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Sunday, October 21, 2007

V-Review: TV - How I Met Your Mother (Intro)

(From Left: Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin,
Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen, Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky, and
Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby)

How I Met Your Mother is the 'awesome-est' CBS Sitcom, created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, premiered on September 19, 2005. This show is plotted as the main character, Ted, in the year 2030 (voiced by Bob Saget), gathers his son and daughter to tell them about the events that led to his meeting with their mother, which begin in 2005.

How I Met Your Mother is unique in a way that it explores the concept of stories and storytelling usually with multiple flashbacks occurring each episode. Being in a non-chronological manner, viewers often see something happen first and then find out later the event that had caused it.

The story pilots in 2005 with Ted Mosby (Josh Radner) as a single, 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from college, Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), a law student, and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher, who have been dating for almost NINE YEARS when Marshall proposes. Their engagement sparks Ted in the head to find his soul mate and get married, much to the disgust of his friend, Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), a womanizer with a lucrative, yet unknown corporate job. Ted is introduced to an ambitious young reporter Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) through a game Barney invented - "Hi, have you met Ted?" Ted quickly falls for Robin and became part of Ted's group of friends.

Elements to Take Note:
  • Marshall is always portrayed to be very in touch with his feminine side.
  • The word "awesome" appears in almost every episode.
  • Barney's catch phrases: "It's gonna be Legen...wait for it...Dary!", "True Story", "Suit Up", "What Up?" and various uses of "awesome" and "awesomeness".
  • Barney also invented various "high fives" - "air five", "freeze frame five", "hypothetical high five", and "phone five" (slapping the phone that imitates high five).
  • Slap Bet: Wager between Marshall and Barney where the winner would slap the loser. Check out to know Barney's next get-slapped moment.
  • Telepathic Conversation: If the character wants to have a private conversation in the presence of others, they will attempt to communicate with each other telephatically.

Currently, How I Met Your Mother is airing its Season 3. Catch up with Season 1 & 2 to enjoy the upcoming episodes.


Anonymous said...

i am a regular viewer of the show i watch how i met your mother to enjoy myself most of the time.
it rocks.....

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