I wasn’t feeling all that well today, so I took a leave from work and stayed home. Wanted to check out what was on tv, when I caught this show – How I Met Your Mother. I had been wanting to see this series from when I first heard about it and last month around the 13th, it was announced that Star World was going to start airing it. This series just started in September, 2005 and it has won an Emmy. It stars Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby, Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin & the smoldering Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky.
In the year 2030, Ted (voiced by Bob Saget) gathers his daughter and son to tell them the story of how he met their mother. The story begins in 2005 with Ted as a single, 27-year-old architect living with his two best friends from college, Marshall and Lily. Lily, a kindergarten teacher, and Marshall, a law student, have been dating for almost nine years when Marshall proposes. Their engagement causes Ted to think about marriage and finding his soul mate, much to the disgust of his friend Barney, a womanizer with a lucrative though unnamed corporate job. Ted begins his search for his perfect mate, immediately falling for ambitious young reporter Robin, who quickly becomes part of Ted’s group of friends.
My interest in this series has been because of two factors, actress Alyson Hannigan & actor Neil Patrick Harris. Alyson Hannigan was the cutesy & occasionally ditsy ‘Willow’ from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and the American Pie movies. She is always fresh faced & funny & cute in everything that she does. Neil Patrick Harris is ofcourse most famous for his four year portrayal as the teenage doctor in Doogie Howser M.D. during the early 90s. He also acted in Starship Troopers and played a doped up & sex crazed version of himself in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle. I didn’t know the other three actors. But now, I will be watching this show to also gaze at Cobie Smulders who is just lovely & sexy. She is a former international model from Canada and also plays a Canadian in this series. Cobie plays Robin, who is an ambitious Television Anchor, who dates Ted and becomes friends with the other three.