Best Three Reasons to Watch Star Wars (over and over again)

  

 English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films

This may seem like an odd post but I did say that I would be blogging about everything out there in the world that I believe should be on a best three list.  Star Wars is no exception.  The idea for the post really came from watching a How I Met Your Mother episode Trilogy Time (Season 7 episode 20) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilogy_Time  where Ted and Marshall chose to watch the entire trilogy instead of studying for their economics final after Marshall stated that if one didn’t watch the trilogy through every three years, “the dark side wins”.  Its a great episode!

After watching that, I watched the Star Wars Trilogy  (the originals) – let’s make that clear.  I first watched Star Wars with my brother (who was obsessed with it and still is) and I then realized I loved it and here are the reasons why.

 1.  Han and Leah

2. Darth Vader

3.  Ewoks

The characters of Han and Leah were and still are great.  The back-and-forth dialogue between the two of them is classic.  When Leah tells Han she loves him and he says I know – my heart always skips a beat.  They were simply two great characters that fell in love – maybe this was included to draw in female viewers (and if so, well done George Lucas).  They are a timeless couple and one of the greats.

Ok.  Darth Vader.  The voice.  The mask.  The outfit.  He is a classic villain but you just can’t help to like him and feel bad for him at the same time and let’s face it – he is so cool.  The scene where he gets out of his ship on the Death Star and gets his updates while the Storm Troopers stand by – so awesome.  Plus the music that comes on everytime we see him is just perfect.

Star Wars - Darth Vader

  

The Ewoks.  I know this is a love and hate debate for some people but for me, I loved them.  I was a kid and what kid wouldn’t love a giant teddy bear.  They were so cute and cuddly and defended our heroes. 

I could give so many bests’ for Star Wars and could continue to write and write about the movies (the original trilogy) so I’ll end here with one of my favorite quotes.

“I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win.”

 

Best Three ‘How I Met Your Mother’ episodes

Over the last couple of years, there haven’t been too many television shows that I really enjoy or look forward to watching.   These handful of shows include:  The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and So You Think You Can Dance (what can I say – I love dancing and they have so many great dancers and routines – its mezmorizing).  Yet, there is one other show that continues to be one of my favorites  and has been since I first started watching it back in 2005 and that show is How I Met Your Mother or HIMYM.

Like many of the sitcoms that came before, namely Friends, HIMYM is full of great characters: Ted (Josh Radnor), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel), Robin (Cobie Smulders) and of course Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) – LENGEN…wait for it…DARY.  The show does such a good job at really working through the day-to-day lives of these characters and all the craziness that happens to them.  It makes it, not only entertaining (which is what tv is all about) but keeps pulling me back in for more.

Due to my love for the show, I wanted to share the best three ‘How I Met Your Mother’ episodes (so far!).

1.  Slap Bet (Season 2, episode 9)

2. Slapsgiving (Season 3, episode 9)

3. Sandcastles in the Sand (Season 3, episode 16)

Slap Bet was the episode that I can watch over and over and never get tired of.  It was not only the introduction to the Slap Bet in which Barney lost a bet with Marshall about Robin’s past and would suffer five slaps at the time of Marshall’s choosing in which he could slap Barney – it was ingenius but we also had our first glimpse of Robin Sparkles and her famous song “Let’s Go to the Mall”

The second best episode is Slapsgiving where Marshall continues to scare Barney with the impending slap he plans on giving him.  Marshall even created a countdown website and a song for the occasion.

The last episode that I think deserves to be in this list is definitely Sandcastles in the Sun.  Not only do we get another video (her follow-up) of Robin Sparkles but Robin and Barney kiss for the first time.  I just love them together.