How I Met Your Mother Review: The Perfect Storm

On this week's episode, "Disaster Averted," the gang survived Hurricane Irene, but the two new relationships on the show may soon be headed for troubled waters after Barney and Robin shared a kiss in the back of a cab.

What a difference a week makes! How I Met Your Mother, coming off a disappointing Halloween episode, absolutely nailed it this week. 

Barney was epic as ever, what with the Men's Warehouse reference, calling Ted a giant whining bummer and the way he managed to remain hilarious even whilst taking slaps from Marshall, but said slapper was hands down the star of this week's episode. (A little slap pun for you there.)

Whether it was quoting Edgar Allen Poe,  fighting off bears or bargaining with Barney, Jason Segal showed us once again the full range of his comedic talents. Lily shined as well, both in the touching moments like when Marshall had drawn her a surprise bubble bath at Barney's and later when she and Marshall's faces changed in unison from understanding to unfeeling as they told Barney it would cost him three new slaps to be rid of the Ducky Tie. Marshall was so focussed on Barney's cheek in that last scene, had a bear shown up at that point I have a feeling it would have heard something like "yo whaddup bear I ain't scared" and Marshall would have had himself a new fur coat for the winter. Read More...


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