Favorite TV Moments of 2013
HitFix looks back on 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Bob's Burgers' and more
'How I Met Your Mother' (CBS)
The Moment: At long last, the mother is revealed
“How I Met Your Mother” began in the fall of 2005 with this great premise about a middle-aged man telling his wholly uninterested children about how he met their mother. The series was full of clever jokes, fun storytelling, and some great characters. However, as the years went on, the humor started to wane and many in the audience just longed for the actual meeting of the mother. The season eight finale of “HIMYM” showed us the mother for the first time and with that reveal offered up a newfound sense of hope and wonder about what we could all expect in the show’s ninth and final season. The moment represented the culmination of years of promises and gave us reason to expect to see new life breathed into the long-running series. A great television moment indeed (just don’t look too long at how, to this point, that final season has worked out).
- Josh Lasser