April 1, 2014
by katie
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Smart ladies love TV, HIMYM series finale recap

Previously on How I Met Your Mother, Ted told his two children Penny and Luke the story of how he met their mother for what has probably felt like nine years.


Melissa: I am growing increasingly nervous about this finale. It better not let me down like every other TV series finale I have ever seen. OH WAIT.

Katie: It better be better than the Friends finale which was LAME since I liked it better than I ever liked Friends

Melissa: I thought the Friends finale was better than Will & Grace. I can’t remember many comedy shows that had real finales. I think I loved 30 Rock, but I haven’t re-watched it.

Katie: Oh I forgot about the Will & Grace finale they were ESTRANGED and only got back together when their kids were in college. 

Melissa: What a stupid fucking storyline. Who thought it would be a good idea for them to stop being friends? Though I have been watching reruns and I forgot how hot Leo/Harry Connick Jr. was. I guess I forgot he acted.

Katie: He was so hot on that show. I wish I had watched the Frasier finale I might have but I forgot about it. The Seinfeld finale was awesome I loved that they ended in jail. The 30 Rock finale made me cry. 


Melissa: TED SEES HER. I thought I would cry at that moment. I should have had some wine. Also, she doesn’t play the bass IRL. I am really good at noticing these things, thanks husband.

Katie: I don’t have any booze. What is wrong with me? Barney is totally hooking up Ted with the mom that’s so cute. It’s weird they didn’t have her play the guitar as, Cristin Milioti can play that in real life, she was in Once on Broadway (thanks Sirius XM). 

MAJOR PLEASURE (I secretly love that gag). So two callbacks “major pleasure” and the “high five gag”? 


Melissa: I am blogging about Precious for school. I should probably pay more attention. Aww Ted is besotted with her! She appears to be playing the bass better. Maybe we caught her at a bad moment earlier. I hope Ted doesn’t leave the wedding permanently.

Katie: I love wise old ladies. YAY TED AND THE MOTHER AT THE TRAIN STATION! I feel like I should be paying more attention too. I might re-watch this tonight.

OH I HAVE REESES PIECES, which kind of makes up for the lack of booze –not really. 

Melissa: CANDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. I finished my M&Ms from the Oscars just a few hours ago. I am slow.

Katie: I am not going to watch Friends With Better Lives or that show that’s 8 white people in the suburbs. 

Melissa: Just say no to a show with no diversity. There aren’t any excuses anymore.


Katie: Oh Ted, I love you, hot air balloon and a castle that is totally a Ted wedding. I’m sad that Ted knocked up the mother before he could have his fancy wedding. See Robin and Barney are totally the Liz and Dick of this group.

Melissa: Now we’re in total fast forward mode. Sigh. I still care about Ted in 2014 more than I do in 2022 or whatever.

Katie: Lily’s hair in 2016 is terrible. 

Melissa: OF COURSE Barney is a full-time blogger. He’s one of us! Except we have other jobs.

Katie: I think he left his job at GNB because he turned them into the FBI. Is Robin’s hair a bad wig OR just flat because she doesn’t have extensions in? 


Melissa: This divorce is too soon in my narrative. DO NOT WANT.

Katie: OH we should start writing HIMYM fan-fic Also they are Liz and Dick they will inevitably get back together RIGHT!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!?!? 

I just saw the first TV trailer for Sex Tape and it looks terrible. Jason Segel has zero chemistry with Cameron Diaz. I hope there is a longer version I can put in Movie Trailer Monday.  

Lily has terrible mom hair. I am obsessed with the wigs on this show. 

Melissa: It’s weird that their big moments are having kids. If we didn’t see Marshall get a better job in the future, I would be really worried right now.

Katie: Cockamouse! Callback #3? Challenge accepted between Marshall and Barney might be callback #4. AND Ted was a hanging chad AGAIN. 


Melissa: See I don’t even know where that is from. I am a bad HIMYM fan.

Katie: I really do not want Ted and Robin to get back together. That will be fucking lame. 

Melissa: OH GOD NO. I would be so pissed. I hate friendships ending, especially when people acknowledge it. DENIAL.

Katie: Robin should take that apartment! Lily is making me tear up, DAMN YOU ALYSON HANNIGAN! I feel like she might be the HIMYM most valuable player. Lily’s 2018 hair is better than 2016. I need to stop being obsessed with the hair. MARSHALL IS A JUDGE! JUDGE FUDGE! 

K needed an INTERVENTION about obsessing over the WIGS in this episode.

K needed an INTERVENTION about obsessing over the WIGS in this episode.

Melissa: If I stay out until 4am in 2018, please shoot me. Also, K, the hair is wacky, and it’s totally ok to be obsessed with it. It’s funny that they didn’t try to update the clothes but they kept changing the hair. KATIE THEY’RE OPENING A SHAKE SHACK IN TYSONS. I KNOWWWWWWWWWW. 1.5 HOURS FROM MILKSHAKESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Katie: Barney is so sad. He needs to get back together with Robin. WHAT? I will eat there all the time. Is it at the mall? It’s at the MALL! I am so glad. Milkshakes when work is shit! 

Melissa: More playbook? Isn’t this kind of pathetic? So there has been no hint of the mother dying yet. 

Katie: I love the playbook music. I am sad Ted and the mother aren’t married. I hope they don’t get married on her DEATH BED! You brought up the dying.

Using this gif again because it's AMAZING!

Using this gif again because it’s AMAZING!

Melissa: Maybe it will be on HIS mother’s death bed, as people have speculated. Because his mother didn’t live to see Ted married?

Katie: YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! Only 20 minutes left. I must say I am enjoying this more than whether or not Ross and Rachel get back together. 

Melissa: Ross and Rachel were a foregone conclusion; I don’t think there was any doubt, which is why it was SO ANNOYING. Like, stop teasing it! Also I love Ted’s graying hair. It is kinda hot.

Katie: Robin looks fucking awesome in 2020. Ted is totally hot. NPH is killing it with this baby. 

Melissa: Awww Barney, my cat is the love of MY life! We have so much in common.

Katie: I wish Ted was sporting Josh Radnor’s “I’m not filming HIMYM beard”.


Melissa: Josh Radnor, even hotter with a beard, like every other dude. Hahahah I love how fatherhood is making Barney boring (but still incredibly sexist, EYEROLL).

Katie: ROBIN. It’s crazy that we talked about Will & Grace and then the same thing kind of happened with the group and Robin. 

Melissa: Yes! Exactly! I don’t know why they would really stop being friends with Robin, besides the fact that she was never in the country, like the Richard Engel of HIMYM world. But they have so much history!

Katie: Robin’s dress is AMAZING! 

Melissa: It reminds me of that one J Lo wore on Idol a few weeks ago. I would look into this but I am really lazy. While I love “the mother” (no name yet? did I miss it?) I wish we could spend more time with her.


Katie: Nope, no name yet. I wish she had been in more episodes. I bet we find out in the vows. OR NOT.


Katie: THIS SHOW!!! TRACY!!!

Melissa: She seems like a Tracy. Please don’t die, Tracy. TRACEY THORN!!! Oh man good music choice. NOOOOOOOO TED don’t ask out Robin.

Katie: FUCK NOOOOO! Poor Tracy. 


Melissa: Why did she die? I am so sad. At least we didn’t see her die or her funeral or anything. Maybe that’s why the writers didn’t want us to get attached. HOLY SHIT THE WALKMEN. Fuck yes. This show has such good music cues. I love when they used AC Newman that time they jumped across the buildings.

Katie: The BLUE FRENCH HORN!!! The ultimate callback. They were so young.

Melissa: So, overall thoughts? It wasn’t funny enough. For an hour I wanted to laugh more, especially since I missed The Voice to watch it.


Katie: It was very maudlin. I felt a little toyed with but it does make sense since the bulk of the past nine seasons were about how much Ted loves Robin. I liked it better than Friends but not as much as 30 Rock.

Melissa: 30 Rock might be the ultimate comedy finale in the modern era (ie, since I started college). I’m actually not mad at HIMYM for doing what they did (unlike some people), I never felt I was promised a happy ending, but I hate that humor took a back seat to sadness and pointless fast forwards.

Gifs from kind-of-evil-no-offenseswedishfishrulebricesander, how-ted-met-the-motherallonziekernelstuckinmyteethwww.uproxx.com and www.huffingtonpost.com.

March 31, 2014
by katie
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Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, March 31, 2014

Movie Trailer Mondays


Yeah this is not from Captain America but who cares, it’s Chris Evan’s naked on Monday morning, it’s a win for everyone!

Each week I review movie trailers that came out the previous week or for movies that are about to premiere. Some of these movies I am excited about, some I am mildly curious about, and the rest I make fun of!

Notable movies coming out this week

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

SLLS boyfriend Chris Evans (who recently announced he doesn’t want to act anymore –NOOO!) is reprising his role as Captain America which is SUPER fantastic because the first Captain America movie was loads better then the other Avenger movies. I also don’t hate ScarJo in these movies which is SHOCKING! [FACT: I will watch Chris Evans in anything. Also, the first Captain America movie was my favorite of the recent superhero movies, thanks to Evans and the vintage costumes. -M]

Mistaken for Strangers, is out onDemand and for Rent

Dear The National, stop making me like you despite the fact that I hate about 75% of your music. [For dudes that make the most maudlin music every they sure seem like they have a sense of humor. -M]

Movies I can’t wait to see in an ACTUAL theater

Begin Again, July 4, 2014

This movie was at TIFF and called Can A Song Save Your Life? and I was majorly obsessed with it (despite Adam Levine‘s involvement but I’m happy he is playing a douche) now that the trailer is here which I have watched about 15 times I am even more obsessed. ALSO I need to rewatch Once. [I love love love movies like this. I also have a strong affinity for Kiera Knightly, and it feels weird to admit that. -M]

Let’s Be Cops, August 13, 2014

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr pretend to be cops and I am there with fucking bells on!!! [SO FUNNY. I laughed twenty times during this trailer. "We're thirty as shit right now." "Fuck you, Ron." -M]

I won’t go to an ACTUAL theater but will pay for it on Amazon

Hercules, July 25, 2014

This movie stars The Rock so it is already a trillion times better than the Hercules movie that starred that dude from Twilight. [This is in the "you can't pay me enough to watch it" category. I don't know, I like the Rock better in kiddie comedies than this. -M]

You would have to PAY me to see it in an ACTUAL theater

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, August 8, 2014

Michael Bay produced this piece of crap, which is another movie aimed at ruining things I enjoyed in my youth. I am still pissed off that they are making a Jem movie. [Why did they make TMNT a scary thing? It is totally corny and should stay that way. HATE. -M]

Gif from thefandomimagine.

March 28, 2014
by katie

Smart ladies love hot dudes, Ted, Barney, and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother

Ted, Marshall, and Barney

The fellas from How I Met Your Mother


Monday will be the series finale of How I Met Your Mother; earlier in the week we took a stab at guessing how it will all end and today we are honoring the foxy fellas.

This will be M and I during the finale.

This will be M and I during the finale.

Ted Mosby

Architect Ted Mosby is our hero. He is the keeper of fun facts and/or useless knowledge. When we meet Ted he is a hopeless romantic who desperately wants to find “the one!” Over the years we have learned that the affable Ted is also a serial monogamist, pretentious douche, and above all a TERRIBLE detective. He attended Wesleyan University with Lily and Marshall. Ted does NOT look good in red cowboy boots.


What’s next for Josh Radnor

Radnor has written and directed two independent films Happythankyoumoreplease and Liberal Arts, both were well received. He was recently in Afternoon Delight with Katherine Hahn. [I hate that Ted gets a bad rap because Josh Radnor is a fantastic actor. -M]

Barney Stinson

Barney Stinson is the author of the bro-code. He is a liar, cheater, womanizer, and all around mans man or rather a bros bro. Barney met his match in the gun totting, cigar smoking Robin Scherbatsky. Barney DOES look good in a suit.


What’s next for Neil Patrick Harris

He is going to star as Hedwig in the Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is also going to be in Gone Girl based on the hit book from summer 2012. [I want more Harold & Kumar-esque roles for NPH. He is so good at being silly. -M]

Marshall Eriksen

Marshall Eriksen is an environmental layer. He is father to Marvin and husband to BFF Lily. Marshall is the smallest member of his giant Minnesotan family. A die-hard Vikings fan. Marshall also believes in all things paranormal. He DOES have fine calves.


What’s next for Jason Segel

Segel costarred with Cameron Diaz in the summer movie Sex Tape and is currently filming the movie The End of the Tour in which he is David Foster Wallace.  [My favorite thing on The End of the Tour's wiki page, is under cast: Alex Tarr's Volvo as 1989 Volvo driven in the movie. I'm sure it will be deleted soon but it sure is entertaining. -M]

This photo is adorable and so SAD!!!

This photo is adorable and so SAD!!!

Gifs and photos from neilerburtkapathhimymermarie-paintyouwingsunwrittenletterssyantlaugh, and blueberrymuffinable.