The year was 2005 and a new sitcom was about to hit the screens. Little did anyone know that this show would go on to become one of the most beloved series of all time. Yes, you guessed it right! I am talking about How I Met Your Mother.
The show follows the life of Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radner, as he narrates to his kids the story of how he met their mother. Along with Ted, the show features his four best friends, Marshall, Lily, Barney, and Robin, in their adventures and misadventures in love, career, and friendship.
The Characters That Stole Our Hearts
Ted Mosby, the hopeless romantic, is the anchor of the show. His optimistic outlook on life and his quest for true love is what keeps us rooting for him throughout the series.
Marshall and Lily, played by Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan respectively, are the ultimate couple goals. Their love story is a roller coaster ride that makes us laugh, cry, and feel all the feels.
The standout character of the show, however, is the legendary Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris. His antics, catchphrases, and bro code rules have become a part of pop culture. Barney’s character development throughout the show is remarkable and his friendship with Ted is the highlight of the show.
Robin, played by Cobie Smulders, is the only female member of the gang. Her tomboyish demeanor and her love story with Ted keep us invested in her character. Robin’s career as a news reporter and her decision to move to another country for her dream job show us that women can have it all, career, and love.
The Show’s Unique Format
What sets How I Met Your Mother apart from other sitcoms is its unique format. The show uses flashbacks and flash-forwards to tell the story of Ted’s life. The use of this format helps the audience understand the characters’ motivations and gives us a peek into their future lives.
Another unique aspect of the show is the use of running gags. From Barney’s “suit up” to Robin’s “but, um,” the show has given us some of the most memorable catchphrases in television history.
The Heart-warming Ending
After nine seasons, the show finally revealed who the mother was, after keeping us guessing for so long. The final season was an emotional roller coaster that had us laughing, crying, and feeling all the feels.
The ending of the show, however, was a divisive topic among fans. While some loved it, others felt that it was not the ending they deserved. But one thing is for sure, the ending gave us closure and left us with a warm feeling in our hearts.
How I Met Your Mother is a show that has become a part of our lives. It has given us moments of laughter, moments of tears, and moments of pure joy. The show’s unique format, unforgettable characters, and heart-warming ending have made it one of the most beloved shows of all time. It’s a show that we can re-watch over and over again, reliving the fun and laughter that it brought into our lives.