How I Met Your Mother - Season 2 Review


How I Met Your Mother - Season 2

How I Met Your Mother - Season 2 Review

How I Met Your Mother continues to give us even more riveting storylines as the series goes on. As season one ends, we learn more about the characters, even delving a little into the theme of “faith” and going to extremes for those we love.

With season two, the series takes a bigger dive into the lives of the other characters surrounding Ted, especially Lilly and Marshall and how their relationship evolves, given that they were together since college as mentioned numerous times throughout the first season.

Season two also takes a step back from two of the main characters, Robin and Barney, even though they are part of the most, if not all, of the subplots/mirror plots.


Overall, season two does not have the main story arch, yet ends on a bang. The main issue of season two is that it tends to go off on several tangents, making the number one storyline “how Ted met his kids’ mother” obsolete. However, this seems to be the intention of the writers as the show would seem redundant and a little boring if the show had merely been about that point and that point only.

One of the reasons How I Met Your Mother is hugely famous is the idea that each viewer is able to relate to at least one or more of the characters in one way or another and that is what makes the show special.

The characters are developed throughout this season especially since we delve a little bit more into their psyche. Another theme that is recurrent in this season is the idea of attachment – whether healthy or unhealthy or to a person or a thing.

That being said, we have all at one point or another been extremely attached to people or objects and that makes this season a second hit for producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas as well as director, Pamela Fryman.


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