how i met your motherHow I Met Your Mother Cast

How I Met Your Mother (sometimes referred to as HIMYM) is a sitcom that aired on CBS from September 2005 till March 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

Starring:

Josh Radnor- Ted Mosby

He is the main character telling his story to his children about his adult years and  all the obstacles he gone through before he met ” The One”  (aka the Mother).   This story is told by the Older Ted Mosby the narrator of the series by Bob Saget.

Jason Segel- Marshall Eriksen

Ted’s best (often disputed by Barney) friend. Marshall marries Lily in Season Two, with whom he has been in love since his freshman year of college, and they serve as an inspiration for Ted to find his true love.

Cobie Smulder-Robin Scherbaskey

Ted’s season 2 girlfriend. Robin emigrated from Canada to take a job in a news station and met Ted at MacLaren’s, setting him on his journey to find “The One”. Though her relationship with Ted ended, they continue to remain close friends.

Neil Patrick Harris- Barney Stinson

He is a serial playboy, using his relative wealth and an array of outrageous strategies to seduce women for sex with no intention of engaging in a relationship.  He falls for Robin and the pair become engaged. They marry at the end of Season 9 and divorce after 3 years. In 2020, he has a daughter named Ellie.

Alyson Hannigan- Lily Aldrin

Lily is the group’s moderator, always there to resolve a conflict or to offer a shoulder on which to cry.

Cristin Milioti- Tracy McConnell

the future wife of Ted Mosby, The Mother

Bob Saget- Narrarator

When How I Met Your Mother  started viewer were introduced to the world of Ted Mosby. Back then, he was a hopeless romantic looking for the future wife of his dreams. Fast forward to nine years later, and Ted’s married to the woman of his dreams — but then she dies.

Some fans weren’t happy when this happened in the show’s series finale, and they especially weren’t happy when Ted finished telling his kids this extremely long story of how he met their mother.   Only to race off to Aunt Robin’s apartment to rekindle their romance.  It would have made more sense that for all of Ted’s conquests it would  actually lead him somewhere concrete.

From the beginning when Robin gently rejects Ted after he blurts out “I love you” after knowing her for only one day. Then she marries Barney. Then she and Barney get divorced. Then Ted gets married.  But then his wife dies after getting sick. Romance isn’t romance without some adversity, and Robin and Ted encounter plenty of it throughout the course the 9 seasons of How I Met Your Mother.

The final episode of How I Met Your Mother aired in 2014 and featured scenes of Ted Mosby’s kids filmed when the show first started in 2005.

Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie in how I Met Your Mother.
Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie in How I Met Your Mother.

 

If you haven’t seen this program it is pretty funny and will keep you laughing. There is a reason it has been nominated for awards.  Watch How I Met Your Mother now on Netflix from beginning to end.

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