We're deep in the heart of Fall premieres, and there's just no way all of our amazing commentary can be crammed into one measly post. So this week we'll be bringing you an "SFist Watches TV" post every damn day!! Contain your excitement! We have to get started!
Ah, Monday. A night that had at one time been almost devoid of any compelling TV for us, is now loaded with new shows--and some old shows in new time-slots. One new entry is the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," which premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. on CBS. We're happy to say we can give you an actual review of this show, as we were able to watch the first episode, (thanks EW!). And that review? In a word: Meh. We had high hopes. The premise--a father tells his kids how he met their mother some 25 years earlier, and the show is basically a series of illustrative flashbacks--is a nice concept, and the show features Alyson Hannigan from "Buffy," Jason Segel from "Freaks and Geeks," and "Doogie Howser" himself, Neil Patrick Harris. Pretty good casting. Sadly, the result is oddly lame. We spent most of the show's premiere barely cracking a grin, only laughing once during a brief blog joke from Doogie (how could we not?). But according to the show's laugh track (didn't canned laughter die in the 80s?) the whole episode was, apparently, .
Image of a post-wash Franklin from the awesome "Balboa Observer-Picayune."hilarious