This past year or so I have discovered a couple of amazing things:
1) On Demand (even though I'm forced to pay ridiculous amounts of ca$h money for the corporate giant that is Comcast because my apartment doesn't face the lousy mothership of a satellite for Dish or Surewest)
2) How I Met Your Mother
I found this show one night when all that was on was reruns of Real Housewives of New Jersey (barf) and Deadliest Catch (my bestie BFF Alicia's husband Jordan tortures us with that and similar shows more than enough). I was perusing On Demand for some funny, commercial-free shows, and thought I'd try this HIMYM (apparently it's abbreviated like that, for all you scenesters).
OK, first of all, this show consistantly has me in hysterics. Like, nose running, tears rolling down my cheeks, snorting laughter type of hysterics. Yes, it's that funny. This show is kind of like the spawn of "Friends", except none of the characters are annoying
*cough*MONICA*cough* (sorry Monica fans). Plus, Bob Saget narrates the show. Ultra cool points just for throwing in a little Danny Tanner action.
Also, Neil Patrick Harris (aka Doogie Howser...remember him now?) is one of my favorite characters on the show. For being a gay man in real life, he sure knows how to play a lady-killer on the show. He's got that cocky "quarterback in high school who joined the frat in college who went on to be a loan officer for Ameriquest" attitude. As sleezy as he is, I can assure you without him the show would not have the fantastic level of humor that it does
For those of you who are already seen the show and love it as much as I do, HIGH FIVE (insert Borat impression). If not, try to catch it when you can. The new season (numero 5...YAY) just started. It's on Mondays at 8 o'clock on CBS.