Tag: How I Met Your Mother (91-100 of 208)
Now that I’ve used gouda in a headline, I’m pretty sure life has nothing else to offer me. But if there’s anything, it would be the promise of more classic How I Met Your Mother episodes, like the one that aired tonight.
Now, if I’m being honest, it wasn’t the most belly-splitting half-hour ever. But it was certainly creative enough for me to appreciate it in all of its mind-bending glory. (See “Brunch,” season 2.)
Tonight's lineup features 'The Voice,' 'The Bachelor,' 'Smash,' and more: What will you be watching?
This is the kind of day where having multiple TVs (and multiple DVRs, for that matter) would really pay off: Monday night’s lineup includes no less than six can’t-miss shows that are competing with one another in their time slots. But on the off chance you inexplicably don’t have a television for every room in your house, then how to choose, PopWatchers?
The Voice is riding high off its post-Super Bowl second-season premiere, which offered Mickey Mouse Club reunions, sparring judges, and contestants you can’t help but already root for (go Tony, Juliette, and Chris!). Seems The Voice might already have an advantage — the series is fresh on everyone’s minds as it heads into the 8 p.m. time slot tonight. Only problem is it will face off against new episodes of fan and ratings winners The Bachelor and How I Met Your Mother. Even more conflicting, The Voice and The Bachelor will have to compete with a new Alcatraz, which airs their second hour of programming.
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There were really two types of Lost fans when the show was on the air: The ones who were there from day one and hung onto every clue, determined until the bitter end to unearth the island’s mysteries, and the ones who, despite enjoying the show at the beginning, simply couldn’t take on another unanswered question or Kate’s constant stream of awful ideas. I count myself in the former category, because no matter how many times the show had left me frustrated, disappointed, or utterly confused, I always had a place in my heart for it. That and I had to know how the damn thing was going to end.
I bring up Lost viewership fandom because of a recent story regarding How I Met Your Mother‘s viewership fandom. [Quick sidebar: Fundamentally, the shows aren't all that different when you think about it: There's a big looming mystery (the island/the mother), there's a struggle between being good (Locke/Marshall) and being evil-terrible (the Man in Black/Ted) and there's a rabid fanbase willing to stick it out. End sidebar.] According to the Associated Press, ratings for HIMYM “are the best they’ve ever been, up 19 percent over last season, and it has the youngest average audience on the network’s prime-time schedule.” (And it seems those solid numbers might continue: As EW reported, its first episode of 2012 helped CBS win the day, with 11.9 million viewers tuning in.)
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You can slap bet Jason Segel is celebrating this morning. No, The Muppets didn’t score a Best Picture Oscar nod. (It did, however, bag a Best Song nomination for “Man or Muppet”!) But while the Academy might not have the How I Met Your Mother actor on its radar, Harvard University certainly does.
The actor was named today the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. Sounds delicious.
To celebrate, Hasty Pudding Theatricals society, the nation’s oldest undergrad drama troupe, will have a parade and roast in Segel’s honor. (Please book Kermit to skewer him! PLEASE!) Actress Claire Danes will also be honored for Woman of the Year, which was announced earlier this week.
Last year’s winner was Jay Leno. Upgrade, my yummy friends. Upgrade.
Claire Danes is Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
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It’s not a cool thing to admit. At all. But in the spirit of PopWatch’s sacred Confessionals, I have to admit: I’ve spent a lot of time watching fan videos on YouTube lately.
This is far from a recent development. I’ve watched many ‘shipper (relationship + supporter = ‘shipper) videos in the past, but I just had a few days off recently that were spent largely following a trail of videos after my friend sent me a great one about How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney and Robin.
Once upon a time, I had an entire playlist dedicated to fan videos, but after that account was closed, I lost my comprehensive — and, frankly, dated — selections and never had the time to start it up again. I started a new one this past weekend after coming across several I loved.
That’s not meant to sound like I have that many favorites. In fact, there’s a lot of crap out there. And I don’t feel bad saying that. I saw some Booth and Bones videos set to Enrique Iglesias’s “Hero” that I refuse to admit actually exist, and am totally amazed at how many people still think “Kiss Me” is still the most romantic song ever made. But there is small, select collection with remarkably fine editing work — both in terms of clip and music selection. Bonus points go to those who find a way to incorporate dialogue or moments. And the supreme fan-vid editors can make you cry. Yes, actual waterworks.
That didn’t happen but once during my recent excursion into the world of fan videos, and yes, I felt like a corny idiot. Then I pressed “replay.”
Judge me if you will; I won’t blame you. But if you’re so inclined, share or talk about some of your favorites below. Here are a few of mine: READ FULL STORY
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