How I Met Your Mother 9 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

In 2030, Ted tells his children the story of how he met their mother, beginning back in 2005 with Marshall and Lily's engagement. Ted, eager to find his soulmate, meets Robin, and sets his sights on marrying her.

Starring:
Josh Radnor,Jason Segel
Runtime:
22 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Pamela Fryman
Starring Josh Radnor, Jason Segel
Supporting actors Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan
Season year 2006
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. A. Pearson on 7 Jun. 2008
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As many people have said this show was cursed in this country by an abismal timeslot. It well diserved a Primetime slot, with a reapeat in where it was uncerimoniously dumped. This show is huge in America, but here no one's heard of it. This show consistantly has made me laugh out loud, so much so that my housemates come in to ask me what's so funny.

The comparison to Friend's is obvious, but if you go deeper than a vauge hand wavey premis, you can see the shows are quite different. This show was made 10 years later than Friends. This means slightly more risque storylines, not so much as to be crass but only to make them truely laugh out loud funny. The way the story is told is also completely different, telling them out of order in flashbacks and fast forwards which only drives them more and leaves you craving for the next bit to piece together the puzzle. The grand arc of the show is driven by the question 'who is the mother' with tantalising hints being dropped all the time (I've seen seasons 2 and 3 as well.) and the more they give you the more you want to know. But at it's very core are a set of great characters who you love and laugh at with equal measure.

I think I've made it clear that I LOVE THIS SHOW. Great plots and characters told in magnificent style. Well worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alicja on 14 July 2010
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I didn't like this show at first, mainly because everything that gets compared with the classics has to suffer - and so I made them suffer buy hating them for pretending to be the next Friends. Only in my head of course, not that they would have cared (or realised) ;) And for as long as I looked at the show from that point of view - I thought it was merely alright, good for when there's nothing else on the telly.
But after the first few episodes I started to notice the sublime humour, the wit and sophistication of the seemingly basic dialogues, and sometimes wonderfully random and almost surreal comments and reactions. Marshall is my absolute favourite in that respect, with his way of filling an awkward silence by saying "so... fish are weird eh?". Reminds me ever so slightly of Monthy Python, purely because of the randomness and the twisted, abstract humour. If you're not attuned to this type of humour you might not see anything special about How I Met Your Mother. But if you are, you're in for a real treat! I find the jokes and banter absolutely spot on, not too simple, not too complex, and every now and then I hear a line that's so brilliant it's almost... delicious - if you're sensitive to the beauty of spoken word and language in general, you'll know what I mean.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Anderson on 14 July 2011
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I'm usually not a fan of sitcoms, those short tv-series that you have to follow regularly in order to get the storyline but I have to say, this series is really addictive!!!!! Okay, they do make fun of Canadians here and there but if you want something funny, catchy and entertaining, this is the show you should watch. But be careful, ..., like I said, it's addictive, watched the entire first season without a break, bought the second season a day later and again watched in on one single day, and am now waiting for the delivery of the next seasons.
Never watched it on TV as I hate commercials in such short shows but on DVD it's worth its price! Awesome idea and no, it's not just a cheap copy of the show 'Friends'. Assumed so myself, but I was never really into 'Friends' as it seemed a tad too childish for my taste but this show is just awesome and if you start watching the first season, you will understand the choice of my reviews title ;-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Elliott on 26 Dec. 2008
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Although it does follow some standard sit-com plots and cliches, HIMYM is a very impressive show, being extremely funny and clever as well. The characters are among the most likable and true on television (with exceptions for great comedic moments obviously) and the premise, while silly sounding on the face of it, has proved to be engaging. I would say it is better than Friends ever was, and I am a big fan of that show as well.

Season 1 is not the best of the show in my opinion but it is still superior to most comedies of the moment and stands up well among old favourites too. The laugh track is irritating but these things happen and can be overlooked. And it has to be said, Barney is awesome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Nicholls on 25 Mar. 2008
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i honestly don't watch much tv, scrubs & prison break is about it (is that lost progamme stiiiill going??)and i had never heard of this prgramme up until about 4 months ago.i saw a couple of episodes on paramount (they turned out to be from season 2)so i bought the dvd and have gone through it twice already.this show simple rocks!!!the shining light by far is neil patrick harris (ol' doogie howser himself) he steals every scene but all the actors bring great performances and i think the fact that there are no major stars really helps.please buy this and laugh out loud,if only for the scene in the cab after the visit to nightclub....what???? A COMEDY WITH REAL HEART
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. J. Furmston on 29 Nov. 2009
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Suit up, grab a beer and sit down for this awesome comedy that deserves recognition as a worthy successor to FRIENDS.
Other reviewers have noted the similarities to Friends, but it's the subtle differences that make this show worth watching for those of us who were teenagers while the Central Perk gang were on TV. Now we're in out 20's and our friends are getting married, getting houses or worrying about selling out to a job that was nothing like they'd planned.
Now it's Ten Years on it's our turn, the jokes are snappier, the scenarios a little more risque, and the outfits are more to our taste!
I want my very own Barney to cheer me up when I'm down. Neil Patrick Harris manages to make Barney much deeper than you'd originally expect. Alyson Hannighan is also on top-form. After the first few scenes you can't even spot "Willow" from Buffy through the confident, bohemian Lily!
Marshall is the big strong sensitive guy we all want to hug.
Robyn is a well rounded strong female character and she delivers some of the shows more subtle jokes (In my opinion)
And the viewer really can care about Ted's search for true Love! He's not a saint though, but that's where his partnership with Barney makes "How I met your Mother" worth repeated viewing.
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