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Monday, September 20, 2010

How I Met Your Mother Season 6 Premiere Review

We’re glad to see this show again, and we don’t think the last season was anywhere near as bad as people said it was. It wasn’t the BEST season at all, but we still enjoyed it.

The show opened outside of a church where a wedding was about to happen. In the future. We got to see nothing of this “game changing wedding” except Marshall and Ted drinking beer. Then it flashed back to our present, where Robin was still reeling from the aftermath of her breakup. Her state was worse than Marshall’s when Lily left him (and way more disgusting). She cleaned up to prove to Barney that she was still hot though. Barney is still scoping women (especially if they are wearing sundresses). Ted made up with his ex, played by the awesome Rachel Bilson.

The show teased us with a possible “mother,” but we didn’t believe it, because this show has dangled that in front of us before. We don’t actually believe there IS a mother. It’s a hoax. Those kids were adopted by a sad and lonely, Bob Saget-y future Ted. Just kidding. Maybe.

Thank God Lily’s hair has a reddish tint again. Now if she would just lay off of the spray tans. Lily and Marshall are trying to procreate, but Lily is upset that Marshall told his dad they were trying to have a baby and generally gives his dad too much information. Barney sides with Marshall, admiring his relationship with his father. Lily then revealed that her real problem was feeling pressured to get pregnant. Marshall said, “Not having a baby would suck, but the idea of you letting me down? That’s impossible. That would be like aliens landing. That’s a bad example, because that could happen.” They are a sweet couple, but we think the “trying to have a baby” plot is almost a cliché on sitcoms. Who do these people think they are, Chandler and Monica?

Then it went back to the wedding, where Ted was apparently best man. The narration revealed that Ted met the mother at THIS wedding. Of course, the episode ended before we met her. One of us wants Barney and Robin together in the end. PLEASE let it be their wedding. We don't want Barney to be some sad Hugh Hefner type when he's old. If he would be happy settling down with anyone, we think it would be Robin.

We are underwhelmed by this premiere. This blogger tends to measure the worth of comedies by how many laughs it produces. This episode brought forth no laughter, only a mild amusement at the show’s strongest characters, Barney and Robin (and a nice moment between Lily and Marshall). We expect better later in the season....or else.

Episode grade: C-


  1. I was disappointed with the premiere, too, even though I still love this show. The laugh tracks seemed particularly forced this episode. I do find Gross Robin amusing, though.

  2. Robin is a great character, because she isn't a female stereotype, and she's cool. Having her be disgusting fit her so well, in a way.

    They promised us this season would be better! One of us thinks it WAS better, and one of us thinks it was just as stale as last year.