You'll never see these shows the same way again!
The only thing that’s more fun than getting totally wrapped up in watching a good TV show or movie is theorizing about all the possible ways the story could go. Seriously, when you read a really good fan theory, you can’t help but have an “aha!” moment as the whole meaning of the narrative falls into place.
It’s a great feeling. Here—go have it 14 times in a row!
This is legit, actually!
How I Met Your Mother:
Barney wasn’t nearly the womanizing jerk he appears to be; Ted, telling the story, is making him seem like more of an ass so his kids will be okay with Ted pursuing Robin. (Notmiefault)
My favorite theory about that show is that everything happens the way Ted remembers it – Barney didn’t actually sleep with a new woman every night, but in retrospect it seems like he did. The Playbook was more like one play Barney wrote down that the gang found and made fun of him over and over for until it turned into this big thing. It also explains how Ted and Marshall were able to afford a large apartment in Manhattan – it was small, but they remember it as being huge. (General__Obvious)
You can’t believe everything you see…
On a similar note, Rose from Titanic is an unreliable narrator. It explains why she’s the only fully fleshed out three-dimensional character while everyone else is a melodramatic stock archetype, and also how she fudged a couple of details in Jack’s backstory by name dropping communities and events that historically hadn’t existed before the sinking. (gorka_la_pork)
Garfield hates Mondays because Jon has to go back to work and he misses him. (GiantMovie)