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.
This is one of the funniest shows on TV right now. I decided to check out this show purely because Alyson Hannigan was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was actually trying to watch this and the very short lived Kitchen Confidential due to Nicholas Brandon (also from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) but came to find out that this was the better of the two shows. Some of the best episodes have to be "Game Night", "Swarley", "Lucky Penny" and the great "Slap Bet" Neil Patrick's character "Barney" is legend... I hope you are not lactose intolerance because it ends in...dary.
Sometimes you start watching new series just because you are bored, and because other series that you are addicted to, have not aired anything for a long time (zing.. house, dexter and others alike). The fact is, you watch it, and then you try to find something worthwhile watching. In this case, the show is actually pretty cool, good characters and a great group dynamic, i really dig that i can believe they are real friends, and that they face everything as they against the world, in a very typically "navel" concept of the world. This show is in a way "the 70´s show" in the XXI century, so it may run the distance... and if it does, its going to be legend..... (wait for it!).... DARY!!
Framework: A guy is telling his kids how he met their mother.
Show: Up until now, the story plays in today's New York where Ted Moseby, an architect, pushing thirty, is trying to find the love of his life. He lives in an apartement with 2 of his best friends who are married, Marshal and Lilly. Also, there's Robin, the girl he thought he was gonna marry and Barney.
Barney is a sex crazed sleazebag who would do anything to get a girl to sleep with him... literally anything! Also, he thinks he invented being single and is always trying to "teach ted how to live"
Well the storyline is great and the jokes are greater.
How I Met Your Mother is one of the best comedy shows not just now but in all the history of comedy shows. Its about 5 friends in New York. Barney, Marshal, Ted, Lily and Robin. This show is really good and I enjoy watching it. I think they should make it an hour long instead of just a half an hour - - just kidding but thats how good the show is. They cast does a great job of acting. I enjoy watching Jason Segal, Neil Patrick Harris, ect. If you haven't watched How I Met Your Mother you should because its an excellent show of '' A Love Story In Reverse.''
Would you want your parents to tell you how they met? Well, if it is anything like the story of how Ted met his wife, I sure as heck would. Every episode tells about an incident of the life of Ted and his group of friends, consisting of couple Lily and Marshall, legendary suitwearing womanizer Barney, and is-she-or-isn't-she Robin. These incidents are told in a hilarious fashion that made me stop despising laugh tracks. The stories are engaging and the characters are real, yet larger than life in all the right ways. The dialogue is excellent and had already spawned some interesting catchphrases, mostly coming from the character of Barney. The phrases "Suit up" and "Legen - wait for it - dary", and also any sort of high five I can think of are now in my standard vocubulary. So is "Lawyered". This is a show to enjoy time and time again.
The story could remind you a little to "friends", the daily life of a bunch of friends that meet everyday at the pub, even with the personality of the characters: the married ones, the two that are perfect for each other but the can't find the way to be together and the one that hook up with women and never call them back. But the difference between both shows is that how i met your mother has an original narrative technique, some episodes are told from the future, others explaining the story from different points of view... you won't get bored, the laugs are ensure with this show that will surprise you with every gag written on the screenplay.
I have watched all the episodes and I believe that season 1 and 2 are brilliant but season 3 was easily the worse out the lot but i stilled enjoyed the jokes and the story. As Britney spears has join the cast i think that she is used to boost the ratings which i think ruins the show, she is not funny. They should get rid of her, she really does reduce the appeal of the show.
But i will still carry on watching the show to see the direction that the writers take with the proposal and Ted. Keep on watching and BRITNEY SPEARS is not funny!!!
With all the twists supprise endings, cliffhangers, and laugh out loud comedy this is a much watch everyweek. Funniest show in a a long long long long time. Halirious. Always something going on. From the rlationship problems of marshall and lilly to the hot one night flings of barny to the drama of Ted's dating life. This is halirious. I can't wait til next season because of the really suspensfulk cliffhange at the end of last season. WHo is Ted's wife and his kid's mother will barny ever settle down, does barney love Robin. Watch the next season and find out!!!!!!
This show is just awesome. From the story setup, to the jokes, the acting, the writing, the continuity, everything's perfect. Unlike Friends, in this show the story comes before the jokes, and that gives it the feeling that the show is not just a collection of jokes, but a great story told with many, many cool gags within. The cast is great, the characters are believable, and they get along very well. Josh Radnor is superb, and Neil Patrick Harris is at his finest job yet. Of course we know how good are Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel, and complimenting them is an excellent performance by Cobie Smulders. The writing is fresh and has excellent timing for the jokes. Definitely a must-see, and a personal favorite for me.
This show has grown on me in a big way. I wasn't too sure at first, but now that the 2nd season has finished up, I am really interested to see where the show is gonna go. I am loving the Barney/Robin hook-up and love watching Ted on his quest to find the woman he is going to marry. Lily and Marshall are one of my favorite TV couples of all time. Some of the classic moments include the "slap bet", when Marshall shaved his head on his wedding day, when ted woke up with a pineapple on his nightstand, and when Ted takes his dermatoligist on a very romantic 2 minute date. I really hope this show continues to do well.
I'm not a big fan of "How I Met Your Mother" but I do like the show, I watch it every week. It's a decent show, and it lasted longer than I thought I give it credit for lasting. And, it looks like we have a following almost like a "cult following"
Like many shows I decided to give this one a try, and sure enough it's a decent show, nothing spectacular. But, it's interesting and the characters work well with each other. The writting is good and the acting is pretty good as well. And, I'm glad this show is still on, I'm not a fan but I do like it I watch it every week. I can't wait to see how they're going to do next season (4th) I'm sure it's going to get more interesting and the relationship between Stella and Ted should get even more interesting, September can't seem to come fast enough for any of my shows.
The main story of this show is the very long story that Ted, somewhat the main character of the show, tells his children about how he met their mother. The stories that build up to that moment are made up of the experiences of Ted and his four friends.
I started watching this show because several people compared it to FRIENDS, one of my favorite shows of all time. At the time, I thought it would serve as the perfect replacement. The first episode of a show is always inconclusive, so I gave it another chance. And then another, and another, until I finished watching season 2. And well... I really don't like it. In my honest opinion, it's not original, it's not even slightly funny (most of the jokes leave me wondering why someone would write/say that) and it's mostly just boring. The only strong points are the romantic scenes, which are perfectly built for us girls looking for some feel good moments. Oh, and Marshall and Lily, who are the classic adorable couple. You gotta love 'em.
To make things clear, I'm not trying to trash this show. It does have good stuff. But I am trying to tell people who are looking to replace FRIENDS that it's nothing like it. For instance, only one of Chandler's jokes is infinitely better than a whole season of jokes in HIMYM. Honestly, that's what I think. And I've watched a lot of episodes, so I'm well informed. As for the characters, they could have been very well created, if it wasn't for Barney. He's awful. I get that he's supposed to be the jerk we all fall for at some point in our lives, but he's just annoying, even in his "good guy" moments. First of all, he doesn't look like the kind of guy who can get in some girl's bed with just two macho remarks. Is he supposed to remind us of Joey? Well, Joey was superficial and against commitment, but he was hot. Barney looks like Barney in The Flintstones, there's nothing sexy about him. He's just gross. Oh, and his jokes... yuck...
To sum up, I personally don't find any kind of entertainment or comfort in this show. To me, it's just... bad. But, considering it's popularity, I'd advise you to try it before judging. It's all about taste.
Ted finds love in all the wrong places. As he's telling the story to his children in the future - we are seeing everything it took for one man to find his true love. This is to include everything that was beautiful and everything worth forgetting.
Lightning quick wit - the perfect actors for their roles - a believeable storyline. This show has it all for a semi-romantic comedy which focuses a little more on the comedy then it does the romance and feelings of life. Don't get me wrong, the feelings are there, but if things get to serious they play it off with a joke. This isn't Desperate Housewives that focuses on the drama more then the comedy, and by saying that the two shows really shouldn't be compared, but this show is awesome in it's conception and in it's delivery. A must watch.
I love this show! It makes me laugh, cry and everything in between. The characters are work great together. I think this show is better then friends. All of the actors/actress play off each other so well. I cannot miss an episode and thanks to tivo I don't. Please keep this running for years to come. I really hope that when we do find out who Ted's wife his there is some sort of twist and it is Robin. I love the chemistry between the two actors. Thank you so much for giving this desperate house wife some laughs on Monday night!
"How I Met Yuor Mother" is a TV show about a man called Ted telling the story to his children about how he fell in love with his wife.
Along the way he will interfere with his friends relationships and his friends will do the same to him.
If you liked the TV show "Friends" then you will definately love "How I Met Your Mother" because its a modern, funnier and better version of "Friends".
The show is basically about a guy called Ted (narrator and charater in "How I Met Your Mother") telling the story to his children of how he fell in love with their mother.
Along the way of telling the story, Ted will tell his children about his friends Barney, Marshall, Lily and of course Robin. He will tell them about how he managed to screw at least one of their loves.
In the end Ted is the main character and should have his story end with a happy ending even though Barney is the coolest, straightest and funniest guy on the planet!!!
I agree with the dude underneath me (metaphorically speaking). YES! This is a new and improved friends.
YES! Barney is the funniest guy.
YES! I just like saying yes and using up words to finish my review fast.
I find this show quite entertaining, even though I only discovered it a couple of months ago. As I said abpve and someone else mentioned underneath me, this show is like friends. Only better, and less celebs. I mean, Friends was great, but it was the ninetys, and that meant that they needed celebrity guest stars pouring outta there ears, just so the remarkably unpopular sitcoms could survive between dramas and sequels. This does a better job of finding where it fits in.
Barney is not only my favorite character, but he is also the best. He is well grounded in everything it takes to gain entry to the group. I.E: He gets action, he is smart, he gets action, he is funny-and actually knows it, OH! And he gets action.
And then, third, some thing that that A guy DIDN'T say for me, I was trying to hurry this review up. It's over now.
Okay, slate me for dissing Friends, but HIMYM is in a different league.
While friends went on clearly for too long, HIMYM is bursting with a freshness that all new shows have. But it also goes beyond that by delivering some *fantastic* moments - like the "Slap Bet".
Barney Stinson is hands-down the funniest character ever to grace a TV show, and is easliy the funniest person here. A suit-wearing womainser with *many* skills and an unashamedly bachelor-worshiping existance, he is always hilarious.
Then comes Marshall (the main character's best friend) who is a big softie and funny for it. He is thoughtful, but childish and steals almost every scene he is in. His wife, Lilly, comes in close behind, with her crazy ways, and constant support for Marshall.
The main character Ted, and his annoying ex Robin are both miles behind on the funny stakes. At least Robin now has her hilarious ex-popstar persona to make her relevant to the humor of the show. But most other times, she is a self-centered cow.
Ted is a pompous git who is a know-it-all without much of a heart. Sure he does not follow everything crazy that Barney suggests (you would be legen-dary to do so), but that does not say much. He is the character who I least like to see on screen, and I really wish the writers rethink a couple of things with him.
Overall, a really funny show, with a stronger supporting cast than a main character. Well worth watching the "Robin Sparkles" video online.
How I MEt your Mother suffers from an overly wordy title but that seems to be its only flaw. It's return revived my flagging intrest in the sitcom genre remining me of the early seasons of friends and what made that show such a hit. The charecters are funny and (mostly)belviable. the writing is well paced and hillariously funny. It works so well by being charecter driven. We're all familiar with the situations we're presneted with first dates, nights at clubs etc but the perspectives of the charecters on these situations amke them fresh and funny. The show is without a doubt larger than life but not overly so as i feel other greats such as scrubs or House occassionally fall prey to .The first 2 and a half seasons of this show are as close to perfect as any show out there with little to improve on.
It started as an obscure little appreciated comedy series but has steadily gained popularity. If it keeps the quality up for another season it should attract the recognition it deserves.
It seems like there is one good traditional, multi-camera, laugh-track-filled sitcom per season. I haven't watched all of the new sitcoms yet, but so far, CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" might be the one for this season.
The beginning of it takes place in the future, specifically the year 2030 (no…this isn't a science fiction show.) Ted Mosby (voice of Bob Saget) is telling the long, detailed story of how he met the mother of his son (David Henrie) and daughter (Lyndsy Fonseca.) Ted (Josh Radnor) is a 27-year-old single Manhattan architect who hates being single. He longs to be in a relationship, like the one his college best friend, a law school student (in his second year) named Marshall (Jason Segal), has with his long-time girlfriend of nine years, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. When Marshall proposes to Lily, Ted realizes that he wants what Marshall has…true love. His other friend, Barney Stenson (Neil Patrick Harris), is a guy who likes suits (he has a favorite catchphrase…"Suit up!"), plays laser tag, and likes women, but only casually (his current favorite type of girl is Lebanese girls, which replaces his previous favorite…half-Asian girls.) When Ted meets Robin Trubotsky (Cobie Smulders), a reporter for Metro News One who is always given fluff pieces to do, he thinks that he has found the woman of his dreams…but that might not necessarily be the case.
In the first episode, Future Ted tells his son and daughter about the story of how he met their mother, which they think is a punishment at first. Ted helps Marshall practice his proposal to Lily, which gets him thinking about how lonely and miserable he is. He calls up Barney, and they go out for drinks at McClaren's, the local bar. Barney plays his favorite game of "Have you met Ted?"…which just consists of him asking a pretty girl if she has met Ted yet. He has a woman meet Ted, who introduces herself as Yasmin (Saba Homayoon.) Lily comes home (apparently, they live together) and Marshall has cooked for her. He pulls out a bottle of champagne and asks her to open it for him (he is scared of opening champagne bottles.) He proposes to her, she says yes, and they have sex on the kitchen floor. Later, he opens the bottle, and he accidentally shoots the cork in Lily's eye. Ted asks Yasmin if she wants to go out with him sometime, but she declines, because she already has a boyfriend named Carl (Joe Nieves), the bar's bartender. Feeling embarrassed, he turns around, and he sees Robin for the first time. Barney does his introduction game with Ted again, and Ted gets to know Robin more. She is there with some friends, one of which (Sarah Loew) was just dumped. He asks her out on a date and she accepts (though she throws a drink in his face for the sake of her dumped friend, which he offered to have her do.) He goes to a restaurant, and they have a great date. He walks her to her door, when her co-workers from the news station pull up and tell her that they need her to cover a suicidal jumper. He goes over to Marshall and Lily's place and tells them about his evening. They think that Ted chickened out by not kissing her, including Barney, who he talks to on his cell while playing laser tag. All of them go down to see Robin in Ranjit's (Marshall Manesh) cab (though Ted has to stop by the restaurant that they visited to steal the blue French horn that was hanging on the wall, which he called a "Smurf penis Back in the cab, Barney questions Marshall about his "olive theory" (he hates olives and Lily doesn't, so that's how he knew that they would be perfect for one another.) Barney knows that Marshall does in fact like olives, but he also knows that Lily is the woman that he wants to be with forever. She overhears the conversation, and accepts his love for her and his love for olives. Back up in Robin's apartment in Brooklyn, Robin is trying to seduce Ted, when he blurts out "I think I'm in love you" to her. It freaks her out, and they decide to be just friends, ending it with a lingering handshake. Back at the bar, everyone agreed, including Ranjit and Carl, that the handshake was the signal for him to kiss her…and that's how he met "Aunt Robin" (severely disappointing Future Ted's kids, who thought he was wasting their time with this tale.)
In the second episode, Ted decides not to call Robin, figuring that he wasn't really in love with Robin, but just in love with the thought of getting married. He and Marshall see Robin and Lily at McClaren's, but Robin had to go. Lily confesses that Robin had told her that she isn't looking for anything serious, just casual. Ted comes up with a stupid way to get Robin to spend time with him by throwing a party next Friday and "casually" asking her if she wants to come. Meanwhile, Marshall is busy writing a 25-page paper for a class, but his new fiancé is being extra affectionate. Ted is there though, but he sees Robin reporting from a supermarket, where a kid named Leroy Ellenburg (Jay Head) has been stuck inside of a grab-a-prize crane machine while trying to get a stuffed purple giraffe. Ted races down there and casually asks her to the party, which is tonight, and not next Friday (though he is sweaty and out of breath when he asks her.) He calls Marshall and Lily (who were having sex) and tells them that they need to throw a party together in two hours. During the party, Ted lays out his planned scenario in a dream sequence. He chats up a hot young woman (Lindsay Schoneweis), not even noticing Robin. An hour later, he casually invites her up to "the roof," where the romantic skyline will make her fall in love with him. Barney suggests playing his introduction game again, this time with a real woman at the party (Beth Riesgraf.) She says that she doesn't know anyone there, but that she works with Carlos (Jon Bernthal.) Barney instead takes the "works-with-Carlos" girl up to the roof, since he knows that Robin isn't coming. She doesn't come, but she calls, stating that she was stuck at work. Ted invites her to the party tonight, which has been extended to a two-day party. Barney sees the girl from the other night, thinking that he'll never see her again. He tells her he loves her in order to scare her off, since that worked for Ted. Marshall and Lily go up to the roof, figuring that Robin won't show. She doesn't show again, and calls again with the same excuse, but Ted says that it is okay because the party has become a three-day event, and he invites her to this one as well. At the third party, Marshall becomes upset that one of the party guests is using a law book of his as a coaster and puts his foot in his mouth by saying that Robin probably won't show up for this party either. Ironically, she does sow up right at that time, and she hears everything that Marshall had said. Ted covers up the party scheme by saying that it was all so that he could introduce her to Carlos. Robin and Carlos talk, and then they head up to the roof, which makes Ted jealous. He follows them up, excuses Carlos, and talks to Robin. They talk about how they have different feelings for one another, and then they finally kiss. Robin still just wants to be friends, and Ted begrudgingly agrees to it. They go with Marshall, Lily, and Barney over to McClaren's, where Carlos and "works-with-Carlos" girl are making out. Robin plays Barney's introduction game with a good-looking woman, but as Ted is talking to the woman, he sneaks peeks at Robin, whom he clearly is still in love with.
In the third episode, Barney is determined to get Ted out of his rut by trying to meet women at the airport. He invites Marshall, but he turns him down. Barney's incredibly stupid scheme to meet women was to go to the airport posing as international businessmen and find women coming home from their destinations. His plan would be "legendary" (a word that he says many, many times in this episode, in many, very funny ways, to the annoyance of Ted.) Marshall had a lot of studying to do, so Lily goes to McClaren's with Robin. A guy buys Robin a drink and ignores Lily, which she chalks up to the engagement ring being on her finger. Back at the airport, Barney and Ted meet Laura (Tiffany Brouwer) and her friend on their way to Philadelphia. Barney buys him and Ted plane tickets, and they go with the girls. Barney again invites Marshall, via his cell, to come with them, which he refuses. They talk to the girls, who unfortunately have boyfriends, and they are Philadelphia Eagles linebackers. When they land in Philly, they are picked up by airport security and are questioned for leaving fake luggage at JFK. Officer McNeil (Earl Billings) has footage of Barney doing this several times over the last few months, and they call Marshall to be their lawyer (Marshall had been on his way to Philly after all, because he got bored with studying and decided to accept Barney's invitation.) They are released anyway (all they found in the suitcases were a bunch of condoms and a Power Bar), but another officer named Sascha (Carla Toutz) invites them to a party at her house. Lily becomes jealous of the attention that Robin has been getting, so she takes off her ring, at the blessing of Marshall, but the only guy who ends up talking to her is a gay guy, who just wanted to tell her that she sat on a grape. At Sascha's lame party, Barney meets a guy named Dana (Pedro Miguel Arce), who works security for the Liberty Bell. Barney suggests that he and Ted should lick the Liberty Bell, which Ted thinks is a stupid idea. Marshall, who had been okay with the ring thing, was overcome with jealousy, and goes to fight the gay guy, who he thinks is checking out Lily's butt (they don't end up fighting though.) Barney convinces Ted to lick the Liberty Bell, and the episode ends revealing that he had told the story to a woman (Anna Zielinski) at McClaren's (which wasn't the mother of Future Ted's kids…further frustrating them.)
Like most other TV critics, we don't like the traditional sitcom. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are the creators and executive producers of this show. This is the first time that they have been credited as creators, but they wrote for and produced the FOX shows "Oliver Beene" and "Quintuplets" (the former was good, and the latter was stupid.) I'm surprised that this show isn't on FOX either, because it follows FOX's trend this season of producing creative shows that I have a hard time believing will last beyond the first season. Once the kids finally find out how they met their mother, the shark might jump by the end of the first season. Even if the show is a hit and it makes it to a second season…how are they going to keep this concept up? I mean…those kids are eventually going to end up chewing their legs off to get away from Future Ted.
This show has a dream cast. Let's start out with the supporting cast before I get to the leads, because they make the show. Segal and Hannigan make such a cute couple on the show with so much chemistry. It is freakishly weird that this show is on opposite FOX's "Kitchen Confidential" in the exact same timeslot on Mondays. Segal used to be on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks" with "Kitchen's" John Francis Daley, and Hannigan used to be on the WB/UPN show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" with "Kitchen's" Nicholas Brendon. While "Freaks" and "Buffy" will always be two of my all-time favorite shows, I'm glad that all involved have moved on to some good shows. Harris, who will forever be known as Doogie Howser until the day he dies, has recently shown a flair for more adult comedy, which is paying off. He played a drugged-up parody of himself in last year's hilarious Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Even though he is the intentionally most annoying character on the show, he steals the show every time. As for the leads…Radnor and Smulders (both of which I know the least about) have a lot of chemistry, but since Smulders isn't the "mother," I don't know how to feel about her yet. Radnor doesn't get to have the funniest lines, but I feel for the character and his quest for love (though I will admit that his dream sequence in the second episode cracked me up.)
"How I Met Your Mother" is, so far, one of the funniest new sitcoms of the season. Is it a coincidence that it is sandwiched between two of the other best traditional sitcoms on TV, "The King of Queens" and "Two and a Half Men?" CBS has an almost perfect Monday night lineup, and it might rival NBC's cherished Must-See TV Thursday night lineup (which hasn't been "must-see" since "Seinfeld" went off the air.) If they can keep up the concept, this show might become a classic…which would be, as Barney would say, "legend"…wait for it, and I hope you're not lactose-intolerant, because the second half of that word is…"dairy."
How I Met Your Mother is probably one of the very few comedy shows out there that have come up with an original story line. The concept that the father is telling his kids how he met their mother yet after 3 seasons, we still haven't met her just shows how original this sitcom is. Not only are the characters hilarious, the dialogue is witty and each episode provides laughs without fail. It makes me sad that this show may not be picked up for a fourth season because in my opinion, it is the best "friends just being friends" show since the one and only Friends. This show is legen... wait for it.. dairy!
I started watching this show based on a recommendation of a friend. Honestly at first, I was not much into it. But I stayed with it and now, I believe it is what makes Mondays fun, except when Monday Night Football is on. This is show that you can use your DVR to make sure you don't miss it. It is in a way kind of like the old show Friends, but in different circumstances. I would recommend watching it and the Big Bang Theory as well. There is a nice review of this TV show over at: http://macnwin.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/how-i-met-your-mother/
I know you won't be disappointed. So add it to your Monday schedule.
I don't have much in the way of a review other than to say that based on the pilot, I think this show has a lot of potential to be a really good show. The cast is funny and endearing and the premise is fun. It might not be the most original idea for the show (think Wonder Years) but it has it's own little twist that should make for some interesting episodes. Hopefully next weeks episode will be just as watchable and entertaining. If you haven't checked it out, I recommend that you do. Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris are the perfect complements to the show. The rest of the cast is somewhat unfamiliar to me though I must admit. I recall seeing Jason Segel in Freaks and Geeks, but I haven't really seen him in anything as impressive since so hopefully he'll bring the same originality he showed as Nick to his new character, Marshall. Josh Radnor is the newcomer in the bunch and he is just perfect for the part. He's cute yet dorky, with a lovable charm that will certainly endear him to many female viewers. I see only good things on the horizon for this show and I hope it finds a permanent home at CBS.
"How I met your mother" is one of the best and the funniest shows I have ever seen, I never miss an episode of "How I met your mother". My favourite character in the show is Barney he is really funny and random and my favourite episode is by far "Slap bet" it is hilarious, it kept me laughing right to the end of the episode. The new episodes have just started again and it is awesome. Season 3 of "How I met your mother" is the best yet, and I can not wait to see more of this awesome sitcom.
Ted is lonely. Marshall and Lilly are (getting) married. Barney is so cool it is scary! Robin, well she sparkles! HA! A really great vehicle for Alyson Hannigan after her run as Willow on BtVS. Oh! Say, where's SMG these days?
Excellent series to waste some time. Perfect for the romantic souls! The story is about five friends and their love adventures, mixed up with tons of funny stories. Ted is a good looking but, lonely guy, who wants to make a family, but the girl he loves does not want a serious relationship and keeps cutting off his attempts to win her heart. Marshall and Lilly are Ted's best friends they are together for 9 years and are planning a wedding with all the consequences coming from that. Yes, they do get married. It is quite charming to see Alyson Hannigan's character chime delightfully with her co-star. Barney is the Casanova of the company. He's funny and arrogant in a very humorous way. And very good looking, too! The director's method's are different and will keep your attention in these cute series.
Though similar to friends the background for each show is not limited to an apartment or coffee shop. Through the use of flashbacks, and occasionally flash forwards How I Met your Mother has endless potential for years of comedic pleasure. Unlike Seinfeld none of these characters are annoying. Neil Patrick Harris' character Barney is already one of my favorites of all time. Like Ari from "Entourage" every episode Barney will say something that is classic and will have you laughing your ass off!
Every character is developed enough and the actors portraying them has the ability to be the lead or focus of an entire episode.
Can't believe much this show kills me. I find myself saying all the Barney-isms ALL THE TIME!! Perfect role for NPH and similar with his role on 'Harold and Kumar go to White Castle'. He's just absolutely hilarious on this show and blows me away every time!!
Marshall and Lily (or Marshmallow and Lilypad as they like to call themselves when karaoke-ing and each other!) are so great together both romantically and comically. There's also definitely something strange between Ted and Robyn but we start to realize more and more that she's not the mother of Future Ted's children to whom he's telling the story.
All in all this show was immediately one of my favourites as soon as it aired... I will definitely be a longtime fan!! 2 thumbs up!
Before I started watching How I Met Your Mother, I thought that Friends was the best sitcom to ever be on television. But now, I have changed my mind. How I Met Your Mother gets better with every episode. The great thing about How I Met Your Mother is that it's not your ordinary 'friends in New York' show, but instead Ted Mosby in 2030 telling his son and daughter how he met his wife, their mother... who we still have no idea who is, in season three. It is so hilarious, check it out! You'll be addicted after watching the first fifteen minutes of one episode!
In the year 2030, Ted Mosby tells his kids the story of how he met their mother. His story starts in the year 2005 as a single, 27-year-old architect. His best friends are Marshall Eriksen & Lily Aldrin, Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky.
This is one of the best comedies I've seen in years!!! I love it! In a way it's an updated version of Seinfeld and it's hilarious. I never watched it before thinking it was a stupid show but I gave it a chance and watched all the episodes online. Wow! I was blown away. Some episodes had me laughing out loud and and other time I had sore sides from laughing so much. The whole cast is excellent! Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby is perfect and just a character you come around to love. Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen is excellent since he always has some kind of hilarious situation. Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky is not only HOT but also a great character since she's always the jokes of being Canadian (something I can relate to since I'm Canadian too!). Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin is really good and I never would have expected such a good performance after seeing her in the American Pie films. Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson is THE BEST EVER! He's the modern day Cosmo Kramer and he's even more funnier on HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother) than Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle if you can believe that! Bob Saget's role is the Future Ted Mosby (Voice Only) and I really liked him too. Viewers can occasionally see Ted's children (2030) on a couch and hear him talking to them, telling the story of how he met their mother. Alternatively we can just see scenes from previous shows or shots of New York City with Ted narrating over the top. Many people probably assume because it's on CBS that it's a "bad" show but they're completely wrong. I think a lot of people are still unaware of this show so spread the word! There's always original and interesting stories happening, and this show also has a good number of famous celebrities as guest stars too. This show has also been nominated for 3 Emmy's (Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; Neil Patrick Harris) so this shows that at least critics love them (and they usually hate a lot of things). Definitely one of the best comedies on TV right, if not THE BEST! Also one of my personal favorite shows and now I'm a hardcore fan and watch every new episode. This show also has some great catch phrases like "Have you met Ted?" and "Suit up!". IMO there are no bad episodes, only flawless ones! Watch this show, give it a chance like I did! 10/10
How I Met your Mother is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. It all starts when Ted's best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), drops the bombshell that he's going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders), he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.