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How I Met Your Mother: Seasons 1-5
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Boiled down to its basic premise, How I Met Your Mother could be considered to fall into the latter category. Because I was never a fan of Friends (still not, although I have enjoyed a couple of episodes here and there, I wouldn't turn on the show of my own accord) and many critics and commentators compared How I Met Your Mother to Friends I decided not to check it out at first. There have been many Friends clones, and I felt that another one of them didn't warrant my attention. It wasn't until just before the fourth season aired that I realized I was wrong to wait so long to check it out.
I would be lying if I said that the recent appeal of Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel's recent box office success in Forgetting Sarah Marshall had nothing to do with my choice to check out the show. It was really my fiancée who got me to check it out. While I was at work a few times Renee chose to check out some episodes in syndication on Lifetime and really enjoyed them and got me to check it out. The first episode I viewed was the season 3 episode "How I Met Everyone Else".Read more ›
This show is incredibly entertaining, but I really didn't appreciate how intricate the writing is until seeing it unfold chronologically. This is one show where watching it from the beginning really adds to the entertainment value. Many other shows are pretty much the same week to week, so watching episodes out of sequence is fine and doesn't really make me want to purchase the season. HIMYM is different from most sitcoms in that every episode builds upon the last, and to get all the inside jokes and references you have to see it from the beginning.
The complexities of all the different storylines and how one storyline from a prior season comes up two seasons later to be revisited is awesome, and makes the viewer feel like they're in on the joke (ie Slapsgiving, Robin Sparkles, Doctor X). Also, watching the characters develop over several seasons is a real treat and puts most other television shows to shame. The backdrop of NYC serves as an additional treat; I've been to NYC several times and it's always fun to see places I've visited pop up in different episodes. I enjoy hearing the main character's (Ted's) narrative and point of view.
It also is still running strong in the eighth season when many other shows I used to like that have made it that far (eg The Office) have grown kind of stale. This is undoubtedly one of those rare, great shows.
Several discs were scratched and DISC 2 from 5th season won't play in my PS3s or DVD player or laptop.
I purchased these items because I thought they were original. Now that I know, not only that they are burned DVD's, but also that they have poor quality, I wouldn't have bought them. I would like to know if there is a possible way to return the DVD that's not working.
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Love this show. Although, seasons 8-9 lose me. They slipped in those seasonsPublished 19 months ago by Kelsey Jean Carrier
The first 5 seasons are the best ones of the series!! Even though the finale brought mixed feelings, during the first seasons, when knowing the mother wasn't such an important... Read morePublished on April 18, 2014 by Elio Asano
This show is amazing! I don't what for it to end! The characters are hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing! Great.Published on October 22, 2013 by Daniela Perez
Suspense! When will be meet your mother??
Delightful, fun, Like meeting new friends.
The various personalities often melt into each
other and sometimes clash.
GREAT PRICE! GREAT SHOW! I WOULD DEFNIATELY GET MORE AS THE SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE! LOVE THE SHOW FOREVER!Published on January 30, 2013 by cloud83187
Excellent product thus far. Everything is working great, family loves it. Highly Recommend as lots of extras to use with the Camera.Published on December 29, 2012 by GESjr