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How I Met Your Mother Recap

The 'HIMYM' Finale Controversy Just Got A Whole Lot Bigger

Posted 04.03.2014 | TV

Will we ever stop talking about that final episode of "How I Met Your Mother?" Answer: probably not. Show creators have responded to backlash on T...

The Real Reason HIMYM Fans Feel Betrayed by the Series Finale

Molly Fosco | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

Call me traditional but I still need sitcoms to make me feel good about life. Sitcoms are why I fell in love with television in the first place and why I continue to wear out my Friends and Full House DVD's regularly.

'HIMYM' Gets The Ending It Deserved

Posted 04.03.2014 | TV

Not happy with the final episode of "How I Met Your Mother"? You're not alone. CBS's hit show ended its run this week and the final outcome wasn't...

The Best Of The 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale Recaps

Posted 04.01.2014 | TV

So, after nine years of feelings and slap bets, TV's longest-running meet-cute has come to an end. Recappers were split over the ending, with some com...

Jessica Goodman

'Last Forever' Confirms Our Worst Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.01.2014 | TV

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read if you haven't seen the "HIMYM" finale.

Why How I Met Your Mother Missed the Mark on Love

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Katie Mgongolwa

I believe in love; I know what it's like to have to work hard to find it, to keep it, to cherish it. It's important to celebrate love. And I feel like by treating Ted's relationship with his wife so strangely, the show revealed a coarse understanding of love.

Jessica Goodman

FINALLY! 'HIMYM' Doles Out Last Slap

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.25.2014 | TV

Take three deep breaths before reading this recap (because the Mother told you to). The penultimate episode of "How I Met Your Mother" rocked for a...

Jessica Goodman

'HIMYM' Ties Up Loose Ends

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.18.2014 | TV

Ah, Gary Blauman, a guy we haven't seen since "How I Met Your Mother" Season 5. Cobie Smulders' real-life husband Taran Killam -- of "SNL" fame -- gue...

Jessica Goodman

Lily's Huge Surprise On 'HIMYM'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.11.2014 | TV

Now, this was a long con worth waiting for. "Daisy," a title which took on a few different meanings during last night's episode of "How I Met Your Mot...

Jessica Goodman

Is The Mother's Fate Already Sealed?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | TV

We've entered "How I Met Your Mother's" final stretch. With three episodes to go before the finale, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are beginning to tie ...

Jessica Goodman

Weekend At Barney's FINALLY Happens

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Well, at least Robin didn't float away for good. "How I Met Your Mother" went on a three-week hiatus since its Feb. 3 episode, "Sunrise," in which Rob...

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 9 Episode 17 Recap: 'Sunrise'

Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.06.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

This week, "Sunrise" catapulted us back to present day in Season 9, the morning of Robin and Barney's wedding. The shenanigans we've come to expect from the final season were back -- some in an "ugh" kind of way (ahem ghosts) -- but Ted's confession left me in a sweet spot. More on that soon.

The Best 'How I Met Your Mother' Episode In Years

Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.30.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

"How Your Mother Met Me" was one of the strongest, most beautiful episodes of "How I Met Your Mother." I would go as far as to say that it was the best episode in years. Whatever doubts fans had about Cristin Milioti can be cast aside after watching her performance, one show creator Craig Thomas thought could win her a guest Emmy. I don't disagree.

Slapsgiving Part 3: Marshall Held Slaptive

Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.16.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

Welcome back, folks! After a brief winter break, "How I Met Your Mother" is back for the final episodes.

How Marshall Met The Mother

Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.16.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

"Bass Player Wanted" opened what I'm hoping will be a door to a different kind of final season, focused on the mother, the gang and the big stuff. It was the last episode of 2013, the midseason finale, and it was lovely.

'HIMYM' Is Now One Big AWW!-Fest

Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.02.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

"How I Met Your Mother" pulled some of its old favorite tropes out of the closet for last night's episode, which did not end in a laser tag rehearsal dinner.

Let's Talk About That Rhyming Episode

Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.26.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

When show creator Craig Thomas announced that an entire episode of 'HIMYM' would rhyme, the Internet unleashed a chorus of hate. Fans cried that the show "jumped the shark" or that the writers had run out of ideas.

So. Many. Questions.

Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

"Mom and Dad" made very little sense, even by final season "HIMYM" standards. But, since I decided to "just go with it" after complaining for the majority of these recaps, I'm going try to find the good this week.

How Barney Met The Mother

Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

While "The Lighthouse" gave the plot a giant leap forward, this week's "Platonish" takes us six months back in time, before Robin and Ted were engaged. We're at MacLaren's. We're in the gang's apartment. Everyone's got a fresh set of clothes. It feels a little bit like old times, but we're in for a few major twists.

THE BIG PROPOSAL

Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica Goodman

It's getting better, folks. After last week's dismal episode, "The Lighthouse" was a welcome step toward ending the series on a high note.

'HIMYM' Drags On

Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.29.2013 | TV
Jessica Goodman

The touching moments that made "HIMYM" so strong are seriously lacking in this last season. Perhaps we need the "Mother's" touch, or just for the gang to all get back together. But maybe, we just need to tie up these loose end plot lines.

Seriously, Where Is Marshall?

Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

Instead of lamenting what should or could be crammed into the last moments we'll spend in our beloved "HIMYM" universe, perhaps it's time to lean back and stop being so damn impatient. Maybe then we can enjoy the ride.

Everybody Loses

Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Jessica Goodman

"This road trip sucks!" Marshall says after Daphne refuses to make a pit stop in Chicago for good ol' Gazzolo's pizza. Funny, because we were just starting to think the same thing about the past few episodes.

Weekend At Barney's

Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.07.2013 | TV
Jessica Goodman

The whole gang is finally sort of united by Lily's Marsh-pillow creation -- a Franken-pillow topped with Marshall's telecommunicating face. But then, all of a sudden, Ted becomes the best man to end all best men.

Mandy Patinkin Is An Old People Magnet

Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Jessica Goodman

Welcome back to the final season of "How I Met Your Mother," where the elderly are summoned simply by saying "Mandy Patinkin" and sword fights result in damaged dresses and broken bottles of $600 scotch.