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Kevin Olsta is a grauduate of the University of Illinois. Although not a writer by trade, Kevin has always been a bit of a renaissance man. A love for television and comedy has led Kevin to do a lot of amateur journalism and writing in his spare time. He is currently a regular in the Chicago comedy scene and is working on a sitcom pilot.

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: 'Last Time In New York'

10/1/2013 8:19am EDT
HIMYM - Last Time In New York
How I Met Your Mother returned Monday night with “Last Time in New York.”  The third episode in the final season picked up Friday at 2pm, 52 hours before Barney and Robin’s wedding. Marshall is driving cross country since his flight was canceled. Barney and Robin are freaking out about whether their flame will die out after getting married.  But this episode was really the story of Ted and Lily sitting down to have a serious talk.

Marshall, Marvin, and fellow weary traveler Shelly were forced to rent a car and drive from Minnesota to New York after a storm shut down the airport.  If that w...

Premiere Recap: 'How I Met Your Mother' Returns For Final Season

9/24/2013 2:15pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Premiere
How I Met Your Mother premiered its final season last night.  I was saying the same thing a year ago, but then CBS negotiated for a ninth and final season to be made.  Season 9 will be the story of the weekend of Barney and Robin’s wedding, which of course will culminate in Ted finally meeting the mother.  Ted is still a couple days away from meeting her, but we got to see her for the first time in the final scene of season eight.  She is the bass player in the band for the wedding, and is played by Cristin Milioti. 

Season nine picks up at 11am on Friday morning, 55 hours before the weddi...

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Going Into Season 9 Of 'How I Met Your Mother'

9/22/2013 3:00pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is returning this Monday for its ninth and final season.  I'm pretty sure it's for real this time.  You may remember that season eight was reportedly going to be the final season, but since ratings were at all time highs, CBS went into negotiations with show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas to do another season.  All of the actors' contracts were up at the end of season 8, and it appeared that Jason Segel, who said he wanted to focus on his movie career, was the biggest roadblock.  As soon as Segel signed on, everything else fell into place.  Whether you've missed...

HIMYM creators bring us The Goodwin Games

5/22/2013 9:19am EDT
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The Goodwin Games premiered Monday night on FOX.  It is the brain child of How I Met Your Mother co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and long time episodes such as “Okay Awesome,” “Game Night,” and “Mary the Paralegal,” as well as more recently “The Bro-Mitzvah,” the tale of Barney’s bachelor party. 

The show is the story of the three Goodwin siblings, who are suddenly pit against each other in a battle for their eccentric father’s inheritance.  HIMYM fans will immediately recognize Becki Newton as Chloe Goodwin from her role as Quinn, the stripper Barney almost married.  Chloe is an...

'How I Met Your Mother' Finale Reveals Cristin Milioti As 'The Mother'

5/14/2013 8:40am EDT
cristin milioti
HIMYM wrapped up their eighth season Monday night.  A year ago we thought this would be the series finale, and we would finally meet the mother of Ted’s future children.  A few months ago it was revealed that HIMYM would be coming back for a ninth and final season.  The moment of Ted meeting his soulmate would have to wait, but the season finale was chock full of big moments that did not disappoint.

The episode began with Marshall and Lily packing for Italy.  Lily picks up the phone and it is Judy, Marshall’s mom.  It turns out that Marshall had still not told his mother about the move, an...

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: 'Something Old' – Is Robin Freaking Out?

5/8/2013 9:14am EDT
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HIMYM returned last night with “Something Old,” the tale of Robin searching for something she supposedly buried in Central Park when she was a kid.  While on vacation with her father, she decided to leave an old bracelet in a box and told herself that if she ever got married she would come back and find it to use it as her something old at the wedding. 

Robin tries to subtly tell Barney that she wants him to help her, but he doesn’t pick up on it.  Instead he goes to have some bonding time with Mr. Scherbatsky.  It turns out they are actually getting along quite well, and Barney decides to...

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: Barney's 'Bro-Mitzvah'

4/30/2013 8:40am EDT
bro mitzvah
HIMYM returned to tell the legendary story of Barney’s bachelor party.  The day began with Robin asking Barney to drop off a payment with the wedding planner while she goes to have dinner with Barney’s mother.  Robin had been apprehensive about the dinner, and makes Barney promise not to leave her alone with her for too long.  However, when Barney goes off to make the payment, he is kidnapped.

Barney shouts out, “I swear I never talked to the North Koreans!”  Ted and Marshall laugh, for it is they who have kidnapped Barney to take him to his surprise bachelor party.  Barney calls Robin to ...

'HIMYM' Recap: Back After Short Hiatus With 'Romeward Bound'

4/16/2013 2:43pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
'How I Met Your Mother' returned last night after a short hiatus due to the NCAA tournament.  It came back with a quick shocker.  The Captain calls Lily and tells her that he is moving to Rome for a year and that he wants her to come with him.  Lily took the job as the Captain’s art consultant a few weeks ago.  She is immediately torn.  When she calls Marshall to talk about it, he talks about how he is swamped at work.  She decides that she can’t rip Marshall away from his dream job and turns down the Captain’s offer.

Meanwhile, Ted and Barney are at the bar.  Barney was just about to leav...

'HIMYM' Recap: 'The Time Travelers' Gives Us Some Great Moments

3/26/2013 9:50am EDT
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I wish every episode of HIMYM was written by the show co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.  Whenever they are the lead writers, it shows in the script. They gave us another gem last night with, “The Time Travelers.”  It was the 52nd episode that the pair have been credited with since it all started with a fledgling pilot of a show with a strange name and a cast of nobodies and aging child stars.  Back then, Ted was searching for the one.  Nearly eight years later, he was getting close, but still felt so far from finding her.

Instead of being out on a date, Ted is down at the bar argui...

'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: 'The Fortress'

3/19/2013 3:01pm EDT
HIMYM: The Fortress
HIMYM returned from a short hiatus last night with “The Fortress,” referring to Barney’s swinging bachelor pad.  With season nine now a done deal, all storylines are now fast forwarded to a year from now, spring 2014. In this one, Robin pressures Barney to finally let go of the Fortress of Barnitude. Barney is hesitant.

With Lily now working as the Captain’s art consultant, Marshall has been stuck with more than his fair share of Marvin duties. Marshall says that they haven’t been intimate in weeks, and that she hasn’t even had time to sit down and watch their favorite show, Woodworthy Man...