Originally Posted by Jesse Pinkman
Don't get me wrong I like the show, but the premise of it is a little silly. I mean, who tells their kids the entire story of the 8 or 9 years leading up to the moment he met their mother?
I agree. The premise of the show is rather silly, but I guess it was an attempt of wanting to add something a little different to the usual sitcom and give the viewer something to watch for in the long run. I know sitcoms have sub-plots throughout each season and this includes HIMYM, but it's all eventually leading up to the grand reveal, which I hope isn't as underwhelming as I expect it to be. I also think they didn't expect the show to be running for as long as it has, if the show had only run for 2/3 seasons the premise would seem much more plausible, but if they're still drawing high ratings in the 7th season then, why stop?