Primetime Show Reviews
"How I Met Your Mother"
Review by Eva 10/19/05
How I. Met your Mother Monday 8:30 Eastern 7:30 Central. Time.
This show had very funny commercials before its premiere, so I decided to
watch it in its second episode. It was less then impressive but had some
points. The show reminds me a bit of Friends, but has a lot of work to do
it can hope to get to be as good as that show.
The show revolves around Ted
(Josh Radnor) telling his children how he fell in love with their mother.
show tells its stories through flashbacks from the future and is narrated
grown-up Ted. The narration can be annoying because at times it
story to make a joke and it takes you out of the main story. The show
revolves around Ted's (Josh Radnor) search for the perfect woman to marry
of a different date every week. Ted's realization that he must marry soon
end up alone forever is brought on by the fact that his best friend
(Jason Seagull) decides to pop the question to his long time girlfriend
Ted's other friends also help him in the search. Barney
Neil Patrack Harris) is a friend who always has the perfect way for Ted to
women and also has endless and outrageous opinions on every subject. Ted
meets Robin, whom he thinks could be the right woman to marry. Robin is a
reporter for a television station that nobody watches, and Barney is
bets with her to get her to say some outrageous word or sentence at the
her stories, just to see if anyone is actually going to pay attention to
this time. Robin takes Barney's bets because he pays her a lot more then
television station pays her. This is the only joke in the show that
Ted's dating experiences are not all that funny, and I think the
cast has to work on its comic timing because the bets between Barney and
are the only times I laughed during the show. The show has a great time
in CBS unbeatable Monday night line up, but unless the writing improves in
future episodes or the young cast comes together to form a true ensemble,
shouldn't last too much longer. My rating from 1 to 5 is a 3.
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