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Old 10-11-2013, 02:48
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9seasons long nice have always wanted to get into it from the start now i can.

just wanna know before hand from fans

does the show more or less stay in good shape like friends did in its 10years or does the show have a really bad dip in quailty later on

no major spoilers just in general what your thoughs are on the later seasons
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:42
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Don't waste your time
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:28
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9seasons long nice have always wanted to get into it from the start now i can.

just wanna know before hand from fans

does the show more or less stay in good shape like friends did in its 10years or does the show have a really bad dip in quailty later on

no major spoilers just in general what your thoughs are on the later seasons
A lot of fans seem divided. Some think the show has gone really downhill and some think it's still good. Personally, I don't think the show is as funny as it once was, but I'm comfortable enough with the characters and the story to not care. I hope you like the show.

Don't waste your time
Because if you don't like it, the OP can't possibly disagree?
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:01
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I would say it has a couple of wobbles and some not great episodes in some later seasons but is worth sticking with.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:13
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I felt that though it has it's funny moments, I couldn't get past the fact that all of the main characters are incredibly annoying, so gave up on it early on.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:08
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9seasons long nice have always wanted to get into it from the start now i can.

just wanna know before hand from fans

does the show more or less stay in good shape like friends did in its 10years or does the show have a really bad dip in quailty later on
Comparing HIMYM to Friends is always dangerous. I never liked Friends at all but I understand that many people loved it. Opinions on HIMYM are equally split - personally, I loved the first few seasons but accept that the quality did dip significantly later on and I'm only continuing to watch to see the resolution. Maybe they should have wrapped it up a season or two ago but I'm pleased it is ending this year.

I'd certainly recommend watching the first season. If you don't like it by the end of S1 then it's unlikely that you will ever like it and you should cut your losses.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:04
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Used to love the show but I found the quality dipped drastically around Season 5 and I finally threw in the towel midway through Season 7, although I did return briefly for the start of 8 before seeing I still wasn't enjoying it any more.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:47
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I wouldn't bother. After the first few seasons it goes downhill and never recovers, culminating in the turd of a final season we have now.

If you really want to get into it, watch season 1-3, then wait until the final episode of season 9 airs and skip to it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 13:18
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I think it depends on your sense of humour. Everyone raved to me about it and how hilarious it was. It had passed me by, so I rented the first series from LOve Film. I watched seven epioseds without cracking a smile, forced myself to the end of the series, still hadn't laughed. I have no understanding of what makes it funny. Those who recommended it think I'm weird.

Millions of people think it's the funniest thing in the world. It never raised even a slight giggle from me. Just goes to show how comedy is a very personal thing.

Can't hurt for you to give the first season a try and see what you think.
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Old 10-11-2013, 15:13
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Do not start this journey. It's terrible. A "comedy" full of few laughs and unlikable characters.
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Old 10-11-2013, 15:20
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I love it. It's my favourite comedy
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Old 10-11-2013, 17:11
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I have watched every episode so far. The first season isn't great but loved seasons 2-5, really good. Season 6 was average and it gets worse from there 7 was poor and 8 diabolical, however because I'm invested in the story I will watch it until the end.
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Old 10-11-2013, 19:38
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I think it depends on your sense of humour. Everyone raved to me about it and how hilarious it was. It had passed me by, so I rented the first series from LOve Film. I watched seven epioseds without cracking a smile, forced myself to the end of the series, still hadn't laughed. I have no understanding of what makes it funny. Those who recommended it think I'm weird.

Millions of people think it's the funniest thing in the world. It never raised even a slight giggle from me. Just goes to show how comedy is a very personal thing.

Can't hurt for you to give the first season a try and see what you think.
I don't find it funny either, and in fact don't know anybody that does, or even watches it. I had no idea that it was considered popular, nor that it had nine seasons. I just presumed that E4 were rotating a few seasons over and over as a Friends replacement.

A bit off point but I also can't stand 2 Broke Girls and have no idea why it's so popular!? To balance things out I do like Big Bang Theory from what I've seen.
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Old 10-11-2013, 19:59
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I love it, stick with it - There are some lovely moments in the latter series'
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Old 10-11-2013, 22:34
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Because if you don't like it, the OP can't possibly disagree?
When did i say i don't like it? When did i say the OP can't possibly disagree? Don't put words in my mouth thanks.

I gave my opinion to the OP not to waste his time watching it. The show has been dragged on for too long and the quality has dipped massively.


A bit off point but I also can't stand 2 Broke Girls and have no idea why it's so popular!? To balance things out I do like Big Bang Theory from what I've seen.
I love 2 Broke Girls, i find it really funny. Saying that i can't stand Big Bang Theory, every episode i've watched i have hated and it's never once made me actually laugh, but it's such a popular show..
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:41
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I personally love the show so I would recommend you try it. The first 4 seasons are definitely the best and if you don't enjoy them then you probably won't enjoy the seasons that follow. Series 5-8 were ok, some episodes were a bit poor but I'm sticking with it as I want to find out how it ends and I've watched every episode so far so not gonna throw in the towel just yet.

However saying this the last season has been disappointing to me so far. There has hardly been any scenes with the mother in and considering there's only about 14 episodes or so left I have no idea how I'm supposed to form a connection with the mother because right now I just don't care enough about her and Teds relationship.
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Old 11-11-2013, 23:07
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I would say it has a couple of wobbles and some not great episodes in some later seasons but is worth sticking with.
Agree with this
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:29
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I had to give up with it. I just found Ted and his constant moaning about being single so annoying. The bloke is insecure, dependant on everyone around him and very selfish, whilst making out he's a lovely bloke. And I didn't find his exploits to get a girl funny at all.

Barney can be funny sometimes (opposite, makes out he is selfish but pretty honest about his behaviour with women and does his mates a lot of nice favours)

Give it a go, and you'll soon see if you love it or need to give up on it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:20
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When did i say i don't like it? When did i say the OP can't possibly disagree? Don't put words in my mouth thanks.

I gave my opinion to the OP not to waste his time watching it. The show has been dragged on for too long and the quality has dipped massively.
So you honestly expected the OP to not interpret "Don't waste your time" as you basically claiming you don't personally like the show? If you think the OP may like the show and therefore disagree with your opinion, why didn't you bother writing something constructive?
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Old 12-11-2013, 15:06
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I would say it's similar to Friends. But I thought Friends dipped in quality over the years but not so badly as to stop watching.
I think it's not quite as good as when it was fresh but it's not a chore to watch either. I still enjoy it and it still makes me laugh.
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Old 12-11-2013, 15:39
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It's definitely Marmite.

As others have said the early series 1-3 are the best, 4 & 5 are good (although s4 ep19 - Murtaugh List is probably my favourite episode), 6 is okay, 7 and 8 is where it starts to go wrong. I'm waiting on E4 for 9 to start as I'm not that fussed as it's no longer a must watch. Just want to see the culmination.

Off topic, tonight is the last epsiode of Happy Endings (E4), which I thought was much better than HIMYM and only got 3 series.
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Old 12-11-2013, 16:29
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I had to give up with it. I just found Ted and his constant moaning about being single so annoying. The bloke is insecure, dependant on everyone around him and very selfish, whilst making out he's a lovely bloke. And I didn't find his exploits to get a girl funny at all.
Considering the character is such a moaning, insecure and selfish person, it's quite remarkable that his has spent the last 9 years sleeping with a dozens of hot women. He's done OK for himself so shouldn't moan too much

Personally, he should have stuck with the utterly lovely Dancia McKellar from Season 1's "The Pineapple Incident" (and one of the best episodes ever) but the show would have been a lot shorter.
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Old 12-11-2013, 17:21
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Considering the character is such a moaning, insecure and selfish person, it's quite remarkable that his has spent the last 9 years sleeping with a dozens of hot women. He's done OK for himself so shouldn't moan too much

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ah but they never last - he's a decent looking bloke, I wouldn't say no based on his looks alone. But after a few dates... the whinging, the me me me - would make me run for the door like all the others
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Old 13-11-2013, 04:05
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So you honestly expected the OP to not interpret "Don't waste your time" as you basically claiming you don't personally like the show? If you think the OP may like the show and therefore disagree with your opinion, why didn't you bother writing something constructive?
I did write something constructive.. I told OP not to waste his time with it.
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Old 13-11-2013, 10:21
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I did write something constructive.. I told OP not to waste his time with it.
How is that constructive? The OP was asking about the quality of later seasons, not whether he/she should start watching or not.
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