As a card carrying member of the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER fan club, this TV Addict knows all too well that it’s in the mandate to unapologetically gush over every episode [not to mention every Barneyism]. That said, the TV Addict woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning so I’ll just say this. Last night’s adventure was anything but Legen… [wait for it] dary.
When did HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER turn into your average CBS sitcom? The brilliance of MOTHER and what used to set it apart from your standard sitcom fare was its mind-blowing ability to have different plots converge in hilarious and unexpected ways. Marshall recounting the tale of “The Ninja Report” as the gang sat around the bar and offered advice was for lack of a better word ‘boring’, or dare we say it — seemingly ripped from the plot-line of a RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
Worse still, it signifies a growing and worrisome trend with the series as a whole. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER seems to be on pause.
Is the show’s forward momentum seriously going to be put on hold until Stella [actress Sarah Chalke] feverishly wraps up the final season of SCRUBS? How many more episodes is Ted going to be dating Stella ‘off-camera’?
And don’t even get me started on Robin. Who knew breaking up with Ted would so aversely affect her story-lines. If it weren’t for her love of guns and the occasional, albeit hilarious Canada joke, would Cobie Smulders even be on the show anymore? Oh wait, next week is the big not-at-all-overhyped return of Robin Sparkles. If CBS has their way, maybe Britney will make a cameo.