You always have to love Ted, Barney, Lily, Marshall, and Robin. The first dozen episodes give us a feeling that there will be some funny moments to come, but many episodes fail to give us HIMYM comedy. The Ducky Tie story arc was brilliant, and the last 5 episodes were amazing, but the middle lacked substance and drew me out a few times. I still bought it because I only saw the episodes once or twice. I love watching watching HIMYM no matter if it brings comedy or great story telling. It is an epic.