"How I Met Your Mother" is one of the most clever shows on TV right now. Maybe this is obsessive, but I have each of the seasons on DVD and love watching a few episodes in a row.
I had a few beefs with season three... Like other shows, it got cut a little short because of the writers' strike last year. I always prefer more episodes when possible!
Also, the Britney Spears cameos were just... ugh. The first one ("Ten Sessions") was kinda cute and her part was small enough. The second one ("Everything Must Go") was just unnecessary, and it's hard not to get uncomfortable with her monotone delivery. HIMYM is a good enough show without bussing in random guest stars every month.
That said, there's also some greatness. Some of my favorite episodes from this season include "Spoiler Alert," when the group reveals and picks on each others annoying little habits; "Sandcastles in the Sand," which has another music video from 80's teen star Robin; and "The Bracket," when the friends create a NCAA-like bracket of the women Barney's slept with.
The DVD extras are kind of mixed. There's a gag reel, which is always fun, plus commentary and "behind the scenes" looks on several different episodes. There are also music videos for Robin Sparkles' monster ballad "Sandcastles in the Sand" and Marshall's Thanksgiving song to Barney, "You Just Got Slapped."
The funniest and most unusual feature is "Lily and Marshall's Honeymoon Videos." Season two ends with their wedding and when season 3 begins, the focus is mostly on Robin and Ted's breakup. The videos are a look at Marshall and Lily's Scottish retreat, including tiny hotels and several days at Loch Ness (clearly filmed in a field in Burbank). It's a little cheesy, but it's also cute that they're completely true to their characters.
So for other HIMYM lovers out there, I'd say check out season three on DVD. It's definitely more rewarding than spending three days looking for Nessie.
You know what How I Met Your Mother is? It's the millennial version of Friends, only far, far better than that overrated classic show ever was. How I Met Your Mother is a show I almost missed. It appeared the year before I moved to Chicago, and it first didn't appear to have anything I might be interested in, with the exception of Alyson Hannigan playing one of the characters, Lily. Hannigan first rose to fame in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was the very best show I had … more
An American television sitcom centered around Ted Mosby, who in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the story of how he met their mother (hence, the title).
Created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, How I Met Your Mother airs on CBS and stars Josh Radnor as Ted, Jason Segal as Marshall Eriksen, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin, Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky, and Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson. Each character outside of Ted plays a critical role in his life and decision(s).
How I Met Your Mother debuted on September 19, 2005 and as of 2008, is in its 4th season. The show's end point is presumably when Ted's children -- as well as the audience -- learn who Ted married. Each episode deals with an event or moment critical in Ted's life and integral to the path that will ultimately lead him to his future wife. Episodes often refer to past and/or future events, which are in fact clues to what may happen in the end.
Bob Saget provides the voice of future Ted, narrator of each episode. "Hey Beautiful" by The Solids is the series' theme song.