How I Met Your Mother: Scoop on the storytelling structure of season 8
Here’s some scoop on How I Met Your Mother from Kristin Dos Santos’ Spoiler Chat Daily for Thursday 9/20/12.
Give me some hope for Barney and Robin on How I Met Your Mother!
Yes, ma’am! Neil Patrick Harris laid down the gist of what we’re going to expect this season on How I Met Your Mother. “I know that we’ve sort of doing this whole season backwards so we’re starting the season with establishing that these relationships won’t work out,” he says. “We’re flashing to where they end up and then the whole season will kind of be how we get to point B from point A. And then you get to see like with a little perspective how bittersweet it could be. Hopefully more sweet and not as bitter on my part!” More sweet, indeed!.
I don’t quite understand this concept or why How I Met Your Mother would go down this road. The story structure has been working just fine for seven seasons, and now, in Neil Patrick Harris words, “the whole season will kind of be how we get to point B from point A.” I just can’t imagine a whole season in reverse, it doesn’t really make sense. I remember the backwards episode of Seinfeld, that was brillant, but only one episode out of 22. I think Niel Patrick Harris is over exaggerating a bit, right? I think he is telling the truth, but I think it will be more subtle than that.
Either way, I can’t wait to find out. The Series, How I Met Your Mother returns in 4 days with episode 8×01, ‘Farhampton.’ It airs Monday, September 24, 2012 at 8pm on CBS.
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