THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS SO KEEP THAT IN MIND IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SHIW YET. I DO MY BEST TO AVOID THEM BUT ITS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE.
Summary: Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
Title: How I Met Your Father
Runtime: 24 Minutes (each Episode)
Cast: Hilary Duff, Francis Raisa, Christopher Rowell, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Kim Catrell, Josh Peck, Stoney Blyden, Leighton Meester and Ashley Reyes.
Directors: Pamela Fryman, Morenike Joel’s Evans, Phill Lewis, Kimberly McCullough, Kelly Park and Lynda Tarryk
Writers: Isaac Aptaker, Carter Bays, Elizabeth Berger, Craig Thomas, Karen Joseph Adcock, Ama Quao, Ria Sardana, Donald Diego, Christopher Encell, Amelie Gillette, Dan Levy, Jeremy Roth, EMily Spivey and Ally Thibault
I was so hesitant to watch this spinoff, I loved the original and was certain this would be utterly bad but it actually wasn’t. I actually really enjoyed it and connected to the characters and the friendship and I was shocked.
We follow Sophie a hopeless romantic that has no luck at love, then she met the right guy on tinder but he won’t be around long. With her friends and their messy love lives too. She dates a teacher but he doesn’t share her vision, she has feelings for one of her best friends but will that even work out?
I actually love that we got a sort of love triangle with this, I’m not a big fan of love triangles in general, but in this show it works because you have literally no idea who she will have ended up with, so all these possible men in just one season was exciting and I have my guesses who the father is but just like it’s predecessor you will never know exactly until it’s done.
I loved the new friendship group that we had, they all worked really well together. The new relationships we got and all the shenanigans they all got up too through the episodes were amazing and it was really funny.
I loved that it all felt similar to the original, which is what I thought they’d ruin but they managed to still keep it similar but have it as it’s own show at the same time. The boys look like they are in Marshal and Ted’s apartment and the swords are on the walls still I loved that so much, a small nod to the original.
One thing I found weird was the older mother we see a whole different actress rather than Hilary Duff aged up, it’s kind of odd as she actually looks nothing like her, it should have been just her voice and an aged up Hilary portraying the role.
I’m looking forward to the next series seeing what Sophie and her friends get up too and what all their relationship will look like. If you are hesitant like I was about watching it give it a shot anyway, I really enjoyed it and I never thought I would.