How I Met Your Mother: "Desperation Day" Review

With its five solid characters, How I Met Your Mother can sometimes have a difficult time of keeping everyone included in the storytelling. This is especially difficult when the characters are involved in solo outings or, you know, in another state. "Desperation Day" was one of those episodes, where too little time was given to the numerous storylines. The results were pleasant enough, but nothing was as effective as it might have been. 

In episodes like this, there is always one character that seems most forgotten about. In "Desperation Day," and all too often in the series, it was Robin. She was fine as a catalyst for Ted and Barney's stories, but her own protest of Valentine's Day had little going for it. The character mostly crossed over with Barney, who also had a less than stellar episode trying to score on what he has called "Desperation Day." It's a thing. This was full of some typical Barney behavior, some chuckle inducing; some unsurprising. Best was Barney as Predator, complete with the signature clicking sound.  Read More...


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