Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Today marks a monumental day in our television viewing: It's the last episode of How I Met Your Mother. Ever. And, if we're being honest, it's been kind of a long, hard road. The relationship started out just great — we connected with Marshall, Lily, Ted, Robin, and Barney almost immediately upon starting the show. The running jokes always made us laugh, and we genuinely cared about what happened to the MacLaren's gang.
But, then, it just kept going...and going, and going. And, now, nine years later, it feels like we've beat a dead horse. (The dead horse being Ted and Robin's love story, of course). Instead of feeling nostalgic and teary-eyed about the end of the show, we're kind of exasperated and just want things to wrap up already.
We partly blame the writers for leading us down this road, but it certainly isn't the first time we've begrudgingly stuck with a show for way too long (Dexter, anyone?). So, in honor of HIMYM's final curtain call, we're rehashing other shows that led us slightly astray — maybe next time around we'll learn from our mistakes.