How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 (2005 - 2006)



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Air date: Sep 19, 2005
Air date: Sep 26, 2005
Air date: Oct 3, 2005
Air date: Oct 10, 2005
Air date: Oct 17, 2005
Air date: Oct 24, 2005
Air date: Nov 7, 2005
Air date: Nov 14, 2005
Air date: Nov 21, 2005
Air date: Nov 28, 2005
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In the year 2030, a man named Ted Mosby (voiced by Bob Saget) sits his kids down to tell them the story of how he met their mother. The timeline flashes back to 2005, where a 27-year-old Ted (Josh Radnor), inspired by the engagement of his friends Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan) decides he's also ready to settle down. Despite protestations from his friend Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), a perpetually single womanizer, Ted decides to pursue a woman he meets in a bar one night, a local TV reporter named Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders); however, things don't quite go as smoothly as he'd planned.


Jason Segel
as Marshall
Alexis Denisof
as Sandy Rivers
Miki Mia
as Waitress
Camryn Manheim
as Ellen Pierce
Alexis Denisov
as Sandy Rivers
Amy Acker
as Penelope
Beth Lacke
as Dr. Sarah O'Brien
America Olivo
as Beautiful Woman
Lindsay Schoneweis
as Fantasy Girl
Chad Lindsey
as Hula Girl
Nate Torrence
as Butterfield
Krizia Bajos
as Hula Girl
Mark Derwin
as Businessman
Rob Evors
as Bradley
Tom Ayers
as Walter
Katie Keane
as Stripper
Earl Billings
as Officer McNeil
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Critic Reviews for How I Met Your Mother Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

I just don't get it. Sure, Neil Patrick Doogie's character was amusing, and the rest of the cast is pretty decent, but it just felt like a weak standard-fare sitcom with punch lines that were either obvious or not that funny.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The Mother pilot has a surprise twist that may ultimately be the show's downfall, but the cast is so immensely likeable, they should be able to overcome any viewer disappointment with sheer charm.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The strength of this very witty comedy is the chemistry between the five main characters.

Sep 13, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The comedy that does occur in How I Met Your Mother isn't enough to compensate for its inconsistencies.

Sep 19, 2005 | Full Review…

How I Met Your Mother is one of the fall's standout comedies.

Nov 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I can't pretend this is anything but a well-executed Friends ripoff. But I'll be there for them anyway.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

How I Met Your Mother feels more like a skit in an acting class than the big time.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The jokes on Mother don't feel forced, and the romance that Ted pursues with a woman he meets at a bar has a goofy sweetness to it.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have assembled a smart and funny core of characters, but what makes the series most fascinating is the promise of how the title will unfold through this season and possibly beyond.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not so funny but genuinely touching.

Sep 19, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 1



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It's not a perfect comedy show, but it's got me hooked. Not the best season either. It gets much better on the second one.


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