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"The Cooper Extraction"/S7E11

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (11)

By Dhruv Rao


I still remember when my friends and I gathered around the christmas-themed living room a few years ago to watch It's A Wonderful Life. I had heard a lot about it, but no one thought to tell me that it was released in the 1940s....and that it was in Black and White. It felt refreshing to watch a holiday classic, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance with gingerbread cookies and yule logs. The essence of the film was somewhat parallel to that o...

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"Bass Player Wanted"/S9E13

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


The beauty of friendship can never be taken lightly. It serves as the central theme of movies, TV shows, literary works and also some very important conversations that you might have (had) in your life. When it comes to friendship, nothing changes although your circumstances may completely change. HIMYM has been one of the shows, like Friends, which has centered its main ideas around a group of friends whose lives are a delicate ...

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"The Discovery Dissipation"/S7E10

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


It's heart-warming when Sheldon gets an opportunity to behave like one of us. The writers have given him such robotic characteristics that once his human feelings are brought into play, the episode takes a turn positively. This week, the writers gave all characters a fair amount of screen time along with natural dialogue. The episode ran its course smoothly, bubbled up, and then resolved itself very well. Moreover, this isn't the first time the long-time ...

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"The Thanksgiving Decoupling"/S7E9

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (10)

By Dhruv Rao

 


I often question myself: why do I watch television? Then, after a few seconds of profound pondering, I conclude that my life, like many of others, has its ups and downs during the day, which tire and exhaust the body. Thus, I need something to distract myself from the "tension". I generally prefer comedy over drama, so that's why The DR Club's main coverage is on sitcoms. However, I need some level of drama and continuity to relish an...

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"The Rehearsal Dinner"/S9E12

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


I had never expected that HIMYM could pull off better tricks than "The Robin" and "The Bro Mitzvah". I guess we undermined Carter and Craig, who have always fully used their talented task including the magician Neil Patrick Harris. It was amazing to see Barney acknowledge his Canadian lineage for a night just to make Robin happy, but it is striking that the writers would give up their breakout character's characteristics in the show's final ru...

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"Bedtime Stories"/S9E11

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


When I was a little baby in mommy and daddy's hands, my parents struggled to put me to bed. They would sing, dance or even read random stories to me. It goes without saying that tonight's episode of HIMYM talked about this very phenomenon. I remember the initial reactions to the YouTube promo posted a few weeks ago. Some People kept on cursing Carter and Craig while other squealed "Cute!" for the somewhat average episode.


I didn't regret...

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"Mom And Dad"/S9E10

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


It's never playing ball with HIMYM. Ever since 2009, an episode has meant more than just sitting on your couch and laughing as the writers smoothly glide you through a fresh story. It has meant complexity, i.e. how much continuity has to be put in the show for it to run. And that's when the not-so-thinking people tend to create a fuss. They're not fans, but they intend on watching every single episode and criticise it. However, this pressure has ne...

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"The Itchy Brain Stimulation"/S7E8

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


It's common that one show would acquire characteristics of another during the course of a season. TBBT became very similar to HIMYM in "The Romantic Resonance" and also this week's episode. An arc that subtends in this episode would take a good three episodes of HIMYM quickly commences and resolves itself in a good half-hour of television. That's what I think brought the episode's general perception better than its weak A-pl...

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"Platonish"/S9E9

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


From the title of the episode, which is derived from the word platonic, one could imagine Ted and Robin's long-term relationship. This episode gave a lot more background information to Barney's best play last year in The Final Page and also how he met the mother. What? Did HIMYM just include two whole episodes with the mother in both? Well, it seems to be the case here...


At first, the episode seemed pointl...

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"The Proton Displacement"/S7E7

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (4)

By Dhruv Rao


There are always those episodes of television which are difficult to describe. For example, this week's TBBT got me wrecking myself on what I should include in this "review". I knew what I wanted to write, but the feeling was somewhat ineffable.


Bob Newhart returns as an emmy-winning guest star this week. However, the writers didn't do a great job with his presence. The plot dragged on in awkwardness with no final dest...

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"The Lighthouse"/S9E8

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


Ever since the end of season 7, our sympathy for Ted's romantic concerns disintegrated. We felt the dating game was a waste of time on the show, and people began to complain about the content of the show. This wasn't the case with this week's stellar performance from HIMYM. It not only resolved the Robin-Loretta crisis, but it also gave us some Mother-related action after quite a lot of complaints from the fans.


I was patient, and this ...

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"No Questions Asked"/S9E7

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


I have a theory that Halloween-themed episodes never go on the right track; they seem to endlessly shove scary "stuff" in your face without any plot progression. So, the promo of this week's episode did irritate me as I am never a fan of holiday-themed episodes. However, HIMYM pulled it off well as the plot which was the most stressful had just escalated in a minute. 


Last week, Marshall was forced to break the news to L...

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"The Romance Resonance"/S7E6

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao

 


I do recall now my first reading of the lovely novel The Pride and The Prejudice. It was a sweet, romantic story with a very strong message for its audience. That's exactly what this week's TBBT had in store for us viewers.


The plot revolved around Sheldon's breakthrough, Howard and Bernadette's anniversary and Penny's perseverance to be romantic towards Leonard. The fault was with the third plot protruding out...

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"Knight Vision"/S9E6

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


 

In relation to what Donna Bowman had said about weddings having hook-ups as a primary concern for single people, I would say that is it weird that people until recently had receptions without alcohol in small basements? I mean, does it imply that single people strive for some action? Think about it, and then think about the following practice at these weekends: once you've been paired up, you don't get a second chance. It sounds a bit unfair ...

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"The Workplace Proximity"/S7E5

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


It's no surprise that Sheldon's etiquette has always been comprimised. As the show leaps into its seventh (and possibly final) season, the viewers are still oblicious to how each character still agrees to be part of his life. His web portrays itself as something efficacious to Amy, yet the rest of the characters are stuck in it, suffering with each of his actions.


"The Workplace Proximity" is not a bad half-hour of television...

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"The Poker Game"/S9E5

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


It's a known fact that before a wedding, the bride goes through a stress phase. Her mind explodes due to everpresent jitters trying to eat her alive. One of these jitters is trying to get along with the new in-laws. Your husband may love you more than his own life, but when it comes to the in-laws, they will test you a hundred times before their approval comes in. This time, Robin doesn't get pressurized; she simply gets rid of what annoys her. James is t...

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"The Raiders Minimization"/S7E4

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


We all have problems which trace back to our childhood. For some, it might be a trivial problem that won't affect our adult lives. However, people like Leonard have such grand problems that their adult lives can get affected drastically. In this case, the aspect of Leonard's life which changes is his relationship with Penny. He uses his own techniques to get Penny to do things that he wants.


That's why I liked tonight's TBBT. It w...

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"The Broken Code"/S9E4

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


Friendship is an odd phenomenon. We see people making new friends, losing old friends and also being stagnant with their friends' cardinality. However, it would evidently hurt when a friend hurts you because not only are they as close to you as family but you also trusted them. The exact theory would apply to the A-plot for tonight. Ted hurt Barney, so Barney reciprocated. And thus, and enitre chain of short scenes and semi-funny comedy trifled one of the...

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"The Scavenger Vortex"/S7E3

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


We all knew this was coming. The tendency of TBBT to go on a cliched plot has significantly augmented ever since season five. With the originality of plots waning, the writers persevere to keep the show's hopes up by adding in their own jokes to laugh at, or maybe feel a little uncomfortable with. Everything seemed to be right in place: copied plot, copied intro for the game and copied game. The addition of TBBT-tailored jokes is the fr...

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"Last Time In New York"/S9E3

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dhruv Rao


How many of you have a bucket list? It is something extremely poignant when your mind signals that it's time to leave. Ted's leaving to Chicago, and we all know that this bombshell might even ruin their friendship. However, maybe the episode's cliff-hanger could either: Barney saw Ted and Robin at the carousel. And that's where I want to take a...

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