Friends is one of the most successful shows ever produced. But a new, and very popular, comedy show has emerged. Despite huge competition from other comedy shows, How I Met Your Mother attracts around 9,000,000 weekly viewers.
In this article, I'm going to talk about a few striking similarities between the shows, or to be more precise, similarities between the characters on both shows.
Ross Geller and Ted Mosby, 'pursuers of love'
Ross Green and Ted Mosby resemble a lot. Their ultimate goal is to find their soul mate and have a long and happy marriage. In both shows, this is a very important element....
Even Perez Hilton sometimes compares these shows. I like both, but prefer HIMYM. There are many simple reasons why they are different, so here are just a few:
1) 5 vs 6: This may seem extremely minor, but it is a very different dynamic. The plot lines of Friends episodes often (but not always) follow 3 pairs of the Friends doing various things together. On HIMYM there seems to be more intermingling of plots (in my opinion).
2) Inspiration: HIMYM is loosely based on Carter and Craig's lives. They are the creators of the show and the idea started somewhat autobiographically.