September 20th, 2011
02:10 PM ET
Monday night's one hour season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" - actually two episodes - was hit or miss for me.
The first episode was a hit. It really felt like the show had gotten its groove back with a classically structured "HIMYM," a flashback within a flashback, of Punchy's long-awaited, disastrous wedding.
All of the business with Ted trying to avoid yet another embarrassing toast, Lily trying to hide her pregnancy, and Robin's rekindled feelings for Barney worked brilliantly. It didn't hurt that Robin and Barney had a show-stopping dance number in the middle of the episode, either.
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