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How I met your mother

October 27, 2012

“Bros before hoes. Always remember, girlfriends come and go, but your boys are always there. Breaking this rule is to commit the cardinal sin against Team Testosterone.” (The bro Code).

For those who have never wanted to watch How I met your mother , I will give you several reasons to watch this awesome TV series shot in New York City.

This is the story of Ted Evelyn Mosby (Josh Radnor) , a young architect who tells the story of how he met the mother of his two children Leia and Luke. Through Flashbacks , the old Ted (played by Bob Saget) remembers the ups and downs of his “Gang” composed of Robbin(Cubie Smulders) ; the Canadian reporter, Marshall(Jason Segel) & Lily(Alyson Hannigan) the only married couple of the band, a little crazy; and Barney , a macho man only interested in sleeping with girls and dumping them.

Why People should watch it then?

Because it is the story of many of us right now: Where can we find Love?  Is there a True Love?  Eternal Love? For some of you , the anwser is no , but through the eyes of our 5 characters we see that love takes different forms :

-Family : our characters all face up daddy & mommy issues: Barney is looking for his birth father since his mother used to sleep with every guy she was interested in;  Ted tries to deal with his parents’ divorce; Robbin tries to get her father’s attention because he has always wanted her to be a strong Canadian male;  Lily “hates” her father because he has never been around in her life, and Marshall’s parents are too intrusive.

-Friendship : they all care for each other and they all wish the best to each member of the gang , they support each other and they even intervene in the life of their beloved friends with the Interventions for example.

-Love : THIS IS THE QUEST OF THE TV SERIES , they are all insecure , they all look for love . Let’s take 2 exemples : Ted and Robbin/Barney

*Ted is the main character of this TV series; when we see him later, he has fulfilled his quest , he is married and has his children, but when he is younger , he always wants to be in a relationship for he is a true believer in love. He thinks that Robbin is his soulmate and that they will end up together. He is always disapointed because he never picks the right numbers : he dates weird women , lunatics , ….He is always questioning his search for stability .

*Robbin/Barney can be understood as the same character; their only big difference comes from their background. They both hate relationships , love and namby-pamby things we do when we are in love.  They love hating love. They make sarcastic comments, they make fun of their friends, they sleep around but in the end they feel alone, vulnerable, sad; they can’t be together because they are the same person, but they don’t match with anybody else.

Even , the solid couple Marshmallow & Lilypad has their own insecuries; in the 1st season, they had to know if they wanted to marry or not , they eventually break up after Lily leaves Marshall to foollow an artistic course in Los Angeles .

All in all, the show is great , the actors are fine, cool and they really seem to enjoy each other’s company. It is a fun show to watch with your friends , lover or your family.

Jacquie

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