This will probably be shorter than usual, sorry for that in advance. Maybe I’m just tired or maybe I simply don’t have that much to say at the moment. If anything I think I saw too much in in the Season 8 previews and it ruined it for me, maybe I watched them all after 2am… nothing good happens after 2am as we all know. I honestly felt that short of the train station happenings I saw the whole episode before it aired. So let this be a lesson kids, don’t watch previews…Especially after 2am.
- The Funeral by Band of Horses (closing moment of Episode One. Barney talks to Klaus, Robin finds Barney didn’t distroy it all, and the Mother walks up to Farhampton Station)
- Also, has anyone bought the HIMYM Soundtrack? How I Met Your Music? It’s on
Ted. Where was I, oh yea… Several things did happen tonight that open up some new possibilities for the future, whether it ends in 23 more episodes or 2 years from now. The big one is Ted at Farhampton Train station. So should we read anything from Ted reading Love in the time of Cholera or is he just being a hopeless romantic douche again? So we know from what he says that things don’t end well at Robin & Barney’s wedding. We can see that as obvious as both of them try to run out the windows, but the windows bring us back to the story of Victoria and Klaus… which also don’t end well. This in tern leads to TEd being at eh station with the yellow umbrella… and as we assume, the mother. Now she may be awesome and everything Ted has hoped for… but she isn’t smart enough to walk in out of the rain. This leads us to questions about…
Robin and Barney. We know it’s their wedding. We know they are both panicking. We know ted say teh wedding went badly… but does that mean they don’t get married? I’ve ready where either Craig or Carter said something like the wedding does take place… but what goes wrong? Also, this leads me to wonder what causes the demise of Barney & Quinn? And Robin and Nick for that matter? So many questions and so little uncertainty about how much HIMYM we have left. And while I’m sure many of you just want it to be over with… I like knowing at least timelines for sure. I digress. What I’m getting at is this… why are Robin & Barney freaking out? Is is over teh wedding? The finality? Because it’s scripted? Because of Quinn & Nick (respectively, not necessarily together)? We know that complications ensue… that’s the alternate title for the show it seems.
Marshall & Lily. The zombie things started really slow for me… but it caused some funny moments. I will say this, Marshall is the funniest guy on the show. Sure you have some great moments from everyone else…but overall he is the reason we still get to call HIMYM a comedy some nights… Also, having been about 5 ft from Alyson Hannigan, I’ll just say that she is gorgeous wherever she is.
With that said, I for one can’t wait for a great Season 8 and too see what else happens. To say that I’m not emotionally invested on any level is a complete fabrication. I love the show, the stories, the characters…and even when I don’t laugh as much as I want, I’m still waiting around next week for a glimpse into the lives of characters I’ve grown, not just to love, but grown with. So while I don’t have much more to say and before I get to my favorite parts I’d love to share a clip from the tube of You. Behind the scenes from Season 8… believe me if you watched tonight, it’s not full of spoilers.
Marshall: Yea Robin, we aren’t gonna be the kind of people who have zombies and become total babies.
Victoria: One look and he will know it’s not a girls handwriting, no wait…we’re good.
Barney: I’ve destroyed every piece of evidence that you and I were ever a couple. (sad moment but a great slideshow, IMHO)
Barney: … Ted got a tramp stamp, not really revelant to the story, I just like to mention it as much as possible…also I went on The Price is Right and I won a dune buggy
Klaus: I’m not sure what kind of vibe I was giving off earlier, but I’m not interested in your snitzel.
Klaus: Oh, my bad. Kindergarten is a German word…
Ted: No, I got that, thanks.
Moments of Awesomeness
- Barney riding down the isle on a Grizzly bear, or a Panda…either would be awesome. I expect fan art.
- Wedding day rejection letter writer could hold as a promising career for Ted.
- Barney seducing a woman over the phone. Wow. Talent.
- Marshall & Lily’s zombie like water vision from lack of sleep was lame at first but I came around to it. Awesome moments were had by all.
- Slow start. I’ve come to expect a lot of laughs from HIMYM and I’ve gotta say, I was super psyched but the start was slow.
- While I loved the funny moments, I felt like I had seen most of them in the previews… I usually don’t feel that way, but sadly. I digress.
- Does it seem like with every answer we get, we also get more questions… or at least no answers?
- Do you think this season will be the end? Hopes, dreams, thoughts?
- What did you think of Farhampton?
This one kind of left me disappointed. The joke about LAME being tired was driven into the ground. In fact, it went so far into the ground that it burrowed through the earth and came out somewhere in Malaysia. Thing is, that that was a very predictable element. The show isn’t surprising me any more. I’d really like to see the show go out with a bang and
Schnitzel joke: Predictable.
Barney secretly having kept all the stuff from his relationship with Robin: Predictable.
Ted and Mother Being in Same Place at Same Time: Predictable (and kind of meaningless, frankly – I’ve lost interest in the mother story).
Yellow umbrella: Predictable
Anyway, I’m not going to stop watching, but I hope they come up with something creative for what should be the last season.
I’ll agree the zombie LAME joke was driven into the ground… the sad part is that it wasn’t extremely funny until they did though.
I’ve got faith this season will be legendary… wait for it… dairy. 😉
How could you possibly leave Barney’s 52 second summary out of the Moments of Awesomeness?
did anyone notice ted’s hand, he was in some kind of trouble i think
As a german I’m a bit disappointed. There are a million ways to make fun of us and HIMYM goes with a Schnitzel joke, really?!
I kind of liked the episode, but somehow, kind of liking is not what I expect out of HIMYM….
And as a German, it was quite horrible… Sort of sad to not even get whatever Klaus is saying in German as a native speaker…
Didn’t Ted say in an early episode that Love in the Time of Cholera was his favourite book and his perfect woman had to like it? I feel like that has been said maybe in the online dating episode? So I guess that how she loves the book is the mother’s opening line.
It was an okay opening episode, but nothing spectacular.
So we know from what he says that things don’t end well at Robin & Barney’s wedding.”
I may be wrong and I need to rewatch what was actually said, but I got the feeling Ted was dejected not because the wedding didn’t end well, but because he was dealing with the realization everyone had paired off and he was left all alone.
I just noticed that “Nick” is the guy from the Red Cowboy boots store that we all assumed wouldn’t ever make it onto the show. So, I guess Kal Penn wasn’t his replacement. I don’t know why they didn’t make a bigger deal about how Robin and Nick met/got together. That kind of bugs me.
Totally… overlooked the fact that I didn’t. I tweeted about it… I’ll post it and the video (once I find it)
So this was on /r/HIMYM so I can’t take credit.. I noticed the book name but not the bandage on Ted’s hand… way to go Aaron. Either way, I’d say there is a lot more to the store than just Ted’s emotions.
For me it was an amazing first episode, like season-1 season-2 material… Fall in love again with the show
I think that’s all coming 😉
I also noticed Ted’s hand, seems injured… Maybe they fought and that’s why wedding went wrong?
Also, the fact that he is the only one left alone, when he has always been looking for the one, seems too much for him.
For me it was a pretty good episode to start the season, although I miss some more laughs.Final moment, with The funeral, was really nice to me (Right, I’m pro-BR)
Slow down when you type.
Did you guys see Ted’s hand wrapped when he was sitting in the bench at the station at the end of the episode?
I hope that’s coming too – It was disappointed that it wasn’t touched upon at all.
I think that Kal was a replacement at the begining, because Michael Trucco was doing something else… But finally they have been able to have him back, for at least some episodes 🙂
Yeah, I’m pretty sure you can find one or two German actors in LA. A little insulting. But anyway, sterotypes make the jokes. I’m not too offended. Episode was ok.
I love HIMYM but this episode kinda disappointed me… It wasn’t very funny or very exiting.. For the first time in HIMYM I felt like I’m watching a drama and less a comedy. I really want to know what Robins and Barneys wedding is gonna be like 🙂 Klaus was awful and I hope he won’t be visiting us again.
As much as I’m disappointed, How I Met Your Mother is still my favorite show and I can’t wait for the next episode :)))
Ted’s bad mood doesn’t have to do with the wedding itself. Maybe he brought somebody (Victoria or a different girl) and they broke up there.