HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: 'Subway Wars' - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


October 12, 2010 by  

So, what did we learn from last night’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER in which the gang faced off in a race to see Woody Allen, to prove who is the best New Yorker amongst them?

We learned that Lily and Marshall are having some trouble getting pregnant. I mean, it’s only been two months since they started trying — which is not a long time — but they’re both starting to worry.

And Robin’s having a tough time at work, with this annoying co-anchor chick who’s totally stealing her spotlight, and she’s still dealing with residual sadness/anger from her break up with Don, who ditched her for Chicago.

And Ted and Barney, well, they’re doing just fine — Ted with his boringness and Barney with his awesomeness — but the Lily/Marshall/Robin stories? Totally relatable, no?

To me, HIMYM is always at its best when its telling tales of things that its audience is going through or has gone through. The relatable stories coupled with the show’s humor is a winning formula for MOTHER and this week’s episode delivered that… and by humor, I’m of course talking first and foremost about ‘Marshall vs. the Machines’ which served as the soundtrack to Mr. Eriksen’s race to see Woody… a race he would eventually lose when he and Lily crossed paths and opened up to each other about their mutual fertility fears.

Robin was ultimately the winner of said race, but only because Barney — whom she called out for sucking as a friend earlier in the ep — pretended to fall and tripped Ted as they headed toward the finish line.


Because he obviously still cares for her and they’re totally going to end up together. Am I right, people?!

Talk to me…

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4 Responses to “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: ‘Subway Wars’”

  1. Anna on October 12th, 2010 2:48 pm

    I sure hope you’re right. I love the chemistry between Barney and Robin.

  2. Kath (canakatydid) on October 12th, 2010 3:13 pm

    Korbi you’re always right (even though you called Ted “boring” it was in the context of the episode…and, ok, true, so I’ll let is slide! 😉 ) but you forgot to mention one thing about yesterday’s great ENSEMBLE (love it when there all in it together!) episode…RANJIT!!!!

  3. Alex on October 13th, 2010 1:06 am

    Hear, hear! I totally agree with you Korbi. There’s no denying the chemistry Robin and Barney have together. Really looking forward to the direction they’re going with on the show.

  4. laiq on October 13th, 2010 5:35 am

    again, I grinned like an idiot when we realised that Barney forced teh outcome fo the race… they are going back to what the audience loved about this couple (Barney and Robin) – and that in turn makes me very happy.

    It was a fun episode, with a little bit of everything in it, and yes very relateable and just back to what i love about this show. I’m so glad the HIMYM appears to be back after last seasons more disjointed feel.