Few shows in television history are quite as legen — wait for it — dary as CBS' How I Met Your Mother. The nine-season sitcom ran from 2005 to 2014 and documented a group of NYC-based friends as they adapted to the highs and lows of adulthood. While all of the characters brought their own humor and hijinks to the series, it was the main main character who I found time and time again to be the most relatable. After watching the show more times that I'd care to admit, these life lessons Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother taught me still stick to this day as I, too, try to handle to adulthood.
In case you need a recap, the series followed Ted (Josh Radnor) and his friends Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), and Robin (Cobie Smulders) through happiness and heartbreak. While many fans were upset with the finale (USA Today ranked it as the worst TV series finales of all time in 2018), the show still had plenty to offer.
And luckily, the franchise has the chance for redemption. On Wednesday, April 21, Hulu picked up How I Met Your Father, a sequel series to the original show. The new installment will star Hilary Duff as Sophie, a woman telling her son the story of how she met his dad. Her upcoming role will mirror Radnor's, and will most hopefully provide just as much wit, insight, and charm as the original lead's character.
The sequel series has been picked up for 10 episodes, and while there's no news yet about whether any of the original cast mebers will return, there's still something you can do while you wait to return to McLaren's: Rewatch the original series. As you're once again seeing Barney suit up and Ted fall in love, here are a few more HIMYM life lessons you'll want to let soak in: