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Unsure

So yesterday I started talking about How I met Your Mother because I wanted to talk about a storyline with Robin.

Without spoiling too much, I’ll go into it a little bit. Robin has to choose between two guys. One is she dating and one who loves her and is also a good friend. She says the same things to both guys: “I’m such a mess. I don’t even know why you like me.”

Robin is usually portrayed as the career woman- strong, independent, and sometimes a little scary. But sometimes her sensitive side is shown. She is unsure of what she wants in life, and whether she deserves good things.

I love this show. It is ridiculous, and sometimes awful in the things it makes fun of, but it does manage to portray some real life scenarios and emotions.

I think we can all be uncertain sometimes. Knowing what you want in life and how to get there can be difficult. How do you battle these uncertainties? Religion? Friends? Work? Setting Goals? Ignoring your worries? There are a lot of options. And while worrying is not a good way to “live in the moment” there is something to be said for planning for the future, right? Just not putting too much stock in those plans? Rolling with the punches is a must.

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Sitcom Talk

I love “How I met Your Mother”.

The show is fun, the characters are hilarious, and the premise is a huge stretch, but still entertaining. I spent last summer watching seasons 1-6 on netflix. After season 7 finally got put on netflix, I watched about 7 episodes and then got distracted by real life. But yesterday I had completed a bunch of chores and errands and decided to reward myself. I watched about 5 episodes.

Season 7 is kind of depressing me. I was a bit angry at one of the episodes, and then two made me almost cry (and not from laughter). But the events were all things that do happen in real life, and one of the sad things was an issue that I’m glad the show addresses. I think part of the “depression” is because in the show, Ted’s been actively looking for a wife for over ten years, and has nothing to show for it. His tone in narrating the story is a bit down.

What sitcoms are you obsessed with?
Why? Do you related to the characters? Is it good brainless tv? Or does it make you think?

I think How I met Your Mother does all of those things for me. Just depends on the day, the episode, and my frame of mind.