It consists of 22 episodes, each running approximately 22 minutes in length.The season introduces Ted Mosby (voiced by Bob Saget) in the year 2030 as he sits his daughter and son down to tell them the story of how he met their mother.The story begins in 2005 with Ted (Josh Radnor) as a single, 27-year-old architect living in Manhattan with his two best friends from college: Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel), a law student, and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher, who have been dating for almost nine years when Marshall proposes.
Ted begins his search for his perfect mate and meets an ambitious young reporter, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), whom he quickly falls in love with.
Robin, however, doesn't want to rush into a relationship and the two decide to be friends.
Ted begins dating a baker, Victoria, but when she moves to Germany for a culinary fellowship, Ted leads Robin to believe that she broke up with him.
As a result, Victoria breaks up with Ted and Robin begins to distance herself from him.
As her wedding date approaches, Lily begins to wonder if she's missed any opportunities because of her relationship with Marshall and decides to pursue an art fellowship in San Francisco, breaking her engagement in the process.
At the end of the season, Marshall is seen looking desolate and miserable. On the review aggregation site, Rotten Tomatoes reported that 56% of critics gave the show a positive review, giving it a "rotten" score.The first season garnered an average of 9.47 million viewers per all 22 episodes in the U. Out of all regular primetime programming that aired during the 2005–2006 American television season, How I Met Your Mother ranked 51st out of 156, according to the Nielsen ratings system.The first season features a cast of five actors who receive star billing.is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love.It all starts when Ted's best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), drops the bombshell that he's going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher.At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love.