A Thought: Marshall and Lily just might be the perfect couple. I love the witty banter, and the friendship the two have.
Of course, I love Ted, Robin, and Barney -- this show would not be the same without any of them. I think it's great the way then writers epitomize the friendship dynamic in these five characters. I think we all know a Lily, Marshall, Ted, Robin, and Barney -- or are one of the aforementioned.
I can't decide which is my favorite episode, who is my favorite character, or what is my favorite storyline. Truth be told, I love them all.
The writers place very small clues about the mother and they never really show her. But I seriously think they showed her in this episode and no one noticed! Ted says that he didn't meet his wife in the club...he only bumped into her! Re-watch the episode...When Ted and Barney are at the club, Ted's talking to Vanessa Manillo and he bumps into a girl, he apologizes for a sec and continues his discussion. Now think about... What was the point of him bumping into this girl! I'm pretty sure thats his wife. Or maybe they're just toying with us, either way love the show. If the writers are reading this... don't forget me! :) hehe joking
At first I thought "Wow, another show about five friends, how original". But I gave it a chance after everyone was telling me how great it was. I gave it a chance and now I see why everyone loves it.
It's not your usual show about friends. It has a lot of creativity in it like how it first started off as story. Now really think it's a funny show and my favorite character is Barney. I just think that anyone could fall in love with this show like I did.
Fans of "Friends" and "It's Always Sunny" will probably like this show
I don't live in the US, so i found out about this show from an SNL episode with Neil Patrick Harris, which was extremely funny, btw.
So i checked out TV show he advertised and it was even better. Every single character (and all them together) is amazing, jokes are the best, by far this is the funniest show i've seen.
So i watched all available seasons and it even gets better in the end.
Yes, there're ALOT of references to friends and some other sitcoms, but they're not annoying, even funny sometimes (like that Cheers episode).
Bottom line: show is totally worth watching and if it doesn't make you laugh, go to the doctor, there might be something wrong with you!
What an amazing show!! Some of the best characters by far in any show on air. The writers of the show are amazing how they come up with the plot for every episode and tie them all in with past and future events. So many memorable moments that make me want to watch every episode over and over. The characters are great, the lines they come up are classic and the story is memorable. truly Amazing!!
I'll make some people angry and id have to say this would be BETTER than Friends by far. Great show, a must watch for anyone!!
To be honest, not really a exceptionally interesting episode. What was the point of the final twist revealing the 3 stories took place on 3 different days? Usually when HIMYM throws such a contrivance in, it leads to a unique and event-catalysing scene; and as touching as the Marshall-Lily reunion was, it's not like we've never seen it before ('How Lily Saw Christmas', for example).
Really the only reason I'm writing this review is for confirmation that we saw a 'future scene' during this episode. During the montage of five-word-sentences-that-every-man-says, one has Ted sitting on the couch saying "I'm gonna win her back". Is it just me, or has that not happened yet? Clearly it wasn't meant to be part of the joke, so is it something coming in the future?
If so, what could this mean? Is it the mother he's referring to? And speaking of which, when was the last time HIMYM gave another hint about her? As I recall, last time was in episode 3.12 'No Tomorrow' where she and Ted attended the same St Patrick's Day party. Isn't it time for another hint (given we're well over Stella by now)?
I have seen many bad reviews about this series and I decided to watch it, every single episode.
And the thing is that I loved it. The plot is good written, the characters are charming and crazy in their own way.
I will try to answer some question whit my review, to try and make the people understand it better.
So the story of how I met your mother is Ted Mosby telling the story of how he met their mother, and why? Why would a father do that, well in season 2, episode 3, Ted tell his mother that one day, we will tell his kids the story, every single detail, because he think it's important they know. And why torture a kid? It's like telling a story of what u got today, I may think it's interesting but it's just pain to every one else. So it's all connected, if you see it from the right angle, every bit of the story is connected to the future.
Some people say that the jokes are stolen and the show is an imitation of other shows. In a comedy it's hard to tell a joke that don't resembles any other, and if you were a fan of other shows you will recognize it, but now, think like this, the joke may be similar, but the situation, the timing, the characters and even the surrounding make it new and funny again. Innovating is good, but making something old into something new and funny it's has hard and good as innovating.
I read some were that there was no depth in the personality of the characters. If I try to watch the show, and take attention every character as a distinct personality and different ways of acting, Ted is a kind guy that takes extreme good care of girls, is a very loyal friend, gets crazy some times, want to get married, and find the love of his life. Robin is from Canada and loves her country, she is afraid of commitment, hates kids, loves guns, has some father and past complexes, and wants to travel trough the world. Lily is a sweet girl that works on a kindergarten loves to paint, feel bad that her carrier as a painter didn't go so well, loves Marshall and his totally nuts when It comes to having sexual relation whit Marshall. Marshall is the romantic, dedicated and respecting boyfriend, crazy about Lily, dedicated to his best friend Ted, wants to stay a teenager, he loves to party and wants to protect the environment as an attorney. Barney is the Womanizer of the group, crazy ideas, always trying to get girls, helps his friend in his own way, has father as well as mother issues, thinks it's a god, as a shady job, and as a other side that…(watch the show won't put spoilers in here). Every character has her own distinct objectives, personalities and lives, none of them are equal in any way, that makes them unique and not in any way shallow.
The show is awesome; the actors play their characters greatly. Every situation is so unique and crazy, but at the same time you can relate to them, any character has a trait that you can watch and think "hey, I've done that!" or "that happen to me." I recommend the series to any one that loves a good romantic series as well as a comic one, the plot is very well written that will make you want to get to know every aspect of the series and the characters, and you will be always wanting to know what will happen next.
This comedy is a great laugh and works so well even though similar ideas have been created eg. seinfeld and friends. The key to its success is possibly that it creates a kind of mix between the two for a great fresh comedy.
This show is about a father who tells his children about how he met his mother through a series of flashbacks. The father is Ted and he goes through a series of stories and events with his four best friends; Marshall, Robin, Lily, and BARNEY!
Whoever thought of this show is a pure genius. The way this show is set up is brilliant; how Ted is telling his children twenty years into the future about how he met their mother is a great and original idea. This show is one of the funniest ever! There isn't a show where you won't leave thinking, "wow!" As funny as all the characters are, the funnniest guy, who most fans of this show fall in love with is the confirmed bachelor; Barney. His catchphrases, his lack of respect, his antics to get girls will crack you up throughout the entire series. Watch it now!
Well, "noway746", criticise me for disliking a show which feels the need to remind us every -3.0363 seconds that boys like girls, girls like boys, boys have penises and girls have vaginas, but you have absolutely no basis for critising me for liking The Simpsons. Do you want to know why, or were you just mocking my love for the greatest television show in history because you know you're wrong and you don't have any legitimate criticism to offer?
And if you actually think that I called this show "unsuccessful", then you are seriously one huge idiot because if you spend more than half a second glancing at my review you'll notice that I said "...the fact that show show IS REASONABLY SUCCESSFUL" not "unsuccessful".
But...haha...then I just remind my self that there's no point arguing with a bunch of people who think this watered down version of Friends (which was actual comedy) is more pointless than writing out the entire dictionary on a notebook just so you have a spare. Why don't you guys just buy some tissues, rent Friends or YES, THE SIMPSONS, and cry your hearts out over the sight of actual comedy - something you're clearly so unfamiliar with.
the people who are putting this show down because its rude or some thing like that are people who are no fun this is a tv show its not that big of a deal it is funny and a good show i will tell anyone to watch this show it is the funniest show since friends anyone who does not like this wouldn't know comedy if it fell in front of them yes sometimes they make a rude joke but i dont know anyone who hasn't made a rude joke before everyone it doesn't madder who you are have at one point said something a bit rude to make people laugh it is a good show
It is the best comedy show ever keep it up guys .
I mean the story is gread , the dirctor is brilliant
and the actors are first-class I hop it gets as far as friends or more As for actors Ted: makes you feel that no body else will be right for the part more than him Marshal : spontaneous , gives you the feeling that you're watching him living his real life not acting in some show Barrny :what can I say , but I'll tell him as he usaully says ( you are awesome ) Lily and Roben are the flavor of the show
How i met your mother is amazing i had heard alot about it for a year or so and then i finally watched an episode online.. and was hooked. I then had to get ahold of all 3 seasons and ended up watching them in a couple days before season 4 came on :P. If there is one thing this show seriously cannot do without.. its neil patrick harris.. his role as barney is Legen.. wait for it.. dary.. haha he makes that show. But honestly the whole cast is perfect they are all funny and the ladies are hot. I think the best thing about this show is presentation.. the way they show things is great. Example: In the slap bet episode when it goes straight from ted telling robin he wont tell anyone about her 'being married' to the next scene of barney being slapped across the face. The way they transition into the next scene with immediate laughs is why i love this show.. not to mention the constant reference to getting high with the eating a 'sandwich' thing haha. Hope this show goes on for a long time it doesnt seem like the writers are losing their spark anytime soon :D
okay, cinemaster, i can't take you seriously when you judge this show to be immature after i saw that you have "the simpsons" picked as a favorite show....
good show, love the wit, love the story, love the jokes, and love the characters. They do well referencing previous episodes, and continuing the storyline from episode to episode.
the premise of the show is excellent, and the execution of the idea is flawless...
if people like cinemaster would watch more than a few episodes of a show before writing a review of it, then they might actually raise a few valid objections to the show, but since reasons such as immaturity are noted in her review, i highly doubt she bothered to do her research.
Ted is an excellent character, he seems so vulnerable, allowing the audience to connect.
Marshall is awesome. He is naive in that he thinks to look for the good in others, and he hopes for saving the environment, and yet he is very intelligent, and witty. And his roots in minnesota playing "baskiceball" make him just "adorable" Barney is a jerk, and the show needs a jerk to be complete. The "immaturity" he provides is harmless and hilarious, get over it if you can't handle it.
Lilly is possibly the cutest woman ever to be on television. She is an artist, and a kindergarden teacher, she wants to act grown up, but she just can't.. her struggle provides some great storylines.
Robin is gorgeous, funny, and smart. Her presence allows for some playful, and tasteful mockery of our neighbours to the nort... Her character is just aboot the funniest part of the show... gun slinging hockey loving, and cute, deadly combination.
the cast fits together perfectly, each person's flaws fit into the next person's flaws, opening the door to many many lines of jokes..
unsuccessful? season 4 neilsons put it averaging at 9.56 million, peaking at 10.4 mil... sounds pretty successful to me...
also, dont even bother calling me immature, you're talking to the 19 year old who has more classical music in his collection than your average public library, a 19 year old who can quote any simon and garfunkel song's lyrics, and who sings in an annual local performance of Handel's Messiah... which btw, i could quote for you right now.... so, no, i am not immature...
in the immortal words of Marshmellow, Marshall Erikson: "Lawyered"
For the past couple of weeks, How I Met Your Mother episodes were trying too much to create 'trends' – all of those silly yet original phrases, rules, and behavioral patterns. We've had the Naked Man, the Woooers, the Cheerleader effect… It's too much! Barney's shticks are good fun, but they can't hold the series on their own, there needs to be something more – and this episode provided it!
We finally got a full episode with a story of its own and not too many attempts to create its own definition of things and behaviors. And it was a kick-ass episode too! Although Barney is starting to get annoying as Robin's love puppy, Ted is still cool and Marshall kicks ass, literally!
And don't get me started about the Lightsaber finale, my poor nerdy heart couldn't take it, it was too awesome for words. Yet again – How I Met Your Mother has proven that it's a survivor, and that it still has a long way to go and lots of things to accomplish before jumping the shark. It was a pleasure to watch, can't wait for more!
I've memorized certain episodes, and have the three first seasons on DVD. I watch them all the time. The Episode "the Matchmaker" was when me and my family got hooked. Best episodes: (S1)Purple Giraffe; Okay Awesome; Slutty Pumpkin; Game Night; Milk; (S2) Swarley; Slap Bet; How Lily Stole Christmas; Columns,; Monday Night Football; Arrivederci, Fiero; Showdown; (S3) How I met Everyone Else; Spoiler Alert; Slapsgiving, the Platinum Rule; the Bracket; Miracles; (S4) Best Burger in New York, Intervention.
only in MY Opinion. That list is in chronological order. =D I do admit that I AM obsesed with this show. Unfortuantaly, this happends ALOT.
When I saw the Naked Man in Ted's apartment I thought we were seeing a variation of Friends when Joey stripped down just after meeting Monica, thinking she wanted him. Instead we meet a guy who intentionally gets naked as a ploy to seduce his date. As lame as it sounds, it works on Robin. As the gang discusses the event later, Barney is so overwhelmed at this new technique he fails to get jealous at the fact that Robin has slept with someone else. Few things make Barney stand in awe. But Marshall is aghast at Robin's slutty ways. While the rest of the group harangues Marshall he holds on to being a big old girl, insisting that you should only sleep with someone you love. Lily decides to come up with 50 different reasons to sleep with someone. The Naked Man claims his method works two out of three times. Ultimately, Barney, Ted, and Lily try the technique with only Barney failing. Great stuff. This is the kind of humor I expect from this show.
It is shocking thing to acknowledge, but it has been going on for quite a few chapters now: this series has gotten so ultra-conservative-preachy to a level that reminds us the worst Bill Cosby. The very beginning of this chapter is a riot, where Barney - as usual, the best of the pack - is HUGE with all his no-father's day antics. But then, when they deal with the subject of having or not having kids, among all the half-cooked jokes, prevails the idea that not having kids is just the choice of: a) A loser whom nobody loves (let alone have children with)
b) A psycho (because everyone loves babies: let's make a caricature of Robin!)
c) An ice queen with no heart.
Why the need to disrespect people? Yeah, sure, it's a comedy, but let's not forget that, at the ending, they show clearly (and gruesomely) that even the sock-holding Robin or the karaoke-drunken Barney DO want to have children (subtlety, anyone?).
Once more, Ted Mosby points his finger in a way that would embarrass Bill Cosby, and this has been going on since the beginning of season 3.
PS: This is not the only chapter to pursue an ultra conservative agenda. The the scathing attack on the Woo Girls (They hate you because you are married ant that makes them jealous), the cheesy Read-this-girl-a-tale-and-you'll-realize-how-great-is-to-live-in-Jersey or how-sad-is-to hang-out-drunken-with-Barney...
Seriously, do a Barney spinoff an any of us will be relieve no to hear Ted's sermons again.
Hold it, that already exists: the highly superior "Two and a Half Men".
If you've been told that it is simply trying to fill the void of "Friends"... well, whoever told you that is having trouble getting over "Friends". It's easy to compare the two shows, although "How I Met Your Mother" is a little crazier.
Although some scenes/lines don't work, the performances really stand out as being natural and honest. The actors are fine in this show, and Jason Segal - what a great comedic actor. I think he even outshines Neil Patrick Harris.
Everyone has quite a bit of charisma and likability though. The plots are original and entertaining, and overall, the show is really enjoyable. Even if some things don't work, the characters are fantastic and it's easy to get sucked into their lives.
I've actually been surprised at the show's growth. I wasn't really sure where it would go after the first couple seasons, but things manage to stay fun.
Relating to his children the exploits of his twenties and the lead-up to him meeting and marrying their mother, Ted Moseby is an architect from New York who lives with his friend Marshall and is a hopeless romantic.
Apart from a few episodes, season one was starting off what I believed would be a great show. Episodes like "The pineapple incident were just amazing." Unfortunately (possibly due to a sad pathetic attempt to draw in more viewers) season two continued with none of it's charm or appeal intact. Season 2 took the predictable route that a lot of sitcoms tend to take, the path of least resistance, lowest common denominator humour that appeals to those who like to feel comfortable in their knowledge that a show will not challenge them in any way by setting up lame jokes that everyone but the most appallingly brain damaged lemming would know exactly whats coming next. This trend is a slippery slope and I only foresee this sitcom getting worse, though to save myself I have stopped watching.
For reasons I don't yet understand I put off watching this show for a very long time. It may have been my aversion to Doogie Howser or my uninformed dislike of the premise, but whatever it was it was unfounded and completely wrong. I watched the first 3 seasons in about 2 weeks and I can't wait to see the rest. The writing is funny and the premise is actually an interesting one that I am convinced was no ripped off by the movie "Definitely, Maybe". This one is the original and much more interesting. Neil Patrick Harris is the gem of the show and delivers one-liners that many other actors would probably not be able to carry off. Kudos, Doogie.
A show about a group of twenty-something friends in New York trying to deal with life and love. It's been done already, and done to death, right? Wrong. Sitcoms come and go, and thankfully most that go are truly horrible. But to me this show is a rare gem, a sitcom with a laugh track that you actually actually laugh with. Before seeing this show my opinion was that the laugh-track sitcom was dead. I was clearly mistaken. The show revolves around grown-up Ted replaying the entirety of his adult life before meeting his wife as a narrative to his barely-interested children. Most shows that use a never-seen narrator come off as either pseudo-educational or kind of insufferable, but in this show it's not a constant and it compliments the final product nicely. The show clearly has talented writers, because if I do not care about the cast, I don't watch. And I care about Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney. You sympathize with them, through happiness and heartbreak. And Barney - Neil Patrick Harris - truly makes the show. Just as Will and Grace was made watchable by Jack and Karen, Barney is the real comedic gem in this show. A cavalier womanizer, his offbeat humor and over-confident attitude serves as a sort of benchmark for the others and so much of the true humor comes from how the others bounce their lives off of Barney. Technically a show defined by a critical life-moment such as meeting your future wife must have an expiration date, which will inevitably happen somewhere around the actual introduction of Ted's wife. I only hope both the producers and the writers can work intelligently together to create a series that doesn't drag beyond fresh material and comes to a respectful end in a manner that the fans will appreciate. As for now, they're doing a great job.
Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) Relives his past from the year 2030 by telling his two children the story of how i met your mother. The story starts in the year 2006 where Ted first meets Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) a news reporter who he instantly falls in love with. We also meet Ted's best friends and flat mates Marshall Eriksen (Peter Segal) and his fiance Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan) we also meet Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) who is the play boy of the group and makes every moment awsome. The gang live in New York and constantly make you laugh.
How I Met Your Mother (a.k.a HIMYM) is a true story of 5 men and women, struggling for gaining the max possible amount of joy in the last years of their youth.
If we mention the men, one is monogamous, one is always in search for his the one and the other (that is the salt of them!) is a new definition for Don Joan!
HIMYM is alive with Barney Stinson's existence, the way he seduces hot chicks; meanwhile, Ted with applying emotion really kills the spirit of humor of the program.
HIMYM was putting down his fans in the last episodes of season 3, but now, they're really good!
I absolutely LOVE this show. This show completely drew me in since episode one and I'm hooked. The main character, Ted, explains to his kids in 2030 about the story on how he met their mother. After meeting many women, which ended horribly, and ending 3 serious relationships, Ted still hasn't met their mother. Or has he?! That's the beauty of the show! We don't know who he will marry, don't know even if those kids are adopted, or any of the future storyline. Regardless if the writers have been dropping hints or they are just teasing the viewers, majority of us are hook to find out who he will marry and how they met their mother. Can't wait to find out! :)
all the seasons are rocking , keep the good work , iam big fan this show ...its great. characters are perfect , show is 10/10 for me , i recommend everyone to watch this show.......its as good Friends show...please continue this show for long ...can wait whom Ted will marry ....barney is the best of character i have seen ......robin is very beautiful.....totally this show rock . my personal favorite ......season 1 and 2 were great and it became better in the season 3 and now the season 4 is good ....in short how i met your mother is legendary ....
I watched this show to fill in the void that Friends has left on my heart and I was told that this was almost like Friends. Well, that person's right...it's like friends, in fact, in my opinion it was actually a desperate attempt to be so much like friends. Again, in my opinion, it failed. It was unoriginal and not at all funny. The acting is unnatural. The actors are awkward and trying way too hard. Most times when an actor exaggerates their acting, it might come out funny. In this case, it just turned out annoying. It seems like their roles don't fit them or atleast other actors could play them better. However, I do give the show some credit with Neil Patrick Harris for his role as Barney. I think he's the only one in the cast that's actually worth watching for a bit. Other than that, I think the plots/stories are poorly written and the humor just doesn't work at all. If the show got cancelled, it's not going to be too tragic.
This show is one of the coolest shows I've ever seen. It's so funny, I watch it every week. Barney, Lily and Marshell are my favourite characters because they are so funny and original. If you ever get the chance you should definitely watch this show. The main characters are Ted, Robin, Barney, Lily and Marshell. Lily and Marshell were married but at one point during the series they brake up. Robin and Ted go out but she is not the one for him. I bloody love this show I wish it was on everyday then I could watch it every day.
How I met your mother has been a show that has developed over time into a good half hour romp every week to sit back and enjoy the highjinks of a young group of friends in New York.
That said this show has some vital components that without them it woulr be a lesser show. The big one is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) who steals almost every scene he is in as the womaniser who gets any girl he wants no matter how crass he is. The second is Marshall (Jason Segel) the excentric lawyer who is the protaginist, Ted's, best friend.
Along with Lilly and Robyn they make up the gang who spend their nights in a little irish bar retelling crazed stories about their day that lead to crazy events in every episode. It must be said that it took me a while to really get into this show as it started very slow and seemed like every other sitcom until the 3rd season where it came to the fore and some great scenarios lead to some genuinely funny TV and gave me a reason to watch it week-in-week-out.
Season 4 is now upon us and it seems to follow the same tend that came before it in Season 3 with some great situations (looking for NY's best burger and Star Wars being the greatest film of all time). This is one of the best sitcoms on TV right now and definitely worth anyone's time every week as escape from reality.
This show is about Ted, an architect who lives with his best friend, Marshall, and his best friends wife, Lily. Ted tries to find his true love in the city that he lives in, New York city.
This show is one of my personal favorites. The writing is originally and incredibly funny. My favorite character is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). It seems to me that without him, the show wouldn't be nearly as good as it is now. Every other character in the show is also pretty funny, but Barney is the funniest out of all of them. Ted is an okay character, even if the whole show is centered around him. I think that Barney should get his own spin-off, that would be a legen wait for it, dary show.
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