Tim Collins

It’s not often that How I Met Your Mother impresses with it’s dramatic performances. Typically, it’s the comic chops of the actors that stand out and add to the overall entertainment of the show. In this weeks “Of Course” Colbie Smulders went above and beyond her usually captivating (and often underrated) performance by adding some […]

To 100 and Beyond: the creators talk HIMYM
  Kelly Bedard

This week I got the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, the creators and executive producers of one of my favourite shows on television, How I Met Your Mother. This coming Monday is the 100th episode of the series so Craig and Carter took some time to speak […]

Smoking Hot
  Tim Collins

So as Kelly already mentioned, the whole smoking episode of How I Met Your Mother was a little odd. I sincerely believe that a few of the main characters would smoke and that in most people’s lives cigarettes became an occasional habit, but it was all a little too unbelievable for the entire group to […]

  Kelly Bedard

– How I Met Your Mother this week: do the showrunners not know that their characters can’t afford the negative connotation smoking brings? The only character who survived this week without me losing a bit of love for them was Robin (who, let’s face it, always seemed like a bit of a smoker anyway). – […]

HIMYM Packs a Guest-Starry Punch
  Kelly Bedard

Week after week the show I look most forward to seeing is How I Met Your Mother on Monday nights. It’s consistently packed with great writing, great performances and great stories with wonderful little surprises at every turn. This week, those little delights came in the form of two of my favourite television actors: Jamie […]

Mother of all Confusions
  Tim Collins

I never really knew quite where I stood with the Barney and Robin relationship on How I Met Your Mother but I finally found out this past week. Barney is legend—what for it….I hope you’re not lactose intolerant cause the next word is—dairy. But seriously, he’s one of the main reasons for the awesomeness of […]

Hey Robin, It’s Tough Living in the States, eh?
  Kelly Bedard

As a Canadian living in Boston, tonight’s How I Met Your Mother made me giddy. What made it so funny? IT’S ALL TRUE! Well, most of it. Torontonians by no means have funny accents like the lady in Tim Hortons, I have no idea who the Quebecois guy Robin mentioned in the first scene is, […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother paid tribute to the great coming of age movie Dead Poets Society. With Barney’s gesture of standing on his desk and addressing Ted as “captain my captain”, How I Met Your Mother made up for the merciless (and hilarious) mocking that the same film had endured on Thursday. Last […]

  Kelly Bedard

I like your bad jokes.

And I too enjoy pointing out menu typos.

Just sayin’

  Rachael Nisenkier

My never ending love for How I Met Your Mother not withstanding, I was actually surprised by the physical relief and nostalgia I felt the second I heard those familiar chords. HIMYM is home to me, and the season premier didn’t disappoint in bringing me back there. Every time Barney and Robin did their little […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

What if your two favorite, bubble-stuck shows both got renewed? And what if your other two favorite shows had finales that restored your faith in them AND made you incredibly excited for next season just at the moment when you thought there was nowhere left for them to go? Yeah. That’s right. That’s the world […]

Season Wrap Up: How I Met Your Mother
  Kelly Bedard

*CAUTION, SPOILERS AHEAD* Tonight’s season finale of How I Met Your Mother was everything the show is and has been for 4 seasons now. It was pretty funny, it was full of heart and it had it’s flaws. Sure parts of it were silly and sure it’s incredibly frustrating how Ted calls everything that happens […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

It’s a big week for reveals here in Rachael-TV land. First the Alpha-ocity of this week’s Dollhouse, and now a big reveal on How I Met Your Mother regarding the show’s eponymous mother. Or was it? The structure of this week’s HIMYM (where Ted tells us the one thousand things leading up to the moment […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

The first five minutes of this week’s HIMYM were like a perfect illustration of the strengths of the four characters who participated in it. Marshall was a kind of lovable doofus, Ted was an incurable romantic, Robin was witty but awkward, and Barney walked the painful tight rope between toolishness and sincerity. It was there […]

Happier News in the Buffyverse
  Kelly Bedard

My favourite famous couple had a baby! Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof (Willow and Wesley in Buffy/Angel)’s first child, a daughter named Satyana Denisof, was born on March 24th, her mother’s birthday, in LA. After meeting on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1999, the couple was married in 2003 and serve as godparents […]

Oh yes, The Two-Handed Zamboni
  Kelly Bedard

I absolutely loved this week’s How I Met Your Mother. Not only was the A story, with Barney and Marshall protecting Ted’s feelings by convincing him that he still had a job, really sweet (if a little repetitive of previous storylines, hello 4th character to go through unemployment in 3 years!) but the B story […]

Lily Can Handle the Truth
  Kelly Bedard

How I Met Your Mother hit another one out of the park this week with an episode that was both funny and incredibly touching. There were some hilarious moments, such as Lily’s fantasy version of bridge, Robin’s excitement that her friends were watching her show and Lily’s “you can’t handle the truth” speech. And the […]

Last week, inspired by the sort of nostalgia that leads Ted to tell the story to his kids in the first place, I was all sorts of easy on How I Met Your Mother. I enjoyed it the same way you enjoy seeing old friends after a long time apart. This week, with “Sorry, Bro,” […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Oh How I Met Your Mother. I missed you. It’s not that this week’s episode, “The Stinsons”, was one of my all time favorites. The plot was a bit outlandish for my taste. It featured Barney making up an entire family in order to keep his mom (Frances Conroy, from Six Feet Under) happy. Most […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Now, I’m not one of those people just looking for the Daily Show proclaimed President Gallant to fail. I’m willing to give him time on the Stimulus plan, on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, on closing down Gitmo and getting the educational system back on the right track. I don’t shake my fists in […]

  Kelly Bedard

 It’s that time of year again. Flower prices are skyrocketing, restaurant reservations are hard to come by, jewelry stores are bustling and all around North America people are wishing that life were as romantic as their TV. So in honour of this most auspicious holiday, that of St. Valentine, I thought I’d revisit the issue […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Each week, my two most hotly anticipated shows vary. But this week, after two weeks off, they were 100% Gossip Girl and How I Met Your Mother. Both of which had pretty “meh” episodes, with sprinklings of the brilliance we normally see. Gossip Girl this week told us the tale of Blair’s seemingly-apocalyptic quest to […]

  Kelly Bedard

(whom? who?… ?) In the latest How I Met Your Mother casting news, Six Feet Under matriarch Francis Conroy has signed on to play the mother of the infamous Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris). The part was originally voiced off-camera by Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) in flashbacks that explained why Barney believes that Bob […]

“Three Days of Snow”
  Kelly Bedard

“Totally” -Ted “Awesome” -Barney The misadventures at “Puzzle”, the chronology twist, the rare and wonderful pairing of sentimental Marshall with realist Robin, the hilarious bar montage, the return of Ranjit and an ending that’ll go down in How I Met Your Mother history; this episode has officially become one of my favourites of the series.

HIMYM to the Rescue
  Kelly Bedard

I am going home in 5 days. And I sincerely miss home. At home, when you bump into someone they really do turn around and make sure that you’re ok. There are free doughnuts when you go Christmas tree shopping at Sheridan Nurseries and hot cider too. And I’m fairly certain that those strip clubs […]

  Kelly Bedard

AILMENT Headaches, nausea and signs of depression brought on by sub par comedy attempts, tired plot lines, inconsistency in Barney Stinson’s values and the sight of Jason Segal in bad drag. SUGGESTED REMEDY A hearty dose of maniacle supervillain laughter, the unauthorized use of military spy satelites, and 4 or 5 rounds of Klingon Boggle is […]