As I’ve stated many times before in class, How I Met Your Mother has been my favorite sitcom for as long as Ted has been in love with Robin…forever! The more I re-watch this show, the more I think about the relationships among the characters and why they are the way they are. Recently, I began to question why everyone is in love with Robin? Not only are both Ted and Barney madly in love with her, but about any other guy she dates throughout the show falls immediately and undeniably in love with her. It caused me to think more closely about her personality, and what she is likened to. Robin likes scotch, guns, she is not emotional whatsoever, and she is ambitious. Stereotypically, these qualities are ones typically associated with a man. I thought these personality traits of the most desirable woman in the show were quite interesting considering the man that she ends up with (Ted) is constantly likened to a female and even called “gay” for liking to cook or for wearing his red cowboy boots. Although we view How I Met Your Mother as a lighthearted comedy show, maybe it is much more than that but rather a commentary on gender identity in our society. A woman does not have to be emotional and warm in order to be desirable, and a man does not have to drink scotch and avoid the kitchen in order to be a secure and wonderful man. Thank goodness I have Netflix so I can continue to watch this show over and over and pick up on all of these little intricacies.