Watch How I Met Your Mother


Series Length:9 Seasons, 208 Episodes
Schedule: Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on CBS

How I Met Your Mother is a unique take on the standard sitcom format. Told mostly through flashbacks, the show is framed around Ted Mosby telling his children the story about how he and their mother met many years prior. The show focuses on a younger Ted Mosby and the funny antics he and his friends get involved in on their quests for love, happiness and fulfillment.

Ted Mosby is the main character and a romantic sort with a razor sharp wit and a propensity for getting into awkward situations. Lily and Marshall are his college friends and, at one time, roommates. They provide a real backbone of warmth to the show with their goofy antics and deep love for one another. Robin is a new addition to the group of friends and is also a one-time romantic interest for Ted. Robin's Canadian heritage and very unfeminine demeanor are the basis of many humorous situations on the show. Last, but not least, is Barney, a slick womanizer who hides a gentle heart behind his smirk and rapid fire one liners.

Over the course of the show, the five friends get themselves involved in a wide array of hilarious situations. From Ted stealing a restaurant decoration to show his love for Robin to Barney's endless array of quips and his string of conquests to the amusing disaster of Lily and Marshall's wedding day, the group experiences many funny events. Yet, there is also a strong heart to the show as it deals with dramatic themes like break-ups, the death of parents and struggles with infertility.

The flash forwards as Ted talks to his kids are also amusing in their own right as the children, despite their short amount of screen time, even have well-developed personalities. Getting to see the futures of your favorite characters also provides a counterpoint to the comedy and drama of the show's present time line.

Overall, the balance of wicked humor with a strong emotional core in How I Met Your Mother creates a show that will make you laugh, make you cry and definitely give you a few good laughs.

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Status: Currently Airing
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 9.1/10
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184 Amazon Prime Episodes
208 Amazon Episodes
4 CBS Episodes
184 Netflix Episodes
5 Lifetime Episodes
207 Vudu Episodes
207 iTunes Episodes
4 Channel 4 Episodes
  • In the second part of the series finale, Ted's story of how he met the kid's mother comes to a close.

  • In the series finale, Ted finally finishes telling his children how he met their mother.

  • With only 30 minutes before it's time to walk down the aisle, both Barney and Robin begin to suffer anxiety attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.

  • When Gary Blauman makes an appearance at the wedding, the friends are catapulted into a frenzy as they each remember an encounter with him.

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'How I Met Your Mother' Creator Promises Alternate Ending on DVD Set

Here's some good news for "How I Met Your Mother" fans: That controversial ending might not be the only one there is. Carter Bays, one of the long-running CBS sitcom's creators, took to Twitter about a week after the ending that put fans in an uproar to answer questions. Naturally, he got a lot of questions about the rather sad and, to most fans, disappointing series finale episode.

After Letterman: What's Next for Late Night?
'How I Met Your Mother' Fan 'Fixes' Ending: Watch the Video!

What a difference an edit makes! After the finale episode of "How I Met Your Mother" ended, Facebook and Twitter—nay, the whole Internet—was mad about it. And so were we. Rightfully so, too: Not only was the episode unnecessarily sad, it also seemed to argue semantics to deliver an ending that fans were told repeatedly over the past nine seasons they wouldn't be getting.

How I Failed Your Mother: Successful Finales and How 'HIMYM' Got It Wrong

At least "How I Met Your Mother" exited by getting everyone talking. If only they were saying nice things instead of talking about how awful the series finale was. Is there any way that a popular TV series can end and not disappoint fans? The short answer: yes. It can be done, just not the way that the creators of "HIMYM" tried to do it.

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9, Episode 23 Recap: 'Last Forever'

We all knew it was coming, but that didn't make the end of "How I Met Your Mother" any easier. Neither did the fact that the finale could go down in history as one of the most unpopular last episodes of a popular series, like, ever.

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9, Episode 22 Recap: 'The End of the Aisle'

This week's episode of "How I Met Your Mother" laid to rest two of the series' best running jokes--the Slap Bet and the Ring Bear--but it also put a cap on a several-seasons-long story arc with the marriage of Barney and Robin. All that remains is the story promised in the series' title, and conveniently, there's one more episode left in which to tell it.

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9, Episode 21 Recap: 'Gary Blauman'

There are just two episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" left, and as the finale nears, the series is finding its groove. "Gary Blauman" is a well-proportioned mix of wackiness and sentiment that has been elusive so far this season. It's also the closest we've come so far to seeing how Ted met the Mother.

Picking Pilots: Will 'How I Met Your Dad,' Alyson Hannigan and Matthew Perry All Make It to the Air?

It looks like CBS is going to be stingy with space in its fall season, and that has to be worrisome for the producers of all the pilots that the network has ordered. If only a couple of them are going to get picked to join the fall season, the network has some tough decisions to make.

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9, Episode 20 Recap: 'Daisy'

Last week's episode generated huge amounts of fan angst. This week's episode was much more soothing. There were hints of conflict to come, but nothing nearly as dire as last week.

'How I Met Your Dad' Adds to Its Cast

Fans of "How I Met Your Mother" were underwhelmed when news of an impending spin-off was announced. Then prospects for the show got a little brighter when indie darling Greta Gerwig was cast in the lead. The latest casting news from the spin-off is drawing mixed reactions.

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9, Episode 19 Recap: 'Vesuvius'

You can count the remaining episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" on one hand, but after tonight's episode, you're likely dreading the end of the series much more than you were before. In "Vesuvius," the laughs covered up the suggestion of something that's not silly at all.

Neil Patrick Harris Wraps on 'How I Met Your Mother,' Speaks Last Lines As Barney Stinson

If you weren't sad over "How I Met Your Mother" ending soon, you're about to be. Neil Patrick Harris sent out a bittersweet tweet today that'll bring a tear to the eyes of many "HIMYM" fans in anticipation of the show's finale. "I just uttered my last word as Barney "Awesomepants" Stinson today," Harris wrote. "Nine years.

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9, Episode 18 Recap: 'Rally'

The morning of the wedding has dawned, but in this week's episode of "How I Met Your Mother," a hungover Barney isn't ready to face the day. As the gang tries to bring him back to the world of the living, we are treated to fairly satisfying menu of flashbacks and glimpses of the future.

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'How I Met Your Mother''s Alyson Hannigan Gets New Series

If you've been bracing yourself for a severe lack of Alyson Hannigan after the end of "How I Met Your Mother" this season, it might be time to relax. The actress has signed on to star in a new pilot being produced for CBS by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

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