Episodes: 208 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 19, 2005 — March 31, 2014
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Lyndsy Fonseca, David Henrie, Cristin Milioti, and Bob Saget (voice only).
TV show description:
A sitcom that’s best described as “a love story in reverse.” The series begins in the year 2030, with Ted Mosby (voiced by Bob Saget) telling his teenage children the story of how he met and fell in love with their mother.
The story he relates begins in 2005 with 27-year-old architect Ted (Josh Radnor) sharing an apartment with best friend and law student Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan). After a long courtship, Marshall proposes to Lily and Ted starts to focus on finding his own soul mate — much to the disgust of his successful and womanizing friend Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris).
Soon afterward, Ted meets TV reporter Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) and immediately falls in love with her. Though Ted and Robin date, it’s made clear from the pilot episode that she isn’t his eventual bride.
Episode #208 — Last Forever, part two
You can read a detailed description here.
First aired: March 31, 2014.
What do you think? Do you like the How I Met Your Mother TV series? Do you think it should have ended when it did? Would you like to see a reunion someday?