07 April 2011

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A case of when bad scripts happen to good actors. Given its similarities to a bygone sitcom, one might call it Friends without benefits.
A review on Happythankyoumoreplease
Given that Happythankyoumoreplease is also remarkably similar to How I Met Your Mother (or at least Sam Wexler is just Ted Mosby in disguise), I prove my point that HIMYM is just our generation a 2005 onwards version of Friends. Let see.

New York City. Check.

A spacious and probably way too expensive apartment in New York City. Check.

People you wish you could hang out with. Check.

A cool hang out place. Check.

However, there are also a few differences, and good ones at that.

1. In HIMYM, everyone is Phoebe Buffay. Every character is a little bit over-the-top (except Barney who's waaay over the top), or shall I say comical, but we still can relate to them.

2. HIMYM is wildly nonlinear and I envy Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for being able to make sense of that.

3. HIMYM is less cliché. Of course, Ted became a professor (not unlike Ross Geller), but while Chandler Bing gave up a boring behind-the-desk job to work in advertising, Marshall gave up being an environmental lawyer to work at Goliath National Bank. And when it comes to Barney...

The thing is, I watched Friends with my friends and I loved it for that. I can't watch HIMYM with my friends, and it makes me miss them so much :(

So let's go to the mall virtual MacLaren's and hang out :D

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