“What was up with Marshall’s hair” is sadly just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this TV Addict’s issue(s) with last night’s installment of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. While Britney did fine with the limited, yet massively overhyped role she was given and Sarah Chalke as expected was her usual adorable/hilarious self. Something, for lack of a better word was “wonky” with last night’s episode. Or worse, for the sitcom that revels it taking the road less travelled, ordinary.
Was it just me or did the entire MOTHER gang take a back seat to Ted last night? HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, like most great comedies [see: FRIENDS] works best as an ensemble and it’s possible that last night’s episode had a little too much well, Ted. I mean I’m used to Robin taking a backseat, but Barney. Not Cool!
Which begs the obvious question; is the fandom’s obsession with discovering the future Mrs. Ted Mosby hurting the show? After-all, at its core, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is essentially akin to the Ted Mosby Chronicles. The endgame is clear. Ted meets a girl, falls in love, has two kids and drones on and on re-telling them the story of how he met their mother. Should not the focus of the show and the source of its humor come from Ted’s journey?
Who really cares who the mother is when we get to witness YouTube-worthy moments like last night’s final two?. Tell me your heart didn’t go all a flutter when Ted pulled another French Horn out of his you know what and orchestrated the world’s most romantic two minute date ever! Is that not what we should all be talking about this morning. Not the fact that Stella may-or-may-not have been the girl with the yellow umbrella at last week’s St. Paddy’s day party.
Agree/Disagree, post away.