There are plenty of reasons that How I Met Your Mother became such a massive success. The original format, looking back at the story of how the main character found love is a fantastic (and unique) twist on the usual sitcom style. The blend of wilder adventures and relatable, emotional moments was often spot on.
However, as with most sitcoms, there are some pretty big issues with the series. Some elements are just wildly unrealistic, others are surprisingly problematic, and some bigger elements just don’t make sense. Some of these aren’t too terrible, and some would only be spotted by the most eagle-eyed of viewers, but all of them are things that fans have to simply look past to really love the show.
Unrealistic Drinking/Sleeping Patterns
Basically Everything About Barney
Physical Violence Played For Gags
Inconsistencies And Plot Holes
Cute Premise, But Inappropriate Stories For Kids
Central Character Is Actually Pretty Awful
Almost No Outside Friends