What do you know about How I Met Your Mother? A lot? Nothing? Well, it’s commonly known that the main characters on the show are played by none other than Josh Radnor (Ted), Jason Segel (Marshall), Alyson Hannigan (Lily), Neil Patrick Harris (Barney), and Cobie Smulders (Robin). Although, not many people know much about what goes on off camera. Who is involved in the production process? What kind of ratings does it receive? Luckily, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays (as shown in photo) were the two men that created the show that aired in late 2005. Because they have been friends for a good amount of years, it is interesting that Thomas and Bays have been quoted saying that the show is a loose representation of their younger life while they lived and worked in New York City. As creators of the show, they also frequently write episodes for the series itself. Luckily, they were able to receive mostly-great ratings for the show. Heck, they even received many awards and award nominations for it! In total, the show has been nominated for 72 awards and has won 18 of them.
What made them choose the casting that they did? Why these five actors and actresses? Radnor, Segel, and Smulders were not very well-known in the television/film industry at the time of the show’s premiere. That makes the show even better! Instead of seeing very famous actors that we see constantly in movies and shows, the audience was introduced to a group of friends who they had not been able to meet before. When Ted saw and met Robin for the first time, the audience was also.
As I continue to write on this blog, I hope to learn more about the show behind the scenes. I want to be able to gain knowledge of the two masterminds who created this show and the effort that goes into putting it on television for the lovely fans to enjoy.
(Photo from CBS.com. <http://www.cbs.com/shows/how_i_met_your_mother/photos/80630/himym>)