I definitely wasn't impressed with the newest episode of How I Met Your Mother. I feel like this was an attempt to bring in more ratings by bringing Britney Spears back, but they forgot to actually write a decent episode!
All of the storylines were lacking in something that is essential for a sitcom- humor! Even Ted's red cowboy boots didn't get more than a chuckle out of me.
Britney's character, Abby, was fine for one episode as a background character. Giving her the spotlight in this episode was a big mistake, because she doesn't have enough depth or enough comedic abilities to carry the show! It even brought down Barney, who we can always count on for a laugh!
Lily's paintings appealing to animals was a boring concept, and a really stupid way to deal with their financial situation. I get that they need to show their money problems now that Marshall is unemployed, but there's a lot more humor to the situation than they dealt us!
The GCWK (Gay Couple Without Kids) even had serious funny potential, but perhaps because it was surrounded by all the other boring storylines, it just wasn't!
And largely ignored this episode was Robin, who is always there for a good Canada joke when all else fails! (OK, so her e-mail address was a bit of a Canada joke, but it could have been WAY funnier than that!)
Anyway, the episode was a huge disappointment and really only evoked yawns, rather than the usual laughs. I say they should stick to what they know - the characters we know and love - and stop attempting to help Britney salvage her career!
Definitely an all-time low for HIMYM! Am I alone in thinking that??