How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Review “Nannies”

As much as I love Marshall and Lily on How I Met Your Mother, parenthood has made them corny. They still have their chuckle-worthy moments (i.e. Marshall and his toy racers), but they’re becoming farther and fewer between as we see them struggling with the typical newborn baby TV tropes. Lily and Marshall used to be an atypical TV couple but in becoming parents, they’ve also become average.

A Marshall and Lily focused episode like "Nannies" doesn’t work quite as well as it used to. Perhaps, that is because their story seems complete. They’re married, employed, and living in New York with their first child. The futures we’ve seen in store for Marshall and Lily on How I Met Your Mother don’t stray much from what they’ve already got. Even if Lily’s story with her father was touching, it didn’t seem all that important in the overall HYMIM story and there was no Ted narration telling us why this would be significant later on down the line. Read More...


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