This is the age old debate – Friends or How I Met Your Mother. To be honest, I have seen both of these shows all the way through, and I have loved and laughed at them both. The one that I always turn back to in my spare time, though, is Friends. Despite being the aged one of the two, this is the one that keeps me laughing out loud every time no matter how many times I’ve heard the same joke or watched the same scene. I’m not quite sure whether its the acting or the jokes that keeps me enthralled, but it does.
I always knew that the two were pretty similar, and most of my friends would point little similarities out here and there but I never really took much thought to it. I decided then to look it up for myself and see what I could find on the subject. I found that it has been outlined on many websites like Buzzfeed and The Odyssey, that the characters directly link with one another and that most of the plot points match up – even sometimes in the same seasons. A few examples of these are Ross and Ted as the nerdy guys who marry the “mom’ of the group, Monica and Lily respectively. It all made so much sense, but one thing didn’t.
I always confuse myself with why it is that I enjoy one more than the other since Friends and How I Met Your Mother have pretty much the same characters and plot line. I don’t think there is really much of an answer to it though besides personal preference – especially considering the amount of articles there are that one is better than the other. But still, something to think about.