“A lot of [the reaction] was great. I think the narrative the media got ahold of was that everyone was outraged. I don’t think that was true,” Radnor said.
Considering the intense pressure on a series finale to wrap up the show perfectly, Radnor said viewers would have likely had the same reaction to a different ending. He explained:
“If Ted and Tracy walked off into the sunset together, I think people would have called it a soft or sentimental ending, or that it was a fairy tale. But something about “How I Met Your Mother” was it always upended your expectations, it always made you cry, it always was not what you thought it was. So I think it was in keeping with the DNA for the show. And my suspicion is that it will age pretty well, so let’s talk in 10 years and see what people think.”
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