How I Met Your Mother Recap: Peer Pressure

Maybe Brad is the secret to HIMYM’s success. Kidding, of course — but his return makes us nostalgic for the incredibly strong early seasons of the series, and with him he seems to have brought back the formula that made those episodes so potent, even if the writers hit the brunch call-back a little hard. Last night’s episode was kind of timeless. Except for the flash-forward to Future Marvin, it could have existed before all of the soap operatic turns: Baby Eriksen, Ted and Robin, Robin and Barney, Ted and Robin again, Robin and Barney again — it didn’t really matter (until the very end), and that’s what matters. The heart and soul of HIMYM is this friend group, and though we may anticipate the Mother and enjoy some of the romantic drama that happens in between meeting her, the show works best when the gang is in it together. Read More...


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