How I Met Your Father, the long-awaited spin-off sequel to the acclaimed How I Met Your Mother, has finally landed in our land. Since last May 11thIn fact, you can find all the episodes of this sparkling and fun TV series on Disney Plus, in the section Star Original. Do not miss all the news of the broad catalog of the streaming platform coming in May.
From the production of Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Bergerin collaboration with the historical producers of the original series Carter Bays And Craig Thomas, How I Met Your Father will know how to amuse you for all and 10 episodes of the first seasonwithout disproportionately recycling the themes of the series from which it was inspired, creating a excellent combination between new and current themes and references to iconic HIMYM facts and characters.
We had already anticipated something in the review of the first 4 preview episodes and, after watching the complete series, our opinion on it has absolutely not changed in any way, on the contrary, the series reconfirms itself as fresh and innovativefeatures that shine through episode after episode and that will surely capture your attention.
How I Met Your Father, the plot
The synopsis reads: “In the near future, Sophie (Kim Cattrall) is telling her son the story of how she met her father: a story that takes the viewer back to the past, where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are trying to understand who they are, what they want from life and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and of unlimited possibilities “.
But these few lines cannot summarize all the concepts contained in How I Met Your Father: we are in 2050year that represents the present of the series and Sophie tells her son, through a video callthe story of how she met her father starting in 2021, the year in which the protagonist would have turned 30. However, before reaching the conclusion of the story, Sophie will retrace her past by remembering all the encounters, the love stories, the events experienced by a young herself, played by a brilliant Hilary Duffjust like Ted in the original series.
As we pointed out in the previous article dedicated to How I Met Your Fatherif the search for love in the time of Ted, the protagonist of HIMYM, was difficult, currently the difficulty becomes greater and more frenetic, in an era in which dating apptechnologies and distractions of all kinds deviate the paths of all the people struggling with search for one’s partner for life.
Just like in the fun mother sitcom of this spin-off, we will see a ‘alternation of narration between the events of the past and those of the present, along a long journey that will surely entertain you for several seasons before discovering theidentity of the elusive father of Sophie’s son.
A fresh series that deals with current issues
Even if the key points of the brand remain unchangedalbeit with some modifications or additions, How I Met Your Father looks like one cool sitcomyoung and from very current issues: if before the focus of events was concentrated on search for ideal lovea partner that was half of its own apple, this feature is reconfirmed in this spin-off with the addition of LGBTQ + themes and charactersto better characterize and identify the characters in the current society, a characteristic that in the original series was treated with less importance.
In addition to the innovative cast, formed by Kim Cattrall (who you will surely remember in the role of Samantha in the famous series Sex and the City, Hilary DuffChris Lowell, France Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tien Tran and with the special participation of Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) e Josh Peck (Drake, Drake & Josh), How I Met Your Father stands out above all for the actualization of situations and events and also for the fact of don’t be the bad copy of the original series from which the inspiration was drawn: technology made up of smartphones, social networks, dating apps and car sharing services blend perfectly with the love-seeking scenes typical of HIMYM.
Although there was the fear that the new characters could turn out to be like poor reworkings of the previous protagonists and the expectations towards this TV series were not the rosiestthe producers have been able to rework the story and protagonist characters so as not to mimic the original series, giving the viewer a new storyeven if with more colorful and vulgar tones, if you like, e enjoyable full of possibilities even by those who have never faced the vision of 9 seasons of HIMYM, notwithstanding the references in this spin-off are many and very clear for fans of the series.
As anticipated in the article dedicated to the preview of the first 4 episodes of How I Met Your Fatherthis sitcom is game with the handbrake on: after several vicissitudes linked to other projects of the producers during the production of the Disney Plus TV series and the various stops due to the period of global Covid-19 pandemicwhich resulted in abrupt stops in the course of production, the April 21, 2021 is announced resumption of project development of this spin-off thanks to Hulu: in the United States the first season of the series is an exclusive of this platform and the first 10 episodes of the first season, from duration of about 25 minutes eachthey see the light from January 18, 2022while in Italy they landed in the Star Original section of Disney Plus from last 11 May.
Despite these ups and downs, however, the spin-off TV series, albeit not critically acclaimed, with a really low score up metacritichas been renewed for a second season, as the last episode of this first season also suggests: give one second chance to a TV series with a emotional baggage of 9 long years it almost seemed a must, since you can’t tell so many events in a small handful of episodes. At this point, we are really curious to see how the events of the new protagonists of How I Met Your Father and we are looking forward to become fond of them as it was for their predecessors.
The reflection proposed to us at the end of this first season always remains the same: Is it really so difficult to find love in these hectic times, dictated by distractions and unstable relationships and without limitations? Unfortunately, we do not know the answer to this question because it is undoubtedly one subjective reflectionbut while you’re looking for an answer to that question, let us know in the comments what you think of this first season of How I Met Your Father.