Issac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger created the American sitcom ‘How I Met Your Father’ as a standalone sequel of the hit sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’. And expectedly like ‘How I Met Your Mother’, this series follows a woman recounting the events leading to her meeting her husband.
The frame story of the plot is set in 2050 when Sophie is telling her unseen son about her meeting with his father. The main plot is set in present-day Manhattan of New York City and surrounds Sophie and her friend circle.
Kim Cattrall plays the role of future Sophie while Hilary Duff portrays the present-day Sophie as an insanely romantic photographer in search of her soul mate. The series premiered on January 18, 2022. A second season has been renewed in February 2022.
Must Watch Series Like ‘How I Met Your Father’:
How I Met Your Mother-
Number of Seasons: 9
The obvious first choice is without any doubt ‘How I Met Your Mother’ from which this series has gained its title and sequel. Here also in the frame story Ted, an architect, and college professor recount the story of how he met his wife to his children in the year 2030.
The present day plot centers on Ted, Marshall who is Tedd’s best friend, Robin, Barney, Lily who is a kindergarten teacher, and Marshall’s wife, Tracy who is the Mother.
Bob Saget plays the future Ted while Josh Radnor portrays Ted of the main plot. Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick, Alyson Hannigan, Cristin Milioti play Marshall, Robin, Barney, Lily, and Tracy respectively. The series ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014.
Number of Seasons: 10
Arguably the most impactful and nostalgic of all the sitcoms the 90s’ ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ charm and accompany us till today. The misadventures of a group of friends in Manhattan is the central theme of the series. All the six members of the group are unique and weird in their own way.
Ross and Rachel’s relationship is probably the most famous will-they-won’t-they of TV history. Also, Monica and Chandler’s chemistry became an exemplification of understanding and cooperation in marriage and relationships. Overall, the personal maturation besides the ever-growing bonding of the friends Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, and Chandler is the flavor of the series that keeps it evergreen.
The iconic characters of ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ are portrayed by Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and David Schwimmer (Ross). The show ran on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004.
The Big Bang Theory-
Number of Seasons: 12
Inspired from ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’, ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ also features a group of versatile natured friends and some fantastic relationship stories. At the center of this show is the weird and eccentric genius physicist Sheldon Cooper.
The plot opens with nerdy Sheldon and Leonard meeting Penny, a waitress who has come to live across the hall. The series revolves around the group members Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette, Amy paving their ways through life’s turns.
Leonard and Penny’s relationship crosses a lot of hurdles throughout the series making their understanding stronger on the way. Humor in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is most of the times science related owing to the high academic qualification of majority of the main characters.
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch play the roles of Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, Bernadette. The series ran on CBS from September 24, 2007 to May 16, 2019.
Number of Seasons: 1
It is an American adaptation of the British sitcom of same name. Samantha and Jay are a married couple who inherit a beautiful country house of their dream. But they discover that the house is inhabited by ghosts of people died on the ground of the mansion.
Though Jay cannot feel the presence of the ghosts, Samantha since a near-death experience can hear and see them.
Rose Mclver and Utkarsh Ambudkar play as Samantha and Jay respectively. The series premiered on CBS on October 7, 2021 and got renewed in January of 2022.
Friends from College-
Number of Seasons: 2
The Netflix Original comedy series ‘Friends from College‘ revolves around a group of friends. All of them are former Harvard alumni who now are in their 40s. The plot is set in New York and deals with their misadventures as they live through their ambitious but clumsy and romantically intertwined Iives.
The main cast members of the series include Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, Jae Suh Park. It ran from July 14, 2017, to January 11, 2019.