Top 5 Television Shows | 02. | How I Met Your Mother
I’m breaking my self-imposed rule here of keeping out shows that I have resentments towards BUT I just couldn’t not add it! I used to unconditionally love everything about this show. The ensemble cast and their dynamics, the many heartfelt relationships woven into the series, the innovative way they craft stories within each other, staples and callbacks (robin sparkles! slap bet! dopplegangers! zitchdog! the goat! ranjit!), the potential of Robin/Barney, the genuinely clever humor, and of course Neil Patrick Harris’s impeccable performance as Barney Stinson. They hit a bit of a road bump in season five, but since they openly acknowledged that, I’m hoping for the show to return to what it once was next year.
Robin: It’s just.. when I was young, I was so vulnerable and open to things, you know? I guess I just.. I wanted to feel that way again. I wanted to be sixteen again.
Barney: Robin, that is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard come out of your mouth. You want to be sixteen again? I have watched your first Robin Sparkles video a thousand times, and it’s not because I’m proud of you as a friend; it’s because you were totally, totally lame back them. But now! Come on, pakow! You’re the most awesome person I have ever known - well, second most awesome.
Robin: Right, of course, the first being you.
Barney: No. No! The first is this guy who lives in a place called the mirror. What UP. I’m saying.. that you are way more awesome than Simon ever will be.
I miss when they were awesome.