I am shocked to find myself watching How I Met Your Mother. I gave this show a couple watches in its first season and I turned my nose up at it. But in our scavenging for watchable shows on Netflix, we started in on Season 1 and now we're almost done Season 5. And it's funny! I find myself laughing out loud which is pretty rare these days. Sure, it's a blatant rip-off of the Friends theme of attractive white people in New York, but the story telling element allows for more fantastical bits and interesting jumps in the narrative. And Neil Patrick Harris owns the show. Who would have thought Doogie Howser would grow up to have a bigger career as an adult rather than strung out on heroin or serving time in prison? Good for you, NPH!
So I recommend it. Surprising, but who knows, maybe some day I'll find myself watching the back catalog of Big Bang Theory episodes. Good lord I hope not.