How Friends and HIMYM are basically the same show

These two shows are definitely in my top 3 favorite sitcoms of all time. Even though they are basically the same shows just made a few years apart, I still love them both. The bigger similarities are within the setting and characters.

The Setting

Both shows take place in New York City and hang out at either at a coffee house or bar that they live on top off. The characters are all in their mid-twenties and just trying to get to their dream jobs.

The Characters

Ted Mosby and Ross Geller

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Both Ted and Ross are the nerdy guys that loves to correct people and started out working in offices in their field of studies. Then later, they ended up being professors at a school in New York. As professors, they both ended up dating one of their students. They both go have an on and off relationship with the pretty girl that both come into their lives in the first episode.

Rachel Green and Robin Scherbatsky

Again, both come into the group of friends in the first episode and have a thing with the nerdy guy. After trying to date the nerdy guy they eventually tried dating the guys who were seen as the player guy who gets around. They both but their career first instead of their personal lives. At the end of the show, they end up with the nerdy nice guy. (sorry for the spoiler)

Chandler Bing and Marshell Erikson

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They both meet their nerdy best friend in college. At first, they both hate their jobs and keep trying to get what they really wanted to do for a job. They both are married to the mom like figure in the show.

Lily Aldrin and Monica Geller

The mom figure of the group is always giving advice and is good at cooking. They are both married to the funny guy of the group and have problems when they try to start having kids.

Joey Tribbiani and Barney Stinson

They player of the group is all about getting with women and not getting attached. They both have lines to flirt with girls and want to get with the new girl in the group but don’t want to at first because of the nerdy guy pasts. They then get with the girl but doesn’t work out in the end. Both guys officiated the mom and the funny guys’ wedding.



3 Things That Should Have Stayed in 2016

2016 was a year to remember although most people would rather want it to be a year to forget. Whether it was because of the Harambe or the election, everyone seemed to mark 2016 as the worst year ever. For me, it was the best year of my life. I turned 21 years old and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. What more could I ask for? Although I do agree with leaving some trends behind in 2016.

Boomerang Camera

The boomerang camera started to pick up later in the year but is one trend that should have started and ended in 2016. Just about every Instagram story is a boomerang and makes be feel like I’m looking at a newspaper from Hogwarts. Can we all just go back to just taking pictures or videos?


Single Season Netflix Shows

Netflix has been making shows of their own and become very popular. The 8 episodes of Stranger Things were great, for a day. It’d be great if they could release one episode a week so that I don’t watch an entire season in one day then have to wait over a year to watch the next season. The real treasures of Netflix are shows that no one heard of until the show was 7 seasons deep already. If Netflix can do that somehow, that would be a great thing to start doing in 2017.

Taking an “L”

Just about every college student, me included, has used the caption of “Took an L last night but…” for an Instagram caption. It was a great caption to use for someone who went out the night before and probably drank too much. The caption originated from the song “Bounce Back” and has been over used ever sense. It should be left in the song and not your Instagram caption.