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How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 (2005)

Josh Radnor , Jason Segel  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
  • Run Time: 482 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HT3P7E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,421 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "How I Met Your Mother: Season 1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Video Yearbook
  • Gag Reel
  • All 22 Season One Episodes

Editorial Reviews

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If the end of Friends left a hole in your life, take a look at How I Met Your Mother. Quirky young urban folk grappling with life and love--check. Charming, good-looking actors who aren't afraid of looking like idiots for the sake of a good joke--check. Crisp, solid writing that sticks comfortably within the sitcom format, but is fresh enough to nudge the show into surprising and inventive moments--check. In fact, the creators of How I Met Your Mother should be embarrassed by how close they hew to the Friends formula--except that they do it so well. Let's face it, Friends didn't invent this territory (tales of twentysomething life), they just refined it. How I Met Your Mother quickly cultivates its own flavor: A little more openly romantic than most sitcoms, willing to let a scene take a quiet or off-kilter turn, trusting that not every viewer has to get every joke.

The hub of the likable cast is Josh Radnor, who keeps Ted (a single guy ready to settle down) from being annoying, despite his neuroses and perfectionism. Cobie Smulders gives Robin (the girl Ted thinks might be the one, but who doesn't want to settle down) enough goofy, tomboyish charm that she feels like a person and not an idealized love interest. Jason Segel (Freaks and Geeks) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie), plays Ted's soon-to-be-married best friends Marshall and Lily with enough lingering doubt in their engaged happiness to keep them from becoming too comfortable. And rounding out the cast is Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D.), shedding his good-guy image as Barney, a crass, lecherous cad who, nonetheless, comes through for his friends. Episode plots are pretty straightforward (Ted signs up with matchmaking agency; Marshall takes a well-paying job he doesn't like; when Ted gets a girlfriend, Robin realizes she has feelings for him after all; and Lily has second thoughts about getting married), but the show maintains a nice balance of single-episodes stories and a season-long arc--and as you grown attached to the characters, even fairly routine stories are made to feel fresh. This is good comfort television: Smart but not snotty, earnest but not cloying, oddball without being forced or wacky. Check it out. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

A love story in reverse: How I Met Your Mother is a fresh new comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. When Ted's best friends Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lilly (Alyson Hannigan) decide to tie the knot it sparks the search for his own Miss Right. Helping him in his quest is his bar-hopping "wing-man" Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a confirmed bachelor with plenty of wild schemes for picking up women. Ted's sites are set on the charming and independent Robin (Cobie Smulders), but destiny may have something different in mind. Told through a series of flashbacks, Ted recalls his single days, the highs and lows of dating and the search for true love.

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125 of 143 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars They Killed it with the Music December 30, 2006
By Joseph
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I am a huge fan of this show. I think it's extremely well written and I love all of the actors. These DVDs really do not do the program justice. They contain almost none of the original music from the aired episodes. It is all replaced with crappy filler that sounds like something you'd hear in an elevator. CBS only played for 2 real songs because they were necessary to the story. The music that they used to replace the original sounds like tracks that would come with iMovie because they are free to license. The lack of music makes some scenes just plain awkward at times. It seriously hurts the moments. The episodes completely lack the same emotional punches as the ones that aired. For example in "The Slutty Pumpkin" the perfectly placed Nada Surf song "Inside of Love" is gone and the episode's ending feels abrupt. In the episode "Okay Awesome" most of it takes place in a dance club. The cheap music that is now used feels completely out of place. The original episode sounded like they were in a club, the replaced music is just strange an unfitting. I was really disappointed by this because I really enjoy this show and wanted to introduce friends to it using this DVD set. It's just not the same. I'd rather watch the episodes on the internet now. The picture may be blurry but at least it's the real show.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A love story in reverse February 11, 2007
Format:DVD
How I Met Your Mother is a Friends-like comedy about five twentysomethings (Lily, Marshall, Ted, Robin, and Barney) in New York. Lily, a kindergarten teacher, and Marshall, an aspiring attorney, have been together for the last nine years and in the first episode they become engaged. Ted, an architect and Marshall's roommate and best friend, has been looking at their perfect relationship for the last nine years and decides that it's time for him to find his own someone special. Barney, who wears suits just about everywhere, is Ted's other best friend and the most hilarious character on the show. And finally Robin, a tv news reporter, just joins the group when Ted decides that she might be the one.

The story is told from Ted's point of view and the show is basically a love story in reverse. In the year 2030, Ted is telling two teenagers the story of how he met their mother beginning with the escapades he and his friends had in the year 2005. The five of them hang out at MacLaren's (their Central Perk) and try to navigate planning a wedding, finding a soul mate, and having legendary moments on a day to day basis. Each episode brings us closer to finding out who the "mother" is, but it's left to the viewer to wonder if the woman in question is Ted's wife or if these are even his kids.

How I Met Your Mother is easily one of the funniest shows on television right now. Each episode is full of hilarious one-liners, and Barney's lines alone are enough to make you laugh out loud. I don't know how I missed this show the first time around, but I'm grateful it's on DVD. If you're in the mood for easy laughs with witty humor, I'd definitely recommend How I Met Your Mother.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sitcom that deserves DVD release October 29, 2006
By E. Chu
Format:DVD
This is a great TV show currently out right now. The show is about a middle-aged man, Ted Mosby, who tells the story to his teenage children of how he met their mother. This is easily one of the best shows of the decade. The humor and sexual innuendo are outrageously funny. The narration of the story to his children shows a sentimental spark. It is definitely a great DVD set for those who enjoy modern 21st century humor or have a special place in the heart for a special someone.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I recently discovered this series on the CBS website (now in Season 2) and was instantly hooked. I went ahead and purchased the Season 1 DVD and it's made me laugh out loud...REPEATEDLY. I knew Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris in other roles and LOVE them in the sit-com; they have great timing and delivery. Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders were new to me but instantly likeable as well. The whole cast has such great chemistry together and I love that the characters of Lily and Marshall (Lilypad and Marshmallow) have a healthy, loving, fun and playful relationship. It's possible to have a happy couple be interesting. (I'm looking at you Grey's Anatomy--the whole Gizzie thing may be the final straw for me with this show. But I digress...)

I haven't even gotten to the Special Features yet, but the 22 episodes alone make this DVD worth every penny and then some. If you don't get the "high 5", "suit up" references in these reviews , see what all the fuss is about! :-)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adore the show, but the set has issues December 23, 2006
Format:DVD
I love this show. I really, really do. I've seen every episode countless times and I like my Monday nights uninterrupted so that I don't miss a moment. But this season set is kinda crummy. Sure, it has a lot of commentary, but things are missing here.

First of all, full screen instead of wide screen? Major flaw. I saw the episodes in widescreen format originally, so I'm not used to this full screen presentation. There's no reason I can see why this set is not in widescreen.

Secondly, and I'm sure it has to do with money and copyrights, but a TON of music in the season is changed. Nada Surf's "Inside of Love" from "The Slutty Pumpkin"? Yeah, gone. And that song fit the ending for the episode so perfectly. The song in its place doesn't do the moment justice. Additionally, Chumbawamba's "Tubthumper" is eliminated from the scene where the group eats in Lily's apartment/Chinese restaurant. Sure, the Belle and Sebastian song and others that were written into the script are there, but it seems like everything else is changed. CBS: If you're going to put a song in an episode for when it airs and don't plan on getting the rights to it for the DVD, don't put it in at all! I still have a couple of episodes left to watch from the set, and I sure hope that the song at the end of the finale isn't gone...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
I am a person who reads and do not watch TV. Thought I would try Kindle Prime and started watching this show as it was free. I cant stop watching this now. Love it! Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mother
I love this series. It so funny and fun to watch. I only have one complaint about it but that doesn't come into play until the last season.
Published 20 hours ago by Tamara J. Christian
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't know why it took me so long
I'm finally getting around to watching this show and I'm loving it. So many references, so little time....
Hopefully the last season will be up before I get to it.
Published 23 hours ago by Nicholas Freeburg
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny!
I watch it when I ride my exercise bike. It is very suitable for it.
Its duration is 22 min, so I can watch 2 episodes and finish a cycle!
It's good.
Published 1 day ago by ChiaLing Yen
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny
Great series! If you liked Friends and Seinfeld, I think you will enjoy How I Met Your Mother. Highly Recommended.
Published 1 day ago by Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Late to the party
It's no wonder so many people love this show!
We are very happy that this is available on Amazon.
Thanks!
Published 2 days ago by Adam Sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars Best show ever.
Best show ever. Even with the way the show needed. It was very innovative for its time. Glad it's on Prime.
Published 2 days ago by Jennifer Thalman Kepler
5.0 out of 5 stars Good show worth catching up on
If you like Friends or Cheers you'll like this show. If you have kids and don't want them to learn any inappropriate terminology... wait until they go to bed... Read more
Published 3 days ago by John Kevin Felgentreu
4.0 out of 5 stars First time watching
Loved it! Reminded me of Friends but a couple years later and with a twist.
Definitely going to continue watching.
Published 3 days ago by Megwebbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun watching!
It's fun watching 'how I met your mother, season 1'.
I liked all the episodes.. & all the characters performed really great:)
Published 3 days ago by Sreekanth Roopireddy
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Jul 18, 2007 by J. L. DeLong |  See all 2 posts
Why full-screen??
SERIOUSLY! Why full screen?!? CBS should be ashamed, and I imagine those who shot the show are unconsolably pissed off at having their work chopped up! I hope they release a wide screen and/or HD verison soon, because "COME ON!"
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