A while back I gave How I Met Your Mother a fighting chance to impress me. I watched about eight episodes, and found that the popularity of the program was indeed still as baffling to me as when I started the project. Neil Patrick Harris’s Barney was the only redeeming part of the show, but that wasn’t enough to get me to stick around.
Thankfully, thanks to Barney himself, I no longer have to worry about ever catching up with the show. In the video above, he summarizes six (seven, eight?) seasons of the show in under a minute. In short, everyone has hooked up with everyone and Ted still sucks. At least that’s the impression I got out of it.
Fans of the show, what am I missing here? Why is HIMYM so beloved?