I would have given the show a 10 because I am absolutely in love with all of the characters, especially Ted; the only thing I don't like is Robin and Barney's relationship. It just doesn't seem right at all. I loved Barney with his little English girl.
I think that this is a great show. The characters are different, have strong personalities and work very well together. The writing is good, but not great. Sometimes it's a little too cheap and sometimes childish, but overall I think that they do a great job.
The actors aren't the best. I think that Neil Patrick Harris is absolutely fantastic, but the rest of them just don't convince very well.
I know that some of you have compared this to Friends, and I have some thoughts about that. How I Met Your Mother is not close to how awesome Friends is, as many of you think, but I wouldn't compare them. Comparing any show to Friends is just unfair.
What? Did some of you compare this lame sitcom with Friends? Seriously? I can watch Friends over and over even till it bores me or annoys me and yet I can still watch it... I have never been able to watch one episode of How I met your mother.
The cast is pretentious, sexually immature and a total bore. And even writing this review I have just realised I am getting bored paying this much attention to a review for a sitcom that will be on my damn TV for the next decade making me wish I did not pay my TV Licence followed by an instant spontaneous twist in my wrist evoking a swift channel change. OK the damn review requests 100 WORDS.. HMMmm here goes - Ingredients for Cupcakes:
150 g butter, softened
150 g sugar
3 eggs, beaten
150 g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
For the frosting:
75 g butter, at room temperature
150 g icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
a selection of food colouring, choose your favourite colours
crystallised flower petals, (optional), See Cook's note
silver balls, (optional)
hundreds and thousands, (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light, fluffy and pale. 3. Gradually mix in the beaten egg alternating with the flour to stop the mix from curdling. Finally, stir through the vanilla extract and milk. 4. Place 12 paper cupcake cases into a muffin tin and divide the mixture between them. 5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. 6. For the frosting: In a mixing bowl beat the butter with a spoon or spatular until smooth, then start to sift in the icing sugar, stirring regularly. Add the vanilla extract and milk. The frosting should be light and creamy. 7. Mix your chosen food colouring colours into the icing to give an even colour. 8. Once the cupcakes are totally cool, spoon or pipe the icing onto your cupcakes and finish with your chosen decorations. Then allow to set for at least 30 minutes.
This is one of the worst scripted shows in recent television history.Everyone talks at each other using one-line zingersthat fall flat, but the laugh track says the line was supposed to be funny. The characters don't seem to really like each other, but are just waiting to unleash that next zinger. Also, the motivation of the characters is insane. On one episode, one of the females rushes to her tv news desk to announce that she is quittingher job live on the air. You would never work again in television if you actually did that (you might not work anywhere after that). She is unconcerned about the consequences of this act, and the other characters act like it's just a set-up for another crummy one-liner. I used to think that Two and a Half Men had the most idiotic scripts, but How I Met Your Mother surpasses even that one for ineptitude. This is a good show for maintaining a dietary regimen, though. You may lose the will to eat (or live) watching this garbage.
I am not liking the way the story line is going. Barney and Robin being together is NOT appealing and will stop me from watching any longer. The couple of Robin and Ted is more digestable and pleasant to watch!!!!!!!!!
I do enjoy the folly that Barney brings to the rest of the shows, he is quite entertaining in that way. Thecharacter Barney is essential to the humor and entertainingness of every episode. However, his character does not smooth with being with the character Robin, It is a deal watch breaker for me and my friends. I rate the show @ a 8.
The writers somehow lost sight of the show's premise. The show is getting boring and ridiculous. Please show us some story lines with substance not just the characters sleeping around with different people or the other group members. Show us some quality writing instead of the same old lame scenarios.
Although the first couple of season where actually pretty amazing to watch, bursting in laughter at each episode, today the series is of a lost interest and lacking actual concern for the content. Guess in the strive for quantity, someone forgot about quality. I used to expect every single week for an new episode with excitement, nowadays i only watch if there's nothing else of matter. I would like to say that i wish it gets better. In another thought i think it's getting boring because on avoiding to show the mother of the kids they are really pushing the limit of tolerance. I guess the only way of the show to improve is to finally tell us how Ted met her, and therefore dealing with the inevitable and challenging the creative vacum that is the show now.
The show feels so different than in earlier years. The characters seem too extreme and events too far fetched and unrealistic. In prior years, fantasy moments were explained as being within a character's thoughts or dreams. However, this season, we are confused by implausible events such as Barney suddenly appearing from a cloud of smoke wearing an Uncle Sam outfit as a U.S. flag appears. The scenes also jumps around uncomfortably. We truly miss the dialogue, characters and feel of earlier seasons.
I do love this show, and usually, I am cracking up at so many of the episodes, but now, going into season 7, it is starting to get tired.
First, how appropriate is it to tell your kids about all the people you dated BEFORE you dated their mom? It started off romantic and cute, now I just feel like Ted is a man-whore in romantic's clothing.
My other thing that is starting to really bother me is the kids. He is speaking to his kids in the year 2030. His daughter looks to be AT LEAST 16. His son, at least 14. They truly look older than that, like 16 for the boy and 18 for the daughter. Though they aren't specific about the ages, that is the age range they look. So, if his daughter is 18, she was born in 2012. It is November of 2011 right now. If she is 16, they may have a few years, but it is still getting a little oboxious. Most people get married and wait a year or two before they have kids, and they don't get married the first day they meet, so you would think that they would be getting together fairly soon. I honestly think they could spend a year with Ted dating the mother before he reveals the surprise, but to be fair, it isn't, "How I proposed to your mother" just how he met her... guess they should have either made the kids younger, or the time frame further into the future.
I do love the show, I love Barney and how you can see his heart of gold, it just takes some trying, and I love The chemistry all of the characters have. I just would like a little bit more of a payoff, because really, it is starting to get a little old with no reward!!
DARY!!! LEGENDARY!!! It seems like there is one good traditional, multi-camera, laugh-track-filled sitcom with HIMYM being the one! How I Met Your Mother is, so far, one of the funniest sitcoms.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?" For anyone longing for the next Friends, CBS offers a worthy candidate in How I Met Your Mother...
Comedies depend on appealing actors, and these five are irresistible! Barney's LEGENDARY quotes + tips on how to score women... Ted's race in finding the right woman. Robin's constant picking on being canadian and the sweet relationship of marshall & Lily... All combined make this great show...
I would recommend everyone watching this show... it is certain that after the first episode you wil be hooked forever! xD
For the most part I enjoy the show. But the show has its downs too that just makes me want to roll my eyes. Bob Saget's "Ted" talking to his children for one thing. I feel sorry for those kids having to listen to their father's endless story of how he did NOT meet their mother. There is absolutely no reason to waste liking Ted with any woman, because we know they will not end up together. So it is just best when he is single and trying to find someone. Pathetic Ted is the funniest. I really do not think Ted and Robin should have their little hook-ups. And Bob Saget telling his children how he banged "Aunt Robin". Enough of that. Robin and Barney makes a much better couple. One that could actually stick. Lily and Marshall however is a great couple, and are funny together without being too sugary sweet. A little too much of hitting strangers and sleeping around at times. A little too repetative jokes at times. But all in all, a 7.
Ok, How I met your Mother even though it should be called 'the Barnie Show' it's very clever and always funny. All characters are great. The story keeps getting better every season. The lines are extremely funny - Love all Robbin Sparkles Videos - Overall this show is superb and it's one of the best comedies in television history (friends is still better though) Barnie, Lilly and Robin rule!
At seven seasons, Ted's story of how he met the mother of his children must be the longest ever. But it has been a fun ride, if a bit slow or jerky at times. The best thing about HIMYM is that the characters are all well-developed and nearly all the episodes are solid. The only bad thing I can say about HIMYM is that I almost wish we could get to the end already and find out who this mysterious "mother" is. Lastly, no review of HIMYM is complete without a mention of the breakout character of Barney Stinson. He's legendaryness has been a big part of the show's entertainment. Overall, a good comedy worth watching, though not quite one of the best.
Of my new favorite shows, How I Met Your Mother revolves around Ted Moseby, a New York architect who, later down the road in 2030 (Bob Saget voicing) is telling his two kids the story of how he met their mother.
Ted's (Josh Radnor) stories revolve around his best friends and certain events during their mid-20's to early-30's time period. His friends: sex crazed Barney Stinson, (Neil Patrick Harris) goofy Marshall Erickson, (Jason Segal) the funny-for-a-girl Lily Erickson (Lily Aldrin) and the Canadian "new girl" Robin Scherbatsky. (Cobie Smulders)
Ted shares some of the stories between many of past girlfriends while the audience continues to guess who and how his kids' mother will be introduced to the storyline.
Ted has his moments, but can sometimes be the mature, stick-in-the-mud. His best guy friends, Marshall, and especially Barney are hilarious and their entire bromance is fun and funny to follow.
Lily marries Marshall after hesitating the first time he asked. For a girl, Lily does provide some laughs and she is a goofy character. The other main female role, though, Robin, can be sort of... well, I'm not sure how to explain it using kind words. Though both women are beautiful, Robin can be an irritant often.
It was a unique show idea and you can really say there's nothing else like this on television. Me among the millions of other How I Met Your Mother fans are anxious to meet the eventual Mrs. Ted Moseby.
HIMYM is a great show, but only due to a few aspects. I love the dynamic of the group, however at the same time I hate it. I hate the opening to every episode, infact I will go as far to say Ted is the worst character in the show; he's irritating and too inconsistent one minute he will sleep with some random girl then the next episode the writers will make him into someone that bases their lives upon strict morals.
Whilst we're on the topic of characters, if the show killed of the Barney character, the show would become 4/10, if Barney had a spin-off, I would probably watch that instead.
But, what do I know. I decided to give this show a try and it is worth it, if you are in a position where you are pondering the decision to buy or download the box-set; Give it a go!
I accidentally turned to this show, sometime I had to tune to the station and muted it before two and Half Men came on. Barney is a terrible actor and his pretended and exaggerated facial expression and humor are much worst than Jim Carrey. I obsolutely could not stand short Lily, one of the worst actress in TV, probably she looked too young to play the part. Ted is not much better, his acting also sucked. The whole cast of this show exaggerated their dialogs and looked like they allread right off the script. I didn't know how could they survived so long since 2005.
i really like this show it's really funny i started watching it because (i don't know her name on here so i'm just going to call her) Willow was on it and not for a day did i have any regrets about itexceptwhen i missed an episode
This is in my top two favorite shows. ( 2 1/2 men and How I met your mother, both CBS) but all of a sudden it is getting serious. I watch these shows for a laugh but now fathers are dying and all of the actors are crying. Brutal. Please keep a sit-com (com stands for comedy) as such - funny. The father character that played Marshall's Dad was awesome. Now they are all crying and he is dead, come on, I had to change the channel. The Minnesota bits are GOLD also the Canada bits, hugely funny. Please revert back to the funny and enticing shows that got you where you are now. Whenever a show changes its direction - its over. The Barney and Minnesota stuff keep it up, throw out the sad stuff - quickly. Chad
I argue How I Met Your Mother is the "friends" of the 2000's. Now,yes, the show itself is totally different,different cast, different characters, different plots, but the feeling, the feeling is the same. Central Perk is McClarens, and we (the audience) feel comfortable going back there each week with Barney, Robin, Lilly, Marshall and Ted. This is a show with comedy and heart and that is what i love most about it. I feel like these are my friends, and the things they say and feel, i know people who think and feel that way. It's all about the cast for me, each character is enjoyable and funny in their own way. This is my 'go-to' show when I'm down, or having a bad day, it makes me feel better and I could watch each episode over and over again, in fact I haven't met anyone yet who has seen the show and said they don't enjoy it. I highly recommend it!
Also, in regards to the comments from people who are tired of "waiting" for the mother, I don't mind, I know the story is long, but i think it's central to the show to NOT know who the mother is, I'm just along for the ride, no matter how long that takes.
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How I Met Your Mother was great!...in the beginning I honestly can I say I liked the series in the beginning I watched season one not knowning what I should expect and I got a great suprise, I thought the series was funny, the story was also compelling. Season two kept bringing the laughs as Ted's search for his future wife continued. Season 3 was great also I didn't think the should could ever be disappointing...sadly I was wrong, when I started watching the fourth season I was let down, the series just wasn't that funny anymore, I also found that the lack of character developement stunted the series's growth by a lot, the story kept me watching but by the time I got to the Season five episodes my interest was lingering, season five had some funny episodes but the past two seasons have brought my rating of the show from 9.0 to a 6.0.
I have to admit I did enjoy How I met your mother for the first two series, but since series three to five the script has become weaker and weaker. The jokes are no longer funny and all the characters are one dimensional. Marshall and Lilly are the two annoying couple. Barney and Robin are the two that sleep around with anything that moves and Ted is the irritating friend who spends his whole life obsessing about meeting the woman of his dreams. In a nutshell that sums up the whole of the last five series, and I not sure how much longer they are going to be able to drag mundane programme out for as you feel like losing the will to live just to see what this woman looks like.
This is a great show, the funniest comedy on TV nowadays and maybe comparable with "Friends". It's a funny, creative, interesting and innovative show, although underappreciated, with all that it takes to succeed in today's television. The story's told by flashbacks from the future, with the purpose of telling how Ted Mosby met his wife, the mother of his kids, for whom the story's being told to. It all begins when his best friend Marshall tells Ted he's going to propose to Lilly, his long date girlfriend. Under this news, Ted realizes he wants to find a girl and settle down, and to help him there's his friend Barney and Robin, a girl that he meets and falls in love with. Everyone should watch it at least once.
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