in which the hopelessly romantic Ted (Josh Radnor) tries to win back Robyn’s (Cobie Smulders)heart despite the fact that she is marrying his best friend Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). And the drama doesn’t stop there: Marshall (Jason Jordan Segel) takes a job as a judge without consulting Lily (Alyson Lee Hannigan) first, regardless of their plans to go to Rome for a year to pursue Lily’s
career as an art consultant.
Much as I hate to admit it, this series feels like it’s dragging. We are now into episode 18 of 20, and I wish Ted would hurry up and meet his children’s mother already! I don’t know about you, but I find myself shouting at the TV when ’34 hours before the wedding’ comes up at the start of the episode, but once the episode starts I get so dragged into the comedy I don’t feel quite as concerned.
In some ways, you’ve got to admire the dedication of Ted. This series show subtle hints of how he
meets his future wife, first under an umbrella, then when she buys him a scotch, and the latest we know is he heard her singing on the balcony. This romantic love story really pulls on the heartstrings of the viewer and creates excitement as we already know that Ted and this woman are destined to meet, marry and produce the offspring to whom Ted has been narrating his search for love for nine series. Also, there is the approach of Barney and Robyn’s wedding, around which all of these events are based – for example, Ted’s future wife is the bass player in the wedding
band. The last we saw, Lily had stormed out from Marshall after a huge argument. The series still has 2 episodes left, so we will just have to wait and see how Ted finally meets their mother.