Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wait For It - Review

Wait For It by Jessie McLean

Rating: 3.5 Stars
Source: NetGalley

Description:  This is an in-depth look at the TV show How I Met Your Mother with fun facts about popular episodes and biographies on the cast and creators.

Genre: Nonfiction
Why I Picked This Book:  I've been a huge fan of the show since the Tornado was a baby.  When he was very little he was a bit colicky and so my husband and I spent a lot of nights switching out the walking him back and forth duty.  How I Met Your Mother had just gone into syndication and so we watched a lot of it during that time.  I got to really love the characters and it's one of the shows I can rewatch regularly.

My Impression:
Pros:  There's a lot of How I Met Your Mother trivia here.  I loved the Empire State Building Fun facts as well as a summary of each season itself and how each season was received.  The back story about the bar (which has a HIMYM themed cocktail menu in real life that I totally want to try) and the creators was really fun.  The stereotypical gender role reversals hadn't really occurred to me as well as some of the other differences between this and other popular sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld.

Cons:  I wish there had been a few facts about all episodes as some of my favorites were left out.  There's a LOT of information so I think it would be better as a physical book that you could flip through as the mood hits you.

Overall:  If you're a fan of the show or know a fan of the show this is a fun book full of extras and inside info.  While this isn't really a read from cover to cover book it's lots of fun to flip through.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes if it was about another show I enjoy.

Would I Recommend this Book?:  If you're a HIMYM fan this is a fun little extra.


  1. Fun! My husband and I loved this show - watched every episode over its nine-season run. Not crazy about the ending though...

    1. I couldn't stand the ending! I've decided to pretend the last episode didn't happen. My finale is the 2nd to last episode which ended with Ted watching the Mother on stage and Robin and Barney dancing together!

  2. I loved this show but didn't like the ending either !

    1. The ending was just awful! I'm refusing to acknowledge it though I've been doing a kind of HIMYM greatest hits to help me forget just how bad it was!

  3. I really enjoy this show. My husband and I watched a lot when my daughter was first born. :-) I am behind in the series though. Somewhere along the line we got caught up with the previous seasons and failed to watch the more recent ones. I think we're two behind?

    1. I really enjoyed this one as well EXCEPT for the finale. Just watch the one right before the finale and stop!