- (Six) Five young attractive people - are hanging out in a (coffee house) bar in Manhattan.
- Ted is desperately in love with Robin. After a while Ted moves on, falls in love with another girl and Robin has suddenly has feelings for Ted.
- Some plot lines are very similar to some episodes of Friends. E.g. in "Drummroll, please" Marshall and Lily are stuck in the bath room because they do not to disturb Ted and his new girl friend. Or the first episode, which reminds me very much of the Freinds episode, where Chandler waits in a supermarket for Janice.
Unfortunately the scripts of the first season of HIMYM are not half as good as the first season of Friends. But it's nice, unpretentious, they have at least some new ideas.