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How I Met Your Mother

So Shannon and I have been watching "How I Met Your Mother" from Netflix lately, because we like to have a 30-minute show on hand for times when we just want to watch something short (such as when "healing" Cobweb), and I have been quite drastically impressed. I hate most American comedies, especially sit coms, and laugh tracks usually set my teeth to grinding. But I actually like this show. Shockingly enough, it actually makes me laugh out loud at least a couple times each episode!

The narrative structure is often wackily non-linear (which I like), the humor is often pretty smart (which I like), the writers show a sly awareness of the medium (which I adore), and there's a childlike joy to the whole thing that makes me happy. It has a sort of Calvin and Hobbes sort of fun to it, though I can't explain how.

Plus, you know, Alison Hannigan: hotness personified, and great comic timing. Plus, you know, Neil Patrick Harris: geeky coolness personified, and amazing comic timing.

Such a great show! I am flabbergasted!



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Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I discovered this one back in late December...or it might have been January, and have set the PVR up to record every episode. Tyler and I tend to watch a new one every night. I too was shocked by how good it is, and I love both Lily and Barney. My favorite episode is the one where Lily makes up the 50 reasons to have sex. LMAO, she is SO a red haired version of me ;)

Oh, my fave Barney quote is "if you don't laugh, it's just mean!" Mary the Paralegal was another hysterically amusing episode...oh hell, I just love them all! I'm amazed that at one time I just dismissed it as a silly show to entertain the 18-30 year old males of our species; I could have been watching comedy gold all this time! Glad you've seen the light too :D
Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:23 am (UTC)
I am definitely wary of shows with a laugh track too, but HIMYM is hilarious. It's actually really clever and yeah. I love it. The last couple of season have seen a decline in quality, but I still love it.
Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
I've always loved this show, but Alyson Hannigan is not as hot as she used to be. Don't get me wrong, she's still hot, but she's no Michelle in American Pie. Cobie Smulders is smokin' hot, though, and Neil Patrick Harris is amazing. I also really, really like Jason Segel.
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