We have all heard arguments over the period of time if How I Met Your Mother was better, or F.R.I.E.N.D.S. While many said F.R.I.E.N.D.S was the best sitcom to have ever existed, many felt at the same time, that H.I.M.Y.M was, in fact, better.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S was cool agreed. But How I Met Your Mother was Legen-waitforit-Dary!
We will state the reasons.
1. Story Writing
F.R.I.E.N.D.S has some 200 really nice short stories. H.I.M.Y.M was ONE GRAND story that actually leads somewhere in the end (unlike F.R.I.E.N.D.S, which just becomes a screenwriting mess towards the end).
How I Met Your Mother NEVER lost momentum. F.R.I.E.N.D.S degraded to a high degree after the third season.
3. Plot of H.I.M.Y.M
The writers really worked hard while writing the story for H.I.M.Y.M, they always had in mind on where the story was going and kept it real.
For example – In the final moments of season 6, the hint for where the story is going in the final season (9th) is dropped.
It is WAY more Realistic and Ridiculous at the same time (I’m not even gonna argue over this).
5. Original Storyline
If the argument you are gonna make next is that “How I Met Your Mother copied F.R.I.E.N.D.S” , I would say you’re not entirely wrong and it did borrow beats from the show but here’s the thing, Motorola DynaTAC 8000x was the first mobile phone to make a call but it sure as hell wasn’t the best one to do it (Smartphones anyone?)
6. Unforgettable moments
If you’re gonna say that “F.R.I.E.N.D.S is more re-watchable and it is funny every time you see it”, that’s because the plot is easily forgettable. While at the same time H.I.M.Y.M has so many LEGENDARY moments that they are embedded into your memory – The Blue French horn, The Bro-Code, Robin Sparkles, Hot Crazy Scale, The Lemon Law, The Yellow Umbrella and I can keep going.
Oh we forgot one