You’ve just been Mosby’d!
The Best of the Best
How I Met Your Mother “The Leap” In the fourth season finale Ted makes a life-changing decision and we finally learn the story behind the goat and Ted’s 31st birthday.
Glee “Pilot” The pilot for this series, which will begin airing in the fall, establishes the little glee club that could in the middle of Ohio.
Party Down “Stennheiser-Pong Wedding Reception” The first season finale of this hilarious under-the-radar series on Starz goes out with a bang, reuniting Kristen Bell with Rob Thomas for the first time since Veronica Mars. Netflix subscription required.
WARNING: After the jump, THERE BE SPOILERS!
How I Met Your Mother: Maybe the titular leaps made by the characters in this episode wasn’t as life changing as the show tried to make it out to seem, but I loved Robin and Barney going back and forth Mosbying one another. And the goat fight was bound to disappoint after they introduced the gag last year. But overall the episode was a strong end to a solid, if unspectacular, season. As I’ve said before, who the mother is has become little more than a passing curiosity. I’ll happily wait seasons to learn her identity if it means that we’re going to be spending more time with these characters.
Glee: Premiering the pilot to a show four months before the next episode is going to air certainly seems like a strange move, but it already has me excited for the show’s regular run in the fall. Especially since it is likely that a prime-time musical is going to have a pretty hard time surviving in the long run (see: Viva Blackpool), so I’m going to enjoy it while I can. For all the things going for it, namely Jane Lynch, the show does fall into a number of high school cliches that could become more and more glaring as the series continues. The show needs to move past the thinly-drawn characters if it wants to become weekly viewing.
Party Down: Easily the funniest show on television this spring, Party Down very quickly became destination viewing every week. For those who don’t know it, it’s a comedy about aspiring actors in an LA catering company from the creative team behind Veronica Mars. This episode was the perfect culmination of the season. The only downside is the continued absence of Jane Lynch due to her commitment to Glee. Seeing Kristen Bell taking a regular crew to task was well worth the wait, and we got a George Takei cameo to boot.