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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.


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
Beth Lacke
as Dr. Sarah O'Brien
America Olivo
as Beautiful Woman
Bill Fagerbakke
as Marvin Sr.
Katie Walder
as Shannon
Alexis Denisov
as Sandy Rivers
Krizia Bajos
as Hula Girl
Mark Derwin
as Businessman
Lindsay Schoneweis
as Fantasy Girl
Chad Lindsey
as Hula Girl
Nate Torrence
as Butterfield
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 (9) | Top Critics (6)

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

September 13, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

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

September 19, 2005 | Full Review…

Out of all the comedies on television this fall, this show's ensemble melds together the best.

September 19, 2005 | Full Review…
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Not so funny but genuinely touching.

September 19, 2005 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Its central gimmick is lame and intrusive.

September 19, 2005 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

The writing does not yet live up to the show's premise.

September 19, 2005 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

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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