Monday, October 18, 2010

Review - How I Met Your Mother Season 6 Episode 5 Architect of Destruction

There's been speculation that Jennifer Morrison's character could be the Mother. That would be great news for fans who've been waiting years for the eventual revelation. However, after watching "Architect of Destruction," I'm not sure I want Morrison's character, Zoey, to be the Mother.

I know her character will be expanded, but my first thought is that she's plain annoying. Her "small person fighting big person" act is unlikable in its own right since she seems more a crazy than an normal activist. And her unlikable characteristics, the focus of the episode, are enhanced by the structure of How I Met Your Mother. Character development is exceedingly slow, and we learn facts about her piece by piece, episode by episode.

The subplot, luckily, was not just one long penis joke. It turns into a general discussion of partners sharing their sexual experiences, with women clearly sharing more than men.

From a humor standpoint, I laughed a lot during "Architect of Destruction," so it could be considered a success. Ted dragging out the fact that he's the architect of the building was particularly funny and the snakes gag got me every time. From a storyline standpoint, a potential Mother, like many others before, is dangled out to leave us wondering and it's nothing to be impressed with by now.

Score: 8.5/10
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