After watching countless number of seasons of the famous TV series ‘How I met your mother’, I have come to realise that it has turned itself from being ‘The most awesome show ever’ to ‘painfully boring’. Honestly, I use to love this show for its well-timed humour, unexpected one-liners from Barney Stinson, Robin’s Tomboyish charms. What I just said about HIMYM must be enough to give you an idea about what kind of an avid fan I use to be.
Admit it? You have felt bad for Ted Mosby’s kids. What a torture it is for them to sit in the same couch for years and grow old.
2: Ted Mosby's dejected flings
Nobody cares about how Ted met his wife anymore; unless it’s Robin.This is the standard Ted’s storytelling protocol that’s repeated in every episode:
1. Ted meets a girl
2. He falls in love with her.
3. She dumps him.
4. Ted says "And...Kids! This is NOT how I met your mother”
3: Marshall & Lilly
Marshall and Lilly never made me laugh since season 2. Marshall and Lilly should act like the Dumb Tusshar Kapoor from the movie Golmaal. They are better without any dialogues. For some reason, Lilly sounds weird with that “phlegm-choked-throat” accent. They are awful at acting in adult comedy sitcoms. However, I strongly believe that they will surely win a ‘Kids Favorite TV comic character award’ for the childishly stupid acting that they have been pulling off for ages.
4: Architect jokes?
I don’t know whether the scriptwriters who use to write season 1, 2 are buried six feet under or Bays & Thomas are not financially capable to hire them. Whatever be the reasons, the fact is I keep their recent episodes running minimised in the background while I’m doing some work on my computer. Even when I’m not doing any work, I still prefer keeping it that way.
5: Goofing up with Robin?
I use to drool over this Canadian beauty since episode 1. Robin has managed to stay fresh with first few seasons but scriptwriters just keep playing that Robin’s teenage song ‘Lets go to the mall...’ jokes day in, day out in almost every episode. Robin as a character, has not been given enough attention for the past 3 seasons. She is one of the ONLY two people who are keeping this sitcom together (the other one being Neil Patrick Harris)
6: Goliath National Bank?
I don’t think that requires an explanation. The jokes about GNB are getting lamer with passing episode.
7: Ted Mosby
Josh Radnor (Ted) is a noob with a handicapped sense of humour. How can the directors expect us to laugh on a self-righteous character by which his architecture class refuses to be humoured? He is the only exception to the saying ‘Women get attracted to Architects’.
8: Misleading Title!
Those who have survived to come this far watching the show would totally understand what I’m talking about. The show has become an overly-stretched, contorted version of a-use-to-be-fresh-story of a narration of Ted as to how he met his wife (or the mother of those 2 eternally patient kids).
It’s like as if they are trying to stretch a piece of rubber till it breaks (no pun intended). They seem to be on a constant run from the viwers. Every episode would make you feel that they are delaying the eventuality of this show. Scriptwriters, please start doing what you are paid for.
10: Celebrity guest appearances
You know who I’m talking about. Britney Spears and similar characters bring feeble memories of humour/fun in my head. They just dont seem to bring back any entertainment value in it.