HIMYM 5×01 — “Definitions”: It’s been a long summer, but my regular television shows are finally starting to come back on. I’ve been looking forward to HIMYM in particular because I really want to see what will happen with Barney and Robin. I love these characters and am excited about seeing them become a couple. I know some fans think this storyline is a big mistake, but not me.
Anyway, I thought Barney and Robin were great tonight! I loved how they pretended to be seeing other people all summer long but were really just with each other, how they put off The Talk as long as possible, and how they decided to “lie” about being boyfriend and girlfriend, even though everyone could see that they really meant what they were saying.
– Ted as a professor has a lot of potential for funny situations. That seems like the perfect job for this character, as he definitely has a pretentious side that can shine forth from the lecture hall podium. He got off some good lines as he struggled to decide whether he was going to be an authoritative professor or a “cool guy”.
– Marshall and Lily were pretty much just Marshall and Lily. I hope they get a real storyline this year instead of just contributing bits and pieces to other characters’ plots.