Sunday, July 29, 2012

How I wish you'd meet your mother already.

          How I Met Your Mother is a great show in terms of post-Friends friend comedies.  Its characters are the right balance of over-the-top and endearingly familiar and it's premise is unique.  Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor,and Bob Saget as the older narrator Ted) tells his children the story of how he met their mother.  Surrounded by friends like the almost too perfectly married Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan), the Canadian and loving it Robin (Colbie Smulders) and Barney wait for it....legendary Stinson, Ted proves to be rather unlucky in love for a total of 7 seasons.  He has yet to meet his wife and the future mother of his child, though he still desperately wants to find his soul mate in some fateful moment.  The show could be renamed, All the Stuff That Went Down Before I Met Your Mother (Some of which is Inappropriate to Tell You, but Oh Well).  HIMYM is renewed for its 8th season, and there are talks for a 9th.  As much as I initially enjoyed the show, it seems long overdue for the premise to finally be met and for the show to reach a satisfying end.  I'm ready for Ted to meet his children's mom (preferably Keri Russell).  After all, Lily and Marshall have already had a baby, and from the looks of it Robin and the notorious bachelor Barney may be settling together as well.  As great as the show is, it needs to end before it wears out its welcome.  Those poor children have listened to an 7 year story.  They need to be saved!

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