because sometimes it's okay to eat nutella and peanut butter straight from the jar(s)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

and watch 2 seasons of HIMYM in 2 weeks' time.


My German students and my European friends are obsessed with HIMYM (along with Two and a Half Men - random, right?). Those two shows are all I hear about here. My friend gave me seasons 1-3 of HIMYM so I decided to watch an episode....../the entire first & second seasons.
I. am. addicted. I've discussed this with my American friends here and the thing is - to us, this show isn't that funny. In an age where the Michael Scotts and David Brents of the TV world have re-defined humor, the HIMYM dialogue is pretty flat and a little bit too 90s for my taste (think: Friends/laugh track). It's not really dry at all and a lot of the lines are so predictable and out-dated (and don't even get me started on the wardrobe choices, good gosh). So I'm not sure why I love it. But I love it. I love the characters (Marshall being my favorite - duh) and I am already dreading running out of seasons. I watch one every night before I go to bed and I laugh and laugh and laugh...by myself.

So.....big thanks to Emily (pictured below).
Without her, none of this would have been possible.
{Meaning, without her, I wouldn't have Seasons 1-3...}



24 comments:

Jan said...

Glad you enjoy that show so much. Neil Patrick Harris is so talented!!

Pepe Le Pew said...

Please don't put Michael Scott and David Brent in the same sentence. David Brent redefined the role of humor. Michael Scott is just a cheap ripoff (to no fault of Steve Carell).

Megan said...

collin watched six seasons in a week.


enough said.

AbbieBabble said...

I have been wanting to start watching HIMYM, but I'm terrified of what Megan described- I cannot not watch every single episode all at once. I'm thoroughly impressed by your ability to ration them out!

Macy Dawn said...

This is one of my favorite shows to watch. I usually catch it while I'm at the gym, plugged into a treadmill. I tend to get caught up laughing out loud and then get the "crazy eyes" from fellow gym goers.

Stefaan said...

Love the title in your post, haha! never watched HIMYM tough.. I'm from another planet i think.

Love

Stefaan

Antoinette said...

OMG I LOVE how I meet your mother but it drives me nuts trying to watch it in bloody German!

magdalena viktoria said...

HIMTYM rules! I watched the latest episode today and cried, haha. I quote from the show sometimes but it's sad when it's around friends who don't watch it and don't get it.

House of Hemingway said...

I love this show!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I started watching it because everyone here references it all the time! I love that guy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall - he's hysterical!

Elizabeth {e tells tales} said...

I catch this show on from time to time and never fall in love with it...probably because I don't know the characters. You did describe perfectly all the reasons not to love it. Poor show.

Candice said...

Nutella and peanut butter always taste best when eaten straight out of the jar! :)

Henar said...

Aaww, this is beautiful!!
I love it!!
xx

Henar
... OH MY VOGUE!

Megan said...

we are in Nottingham until october. september we are traveling the entire month with my family.

BUT come april i have NO MORE CLASSES. just doing research stuff.

hint hint nudge nudge.

Z--- said...

good post!!xxx

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The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I love that show too! But your right, it isn't all that funny, especially when there are so many clever comedies around now. BUT that doesn't stop me from watching it over and over and over again.

ps. Marshall? What about Barney?!?!
pps. Two and Half Men I'll never understand.

Sera said...

YES!! i am SO happy you jumped on the HIMYM bandwagon! it seriously just keeps getting better, trust me. can't wait to hear more of your thoughts on it!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I was so confused, I was like what is HIMYM but I get it now. I dont watch it but I hear it's funny. I do watch Two and a Half men. That is so funny.

Tay Talk said...

Ok, I swear I'm not dumb...well, maybe.

What is HIMYM????

I'm confused.

I thought this post was about nutella and I got really excited to tell you how much I love it too!

ha.

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Cassandra said...

love How I Met You Mother!

Kathrine said...

I just watched two episodes on German TV (i know, i know...dubbing sucks)....and even so, I liked it! :)))

Mighty Burns said...

I love that show far all he reasons you listed, bad shows, high fiveing *zing* one liners! And Marshall.. ohhh who doesnt want a Marshall?

Alex said...

I'm really not a huge sitcom fan, bukt I do like this one. My best friends are OBSESSED with it.