First Season isn't bad, good cast, good gags. It did remind me of Friend a little to much.
The basis that is is a told story of the past is a great concept but I found it sad that you know from episode one that Ted won't end up with Robin. The whole season the relationship goes up and down and you would hope they would get together, witch they do at the end of the season, but since episode one you know it won't last since she is aunt Robin to the kids.
Barney is the best part of the gang, Mysterious, And very much a ladies man