I loved this show, but this season has really be hit and miss. And the miss, imo, is because the writers don't know what to do with Robin. For whatever reason, they are obsessed with thinking she's the greatest thing since sliced bread and man...it's just enough with Ted and Robin or Barney and Robin. ENOUGH. I think the hair and wardrobe people agree with me because I don't think Cobie has worn a flattering outfit or hairstyle all season.
With Ted, we all know she's Aunt Robin so anything else is wasting our time (and also making it completely implausible that she's Aunt Robin -- like the mother would let Robin stay in their lives after all this push and pull). Second, WTH does Ted like her so much. This is a woman who freaked the hell out when she thought he was proposing but accepted another guy like within 10 minutes. Why is he back to "I love you Robin." WHY? What has she done for him that is so great. NOTHING. I was so glad when Marshall told her she had to move out.
I like Barney and Quinn. I don't know that they're end game, but I think they're interesting. Plus, it gives Barney and Ted lots of BFF moments and that's when they are both at their best. I wont even mind if they go back to Robin and Barney eventually (though I personally think he ends up having kids so I don't see it), but right now, let Robin figure out her life (preferably off screen) and let Barney learn how to be in a relationship.
Marshall and Lily still have some great stuff, but they're mainly supporting for me. I didn't enjoy the move to the suburbs and then move back. I hate Lily's dad. I'm so sad Marshall's dad was killed off but that was some of the best material the show has ever done. Hopefully the baby wont ruin them.
Yeah, I think the show is getting to the end personally. I would give it maybe a few more seasons,and then I hope we know who the mother is ...
My favorite character is, of course, Barney
I like Marshall and Lily as a couple, always have. I've been very pro-Alyson Hannigan since her Buffy days though so that's part of the reason why I like her so much.
It's a great show. I'm looking forward to seeing more, and I am getting that feeling that they're running out of places to take it.