What a character

The Blogher NaBloPoMo prompt for today asks us to post about our favourite character and since this is falling on HIMYM night, I figured it was appropriate to mention my favourite ensemble of characters; Lily, Marshall, Ted, Barney and Robin from the show How I Met Your Mother.

This isn’t a show I’ve watched from the beginning.  It started airing in North America while I lived in Australia, so I started watching the show in 2009, a few seasons in, after binge-watching the show one summer at the suggestion of my brother and his girlfriend.  The premise seemed like it would get tired fast, but the characters have carried the show so well.

I don’t really have a favourite character.  I appreciate Lily and Marshall’s very real take on long term relationships and can roll my eyes at Ted’s hopeless romantic bit, even though most of the time he can be a bit of a dink.  And while I will say that slimy, womanizing, scotch-cigar-lazertag-loving, suit-wearing Barney is the glue that holds the show together, Robin really gets me sometimes:

Who’s your favourite character of all time?

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