Good concept, poorly executed.
It's fun, it's light, [but] it has a hard time when its tries to get heavy.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
How I Met Your Mother is more than just a comedy show. It contains some of the most valuable life lessons out of any series I've ever watched (and trust me, I've watched quite a few of them). The contrast between the characters is brilliant, having 3 men: Barney, the single dude that just wants to live life to its fullest and enjoy it with his friends going after girls, Ted, who is just tired of the single life and wants to find the love of his life and Marshall, who has already found his loved one, and then there are the 2 women: Lily, who is Marshall's girlfriend, and Robin, who just doesn't really know what she wants out of her life. All the characters are special in their own ways and show truly unique characteristics of their own.The good thing about having independent and different characters, is that the series doesn't have to focus all of its attention to the protagonist. Every single character has a defining role on the show, and there isn't a single episode where one of the five doesn't appear. Also, the series goes beyond just commedy and inserts some drama on the script, with major plot twists and invaluable life lessons for those who still aren't old enough to have experimented all of the stages of a love life and a relationship.Due to everything that this show represents, it is by far my favourite sitcom, and one of my top 5 series. I've watched it 6 times already and probably will keep on watching 'till I grow very old. 100% reccomended.
When I started watching the show, at first it kinda seemed like an adaptation of friends. But as I kept watching, I understood it wasn't. It was rather a lot resembling to our real lives. Like, the character Ted Mosby, I found him like me. Planning on something, but always end up not getting everything according to the plan. Then somehow he manages to get something better. Anyways, the show is awesome in many ways. I totally recommend watching it.
A bit like ´Friends´, it is a sitcom that has no other aim than entertaining. It is not particularly smart but thanks to the story line, it is never boring. The actors are clearly enjoying themselves and it is great to see such a good chemistry on the screen.
In a deeper analysis: season 1 is rather cheesy but showing a great potential, seasons 2 to 7 are great, the two last seasons may have some lengths but it is expected that if you are watching these, it means that you like the characters so you shouldn´t mind.
There has been quite a lot of debate regarding the end and there were few alternatives shot but I must agree with the final choice as it is the only one that makes sense to me.
As maybe a more personal and less objective note: the show owes a lot to Neil Patrick Harris. I honestly don´t know if it would have last this long without his character and the energy the actor put in it.
When I watched this, it was terrific. Now, not so sure.