02 October, 2012

Review -- HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 8.02: 'The Pre-Nup'

Enjoy this crappy review, because this will likely be my last of 'How I Met Your Mother'.

Never mind that this show is one billion episodes in, it's difficult and pretty much pointless to write weekly reviews about a 30-minute comedy -- let alone a show that people are getting sick of, getting annoyed with and that does the same shit over and over.

I'm sick of Ted and Victoria. And for people that weren't sick of those two, I bet you are now after one of the worst storylines in TV history with Klauss living with them.

I'm sick of Barney going back and forth between Quinn and Robin. And while the Barney/Quinn pre-nup storyline was entertaining briefly and gave me a few laughs, I'm annoyed that this could spell the end (or close to) of Becki Newton's tenure on the show. That would be a shame, as she was a fun addition and plays well off of Barney.

Other than one funny quote from Marshall's mom, I couldn't care less about Marshal, Lily and the baby. So sick of those characters and so god damn sick of babies on TV shows. We've seen it all before and we don't want to see it again. And every time I see those two characters, I can't help but think they are mailing it in. They don't care about those characters or this show anymore, so why should we?

The fact that Robin gets turned on by watching herself on the news is pretty funny. But that's not going to make up for the rest of this shit.

The thing is, the episode wasn't that horrible, but I just get so angered watching this show. So instead of writing and complaining about it each week, I'm going to stop reviewing it. There's really no point to, anyway. However, you can still check out my 'Castle' reviews each week (those will 100% continue the whole season) and I will also take suggestions for another show my readers would like to see me review that isn't already being covered on Geek Furious. I won't promise anything, but if enough people want to me write about something in particular, and I like it and HGF signs off on it, then I will.


--FUTURE TED: "Everyone was as happy as can be -- which means there were no good stories."

--QUINN: "Ms. Garvey must invent 12 new sexual positions per year, at least 10 of which involve her doing all or most of the work."

MARSHALL'S MOM: "Stop. Not in the house, that's how lamps break!"

ROBIN'S BOYFRIEND: "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize it takes 42 inches to keep you satisfied."


--I don't have any, yet another reason why I don't like reviewing 30-minute shows.

THE SCORE: 60 out of 100


  1. Well, the ratings are down 28% vs. same time last year. Maybe you aren't the only one getting sick of if.

    However, it still gets a 3.25 A18-49 rating.

  2. Not only are they telling awful stories now that are fucking up the characters but they are ruining past episodes too while they spin their wheels. Revisiting the slutty punken was a fail, they have ruined Barney and Robin, they have ruined legen....wait...I cannot be bothered because a late 30 year old should not be this lame, they have ruined Ted, they have ruined marshal and Lily...god have they ruined everything.

    I do wonder who makes the final decision on when he mother appears..CBS? The studio? The creators? Whoever it is needs to b slapped.

  3. I don't know if it's just me but it seems like this season is going to be like they might be re-doing some stuff from season 1 again where Victoria and Ted are happy but we all know Ted will end up with Robin and then they will break up again. The only reason why I say this is because I just finished watching season 7 again and you know the long term bet that Lily and Marshall have that Ted will never end up with Robin and at the end of the episode Lily says pay up and Marshall says not yet. Well I think that is a clue that Robin and Ted are going to get back together sometime in this season and then break up so that Barney and Robin can get together and get married at the end of this season. So what do you guys think?

  4. I've come to the point where I no longer care about Barney's relationships. It's getting old. And I'm getting sick of him sabotaging a decent relationship, because of his feelings for the BIG FLAKE, Robin.