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Fall Promos for "Scandal" and "How I Met Your Mother": Give It Up, Mosby. For Christ's Sake

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 30, 2013 | Comments ()


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We don’t typically devote a lot of space to television promos, but you guys, I’m just so happy that we’re getting new and returning shows back in our lives. It’s been the same five or six shows for the last six weeks or so, and if I have to write about “Suits” and “Dexter” much more, I’m going to kick a cat*.


So first up, the How I Met Your Mother is not that revealing, save for one thing: Despite the fact that the mother is in the picture (even if Ted hasn’t met her yet), and despite the fact that the entire weekend is devoted to Barney and Robin’s wedding, Ted apparently still hasn’t given it up. This was my biggest fear for a season that will squish 22 episodes into one weekend (with many flashforwards and flash backwards): That they’d still attempt to create some dramatic tension around Ted and Robin.

We know what happens. Ted doesn’t get with Robin. Let it lie.

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Promo

I have really missed hating on you, Ted. Welcome back. Oh, and I should also mention that Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) has replaced Ellie Kemper as a horrible wedding guest in one — and possibly more — episodes of “HIMYM” this season.

The “Scandal” promo, meanwhile, is even less revealing, although it appears that the opening episode(s) will likely revolve around the revelation that Olivia Pope is sleeping with the President and that getting out into the public. I get a very “Burn it all! Burn it to the ground” vibe from the promo.

Scandal Season 3 Promo

*No kittens were harmed in the writing of this post.



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  • Michelle

    I just CAN'T anymore with HIMYM. I hate Ted Mosby SO MUCH.

  • dizzylucy

    I hated him so much I gave up a few seasons ago. Even the promise of Anna Camp isn't enough to bring me back.

  • Berry

    I usually can't hate sitcom characters, because they tend to be so far removed from actual people. Or if they start out as people, they will be silly, taken-to-extreme caricatures by the time the fourth season rolls around.

    But I will make an exception for Ted Mosby. There's just enough of a real person in there to make you loathe him. I'll still probably hold on to the bitter end, because I'm still just a little bit invested in some aspects of the show. But we've only seen six seasons so far, so maybe it's about to get worse. I'd say that it couldn't possibly get worse than the Arcadium-arc, but every time someone says things can't possibly get worse, somewhere the Barney Stintson of the universe stands up, and says "challenge accepted."

  • Salieri2

    ^Which is exactly why I keep watching, because Barney Stinson is a magnificent character. Awful human being, but wonderful character.

  • Berry

    Yep. He and Robin (not necessarily even as a couple, but I'd gladly take that too) are a good enough reason to keep watching.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Really, they are all incredibly disfunctional. My favorite moment was when Kal Penn's character pointed that out to Robin.

  • BAM

    I think it's incredibly ironic that the 'Mother' is actually Ted's Freudian dream of a woman: a combination of Robin and Lily and his mother. I mean, she even looks like a Robin's version of Lily (small, spry, pixie-like) only as a brunette and proper quirky personality traits (Neruda, bass playing, etc). I'm curious if they did that on purpose.

  • That's because the autistic kid from the end of 'St. Elsewhere' grew up to be Ted Mosby and this has all been happening in his head while he's in an institution.

  • In that header picture, I can't help but think that The Mother looks like nothing so much as a chick version of Ted Mosby himself. Which means after ten years and God knows how many decent, suitable women, he finally settles on a woman who...looks like him. Which I suppose, for a self-obsessed narcissist, is the happiest of all endings

  • Apparently Ted didn't like my theory.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I hope the wedding dress Cobie Smulders is going to be wearing for work for the next several months is really comfortable.

  • Salieri2

    Seems unlikely. Every time they stick her in a dress, they try to create cleavage by shoving her boobs around with a vehemence. The woman is smoking hot; it's a mystery to me how they refuse to give up on the notion that she must be be-racked as well. That wedding dress looks like it's made of duct tape and pain.

  • Tinkerville

    Seriously. They need to take a page from Whedon and realize that she looked so much hotter in a bodysuit as Agent Maria Hill than she has in any of the "sexy" dresses they've stuck her in on the show.

  • Emm82

    Damn right. Shes a gorgeous & likeable woman - she doesn't need to have a huge bra size, it's not always necessary.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    So, since that horse is beyond beaten to death, they've decided to now take a shit on it as well. I think I'll pass on the final season. I'll just assume Marshall, Lily, Barney, and Robin all live happily ever after. Ted inexplicably contracts syphilis from a toilet seat shortly after being rejected by Robin. He dies a few weeks later from complications.

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