Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How I Met Your Mother: Season One

Ted Mosby is a 20-something architect living in New York with his best friends Marshall & Lilly. When Marshall & Lilly finally get engaged Ted and their friend Barney are left as the single people of the group, which is fine for womanizing Barney but makes Ted realize he wants to find Ms. Right. Enter Robin Scherbatsky, a local reporter who Ted falls for instantly and pursues endlessly, all the while future Ted narrates the tale to his two teenage children so that he can fill them in on the magic and the mystery of how he met their mother.

What perhaps is the best thing about season one of How I Met Your Mother is that the writers manage to take a pretty strange concept, a father narrating his past for his kids, and not only make it intriguing from episode to episode but each episode manages to advance the characters, but be alternatively dramatic and side splittingly hilarious. Unlike a lot of sitcoms How I Met Your Mother has a story to tell, and it uses each and every season to advance that story further, leading up to the eventual and reveal of Ted’s wife.

I love each and every character on How I Met Your Mother but I must say that the show has given me an entirely new appreciation and respect for Neil Patrick Harris. Barney is everything I as a woman should hate about men; he uses women, treats them as objects, is lude and far too vain and greedy. However, Barney is executed by the writers, director and Harris in a way that makes him completely and utterly endearing and hysterical. I find myself saying “Suit up!” in real life.

I cannot wait to find out who Ted’s wife is. But I am sure the journey until we get there will be amazing, and I cannot wait to see where the writers take us.

Director: Pamela Fryman
Ted Mosby: Josh Radnor
Marshall Eriksen: Jason Segel
Robin Scherbatsky: Cobie Smulders
Barney Stinson: Neil Patrick Harris
Lily Aldrin: Alyson Hannigan

Barney: It's gonna be legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!

1 comment:

Spanco said...

I'm a huge fan of this show. I have seen all episodes of this season. Recently the 5th season has started, also i have downloaded all eps of How I Met Your Mother tv show and always watch these eps.