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.
This show is the most entertaining in my whole life. The characters are all different from each other and even if it seems like Ted Mosby is the origin of the show, I think his all friends are contributing to the show as much as he is. I mean I cannot imagine the show without Barney Stinson. He is really a masterpiece of the scenarist.In addition,Marshall and Lily are the greatest couple that fits to the show. They don't sand in the forefront,but they are always there around somewhere and come up with something.And Robin the TV reporter is really gorgeous.There is no need to say more :)
This show rocks enough for me to have vowed to see every single episode of Season Four, no matter how many barriers of CBS.com and VCR recordings I have to go through. And if you do not share said barriers, I strongly suggest you vow the same thing.
Oh, How I Met Your Mother. Where to begin? With the characters, so well acted, with such a wonderful dynamic and glorious, beautiful portrayal of ALL their intra-group relationships? With how each episode is simultaneously excellent in and of itself, yet still contributes to a great overall storyline? With the settings, the realism, the dialogue, the never-stopping humor? How -- wait for it -- legendary the whole fracking experience is? You can't just choose one part of its show and say "that's why I like it". You have to embrace the whole honking wonderful phenomenon, the whole awesome neatly wrapped up half-hour package. Just try one episode, and you will forever disparage reports of how addictive narcotics are. Stick with HIMYM; it's a better high.
Ever since I saw the first episode a couple of years ago I was hooked. The show had qualities similar to Seinfeld, my personal comedy favorite. As I continue to watch the series I wasn't disappointed. I love how they would interlace future episode with earlier episode, so it doesn't feel like each episode is unrelated. It has the feel of a great storyteller and I think the comedy is really ingenious. Love neil patrick harris in this comedy and I'm sure you will too. There are two beautiful girls, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders. Great Cast, Great Script, Great Chemistry, a classic in the making. What are you waiting for go watch the first episode if you haven't and see for yourself.
This show has the best dialogue I've ever seen! You're overwhelmed with laugh-out-loud quotable jokes and the shows plot doesn't pull any punches in capturing the mixed emotions of being a single twenty something.
The formula is simple, 4 or 5 twenty somethings living in manhatton (sound familiar?), you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that the show is trying to ride the 'Friends' gravy train but it flows with originality and you soon realise that the target audience is the only similarity. The show isn't perfect, the episodes rely on the momentum of the longterm plot and there's a consistent lull in the middle of each season where not very much is happening. The lull can be picked up by some unbelievably funny side-plot episodes, the backstories to the Barney character are comedy gold.
If you're thinking of watching this start at Season one, there is no lull in season one and the momentum of it is fabulous. By the end of season one you'll realise why things could only go down hill from there :)
Barney loves Robin? Stella hates Star Wars? Marshall loves being unemployed? Lily advises Barney? A lot of the threads from last season are carried through and addressed in this season opener. Ted considers the weight of his proposal to Stella and whether he can love a woman who may not share his taste in movies. Barney considers whether he's interested in investing long-term in Robin without losing his dignity and reputation. Marshall, Robin, and Lily all play supporting roles in these revelations.
Not the best episode, of course; season openers very rarely are. Too much of tying up old ends to be on par with episodes like "Slap Bet" or "Show Down," but a very good season opener. Will Ted marry Stella? The signs seem to point that now that they're engaged, Ted will find reasons not to follow through with the actual marriage. Will Barney confess his love to Robin? Something tells me that they will play out the sexual tension between them for this whole season, torturing Barney in the process. If you haven't watched this show, or have only watched a few episodes, tune in again. This show is one of the most creative on TV right now and is worth your time! The 3rd season DVD comes out on October 3 and so it's easier than ever to get caught up on what's going on. HIMYM is a wonderful way to start the week, full of laughter and full of "ohhh" moments (as Barney would say). Check it out.
I was never a big fan of CBS sitcoms (up until I started watching 'Old Christine'). Last summer, while working at WalMart I kicked the first season DVD on my way back to my department. I bent over to pick it up and read the back on my way to take it back to electronics...it looked interesting. Being me, I didn't think first and just went and bought the first season (it was $19.96, so I figured it was a good deal :P). After watching the first few episodes I realized that I LOVE this show. After the CW cancelled 'Reba' and ABC cancelled 'Hope & Faith' I'd been trying to find some new shows to watch. I'm glad I stumbled on HIMYM. The cast of the show is purely amazing. Neil Patrick Harris does an extrodinary job as Barney. This show gives me a feeling similar to that of the feeling I get when watching 'Friends'. Thanks to CBS for giving the show a good timeslot on Monday nights! Anyone questioning the quality of this show should definitely pick up the first season and see for themselves what a great show it really is! Season 4 starts tonight!! :D
How I met your mother is an AWESOME show, as Barney would say it:D
I enjoy every 20 minute of every episode.. and not is it olny funny all the time, but it has good storylines too. Lily running away, Lily getting married with Marshall, Ted trying to find his wife of course:P and Barney in love with Robin :O ..I guess there's a LITTLE drama in there too sometimes:)
The episodes with Robin Sparkles are some of my favorites I think.. and Lily had amazing clothes in season 2 and 3;)
I started watching this show because I adore alyson Hannigan.. and I loved her as Willow on Buffy, and I love her as Lily on HIMYM too:D
My favorite characters, I think is(in order): Lily, Barney, Robin, Marshall and then Ted:P he's not as interesting as the others xD sorry!!
This show is realy good It's funny and teaches you a lot how I met your mother is about this man talking to his kids in the future and telling them how he met there mother. It good beacuse of all the caracters and the most heleries story's they have to share. favourit would have to be all of them because there all good exspeshaly barnny I mean he is the most creative and yet some people can relate to him in a way if you like geting slaped on new years eve but anyway it's a realy good show .
One word: Slapsgiving! I love this show so much cuz Marshall and Lily remind me so much of my sister and her BF. Thats the thing about this show it will remind you of all the good times with your own friends.
"What is this feeling, that put you in your place, hot red burning on the side of your face. You feel the blood rush to your cheek, tears start to fill your eyes, your lips their tremblin, but you can't speak. You're trying, oh, you're trying, not to cry. You just got slapped, across the face, my friend, you just got slapped, yes that really did happen, well everybody saw it, HA. Everybody laughed and clapped cause it was awesome the way that you just got slapped." This one quote explains why this show is so awesome and why Jason Segel is an amazing actor. Just doesn't get funnier than this show.
Excellent television series, every character is quite fun =) but the Barney is without doubt the best. After three seasons, continue to surprise and entertain a lot.
Barney is the traditional single that only think of conquering women with the famouse: "Legend, Wait for it... dary" (You will understand later).
The couple Lili and Marshall are the opposite, the couple who wants to be happy together and forever.
Ted appears in the middle as the single, looking for company. He is the central character, the series is the story of Ted telling to his children how he meet their mother. In the second season (not sure) appears Robin, a beautifull and funny character that will have a story whith Ted.
This show have the participation of some celebrities like Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Sarah Chalke and Mandy Moore.
At first I felt that "How I met Your Mother" was trying too hard to be funny, the characters seemed too stereotyped and the show didn't leave much of an impression on me. Nonetheless i kept watching and before I knew it everything seemed right. Now all seems to flow really well, recurring gags, characters, plot. Now I'm addicted. Maybe not an all time classic like Seinfeld or Cheers but certainly one of the top five American Sitcoms to come out after the year 2000. The stereotypes are still there but with a new approach and a fresh taste. Really good storytelling too.
Its been a while now since i started watching the show...... but it seems like it started affecting my life from the very first episode..... all the characters..... Tedd-->>who always thinks a lot before doing things and willing to commit those things..... then there is barney-->>living the life on the best path ...... nothing to worry about.... just do what every man wants ...... he certainly brought tears in my eyes when he met an accident to see Tedd in hospital... just bonded strongly and emotionally with his friends.. then there is Lilli and Marshall-->>really just can't separate them... the r one.. can't see them separate.. just the perfect ones... and ya there is robin-->> never trying to commit... she shows that angle of ones life where a person initially likes another person and just in some time ........ realizes that he or she can't commit... really love the series... it has started affecting my life... from there on... HATS OFF to the team...
It's been a couple of years since "Friends" ended, but still there was a series that was able to win me over and become my next favorite comedy series. A group of friends include Ted, the hopeless romantic, Lily & Marshall, the crazy couple, Robin, the Canadian reporter and Barney, the ladies' man. These people make it tough for any person not to laugh. The series is definitely different than other comedy series, but that's what makes it special. It's been three season and I still can't wait to see what will happen in the next episode. I certainly hope the show will have a long future and manage to keep us tuning in week after week.
How I Met Your Mother is an absolutely awesome show, and one of the best comedies I have ever seen. The central character, Ted, is easy to relate to, and surrounding by a great cast of 'secondary' characters. Comedy comes so easily to this show and the actors pull everything off so well. The relationships in How I Met Your Mother contribute hugely to the effect of the show, and make it so enjoyable to watch, as you want always want to see what is going to happen next in their lives. But, of course, no comedy is right without the jokes-a-bundle character, which, luckily, HIMYM has probably the best of them all: Barney Stinson! Barney makes the show what it is and proves to be the greatest and possibly coolest of all television characters. The intriguing format of the show (as a story told to Ted's children) allows the writers to add in things which you couldn't have in other shows, and to add quirks which make the show what it is. Overall, How I Met Your Mother is simply awesome!
Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, and other comedy shows do not come close to how good "How I Met Your Mother" is. It is a classic comedy that explores life from a number of angles and makes us ask questions about relationships and friendships we might not have thought about before watching it.
This is also one of the few TV shows that makes me laugh in every episode while still leaving me feeling satisfied after watching it. What I mean is, this show is not just about making fun of anything and anyone like so many other shows try to do.
There is something very genuine about it - I'd recommend everyone give the first dozen episodes a chance before making up their mind about this show. I found season 2 is perhaps the weakest, but Season 3 is the best yet. Great show.
Even though the central story line involves a man named Ted looking back and recounting to his children all that he went through before meeting the woman who would become his wife and their mother, to me it's very much an ensemble comedy. Ted is the central character, but I can't imagine the show without quirky and sweet Lily, goofy and sensitive Marshall, the womanizer Barney, and fun loving Robin. Together they provide laughs week after week, with their banter and their "slapstick" humour (if you watch the show regularly, you know what I mean), and their heartwarming moments. They chemistry between all of the characters and how they've formed an endearing family who seem to genuinely care about each other are why I tune in. Glad it was saved. And no I'm not going to end this review with that overused Barney quote. Not gonna do it. Besides, he says it best. Watch the show, you'll understand what I mean.
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