While “Mystery vs. History” didn’t get many laughs out of me, I found the episode to at least have interesting subject matter. There’s the issue of mystery vs. history–whether Ted should search online for information about his date, whether Lily and Marshall should find out the gender of their baby–and then the idea that the group is very dysfunctional, seen from the outside by Kevin, Robin’s boyfriend/former therapist. It was fun to see Ted’s dates in the past along with Kevin’s diagnosis of the group which included the aside that at least they aren’t violent–followed by the violence montage.
One thing that bothered me in the episode is that I still don’t find Kevin funny. He’s kind of just there, poking in to make comments. Without physical humor or a wacky plot, he hasn’t done anything to justify him being there.
Tags: How I Met Your Mother