GOOD NEWS: Barney and Robin [spoiler alert!] hooking up not only gives the perennially underused Cobie Smulders something to do for the rest of the season, but finally makes good on the adorable flirting that fans have watched percolate since season one’s ‘Laser Tag’ episode. BAD NEWS: Should feminists be worried that the only way Robin can seem to find an identity on the show is if she dates one of the men?
GOOD NEWS: Robin Sparkles returned! BAD NEWS: Where “Let’s Go to the Mall” was hilarious, spontaneous and original, “Sand Castles in the Sand” seemed more like an executive order from the higher-ups at CBS in an effort to boost ratings.
GOOD NEWS: As a proud Canadian, it’s always nice to have our country recognized so that a small group of ignorant American’s clue into the fact that we’re not simply, as Homer Simpsons once put it, “America Jr.” BAD NEWS: After last night’s episode, I’m pretty sure American’s think, as my good friend TapeWorthy put it, “we all sound like mildly retarded Irish men.”