How I Met Your Mother Review: "Hopeless Still"

I'm sure there were those who watched tonight's episode "Hopeless" that were left feeling much like Barney did while fishing. It's inevitable as this show is held to a very high standard by its fans, but I felt like Carter and Craig delivered in a number of ways this week.  We saw Barney finally wrap up his daddy issues and were treated to a night of the cast shining in each of their respective roles which have made their characters so loved. There were also a number of clues dropped to help spur on the Mother story line's development.

The debate as to what club to take Jerry to was a great nod to the seemingly endless rise and fall of New York City night spots and the corresponding list of singular word names chosen in an attempt to be the freshest and edgiest scene. It reminded me of a fantastically named bar in Mantoloking, New Jersey.  After numerous changes in ownership and name, the current owners finally found a name which stuck when they called the bar Used to Be's. Read More...


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