Monday, November 1, 2010

How I met Your Mother: Canning Randy

"Canning Randy"

Season 6, Episode 7

...............Am I the only one who thinks Ted is not only becoming the most annoying character, but the dullest? Honestly, I think they should abandon Ted and refocus the remainder of the series on Marshall, Lily, and Barney (Robin can stay...for now). I mean, Ted is such a jerk that it's becoming hard to care about his journey to find his soul mate, i.e. the titular mother. Take for example this episode: Why did Ted egg on the obviously deranged Zoey and was still surprised to see her heckle him at his architecture class? That's SitCom writing 101, folks. Also, the way he resolved his students deriding him for tearing down the "historic" Arcadian building was insulting to my intelligence. No teacher would use this strategy unless they were desparate or an idiot: Ted is both.

The only real saving grace of this episode was Marshall trying to be a nice guy at his job while at the same time trying to find a constructive way to deal with a co-worker's repeated mistakes.

Rating: * * 1/2 of 5