Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Love Story Told in Reverse

Kids, this is the story of How I Met Your Mother.

This also happens to be Ted Mosby's line in year 2030 when he tells his children the looong story of how he found 'The One'. Ironically, his story begins with him falling in love with a different girl named Robin. His adventure begins there along with his crazy friends, Barney, Lily, and Marshall.

With New York as its setting, this TV sitcom is urban and charming. The cast breathe life into their characters, each being hilarious in their own unique ways. Ted is the hopeless romantic architect, Lily is an ex-goth turned artist/kindergarten teacher, Marshall is a gigantic, soft-hearted environmental lawyer, Robin is the sassy, Canadian-born news reporter, and Barney is a suit-clad, challenge-accepting playboy who works as a... Seriously, what is Barney's job?!

The writers are creative and witty, utilizing imagination, flashbacks, foreshadowing, and the likes. They brilliantly weave the story by connecting past events to extreme futures and vice versa. They also innovate various funny yet relateable theories and terms, which are brought forth by the characters' situations. Often times, the episodes have lessons and wisdom to live by.

HIMYM is without a doubt exceptional. That's why it's running on its eighth season. They've announced that there will be a ninth, also being their last one... Finally! I mean Ted is bound to find the Mother soon, surely? I adore the show but I don't want it to be stretched and ruined especially with Ted's on and off dilemma with Robin-- Enough with that already guys!

I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that they choose the best Mother to play the role and that her and Ted's cute meet will live up to everyone's expectations. By the way the plot is always well thought-of though, the show creators probably have planned the big moment from the get-go. Thus, I have faith that when that much-awaited finale comes, it is going to be legen...wait for it...dary! ;)


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