Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Longest Story Ever Told?

No, not Afghanistan again.

As I have indicated before, I am a big fan of How I Met Your Mother.  It fills the niche that Seinfeld occupied--comparative social theory testing.  But, of course, just as Seinfeld strained believability with much of its stuff, HIMYM has a basic problem with the premise--a father telling his kids about how he met their mother.  The video below illustrates this quite well--that the story is taking a long, long time to get to the mystery that the kids already know the answer to (unlike the eminently re-watchable Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher movie--Definitely, Maybe) and includes a bunch of material that one would not tell one's kids. 

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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