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How I Met Your Mother – Season Four (2008 – 2009/Fox Blu-ray)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: C-     Episodes: C-



It is hard to understand the appeal of hit shows like How I Met Your Mother, but part of it (like Two & A Half Men, though this show is not that annoying) depends on if you can invest yourself into the actors or characters.  Our coverage of the following seasons shows both sides of this:









Well, here we are with Season Four and even with the rise of Jason Segel in some hit comedies (and non hits, none of which I found funny), what little the show had going for it is growing thin very quickly, but now, it is also now on Blu-ray in High Definition and that still does not make it any easier to watch.  All 24 half-hours are here on three Blu-rays and I just found the whole thing boring.  Guess you had to be there in the beginning… oh, I sort of was and forgot.


Needless to say Neil Patrick Harris is still the big name and maybe Josh Radnor and

Alyson Hannigan will continue their careers whenever this winds down, but this whole show is for fans only at this point and if you have any chance of enjoying the show, you might want to start at the Season One.


The 1080p 1.78 X 1 AVC @ 18 MBPS+ digital High Definition image is on the soft side throughout with motion blur and not a very memorable presentation, but hit sis what you’d expect from a sitcom.  The DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) 5.1 mixes are also underwhelming throughout, since this is dialogue/joke-based and is not going to be sonically great.  Extras include a recap of the last season, Gag Reel of some worth, Audio Commentary on Select Episodes and A Night With Your Mother panel discussion.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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