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Review: ‘How I Met Your Father’ has potential, but Hilary Duff’s sequel feels too familiar

Eight years after the conclusion of Ted Moseby’s quest for love in “How I Met Your Mother,” the franchise is back with a brand new hopeless romantic looking for love.

“How I Met Your Father,” a sequel series to the original, hits Hulu with a two-episode premiere on January 18. Starring Hilary Duff, Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma and Josh Peck, the show follows Duff’s Sophie, as she tells her future child the story of how she met his father.

After getting the chance to check out the show’s first four episodes, I decided to break it all down for HIMYM fans. How does the show connect to the original? Is this secretly a “Lizzie McGuire” reboot? Is it worth checking out?

Get answers to all of that and more in our full video review!

Star Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

“How I Met Your Father” premieres on Hulu January 18.


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Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for

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