Last week’s pilot of NBC’s “Jekyll and Hyde” drama Do No Harm premiered to disastrously low ratings. “Do No Harm’s” performance got the folks at www.scottfeinberg.com thinking: What are some of the best pilots in recent memory? Here’s a list of the 10 best pilots of the past decade:
4. How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Introducing a premise that is truly legendary, How I Met Your Mother opens in the year 2030, with a father (voice by Bob Saget) beginning to tell his children about how he, as the title may suggest, met their mother.
Flash to 2005: Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) meets the woman of his dreams, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), and his two best friends, Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) and Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan) get engaged.
Ted falls head-over-heels for Robin, but announces to his children that this is the sub-plot of how he met their “Aunt Robin,” giving the show a breath of fresh air and a unique premise.
This is also the moment the world is introduced to the womanizing Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) and his vast collection of tailored suits and enormous little black book.