How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Review

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3

How I Met Your Mother - Season 3 - Review

When shows take the route of continuing on for a while, the storylines and subplots tend to seem longwinded and boring. Yet, this does not seem to be the case with How I Met Your Mother Season Three.

In fact, the season is filled with even more themes than the previous two as we were just getting to know the characters. One of the very first themes discussed is the idea of breakups and how difficult it can be to deal with them.

That being said, some parts of the show were accurate to a tee, while others were too specific to be relevant to the majority of the people – the latter point though can be seen as a plus given that it is a bit unexpected.

Generally, the show seems to have taken the route of how people meet each other in general, which is another great theme. It really gets the viewers relating on a personal level and realizing how crazy the world is.

It delves deeper into how everything happens for a reason and how one thing can lead to another without us even realizing, which is a brilliant turn given that this is interesting for most, if not all ages.

Season Three also has a type of contrasting plots which, if taken notice of is also extremely interesting. Since Marshal and Lilly are married, and Ted, Barney, and Robin are single, the contrast in most of the episodes is portraying the difficulties of marriage versus that of singlehood.

These are both funny and intense as the script is grounded in comedy with some profound twists. Speaking of profound twists, the season also touches upon death and how much death, or near-death experiences, can alter the way we think and live about our everyday lives.

One issue with this season is the heightened level of sexism. Although viewers watching this show should watch it with a grain of salt, it can sometimes go a little bit extreme in the way women are portrayed in the show. Some women are not only shown as though they are mere objects, but they are also shown to be complete tools.

On the other hand, one can argue that since not all women on the show are portrayed that way, the show in itself cannot be labeled as “sexist”, it just tries to reflect what the real world holds.

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