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How I Met Your Mother Episode "Legendaddy" Poll

Are You Enjoying the More Serious Themes on How I Met Your Mother?

Barney may be the most shallow character on How I Met Your Mother, but he's being hit with some heavy material on the current season of the show. Just a few weeks ago we learned that Barney may secretly want to settle down after so many years of being a playboy, but he just couldn't bring himself to make the mature decision and get serious with Nora. Then on this week's episode, Barney finally comes face to face with the father who abandoned him when he was just a kid. His daddy issues have been a running theme for awhile, but the recent death of Marshall's father has definitely played a role in taking the comedy series down a different path.

Of course, there's still a healthy smattering of jokes in each episode, but the actors (notably Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris) are also getting the opportunity to show they can do a lot more than high-five and poke fun at each other. Now that the show has been renewed for two more seasons, I have a feeling that we might be getting more of these sobering plot lines as the gang gets older and Ted moves closer to finally meeting the mother.

So with that said, I'm curious about what fans are feeling about the current season — are you enjoying the more serious side of How I Met Your Mother?

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iloveogres520 iloveogres520 4 years
I have really enjoyed this season. The episode about Barney's dad may be one of my favorites. I teared up when Barney was finally honest with his dad about how he felt. I LOVE John Lithgow as Barney's dad. I think he fit the role perfectly.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 4 years
it's been great having them deal with more serious issues.. i can really feel the characters' connection to and support of each other. and i loved ted's pronunciation of "cha-ma-lay-en" lol
stellaRuby stellaRuby 4 years
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No.
Shannon-Vestal Shannon-Vestal 4 years
it broke my heart when John Lithgow said to Barney, "I'll do anything!" Sometimes I just want the show to be a loose-commitment sitcom during my week, but I do appreciate that real-life things are happening to the gang.
esmerb esmerb 4 years
This season has been AMAZING!!
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