Endearing characters, but many boring jokes and canned laughs that already smell. The sequel to the famous ‘sitcom’ is not succeeding among critics.
How I Met Your Father It has a charming group of protagonists and has learned from some mistakes of the past, but it does not measure up to its predecessor, how I Met Your Mother. This is the most widespread comment among those who have already seen the continuation of the mythical ‘sitcom’. Four days after its premiere in the United States – in Spain there is still no date -, the series meets the critical eye of the specialized press, although they also find points in its favour.
The sequel to how I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father -they don’t want it to be presented as a ‘reboot’, although for many it is- Hulu arrives on January 18 and, as we already imagined, the slab of the original fiction weighs too much. Beyond hateful comparisons and despite the negative ratings of its first episodes, many believe that it is promising and that you just have to let it fly a little more for it to find its place.
“The cast is quite likeable, but the jokes they use are silly, with lots of tired Tinder jokes, and the laughs are loud and distracting. (That’s one aspect they could have left in the past),” writes Dave Nemetz in TVLine. The reviewer believes there is potential for a solid comedy, but notes that it may take a while for it to find its own identity. Towards the fourth episode it already begins to show signs of it without it being completely defined yet.
Gwen Ihnat, of AV Club, believes that they should improve their proposal so that “viewers want to see it every week”, but appreciates how they include references to the criticism of the end of the original fiction. “This story is about the journey, not the destination,” says the adult Sophie to her offspring and it seems like a statement not only for the series, but also for those who are unhappy with the outcome of the previous one. Fair enough, “he says.
There are many outlets that blame the legacy for the series not being able to find its reason for being, such as Ross Bonaime of Collider, that points to her efforts to deal with “her past” and “fix her predecessor’s mistakes” as her big mistake. “That’s a lot to ask of a ‘sitcom’, who knows if it can achieve it in the long run. At least these four episodes, with their attractive cast and many promises, are a difficult but promising start,” he completes.
Therefore, the conclusion seems to be that the cast, made up of Josh Peck, Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma and Tien Tran and led by Hilary Duff is its greatest asset. However, he is weighed down by the impact that Ted (Josh Radnor), Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) left on the industry.
The creators are Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who have mastered the language of television thanks to their experience in This Is Us Y With love, Victor. Therefore, and as some critics also point out, this continuation will have a more dramatic and emotional point. In Spain, we will have to continue waiting for a release date to be announced.
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