How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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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.

Cast

Jason Segel
as Marshall
Alexis Denisof
as Sandy Rivers
Matt Boren
as Stuart
Cristin Milioti
as The Mother
Taran Killam
as Blauman
Camryn Manheim
as Ellen Pierce
Anne Dudek
as Natalie
Miki Mia
as Waitress
Amy Acker
as Penelope
America Olivo
as Beautiful Woman
Beth Lacke
as Dr. Sarah O'Brien
Katie Walder
as Shannon
Alexis Denisov
as Sandy Rivers
Bill Fagerbakke
as Marvin Sr.
Mark Derwin
as Businessman
Krizia Bajos
as Hula Girl
Nate Torrence
as Butterfield
Lindsay Schoneweis
as Fantasy Girl
Chad Lindsey
as Hula Girl
Tom Ayers
as Walter
Rob Evors
as Bradley
Kelly Stables
as Masseuse
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 (15) | Top Critics (10)

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.

March 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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

September 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.

September 19, 2005 | Full Review…

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

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

Audience Reviews for How I Met Your Mother: Season 1

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