TV Time-Out: #5
"How I Met Your Mother" is a what I consider an honest attempt by CBS to cross-pollinate age demographics. And they darn well almost pull it off. The premise is simple, yet effective. P.O.V. father speaking to son & daughter about his past adventures leading up to his eventual goal: winning mommy's heart. That's the quick set-up, with the kids maybe asking a quick question, or making a comment, and it's flashback to 2006. It's here we get a real-time account of the father's story.
Cute and honest.
I really love this show. It has a broad range of appeal for many generations, as many of us have hooked-up in major urban areas. It does not smell of "Friends" which I have always found empty and crass. And the characters do fall in and out of bed with each other, so it's not lame in that sense.
It's not often you get a comedy that deals effectively with that troublesome period of life where the partying is coming to an end, and a soul is ready to settle-down and marry. "How I Met Your Mother" fills that gap.