The mistakes of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ that ‘How I Met Your Father’ should not repeat

On January 18, the new version of the comedy that swept the past decade will premiere. With Hilary Duff at the helm, the fiction is presented with a necessary image wash for the new times.

It will premiere on Hulu on January 18. How I Met Your Father, the heiress of the mythical how I Met Your Mother. At the moment it does not have a release date in Spain, but seeing the interest it generates, it is likely that there will be news about it soon. Meanwhile, we look back to analyze the original series, the one that kept us attentive for 9 seasons to see how he met the woman with whom he would later have two children.

The production that opens now follows the same premise. “This is the story of how I met your father. It’s a funny story, actually.”, begins by saying the voiceover of Hilary Duff, who plays the protagonist. Her character, Sophie, along with the rest of her friends will take us back to New York and the current world of dating. Almost ten years have passed since the parent comedy ended and many things have changed.

The ‘Me Too’, the ‘Black Lives Matter’, the movement for diversity in the industry, the LGBT revolution… Today’s society has nothing to do with what it was back then and that should be reflected. In the same way, we are more demanding viewers, who have seen many more series, so we can no longer be fooled with the same tricks. While we will always remember Ted (Josh Radnor), Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) fondly, a facelift is in order and here We collect the errors how I Met Your Mother that should not be repeated How I Met Your Father.

We need to talk about Barney

When it was released in 2005, we all laughed at Barney Stinson’s jokes and flirting techniques. The Game Manual It was something that was discussed in groups of friends and I even tried the ‘Do you know Ted?’ to play Celestina. There was nothing unpleasant about it, but the passage of time has worked against him.

We’re sorry – and we understand that this may hurt fans – but Barney didn’t treat women well and we don’t need a similar character in How I Met Your Father. Yes to free sex, to freedom in relationships, to different models of couples, but a resounding ‘no’ to playing with other people’s feelings for one’s own benefit, that there is a lot of that in the character of Neil Patrick Harris.

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No more relationships without chemistry

One of the key elements of this type of comedy is love relationships. In the case of how I Met Your MotherFinding out who the mother of Ted’s two children was was what structured the series, but it was his love story with Robin that hooked viewers the most. Removing that much debated and commented ending, it was a well-constructed and attractive romantic plot.

Then, What relationship without chemistry are we talking about? The one that came up between Robin and Barney, who almost became Joey and Rachel (Friends) of the ‘sitcom’ for how little they stuck together. They were good friends and they should have stayed that way, since as a couple they didn’t have any kind of ‘feeling’. And look, in reality, the writers left us many clues about their affair. Please no more relationships like this How I Met Your Father.

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We are fed up with the constant ‘I do/I don’t want’ in relationships

Since how I Met Your Mother was released, the perception of love has changed a lot. Now we are more aware of what a ‘toxic relationship’ is, having a stable partner is not pursued so hard and different models are accepted more normally. In other words, if you don’t want to be with someone, just be honest with yourself and put an end to what doesn’t make you happy.

In the mythical ‘sitcom’ there is a big problem between Robin and Ted. We see them break up and get together on many occasions until they get fed up. It is not something unique to this fiction, as it occurs in many series, but How I Met Your Father You would do us a favor if you made progress on this topic and didn’t waste time plucking the daisy with its protagonists. Either she loves him or she doesn’t. A little conflict is fine, but in the right measure.

Be careful not to make it too long.

when it premiered how I Met Your Mother It was one of the series that ‘had to be seen’ and those who hadn’t started it got tired of hearing how their friends recommended it to them. In its beginnings, it looked like the new Friends, since they shared many elements: a group of young people in New York, a regular meeting place, their vital problems at the center of the plot… But as the seasons premiered, it lost strength and, what could have been a generational series, was left halfway.

We do not know if, having shortened it before, we would now talk about it in a different way, but of course the last two installments did not help much. As is often the case, As of the seventh season, the writers began to feel tired and the plots and jokes lost their freshness.. It became clear that the denouement had to be reached, which came later than necessary.

How I Met Your Father It premieres on Hulu on January 18 -in Spain still without a date, but it is likely to arrive from Disney +-. In addition to Hilary Duff, who is the great protagonist in her role as Sophie, make up the cast Jesse (Chris Lowell), Valentina (Francia Raisa), Charlie (Tom Ainsley), Ellen (Tien Tran) and Sid (Suraj Sharma).

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