Ted and Robin: The Jerry and Elaine of the Aughts?
Posted Mar 1, 2008 @ 9:42 PM
Of course it would be hard to peek much farther into the future as the show does need to end with Ted meeting the future Mrs. Moseby, but it would be nice to get glimpses of the two characters in the "friends zone" through the years.
Posted Mar 11, 2008 @ 5:38 AM
Posted Jan 16, 2009 @ 2:11 PM
For one thing, we know from the Pilot that Robin ends up 'Aunt Robin', so there's no suspense (although there IS a certain amount of relief!) that Robin ends up being the titular 'Mother' of Ted's kids. We know immediately that whatever sort of relationship they have ends and are just waiting for the two of them to finally figure that out.
More importantly, I just don't see much chemistry between them, physically or otherwise'. I don't really see why they'd 'click' and have much of a connection. I also feel like Robin is a little less distinctively Robin (fiercely independent, tough, amusingly emotionally clueless, pragmatic) when she's with Ted and a little more like a generic female TV character.
Edited by bookwrm74, Jan 16, 2009 @ 2:12 PM.
Posted Jan 19, 2010 @ 10:20 AM
Edited by WalaBridget, Jan 20, 2010 @ 6:27 AM.
Posted Jan 19, 2010 @ 11:16 AM
Posted Jan 19, 2010 @ 11:42 AM
Edited by falulatonks, Jan 19, 2010 @ 11:44 AM.
Posted Jan 19, 2010 @ 1:46 PM
Posted Jan 19, 2010 @ 5:42 PM
Robin's character has always just kind of moulded to fit the season's storyline, to the point where I don't even know whether there is a "distinctive Robin". But I think she was a lot 'softer' in seasons 1 and 2 than she is now. I don't think she was necessarily out of character in season 2-- I think at that point a) well, she liked him, despite his creepy stalker tendencies, so she thought she'd try it and b) Ted had worn her down with said creepy stalker tendencies.
I also feel like Robin is a little less distinctively Robin (fiercely independent, tough, amusingly emotionally clueless, pragmatic) when she's with Ted and a little more like a generic female TV character.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 @ 6:28 AM
Posted Jan 24, 2010 @ 10:23 PM
There is something terribly wrong with the characterization of Robin lately and I think it has to do with the fact that after she broke up with Ted, the growth she generated during their relationship just faded off the page, as if the relationship did nothing for her except that it took up a year of her time. That's why I don't buy that she and Barney couldn't find ways to make their new relationship work. Sure, she's not the greatest at relationships, but she did have a rather good one with Ted not all that long ago. With Barney, she could have been the Ted in that relationship.
To me, Ted needs a woman who will adore him and be wowed by him a little. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember Robin ever being wowed by Ted. (Not counting the blue horn "I love you" debacle.) It always seemed to be the other way around.
Edited by AuntieLizard, Jan 24, 2010 @ 10:23 PM.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:19 AM