Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How I Met Your Mother

I’ve started watching How I Met Your Mother On Netflix.

I know I’m kinda late to the party here, since this show has already been on the air for about 93 seasons already, but I felt like I needed to take a break from most of the “at best ok” straight-to-dvd horror movies currently clogging up my Netflix queue, and try something that was light, airy, and refreshing... just like my panties.

Anyway, I am now halfway through season three and I’ve come to a few conclusions.  First off, I DO like the show.  I don’t LOVE it, but I seem to like it well enough to hit the “next episode” button every few days to watch another one.  It CAN be funny, but it just as easily can be quite lame.  I guess I’m just more tolerant of any incoming lameness when it comes at me in a palpable 20-minute dose.

And Neal Patrick Harris is one funny dude.  He absolutely drives that show and I don’t think I could stomach it without him.  His antics on that show as Barney Stintson are Legen…….wait for it…..dary.

If you watch the show, then you got that.  If not, then I just made no fucking sense.

Anyway, as I said, im halfway through season three and there is just ONE part of the show that I can’t FUCKING STAND.

Unfortunately, it’s the main character.

Ted Moseby is, without a doubt, the most wishy-washy, self-doubting, anally-retentive character ever put to screen.  He makes Woody Allen look like Vin Diesel.  Every single episode, he hems and haws over some asinine decision and what is the ‘right’ thing to do.  It just gets old very quickly, and I don’t know if I can continue to watch 4 more seasons of his excessive introspection.

It pretty much came to a head for me the other day when I watched the episode where he meets the chick who used to play Winni Cooper from the Wonder Years (all grown up now, and quite tasty) and some other hot blond, and they go back to his place because they want a threesome.  The entire episode revolves around Ted constantly leaving the girls alone so he can talk out the situation with his friends because he’s not sure what is the right thing to do.  The episode spends more time with Ted talking out how his night might go, than actually talking to the girls.

It was unrealistic, infuriating, aggravating, and most importantly, annoying.  I just wanted to reach into the TV, slap the holy FUCK out of him, and tell him to just bang them already.

Anyway, unless Ted ‘Mans Up’ REAL soon, I don’t know if I can watch him go through 4 more seasons of self-therapy.


2abes said...

only have seen a few episodes here and there...don;t follow the show. However, you are spot on with Doogie Houser being the best part of the show. He's a riot. It might be better if they add Warwick Davis. I hear he's looking for work.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I'm sure Ted was created to make everyone detest him. I adore Barney and Lily - they are fucking lengend...wait for it....dary.

I've seen all episodes of all the seasons. I'm a HUGE How I Met Your Mother Fan.

Slyde said...

abes: little warwick would be a fine addition to the show

lass: you even get the latest ones over there in south africa?

sybil law said...

Gilda loves that show (I have NO idea when she started watching it, but it was fairly recent) so I've seen a few shows here and there. I agree with you - on everything.

Now I'm scared.

Anonymous said...

Thrill you?
WTF should I thrill you?
Unless you mean RICK 'S SETAIN CULLS?
Thrill you?
I don't like your attitude and either do the writers
Can you tell us if you know anything about SLY?
How about SLYZEN?
And does BILL CLINTON have the logs?
And was AMILEGST as important as SUMMER on MMILAYST?

MarkD60 said...

Never saw it. My wife likes Glee. I never saw more than 30 seconds of that either. When she starts watching, it's CIGAR TIME!!!

Kate said...

Ha! I got that same spam today, too. I deleted mine, though. I thought about saving it.. but no.

Love HIMYM. I know what you mean about Ted, but the other characters and their story lines kind of make up for it, as the seasons get on. However, it might be getting close to the end this season.. I mean, somebody is going to have a baby soon.. and well, you know what that does to a sitcom.

Are you watching Two And A Half Men this season? Even without Charlie Sheen, it's still smart writing, IMHO.

Verdant Earl said...

I agree with everything that Anonymous wrote.

And yeah...Ted sucks. Big time.

Radioactive Tori said...

I used to watch it but then he got to me too. I love Lily and Barney but Ted drives me crazy. Every once in a while I watch it now but mostly when it's on I find something else to do.

Happy Mommy said...

Be careful, man. You can watch the seasons on Netflix, but if you do wind up finishing them, you'll have to wait until this season comes out on Netflix, because CBS only gives you like the three latest episodes on their site.

Unknown said...

wow. we were on a weird little mind meld there, weren' we. spooky.

yes, i hate the ted. and we all know how i feel about marshalll.

so tell me, who is my next sex dream going to be about???

Dr Zibbs said...

I swear I was just telling the people of Twitter how lame this show is! Except for NPH.

The writing and acting is awful and it's so predictable. The only show worse is that Big Bang Theory with all the nerds.

Paticus said...

Amen, sir. I watched the first couple of seasons, and then my hatred for Ted eclipsed any enjoyment I got out of the other characters. Stopped watching. Haven't really looked back...Though I do miss the weekly dose of Alyson Hannigan.

Anonymous said...

LOL Ted KILLS me. I love the show and totally agree on that point. I especially hate it when he purses his lips.

I am madly in love with Marshall tho' :P