F.R.I.E.N.D.S or How I Met Your Mother?

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  1. Don Ship profile image75
    Don Shipposted 12 years ago

    Time and time again, How I Met Your Mother and Friends have been compared. So, which is better?

    1. TomC35 profile image60
      TomC35posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer HWIMYM.

    2. izoooom profile image59
      izoooomposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      How I Met Your Mother has a long way to go to catch up with Friends but they are some parallels with the premise.
      If HIMYM lasts 10 years, then I may be able to decide.
      As it stands, all Friends characters could really make me laugh but HIMYM, only Barney can really get me laughing, the rest are great but Barney just stands out

    3. sarovai profile image73
      sarovaiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Mother.Mother only.

  2. Sarah Masson profile image60
    Sarah Massonposted 12 years ago

    I will always love Friends but I do enjoy How I Met Your Mother more

    1. Don Ship profile image75
      Don Shipposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Me too. I think Barney is just too AWESOME! big_smile

  3. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    Big Bang Theory

    1. Ign Andy profile image58
      Ign Andyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Vote 1 for BBT, Sheldon is hilarious big_smile

      1. Don Ship profile image75
        Don Shipposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You can count me in too! tongue I love the show! big_smile Sheldon is the BEST!  big_smile

        1. xixi12 profile image67
          xixi12posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Sheldon: I'm a polymerized tree sap, and you're an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you hurl will ricochet off me, return to its original trajectory, and adhere to you!"

          Sheldon to Horward: ''Howard, you know me to be a very smart man. Don't you think that if I were wrong, I'd know it?''

          Man, he is hilarious

  4. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 12 years ago

    himym by a mile. modern family is better then friends and sinfeld smile

  5. Flightkeeper profile image68
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    Between Friends and ...Mother, I pick Friends, the only character that I really like in ...Mother is Barney because he's outrageous.  As for BBT - I like it so much better than ...Mother and not because of Sheldon because he's funny but annoying.  I think the personalities work better as an ensemble in BBT.

  6. Megavitamin profile image70
    Megavitaminposted 12 years ago

    I'd definitely choose Friends over HIMYM.  However, I think Modern Family is the funniest show on TV right now.

    1. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree - But I must admit I love The Middle, too!

  7. kksonakiya profile image65
    kksonakiyaposted 12 years ago

    without a doubt... How I met your Mother. It is seriously close to a romantic comedy and I love 'em romantic comedy shows.

  8. evvy_09 profile image60
    evvy_09posted 12 years ago

    Friends is the best.

  9. Karanda profile image80
    Karandaposted 12 years ago

    Friends is my all time favourite comedy but How I Met Your Mother is easily becoming a great second choice.

  10. K Kiss profile image63
    K Kissposted 12 years ago

    How I bet your mother..gives me joy big_smile

  11. saifhayel profile image57
    saifhayelposted 12 years ago

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S is defiantly the best, but how I met your mother has a unique style that is different from all other comedy TV series.

  12. xixi12 profile image67
    xixi12posted 12 years ago

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S have stood the test of time and can make you laugh over and over again. HWIMYM is also good but I think it is beginning to lose its plot. Barney is hilarious though

  13. Rishy Rich profile image74
    Rishy Richposted 12 years ago

    HIMYM is really really GOOOD!!! But F.R.I.E.N.D.S is way better.

  14. Calgarz profile image61
    Calgarzposted 12 years ago

    I'm much cozier with F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

  15. Tina Kachan profile image61
    Tina Kachanposted 12 years ago

    My vote goes for Friends as they truly are friends and have great communication as actors. Each of the character in Friends can make me laugh and I like them all with no exceptions. In HIMYM only Barney can really put a smile on my..wait for it..face smile

    Look on youtube for Friends bloopers,they have best bloopers ever! Even better than Seinfeld. I have watched their bloopers a thousand times. Funny thing, I actually watched HIMYM bloopers today, and are not as nearly funny as those from Friends. Even better than Seinfeld.

    P.S. A Sheldon fan too smile

  16. Broken Poet profile image60
    Broken Poetposted 12 years ago

    HIMYM does the friendz thing way better and fits in with modern stereotypes but friends is a classic and definatly gets my vote big_smile

  17. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    How you doin? Joey was the best thing about friends. But, I think the guys on friends were more realistic than Barney. Barney is just a modern version of the Fonz, only nowhere near as repetitive or annoying. But, that stuff gets on my nerves. (He is gay you know)

    With that said, the how I met your mother cast is a perfect mix. Where as Friends seem more like a comedy version of 90210, with far too many pretty people. I also didn't didn't buy Tom Selleck as a love interest. It seemed like a show that could never make up it's mind on what it wanted to be. Probably why it ended.

    But, they are so different from eachother, to say that one is better than the other is a tough call. But, I do like How I met your mother. Some of the shows are very funny, but, friends had it's moments too.

    1. Tina Kachan profile image61
      Tina Kachanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Friends lasted for 10 years or so right? I think that is prettey long for a TV series. They probably wanted it to end while they will still popular and wanted to try some different procjects in their life wink

  18. memoreton profile image60
    memoretonposted 12 years ago

    I used to watch friends all the time and Chandler was my favourite.

  19. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 12 years ago

    The two are being compared for the existing similarities.

    Both serials are focused on friendships and relationships.

    However, I love "How I met your mother" more than "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" because there is always a humour quotient there. They keep it light and avoid the melodrama.

    "I love Barney!!"

    He is the life of the series. tongue

    1. jennshealthstore profile image81
      jennshealthstoreposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Friends will always be my favorite!  That show always put a smile on my face. I like a lot of new shows but more dramas than comedies. You cant beat a lot of the older comedies!

  20. No Relation Produ profile image59
    No Relation Produposted 12 years ago

    I'm from Scotland where 'How I met our Mother' hasn't really aken off whereas we are constantly shown old repeats of friends on almost every channel! Friends was resilient enough that people will still be enjoying it in  years to come. I'd say that probably mkes Friends the better!

  21. profile image58
    Gakfordiner1posted 10 years ago

    Friends is my all time favourite comedy but How I Met Your Mother is easily becoming a great second choice.
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