Review: How I Met Your Mother – First Season Finale

Show: How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Episode: Come On – First Season Finale
Originally Aired: Monday, May 15th 2006
Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Quick Synopsis: Ted gets with Robin and Marshall and Lilly split.

Long Synopsis: The episode revolves around Lilly having interviewed for the summer art program in San Francisco and Ted once again wanting to be with Robin. Ted pulls out all the stops and blue instruments to try sweep Robin off her feet. Which doesn’t work. Lilly and Marshall are fighting about the program after he hears a message left on the machine. Ted needs to make it rain so Robin won’t go on the channel one camping trip with her co-anchor. He enlists Barney in his attempt to make it rain getting one of his old hookups to help. He spends the day do a rain dance on the roof of his building. It works and he runs to be with Robin as this is a sign they should be together. Everything looks to be good for Ted until he returns home to find Marshall sitting on the front steps holding Lilly’s ring.

Review: This was my favorite new comedy of the season. It has just the right mix of life, love, sentimentality and comedy. Each episode leaves you wanting to hear more of the story of Ted and his group of friends as he searches for love.

I originally thought the first episode, while not the funniest new sitcom of the season, had the potential to be something that could last. So far so good as it has been picked up by CBS and will be leading off the Monday night comedy block next season.

The show really grew over the season. It has fun characters that you can care about. I have affection for them much like I did the characters on Friends. I want to know more about them and how Ted finally finds his better half. And, who that is for that matter?

This show likes to twist and turn about as they go along. Which they did a great job of in the season finale. They give you Ted and Robin finally getting together only to pull Marshall and Lilly apart. Leaving you to wonder all summer if they will get back together. You still don’t know who the “Mother” is. But they left things so you could speculate until they start things up again in the fall.

What did you think of the first season finale of How I Met Your Mother? Let us know in the comments.

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