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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #30 How I Met Your Mother

Kids, I’ve long wanted to write a retrospective of How I Met Your Mother for this site. Then Grant wrote one and, of course, it’s fantastic and way better than what I would have written. But I’ll take a crack at it, even though I no longer feel pressure to hit all the major points:…

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HIMYM Finale: So, That Was a Thing

(Do not read if you don’t want spoilers.) How I Met Your Mother concluded after 9 seasons last night with its all-time most-watched episode. And all those extra fans were, shall we say, not thrilled with the serpentine narration’s final twist. In an episode that provoked a text message from one of EarnThis’s founders that simply stated…

The Moonlighting Fallacy, and why I hate gutless TV plotting

Do you know about The Moonlighting Fallacy? It’s an incorrect theory that TV shows can’t resolve conflict or change any of their fundamental dynamics because it will cause the shows to crumble creatively and commercially. It primarily applies to U.S.T. – unresolved sexual tension. The most common victims are sitcoms and/or dramedies. Shows are scared…