How I Met Your Mother delivered on their promise to reveal “the Mother” on Monday night’s season 8 finale. For eight seasons, Ted’s (Josh Radnor) children have been patiently listening to their father recount the very long and sometimes sordid tale of how he came to meet their mother.
How I Met Your Mother, has officially been renewed for a ninth—and final season. All members of the main cast including Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan will return — as will creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and other stars of the hit superhero extravaganza, The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, are telling fans everywhere what small-screen devotees of Whedon shows like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Angel and Dr.
Monday night's season eight premiere episode of CBS' How I Met Your Mother, starring the ensemble cast of Josh Rednor (Ted Mosby), Jason Segel (Marshall Eriksen), Cobie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky), Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson) and Alyson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin), kicked off by addressing the overarching themes and relationships of the entire series — the growing family of Lily and Marshall, the tension in the when-will-they-get-back-together relationship of Barney and Robin and of course the overarching question of: will Ted ever meet the love of his life, the "mother" of his eternally patient kids (who must be in their 20s by now, having listened to their dad's story for the past seven years).
What happens at every reunion? We reminisce, we remember good times, but inevitably everyone in attendance realizes that all have moved on with their lives. American Reunion, while it passes as an okay send-off to the now evidently thirty-somethings-playing-twenty-somethings that we first met as horny teenagers, proves that sometimes getting the band back together does not produce the same results fourth time around.
Well, this ought to be filling — oops, fulfilling. The principal cast members of the 1999 bawdy, breakout comedy American Pie are all showing up for American Reunion, set to hit theaters this spring, USA Today reports.
I haven’t cried on a subway, stolen a cab from someone who needed it more or seen Woody Allen. I have killed a cockroach with my bare hand, though that was in another state. I guess I am not a true New Yorker.
How I Met Your Mother should not be a successful television show. Let’s start with the basics. First, the series premiered in 2005, at a time when the three-camera sitcom had pretty much died. Scrubs, Arrested Development and The Office had shown us the subtler side of comedy, unaided by laugh tracks and unfettered by unrealistic sets on sound stages.