Even Perez Hilton sometimes compares these shows. I like both, but prefer HIMYM. There are many simple reasons why they are different, so here are just a few:
1) 5 vs 6: This may seem extremely minor, but it is a very different dynamic. The plot lines of 老友记 episodes often (but not always) follow 3 pairs of the 老友记 doing various things together. On HIMYM there seems to be 更多 intermingling of plots (in my opinion).
2) Inspiration: HIMYM is loosely based on Carter and Craig's lives. They are the creators of the 显示 and the idea started somewhat autobiographically.
As we all know from the first episode of this LEGENDARY 显示 that robin is “AUNT” robin that she’s NOT the mother and we all understood why ted told his kids about his romantic relationship with robin because of her he got a tattoo, which lead him to his (first fiancé) which lead to being a professor in college which lead to him to meeting their kid’s mother.
As much as we all 爱情 the other aspects in the 显示 (barney legendary life, robin being candid, lily being bad-ass, Marshall being 邪恶力量 believer, ted being the geek) the whole point of this 显示 is who is the mother and...