This finale has come up now in three very different conversations.
How I Met Your Mother began with a very ambitious and interesting conceit. Of course it led to a more or less traditional sort of sitcom (20something white people livin' it up in New York) but it all worked to a fantastic ending.
Except that the ending that we got left me with a very sour taste in my mouth.
It's funny that I just found this this evening, while YouTubing other things. It's certainly not a very ambitious ending, but this finale has the right emotional beats, and it ends the show on the premise we were promised.