How I Met Your Mother: Season 8, Episode 2

The Pre-Nup (1 Oct. 2012)

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Barney's ridiculous pre-nup that he asks Quinn to sign gives the other guys ideas of their own, but the girls find a way to retaliate.



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The summer of 2012 would be considered the summer of love for the gang with Marshall and Lily, Ted and Victoria, Barney and Quinn, and Nick and Robin all in blissfully happy coupledom. But by the fall, one item would turn that bliss on its head: a pre-nup issued by Barney for Quinn. Although most agree that Barney's requests are on the most part unreasonable - that is except for Barney and his lawyer, Arthur Hobbs - it is a starting point for a war between the sexes, not only with the women siding with Quinn and the men siding with Barney, but also bringing up issues in each of the other three relationships. With Marshall and Lily, they begin to argue about parenting. With Ted and Victoria, they begin to argue about how to get over their jilted and jilting past, especially as Ted has invited Klaus to room with him temporarily. And with Nick and Robin, they begin to argue about Robin's quirk in the bedroom in conjunction with her news career. By the next day, one of those arguments ... Written by Huggo

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6 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been watching HIMYM for years now and yes I will admit that since sometime in season 6, the quality of the show has dipped. However nowhere near as much as other people are making out.

Unfortunately too many people take TV far too seriously and can't seem to accept that after 162 episodes it's very hard to keep the show up to the standard that it once was at.

Indeed this episode was a little bit of a wake up call from the last, however people seem to forget that HIMYM has a serious, clearly story and character driven side as seen in season 8's premiere as well as a fun, relaxed and much more unconventional side as in this episode. This allows the show to take a break from the main story to be a bit more 'out there' and purposely uncharacteristic for some varied comedy.

Once more, I'll gladly admit that these types of episodes used to happen less when the writers obviously had more meaningful material. But as I've said, due to the lifespan of the show, it's no surprise to see more episodes like this and I'll gladly watch them taking into account all of the above.

As for the finale, I'm confident that the writers have it in them to make it exactly how we want it. After all, they've been planning it for 8 seasons now. The episode will not be subjected to the exhausted nature as some of the more recent episodes.

P.S. It's also clear to me that the feelings of reviewers above are not well shared, as 90% of episodes over the last two seasons have continued to be well received when looking at IMDb user scores.

Note to sexwizardmoustache <--- seriously? Anyway, I am expressing my opinion, and without trying to sound immature or arrogant, my opinion is that some other reviewers are not taking into account the full spectrum of circumstances surrounding the show as I have explained. This does not render such a review as invalid, just unbalanced.

Oh, so now you're promoting oppression? One minute you're saying that everybody is entitled to express their feelings in reviews, but now all of a sudden you're telling me that what I'm saying is irrelevant!?!? Stop contradicting yourself.

And that bracketed comment is once again clearly aimed at me. It seems as if you like attacking people for their views. Regardless of you saying your comment is ironic, in reality, you continue to oppress, trying to make others think the way you want in degrading my image in calling me a moron. That's simply childish.

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