Tag: HIMYM

How I Met Your Mother: "Landmarks"

How I Met Your Mother adores delivering themes in metaphor form (think back, for just one example, to “Milk,” one of the strongest episodes from season one). This can be a double-edged sword. When it works, it’s both sensible and sly, a moral that you don’t quite see coming. When it doesn’t work, when the... Read more »

How I Met Your Mother: "The Exploding Meatball Sub"

The challenge the writers of How I Met Your Mother have faced with the Ted-Zoey relationship – since it’s established from the outset that she isn’t The Mother – is how to keep it interesting even though we know it’s doomed. For a while, that challenge was ably met in the person of Kyle MacLachlan,... Read more »

How I Met Your Mother: "Legendaddy"

As we all learned in English 101, “plot” is what a story is about, and “theme” is what a story is about. The plot of How I Met Your Mother – a man tells the story of meeting his wife, with plenty of detours – has never been as important as the theme – a... Read more »
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