Labels

-books -dates -Lists -Movies -Music -musicals and broadway 24 30 Rock 666 Park Avenue Alcatraz Alias America's Next Top Model American Horror Story American Idol Americans Are You There Chelsea? Arrested Development Arrow Awake Awkward Bates Motel Being Human Ben and Kate Bent Best Friends Forever Better with You Big Bang Theory Big Brother Big C Big Love Blue Bloods Boardwalk Empire Body of Proof Bones Borgias Boss Breaking Bad Breaking In Breaking Pointe Bridge Bunheads Camelot Carrie Diaries Charlie's Angels Chicago Code Chicago Fire Chuck Community Continuum Copper Cougar Town Cult Dark Tower Deception Defenders Degrassi Dexter Doctor Who Dollhouse Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Downton Abbey Elementary Emily Owens MD Enlightened Episodes Event Fall Falling Skies Family Tree Felicity Finder Firefly Following Fosters Freaks and Geeks Friday Night Lights Friends Fringe Game of Thrones GCB Gifted Man Gilmore GIrls Girls Glee Glee Project Good Wife Gossip Girl Grey's Anatomy Grimm Hannibal Happy Endings Harry Potter Hart of Dixie Hawaii Five-O Hell on Wheels Hellcats Hemlock Grove Heroes Homeland House House of Cards House of Lies How I Met Your Mother How to Be a Gentleman How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) I Hate My Teenage Daughter In Treatment Intervention Jane by Design Jersey Shore Justified Last Man Standing Last Resort Life Unexpected Lone Star Longmire LOST Louie Lying Game Mad Men Make it or Break it Man Up Mindy Project Missing Mockingbird Lane Modern Family Mr Selfridge Napoleon Dynamite Nashville New Girl New Normal Nikita Nine Lives of Chloe King No Ordinary Family Off the Map Office Once Upon a Time Originals Outlaw Outsourced Pan Am Parenthood Parks and Recreation Perfect Couples Person of Interest Playboy Club Pretty Little Liars Prime Suspect Psych Raising Hope Real Housewives of New Jersey Revenge Revolution Ringer Rob Rookie Blue Running Wilde Saving Hope Scandal Scrubs Secret Circle Secret Life of the American Teenager Sex and the City Shameless Sherlock Smash So You Think You Can Dance Sons of Anarchy South Park Southland Suburgatory Supernatural Switched at Birth Teen Wolf Terra Nova The Fall The Fosters The Killing The River The Voice Touch true blood Twisted Two and a Half Men Two Broke Girls Under the Dome Unforgettable United States of Tara Up All Night V Vampire Diaries Veep Vegas Veronica Mars Walking Dead Web Therapy Weeds White Collar Whitney Whole Truth Wilfred Work It X-Factor X-Files Zero Hour

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How I Met Your Mother - Natural History recap / review

Zoey, who seems to be a main character this season, even though she is a little grating in our opinion, got the newspaper to print an article about Ted being a corporate “fat cat” intent on destroying an old building. Ted got all huffy because it ruined his enjoyment of the Saturday crossword puzzle. Does Ted remind anyone else of Ross on Friends? A total whiney goober?

GNB was having a party at the Natural History Museum where Ted met “The Captain” (he named himself that), who turned out to be Zoey’s husband. Ted mockingly introduced himself as Galactic President Superstar McAwesomeville, which isn’t that funny, but The Captain was really nice about it, remembering it after one hearing and inviting Ted onto his boat. At the party, Zoey pretended to cry about being unhappy in her married life, and she got Ted on tape calling his bosses childish names. When she overheard The Captain call her activist causes “temper tantrums” and Ted defend her, Zoey erased the tape. They danced, and she vowed to “beat him fair and square.” If she turns out to be the mother, we are going to be ticked. The cliché activist is not an attractive option.

The much more attractive, awesome, and legendary bros Barney and Robin competed (in a classic Barney Challenge) to see who could touch the most off-limits historical crap in the museum, breaking the “no touching” rule. Barney claimed to have knocked down the blue whale at the age of six, and Robin didn’t believe him until a security guard looked up the file of the incident. Then ... surprise … it turns out that Barney’s real father had signed the papers to release him, which were in the file. Barney told Robin that he had known the man as “Uncle Jerry,” and that day, he and his mom got in a fight over the blue whale incident, and that was the last day Barney ever saw him. Wow, good memory, Barney. We guess it was an epic day, though.

Lily and Marshall were also there, and Marshall revealed to Lily that he had been offered five more years with GNB, and that he was going to take it. Lily freaked out, realizing that Marshall had changed from the idealistic college student with whom she had fallen in love. They made up in the end, and future Ted and a visual let us know that Marshall wouldn’t be a corporate lawyer forever after that. One of us was actually super-happy that Marshall would stop doing the corporate thing. For once, we agreed with Lily and didn’t want to see environmentalist Marshall abandon his dreams and principles for money, even if he DID intend to spend it on a family.

This episode was alright and definitely better than the last one. Barney and Robin’s contest was really funny. We liked their storyline best. We want more focus on the main five rather than Zoey, unless they make her loveable.

Episode Grade: B-

This episode is up on cbs.com

2 comments:

  1. Ted = Ross! Yes! Ted is so irritating.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We liked him in seasons one and two, but now, no.

    ReplyDelete