Friday, February 3, 2023

What I’m Watching: How I Met Your Father

How I Met Your Father: Season 2, Episode 2 “Midwife Crisis” (B)

While much of this show is very lighthearted and silly, I do appreciate the subtle embedding of much more serious content. Sid’s objections to everything about Meredith felt very petty, but then he decided not to tell Jesse the worst one, which is that he knew she didn’t actually love him. While that might be some sort of act of loyalty, I’d imagine it’s eventually going to come back to haunt him and make Jesse not want to forgive him when things do fall apart. For the moment, we got to see Sophie lie as much as humanly possible while there was no mention of Barney, who I guess was just in the premiere as a tease for HIMYM loyalists in case they were wondering whether or not to stick around. I’m glad that Charlie got something to do other than just pine for Valentina, though his efforts to get Rachel to come over and notice Ellen with an alluring neat apartment ended up having the opposite effect, attracting everyone else in the building and making her feel like she was the only one not invited. Kudos to Ellen for just going for it and suggesting an immediate date rather than returning to their will-they-or-won’t-they-text antics. Sophie putting on makeup outside the bar as soon as she saw that Meredith was inside accidentally in full view of everyone was not a high point, though I think falling into the birthing tub while trying to answer a phone call also didn’t reflect too well on her.

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