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HIMYM – Unpause (S9, Ep15)

It’s amazing that it’s been 15 episodes so far and I haven’t stopped watching. This episode was definitely one of the better ones.

Was it funny? Eh. Was is fun and full of great character moments. Yes. That’s all I ask for d19ce338208d48e6c84aa1402c019ad3these days. I have mixed feelings about Barney’s “backstory/forwardstory,” as well as using drunk Barney as a way for us to sympathize with him. He’s been very unlikeable and this didn’t change my opinion of his relationship with Robin. The ability to ask him any question and get a true answer post Jabba-drunk was pretty entertaining. We found out what he does and the punch line was lame. Alas, we still got an answer.

The highlight of the episode was Marshall and Lily’s fight. They’re both right, but while HOW-I-MET-YOUR-MOTHER-9x15-5-630x419Marshall gets harsh, Lily abandon’s the conversation. I’m very interested to see how this plays out because unlike Ted and company, I still care about Lilypad and Marshmallow. Marshall’s comments about her moving away are something that would come up in a fight like that and I hope the writers have the balls to actually deal with it.

The two ending scenes were a nice little treat. I thought the transition into Ted and wife getting to the hospital was a little abrupt, but at this point I’ll do anything for moments like those. The rancor at Jabba’s palace, while half assed, what pretty funny.

Let’s just see how the all pans out…

Keep on Watchin’!

-Bryan

HIMYM – Slappointment in Slapmarra (S9, Ep14)

The opening slap is a microcosm of the show – Slow, boring, and unfunny. Taking way too long to land something that isn’t remotely interesting anymore and only hurts the Slapsgiving #3: Slappointmentcharacters. Then, Barney’s list jokes don’t come close to funny.  Yet somehow, the episode turned for the better. Marshall’s version of his story was pretty funny. Laugh out loud? Perhaps not always, but definitely enjoyable throughout. Especially the kid who introduces him to the slap of one million (or one thousand) exploding suns.

It was a little hokey, but I liked the kung fu/Kill Bill spoof. Aside from the inspired premise, this half hour did a good job of highlighting all of the actors, while staying true to most of them. The three mentors played by the gang was a nice touch to include them, but not feature them.

It’s amazing what leaving the Inn can do for my viewing pleasure. Following up on the hanging slap plot like that was fun and I think that Marshall has one more slap left from the bet.  Let’s hope it’s the last scene of the show in the future. Marshall may be the only character left who still holds up and focusing an episode on him was worth it to start this final run.

I hope they can keep the quirk of this episode while moving forward, as it is much needed.

Other thoughts:

  • I still laugh every time somebody gets slapped. I’m a child.
  • The Boyz to Men cameo didn’t do it for me, but it definitely heightened the  absurdity! It doesn’t compare to the last scene in This Is The End.
  • I wish you much gold.

Keep on Watchin’!

Bryan

HIMYM – Mom and Dad (S9, Ep10)

 

How-I-Met-Your-Mother-Episode-9.10-Mom-and-Dad-Promotional-Photos-1_FULLOh man… We’re back at the Farhampton Inn.  At least we can hope Barney won’t be a total crazy person.

Oh man… He’s unjustifiably crazy.  Perhaps Wayne Brady will redeem his character this week with the return of his father?!

Oh man… Was there anything good about this poor follow up episode to last week’s pretty good episode?

Sure!  The guest stars of course!

Ben Vereen! John Lithgow! Will Zabka!  All three were nice to see back, but, like the other guest stars this season, they are wasted in a mediocre outing.  Alas, poor HIMYM.  Maybe Marshall will arrive now that Daphne’s story is happily over.  (We can only hope.)

What was the highlight you ask?  Why is was the Pineapple incident of course!  Let’s just hope that this miscalculation of a season can give us a few more good episodes before we have to say good bye.

Keep on Watchin’!

-Bryan

How I Met Your Mother – The Broken Code (S9, Ep4)

 

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I don’t know if I can do it any longer, even in this final stretch.

All of the jokes fell flat and because of my lack of interest in the Barney/Ted/Robin triangle, this episode had nothing going for it.  Even if you like the triangle, if THAT was the conclusion to the tension, then woof.  Lame, totally lame.

Miss Miloti needs to come back ASAP because I’m quickly forgetting that these people are friends who want to hang out voluntarily.  I’m beginning to forget why I want to watch them every week voluntarily.   The season started with promise and has plummeted downward ever since.  I want to see flashbacks and flash forwards of The Mother and Ted.  I want to see their interactions, so I can root for them to meet with feeling, not obligation.

Other Thoughts:

  • Please bring back Marshall in real life.  I hate this road trip stuff.  It was probably a filming conflict, but it’s awful.
  • Robyn not having any friends of the female persuasion was just lame.  It has promise at certain points, but it made me realize how different this version of Robin is than the original one that was in love with Ted.  She has evolved into somethingundesirable.
  • I’m over Lily. Is that a weird thing to say? She’s just too all over the place and needs Marshall to balance her out.
  • This “one weekend” season is already wearing out its welcome.  It’s moving so slowly and every little plot development feels fake. We are constantly reminded of what these characters are “planning”: moves to Rome an Chicago.  Thing is, nothing actually happens with these plans to progress the action. It’s because they’re stuck in this weekend.

Keep on Watchin’!

-Bryan