worked in Daisy and the Six because there was no strong character development like HIMYM, which is understandable mostly since one is a movie and one a series, but characters just weren’t as charismatic as well. The HIMYM story directed us more into a direction that didn’t fit with ending, whereas Daisy and Six’s storyline was so loose and not as emotional attaching. Also serious deduction of points for not being creative and ripping off another story. There were so many easy directions it could’ve taken with such a generic storyline about rock band.

  5. To be clear: We have two unrelated shows involving people from the “present” learning about history, essentially via time jumps, and the protagonists together are named “Bill” and “Ted”? That’s genuinely amazing.

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