HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: 8.18 “Weekend at Barney’s”
You know, this has been a pretty weak season. I watch the episode, find myself moderately entertained (or rolling my eyes) for 30 minutes, and then when I think back on it to write on it, I can’t remember what happened. That’s not the best thing for a TV show. Especially one that used to be one of my go-to shows.
On the bright side, we got rid of Jeannette in this episode. Seeing as they hinted at their explosive ending (haha, pun) a few episodes ago, I thought we’d have to wait forever to find out how and when this relationship ended. Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait too long. Jeannette wasn’t entertaining to me, and Ted was just a bore. The running gag that Jeannette would do something off the rails and Ted would just accept it happily got tired rather fast. So I’m glad she’s out of the picture.
Was it done well? Eh. It was…blah. The highlight of the entire relationship was seeing those red cowboy boots charred and falling to the ground.
Meanwhile, we had Barney, who still has his playbook. Here, I felt we were rehashing what we already put to rest. Didn’t Barney already burn the playbook? Yes, but that was just the fancy one. There was another original copy. Uggh.
Just do something and live with it already, writer team. Don’t keep creating loopholes because you’ve run out of material.
The only good thing about this was seeing Barney convince Robin that he loved her and that the reason that they work out is because of all the deception and lies he’s done up until now, all the while doing magic. It was a great moment. If only it was in a better episode.
Now, if you asked me what Marshall and Lily did in this episode, I can’t tell you. Really. I just can’t remember. That’s how good it was.
So overall, I give this one a thumbs down. But maybe now that we’ve nixed a few storylines, we can finally move forward.