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How I Met Your Mother

In my quest to find something to fill the gap left behind by Six Feet Under and Sopranos, I’ve zapped between a number of different TV series. This led up to last week when I decided to watch How I Met Your Mother and give comedy another chance.

The series has been referenced by some as yet another Friends substitute. Thank god this is not the case (who would want to suffer yet another season of the yuppie branch). The show is about Ted (Josh Radnor), who in the year 2030 narrates to his children the story of how he met their mother (or more precisely how he met all other girls except their mother…well at least during the first season). So, in the form of narrative flashbacks, we get into Ted’s world, where he lives with his best friend Marshall (Jason Segel), his fiancé Lily (Alyson Hannigan – American Pie but most importantly Willow from Buffy) and hangs out (usually down at McLarens’ bar) with legen-you know if you’ve seen the show-dary Barney (Neil Patrick Harris – yeap Doogie Howser/Harold & Kumar) and girl-of-his-dreams Robin (Cobie Smulders).

So, in brief, Ted is a hopeless romantic who is searching for his dream girl/wife to settle down. Marshall is still studying law and fully in love with his 9-year (and only) girlfriend/fiancé Lily. Robin is a news reporter for local media channel and Barney is the typical single successful womanizer (ironically Neil is gay in real life) friend.

While the show is not introducing anything really new in concept (another bunch of friends in NY) and the script is not always at its funniest (with some very cheesy jokes at some points) it has a number of good things going for it. Foremost, it is based on some solid character building and this does actually hook you into watching the next episode. The script also has a number of twists and at some points it actually does hit the right spot for laughs. It is also very easy to watch (I actually saw all 22 episodes of season 1 in just two days without even realizing it), and at the end, that’s what it’s all about; 20 minutes of entertainment without any other fuzz. I’ve already started Season 2 and I must say it does get even better (shame it won’t last me more than another week max). And the Barney character is just legen-you know if you've seen the show-dary and worth checking out the show only for that.

Suit up bro!!!


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