Sunday, March 23, 2014

Simple Pleasure Sunday: How I Met Your Mother

The gang at their spot, MacLaren's Pub
FanSided via Google Image

I love watching the comedy series How I Met Your Mother. It airs Mondays at 8 on CBS. This father tells his two teenage kids the story of how he met their mother, of all the events leading up to this particular meeting actually. In the year 2030, this unseen man narrates all these flashbacks, most of which are set at present day, in or around New York.

I love the characters Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney. The main character, Ted is my favorite. I love that he's dorky, the ultimate friend and is relentless in his search for true love. He plays his part so well that you really want him to succeed. Next, I adore Lily, who is such an amazing behind-the-scenes schemer, an expert on her friends.

In addition to the wonderful cast, I love that the show is about friendship, dating and true love. Most of all, I find its humor funny, how they set specific rules for any action or situation. Clever. Many of these gags and quotes are referred to again and again. Sometimes, it's kinda crazy and silly, but it will return to being sincere and charming. I haven't followed every season of the nine but feel like I've been watching every episode for the past several years now. Even without a TV, I make it a point to see it somehow.

Unfortunately, it ends on Monday, March 31, 2014 with a one-hour series finale. I'll miss new episodes. I've enjoyed getting to know the newly-introduced unnamed Mother over nearly the entire current season. I simply adore her too! She's so perfect. The audience has wanted to meet her for eight years and I'm glad to see the wait was worth it. They've shown flashbacks (or is it "flashforwards?") of relationship moments between Ted and her, which are incredibly sweet, but they have yet to reveal how they meet. Their chemistry in these moments so far make me not want it to end even more!

The Mother
Eonline via Google Image

Nonetheless, I look forward to watching the last episode. I'm going over my parents' place that Monday night because I don't own a TV and don't want to wait to view on the small screen of my computer the next day. My family and I will have dinner first. Maybe the menu should be beer and fries with "an accidental curly!" It'll be a fun evening. "It's gonna be legen... wait for it...dary!"

The last few episodes have tied things up nicely as there were so many loose ends among the leads. Lily and Marshall are moving to Italy for a year! Plus, they reveal how all these supporting characters turn out. In a series where I think every episode features so many references to other episodes, these little endings made me reminisce about all the good ol' times.

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