'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Garbage Island': How I met your waitress

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother"coming up just as soon as I get to meet Sting... 

It's been an up-and-down season of "How I Met Your Mother," and after the high of last week's "Desperation Day," we get the relative low of "Garbage Island." 

On a most obvious level, here was an episode of a sitcom that wasn't especially funny. It wasn't aggressively unfunny like some previous episodes have been - although The Captain's personality (and Kyle MacLachlan's performance) become much broader than it had been in his previous appearances - but I think the only time I even smiled was at Barney hearing all women who aren't interested in sleeping with him that moment as adults from Charlie Brown cartoons. And even that was selling out Barney to a degree, since we know he's perfectly capable of listening to Lily and Robin. 

But there have been episodes of this show that I've enjoyed even when they haven't made me laugh. My bigger problem with "Garbage Island" is that two of the three plots accentuated problems I've had with the show's long-form storytelling for a while.  Read More...



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