While it was weak for the last 3 or 4 season, it's season 9 that really shows how feeble it has become. The writing is bad, the characters are different, the actors are tired and the story line is awful. It really parallels the entire shows main problem - being unable to close the deal. Like drawing out the thin story line of meeting the mother over 8 years they now have to try and drag out a two day story arch over an entire year. Frustrating for fans and for those who were fans and are really only just waiting for the end, so they can put the show to bed and finish what they started all those years ago. The show was fun and silly now its just embarrassing.
I loved the past 8 seasons. I laughed, I hoped, I cried. It was awesome! But somehow I hate season 9. Maybe it's because I can't stand the mother or how they're stretching that one single day. All in all, to me it just doesn't seem funny anymore. The actors are looking a bit worn down, too. Like they already had enough of the show.
I have loved How I Met Your Mother since I started watching it 5 years ago. But I dont like season 9. Why do they have to stretch the last hours before Robin and Barneys wedding for so long? Over many weeks(9 episodes) of HIMYM, and it doesnt get the viewer any closer to the actual wedding. At the season 8 finale, I really thougt that the 9th season would start with a wedding. Or at least within the first few episodes...
But hey, it always makes me laugh, even the episodes I have watched many times before.
i could have sworn she was there when Ted was talking about the hints he was dropping about the thank you note.
i thought it was an average episode.
for me, it was let down by the Robin / Barney plot. You've probably heard it all before, but as a couple they don't work, they're not funny together.
i am glad that the canned laughter was turned down in this episode, the 3rd episode was really difficult to watch as the laughter was turned up full volume and played constantly when nothing funny was being said.
What makes this show is the chemistry between the actors. They all feed off of each other so well and it really bleeds though the screen. I'm watching the Final Season Premiere as I'm writing this review, and I can already tell that the 9th season is going to blow it out of the water. The actress who plays the mother is really a great addition to the cast and her chemistry with the cast so far (Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor) is really great. I kind of wish she was introduced sooner so we could've seen more than just one season of her, but at least she's a regular for the final season.
I'm not really one of those bitter fans who think the show went on too long, because I really did fall in love with the characters and the although there are some weak seasons, mainly seasons six and eight, there are still shining moments within those seasons.
What's also interesting about this show is that it's not always about making the funniest joke. It's about actual character progression. Although there are some points within the later seasons where it seems like some characters are acting out of the normal mainly Lily, Ted and Robin, the show is still a solid sitcom and since we all know how hard it is these days to find a quality comedy to follow, How I Met Your Mother really stands out as a bold, quality product. Good writing, good actors, good production values and guest stars. The jokes are seldom forced and everything just flows right.
I'll miss this show a lot when it's over, but 9 years is an amazing run. I wish the cast and crew a great future in the business, and I'll miss seeing a new episode of the show and waiting Ted's epic meet. Here's to a great Final Season!
An awesome show that has had but a few flat spots. Just watched the whole series again and still laughed .... hard. The networks need to look at this show to figure out why the fall schedule looks as bleak as it currently does. I'm gonna miss you HIMYM.
People talking about nothing nine years long. This is what this series is. A totally meaningless, empty series with dumb jokes.
It represents how undemanding the American TV-watching audience is. People in Hollywood made a film exactly like this, called Definitely, Maybe. It was also dull, I could barely watch it, the only good point in it was the cute little child in it.
Thank Nature I only have seen a few bits from this. Terrible boredom is how I could describe it. It doesn't matter if I watch it or not, watching it is like anything else, like scratching my balls, meh, I scratch it, but even if I'm not, it will pass away from itself eventually. If I'm doing it it's fine, if not, I loose absolutely nothing.
After toying around for 8 years with every viewer, the show is finally ending with this season... I wish the season 9 episodes are as good and brilliant as Seasons 1-3. One Request to Carter Bays... Please dont keep beating around the bushes... Its time to end... Better end it with a bang! But I am sure I will miss the characters once when the season comes to an end..
I met this show when it was reconmended by alot of my friends. I found that I loved the show even more than them. I think it's humor is funny and consistent. I think all the characters are evenly funny and have their own kinds of things funny about them. It also excels in it's drama I am very intrusted in what happens next in the show. Maybe at the beggining I had alittle problem with the comments. I quickly got past it and continued to enjoy the show. The funniest part of the show is Barney and his relationship with the other characters and some people might argue that he's not as funny now that the show is making him more human. Some of the jokes don't work for me but that just might be for me. Some jokes will not work for other fans but there are so many other jokes that I find myself luaghing so much that I forget about what I thought wasn't funny. As for hating the show I can't understand that. The weakest characters for me is Lilly becuase I don't like her character entirly there are parts that I like. But I find she is a whitch at times but in other episodes I feel for her. So I can't complain about that to much. This is a complain that we can all understand the show has been running for alot of seasons and by the time he tells this story to his kids they would be dead. I also don't like that there are times where Ted breaks character there are different episodes where he is a jerk and then there are the episodes when he is very likable. Bottom line I love it enough to stay with it and watch it all the way to the end.
This is my all time favortie show. The on-and-off romances between Ted, Barney, and Robin. The way they always make you think Ted's found The One. The humor and romance and just everything about the show. Nine seasons will never be enough! I can't wait for Ted to find This show is bound to go down in history as Legen... Wait for it... Dary!
Loved every minute of this show although ted got a little exasperating at the end and the end of season 8 was the biggest Anti-Climax i've ever seen with a show especially as the creators have said season 9 will be the last season aired of the show, not enough time with the mother, especially as we've had 8 seasons to fall in love with all the other characters.
St. Patrick's Day 1. Picked up a small yellow umbrella.
Once a fault into the economic classroom.
Dating with my roommate, saw mother's heels 1 times. Drop the yellow umbrella, yellow umbrella back to mom's hands.
Ted have to find a matchmaker company (middle , the company found a match for him, but when he is ready to meet Lily a distress call call him away (Lily prepare to SF, painting). This match will also is mum? 688
Honestly, I believe How I Met Your Mother is the best written show I have ever seen, so why aren't people watching it as much as they did Friends or those dumb reality TV shows? The answer is simple. It's because it airs on the "old man" channel. My opinion is that people need to get over it and more people should watch this show because it is the best written show ever. It's not only extremely funny, but it also has heart. It knows how to balance the comedy with the sweet moments that makes the show not only fun to watch, but it makes it real. It makes it authentic, and it makes it heartfelt. Anyone who discovers this show will be hooked because it tells the story of life in the best way.
I really hope this site covers the just announced Comiccon panel for HIMYM, not just because I'm obsessed, but because of the numerous links to this website that I have seen whenever the bigger sites (msn, comcast, nbc) talk about the internet being abuzz about the latest conspiracy theories for the show. I think I followed a link like that the first time I ever came to this site and now I am a daily visitor. So show some love to the HIMYMers.
I think the producers and storie writers should create a story about Barney and Robin deciding on having kids. And that they find out robin is pregnant after the wedding. Knowing that she was told she could never have kids. The doctors made some kind of mix up with the test results for robin with another woman named robin. And there should be a blizsgiving II episode that was my favorite of all How I met your mother shows.
U got that show in 6th place and Arrow is out of top ten Arrow must be the 1st place and this maybe 10 cuz its drama is so slow and every episode is the same and its kinda boring except Barney and Robin but who is really boring and sick is Ted he look sucks.
& harmless but maybe a bit some other things that since the actors involved have done good side movie projects from time to time. I think the case could be made that they deliberately avoid showing people who have other ethnicities than the core cast of the show which I find is separatist of the shows producers. Its more an issue of the times we live in versus the time we don't live in. My world is usually full of all different types of people. I guess this is a show for those whose world is not like that. In the final assessment that makes this show essentially just another example of 'the white weenie show', despite it having some good looking & intelligent young women in the cast. Its not the only sitcom that suffers from this type of thing today. Its also not something that you usually hear anyone talking about. It makes me feel uncomfortable personally.
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