Skip to main content

'How I Met Your Father' Premiere Review

 

Credit: HIMYF Instagram

Spinoffs are hard and especially tough when the series being spun-off is so beloved. Such is the case with the new Hulu series 'How I Met Your Father,' a new take on the hit comedy 'How I Met Your Mother' which starred Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, and ran for nine seasons. Hilary Duff is taking over the titular role of Sophie or the "storyteller" which was originated by Josh Radnor's Ted. In the original, Bob Saget voiced an adult Ted speaking to his children about how he met their mother, who viewers would not meet until the end of the show's run. Saget was never seen though the teenage children were. 

In the spinoff, the year is 2050 and Kim Catrall is an elder Sophie. She is featured over her children and as she sips her wine, she has her son on video chat. There she is telling him the story of how she met his father. The show then goes back to 2022. Sophie is having fun and sharing her mishaps in the dating world. She meets a few new men who will join her friend group, leading to the question of "is this guy the one who becomes her soul mate?" 

In the premiere episode, she thinks she has found the one in a marine biologist named Ian. The first Tinder date who does not suck but sadly, he is moving to Australia and unwilling have a LDR with her. It works because there is no chemistry between the two and she meets an Uber driver, Jesse on the way to her date. They ultimately have more in common and it is clear he will be the Ted to her Robin. Hopefully they will end up together sooner rather than later.

Not much was expected from the first two episodes but they were both charming and fun. The acting was adorable, Duff has grown very much into herself, and the supporting cast shines into a fantastic ensemble. Hopefully, the series will continue to grow while keeping the sweetness that made HIMYM superb. Plus, they gave a sweet shout-out the original by showing Lily and Marshall's old apartment and dedicated the first ep to Saget who passed away January 9th. 

Check it out on Hulu with new episodes dropping every Tuesday. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

'The Real L Word' Cast- Where Are They Now?

  photo courtesy of amazon.com With the return of the hit Showtime series, 'The L Word,' it makes fans of the original show and ultimate reality spinoff, 'The Real L Word,' quite nostalgic. Actors can keep acting but reality stars can drift off into the clouds after their 15 minutes of fame are over. TRLW lasted three seasons with a revolving door of lesbians who soon became like friends and family. Initially based in California, the show followed the lives of a handful of gay women, somehow intertwined in life, and what it was like to date, fall in love, have sex, try to make babies, propose, be successful, and so much more. By the final season, the series went bi-coastal, utilizing NYC as a playground, as well. The show ended in 2012 with two weddings and a lot of tears. So, where are they now? Get ready to catch up with our fave reality celesbians! - Whitney Mixter : the player of the series, she may have hooked up with almost every member of the cast. But,

A 'Jerseylicious' Split!

  photo courtesy of imdb.com When you were on a semi-successful reality show, especially as one of the key players, and everyone watched your love story unfold, it only makes sense they will want to keep following you after the series has ended. Such has been the case for 'Jerseylicious' star, Tracy DiMarco , who always went head-to-head with Olivia Blois-Sharpe on the show based around the never-ending drama at the Jersey salon, The Gatsby. Eventually, DiMarco got her happily ever after when she married Corey Epstein in her dream wedding. She continued to pursue her passion, have three kids, develop a wildly successful podcast, and work on clothing and accessories.  But, when you are in the public eye, boasting 541K followers on Instagram , almost everything you do is up for scrutiny. Fans (and haters) began to notice a lack of presence when it came to her husband, Corey and questioned if their marriage was okay. There is an abundance of photos of daughters, Skylar and

Former "The Real L Word" Star Expecting Baby!

It was a big day for Romi Klinger , former cast member of the popular Showtime reality series "The Real L Word." The designer/entrepreneur announced via Twitter and Instagram that she and her boyfriend Charles are expecting their first baby together. As you may remember, Romi started out as one of Whitney's love interests in season one of TRLW then became a regular cast member season two, dating Kelsey. She started season three with a boyfriend named Jay then went back to Kelsey and then ended up with former love Dusty Ray, getting married in Las Vegas.