Craig Thomas and Carter Bays developed the American comedy How I Met Your Mother (commonly shortened as HIMYM) for CBS. The series covers the main character, Ted Mosby, and his circle of pals in Manhattan, New York City, from 2005 to 2014. Ted, in the year 2030, tells his son Luke and daughter Penny about the events from September 2005 to May 2013 that lead him to meet their mother as a framing device.
Preview of How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother was a hit throughout its run, thanks to its unusual structure, comedy, and tragic aspects. When it first came out, it garnered mostly good reviews, but as the seasons progressed, the response grew increasingly mixed. The programme got 21 of the 91 awards it was nominated for.
Alyson Hannigan was named the People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite TV Comedy Actress in 2010. The sitcom earned the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy in 2012, seven years after its launch, while Neil Patrick Harris won the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor twice.
Premise of How I Met Your Mother
The comedy covers Ted Mosby’s (Josh Radnor) exploits as a single guy and his love life. Bob Saget portrays Ted Mosby, who narrates his story to his teenage children 25 years later.
In 2005, Ted Mosby, a 27-year-old architect residing via New York City, begins the narrative in flashback. The story revolves on his closest friends, including Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), womanising playboy Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), and Canadian news reporter Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders); the lives of all of the characters are intertwined. The series examines a variety of stories, including Robin’s “will they or won’t they” connection with each of her two single male pals, Marshall and Lily’s romance, and the characters’ professional ups and downs.
Production of How I Met Your Mother
Carter Bays and Craig Thomas’ notion to “write about our buddies and the ridiculous crap we did in New York,” where they had worked as writers for The Late Show with David Letterman, among other shows, inspired How I Met Your Mother. In developing the characters, the two relied on their relationship. Marshall and Lily are largely modeled on Thomas and his wife, while Ted is loosely based on Bays. Rebecca, Thomas’s wife, was first hesitant to have a character based on her, but consented provided Alyson Hannigan could portray her.
Cast and Characters of How I Met Your Mother
Josh Radnor plays Ted Mosby, an architect and college lecturer who serves as the series’ principal character. He recounts his adult life from his late twenties to his mid-thirties, including all of the challenges he faces before meeting “The One” (the Mother).
Marshall Eriksen, Ted Mosby’s closest buddy, is played by Jason Segel. Marshall and Ted were roommates at Wesleyan, and when they relocated to New York, they stayed together. Marshall marries Lily, whom he has loved since his freshman year of college, in season 2; they have a kid in season 7.
Robin Scherbatsky, played by Cobie Smulders, is a struggling news anchor who dates both Ted and Barney. Robin travelled from Canada to work at a news station and met Ted at MacLaren’s; her Canadian heritage is the basis of numerous jokes from her pals, such as “Robin Sparkles.”
Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris, is a serial playboy who uses his relative affluence and a variety of absurd techniques to woo women who have no intention of entering into a relationship. ‘Suit Up’ and ‘Legen-wait-for-it-Dary’ are two of his catchphrases. Ted’s other best buddy is him. Barney has abandonment problems and clings to his buddies after being abandoned by his father at an early age.
Lily Aldrin, a kindergarten teacher, aspiring artist, and Marshall’s wife, is played by Alyson Hannigan. She has a bad habit of hiding secrets and may be manipulative. In season 2, she marries Marshall and gives birth to Marvin in season 7. Lily, despite her lovely and beautiful appearance, can be rather violent.
Seasons 1 of How I Met Your Mother
Ted Mosby (voiced by Bob Saget) tells his children the tale of how he met their mother in the year 2030.Ted (Josh Radnor) is a 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from college: Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), a law student, and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher and aspiring artist. The series begins in September 2005 with Ted (Josh Radnor) as a single, 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from college: Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), Marshall ultimately proposes to Lily after almost nine years of dating.
Ted’s engagement prompts him to consider marriage and the search for his soul mate, much to the chagrin of his self-proclaimed best friend Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), whom he met four years ago in the restroom of a bar. Barney is a serial womaniser who concocts elaborate con games, usually involving costumes and false identities, in order to bed women and then abandon them.
Season 2 of How I Met Your Mother
Ted and Robin are now a couple, while Marshall, who is heartbroken, tries to carry on with his life without Lily. Marshall’s pals pitch in after he has many emotional breakdowns, and Barney uses sneaky catchphrases and pick-up lines to try to bring Marshall back into the dating scene. Due to Ted’s new friendship with Robin, Marshall becomes Barney’s new ‘wingman.’
Marshall is mentored by Barney in the art of flirting with ladies. Marshall has a hard time dazzling ladies, but he does manage to get a barista’s number. Lily comes to New York after finally recognising she isn’t cut out to be an artist. Marshall starts seeing another female, the barista whose number he acquired and who is characterised by the group as having “crazy eyes.” The date with the girl does not go well, but it does lead to Lily and Marshall reuniting, and their engagement is resumed.
Season 3 of How I Met Your Mother
“-dary!” says Barney at the start of the season. Ted must adapt to life as just her buddy When Robin returns from a vacation to Argentina with her new lover, Gael (Enrique Iglesias), and while seeing Robin and Gael gushing over one other, Ted must adjust to life as just her friend. Marshall and Lily make the decision to live on their own after falling in love with a property they can’t afford. Marshall is resisting the urge to accept a high-paying corporate job and is instead pursuing his ambition of becoming an environmental lawyer to defend the earth from pollution.
Critical Acclaim of How I Met Your Mother
Although some reviewers compared the sitcom negatively to Friends, the first season received largely positive reviews. The series has a 69 out of 100 rating on Metacritic, a review aggregation site that received 25 reviews. “The humour that does occur in How I Met Your Mother isn’t enough to compensate for its contradictions,” Michael Abernethy of PopMatters said in a poor review.
The season received a tepid review from Tom Shales of The Washington Post, who called it “a little better than most other comedies, past and present — particularly ones starring crazy urban buddies in their twenties encountering the bittersweet mysteries of life.” The Seattle Post-Melanie Intelligencer’s Macfarlane, on the other hand, gave the season a good review, stating, “It may not break new comedy ground, but it’s the kind of comfy, consistent hitter CBS needs on Monday evenings.”
Ratings from Nielsen of How I Met Your Mother
The series finale, “Last Forever,” was the show’s most watched episode, with 13.13 million viewers. The most watched episode previously was season 1’s “The Pineapple Incident,” which received 12.3 million views. The season 6 episode “Landmarks” had the lowest viewership, with 6.4 million viewers, roughly 52 percent of the show’s previous series high and roughly 49 percent of the show’s finale viewership.
In the United States, Netflix has seasons 1 through 9 available for streaming; season 9 was released on September 26, 2014. Seasons 1 through 9 are available to stream on Netflix in the following countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Lebanon, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, the Philippines, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
Seasons 1 through 9 areon Netflix, Stan, and Star on Disney+, as well as other streaming services. In the United States, all nine seasons are available to view on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Repeats are often shown on 7flix and 7plus, and they are also broadcast on Fox Comedy.