Episode Reviews

Big Days

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas’s wonderful love story told in reverse returns for it’s 6th season.

"Rachel Bilson returns"

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas’s wonderful love story told in reverse returns for it’s 6th season. After a couple seasons of episodic format, the duo and their writing team have decided to move back into more of a serial style show with plenty of continuity and story elements that old fans of the show enjoyed the most.

Right off the bat, we have Ted telling his kids ‘Kids, there are two big days in any love story. The day you meet the girl of your dreams, and the day you marry her.” It’s writing like that that makes me love this show and relate to Ted so well. Of course we’v been using the same stock footage of the kids since season one as both kids have grown up quite a bit now. I wonder if in some future episodes, we’ll see the older versions of the kids.

Rachel Bilson reprises her role as Cindy, short term love interest and roommate to the future mother. Of course Bays and Thomas gives us the ultimate in teases concerning the mother with an early scene of Ted at a wedding. In reality, he’s merely the best man at the wedding, which brings the point, who is getting married in the not to distant future? Obviously it’s someone Ted knows very well, and if the mother is at that wedding, there has to be someone else other than Cindy that is connected to their circle of friends. I’m sure we won’t see any more of that particular thought till the end of the season, but I’m sure there will be plenty of hints and speculation along the way.

Marshal and Lilly’s issues with having a baby and Lilly’s concern of letting Marshal down remind me of why I like this show so much. How I Met Your Mother always has real issues that real friends and couples deal with. While some of those issues may be decorated in TV humor, the core aspects of the issues are always dealt with in a realistic fashion with conversations actual people would have. I think this is a major appeal to the show, as the characters are not inexplicably glamorous or inherently successful. Despite a little bit of television style exposition for entertainment, the problems they face are real problems and real conversations that every young adult can relate to.

Overall, I can’t wait to see this show return to it’s old glory of season 1 and 2, and season 6 is already off to a great start.

Other Thoughts

  • “The Beer be with you.” “And also with you.”
  • Ted rips the labels off of beers when he’s nervous
  • High 6 is definitely a terrible idea.
  • 1 in 5 guys has a thing for ankles.
  • Of course Barney takes photos of Cindy and her girlfriend making out.
  • Bill Fagerbakke reprises his role as Marshal’s dad


We have two this week actually.

  • Dibs was invented by Sir Walter Dibs, in 1652 on the SS Dibs….
  • Sundresses – A particular fondness that Barney has (as do I)
    • What piece of women’s attire most strokes mans desire?
    • What lightweight outfit pink or white, makes the outside of my slacks abnormally tight?


  • Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) – George Harrison
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  • Run off The Road – Ola Podrida
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By Kien Tran

Based in Dallas, Texas, Kien Tran is an avid television enthusiast. After spending hundreds of hours wasting away on a couch, he decided to actually do something creative with his hobby and created this very blog.

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