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  1. 4 points
    It's getting strong reviews. Good to see her play another character after playing Penny for years.
  2. 4 points
    If I can share a few thoughts here about Penny’s character growth, not that the growth is nonexistent, there was growth. But there are a few things to add. There are things we cannot change for the sake of comedy that Big Bang Theory writers chose to use, like the fine line they use to dance around between giving each other a hard time and bullying each other. But I do wish they had taken some time to develop Penny a bit more, particularly with the issues that came up on Season 12. This is not just because of my love for my Lenny ship but because there was a lot of growth for her character that was, for the most part, played down. We knew Penny had commitment issues because of her experiences in the past: seeking validation through relationships with other men which probably eradicated from her dad wanting a boy and so on. But once she shifted her career and started maturing, it felt a little incomplete to experience this growth in her character. The writers left a lot of it to be implied or to have occurred in the behind the scenes when things shifted to focusing on Sheldon (but that is another topic). Even if its through comedy I would have loved to see a few of the following things: 1) Acknowledgment that when she decided maybe I do not want to have kids, that it came from the commitment issues she has always had. She was in love and comfortable in the marriage with Leonard and changes in the relationship have always taken Penny a long time. "I have not wrapped my head around it", she mentions towards the end. Thank you writers but this discussion needed to start in Season 11 perhaps? They had discussed kids and she had said someday, they were in a future plan. But when Leonard mentioned a timeline, this is when it became real for her and she panicked. They rushed it through the last season. 2) The relationship with her sister. 3) Money. Penny for a long time lived under financial insecurity. Leonard even went through her bills when they were NOT dating. It made no sense that when she started making big money, Leonard seemed to not be part of the conversation. Even hiding a bank account. Not that I am implying that Leonard should have taken over her money but some sort of discussion could have happened (even if they included Sheldon) were Penny seeks advice on how to handle her new salary and her debt. 4) The relationship with her mom. We got a glimpse of it during the wedding but she seemed to never reach out. Same with Bernadette. The only one of the girls that got to explore their mom was Amy and it was a given that she was used for comedy. And well, she had been the trauma factor for Amy. The “healthier” side of the parents never got addressed for anybody but even less for Penny. 5) Boundaries on her sex record vs. bully storyline. I can deal with the bully storyline, except Season 12 Episode 1. Leonard will never be one to flinch when Penny shows affection. The comedy could have taken place in so many other directions. Won’t go there anymore. Back to the topic… I think it was very disrespectful for her closest friends to continue to put Penny down for her past. I loved when she told Sheldon that she had a word for how promiscuous he could be with himself. But there was never a stop. The writers dealt with Howard’s past adventures better than they did with Penny. They gave Howard the opportunity to grow from it and face consequences when it played a role in his present. With Penny, there was never that opportunity. Not only was it used to put down Leonard: they had Penny constantly dealing with it. It was clear she was committed to her relationship with her husband and that she loved him. But the “comedy” behind this never acknowledged that she was now in her 30’s and not as reckless as when she started the show. 6) Drinking. As a viewer, my understanding was that Penny used to drink a lot because she had a lot of stress, issues and she was in her 20’s. The “normal” pastime that is considered “popular”. As a contrast to all the guys. But as she got older, drinking wine was something she would do occasionally. Writers kept using it as if she continued to drink excessively. She was not and she was dedicated to her marriage and her job. They even had Bernadette baby proofing the licor in her house. Hope this is not too long. I’ve been pondering on these characters. I will continue to rewatch all the seasons. But in 2020, I keep wondering what other storylines we could have explored in the show if these had been addressed differently for Penny. I love her character.
  3. 4 points
    Hey dear Big Bang Theory fans, I just finished watching the show this Tuesday after watching the complete series throughout the last three to four months. As I am from Germany, I obviously watched it in german synchronisation. The show gave me so much joy and happiness throughout these months of the year, I cannot even explain. And, well, now that I am finished watching, I feel like there's is an emptiness inside of me, as if something really important has gone. I mean that sounds like really stupid and I never felt that before when finishing a television series, but I hope you get what I mean. Don't get me wrong, I am not depressed or so but I feel like very sad. How did you deal with the end and how did you feel about it? Thank you for answering! Simon
  4. 4 points
    Hey, everyone, It's time to give chucky his retirement birthday wish. Happy 65 chucky.
  5. 4 points
    Thank you all for answering, I appreciate that a lot. @Mario D. I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Stay strong and stay safe everybody!
  6. 3 points
    Johnny's post for Kaley's birthday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIPU233gq6U/ Kaley's reply: THIS IS EVERYTHING😭😭😭😭 I LOVE U MOOKS! Even at my old age of 82! 🤣
  7. 3 points
    Happy 35th Birthday to Kaley.... johnrossbowie: Happy Birthday @kaleycuoco here’s a picture I found of the two of us. #memories #nostalgia #marvellegends kunalkarmanayyar: Happy Birthday to the queen in the middle @kaleycuoco Thank you for always making sure we captured such heartwarming memories- I believe this was right before we started season 10. Love you sis, and miss you. Everyone watch @flightattendantonmax mrtankcook: Happy birthday angel love of my life @kaleycuoco!!! You always know how to find the lens! You’re an amazing woman and I love everyday together!
  8. 3 points
    kaleycuoco: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE SIDDER ON PLANET EARTH!!! You are so special to so many and I’m constantly in awe (and slightly jealous) of how cool you are ! 🎉🎀🎈🎁🎊 love you so much ..you are on the brink of greatness! @bricuoco
  9. 3 points
    It proves she's an outstanding actress in both comedy and drama!
  10. 3 points
    Had the opportunity to watch the first episode of "The Flight Attendant" It was a terrific story leaving you wanting more, Kaley I thought was brilliant in the role of the airline attendant who has a drinking problem and suffers through a blackout that she cannot remember what happened to her. Apparently many critics agreed that she successfully transferred her persona from Big Bang Theory to a dramatic role. Although the film is advertised as a dark tragic/comedy it showed that Kaley has a range of emotions to express. This is a series worth watching.
  11. 3 points
    Dang, both you and Batman75 are so spot on perfect on your assessments on the show. You're welcome. I enjoy reading your posts.
  12. 3 points
    Wow! As a Lenny follower this analysis was so to the point I cannot find anything to fault with your comments. I have thought alot about this topic myself as I felt that Lenny over the last three years of the show became secondary characters. For some reason the writers thought that Sheldon and Shamy should be the central characters and most of the episodes centered around them. For instance, season 11 mostly focused on Shamy wedding. They even had episodes about picking a wedding date and picking a best man and matron of honor!!. This was limiting Penny and Leonard to giving advice instead of as you say exploring their characters a little more. Season 12 was primarily the same as most episodes dealt with Shamy quest for the Nobel prize. There were maybe three or four episodes that focused on Lenny and those were the critical episodes of Penny and Leonard dealing with having children and the ridiculous storyline of the Zack sperm donation. Yes, I was glad to see Penny announce her pregnancy but as you state their was never an explanation as to why she did not want to have a child in the first place. And you are correct in your assessment that they wrote and stressed jokes of her sexual promiscuous and her propensity for drinking. This really became lame and unnecessary after Penny was engaged and married. Lenny had so many more stories to tell when the show ended that I thought for sure CBS/WB would want a spinoff of them and tell all the stories they neglected in the last three years.
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    Hello, Late to the game but I have missed this place. This pandemic has hit the world and I have found myself rewatching the series. It helps to laugh and enjoy characters that I love... out of everything that has been taking place in the world. I have also found myself doing edits of the Big Bang Theory. Might share if anyone is interested. Hope everyone is keeping safe!
  15. 3 points
    This is what Remembrance Sunday was like, today, in my local town. 🙁 Hoping it'll be back to it's former glory, next year. When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.
  16. 3 points
    I know this was just rehashing of old stuff but these items lingered in the back of my mind and I had to put them down on paper. I am hoping to write someday for anyone interested not exactly a list of grievances on the show but a list of unsaid, unexplained and unresolved occurrances in the show that was not presented to the audience. Since I am a Lenny fan most of them would be about Penny and Leonard. This just gives me something to do to pass the time and not for any particular agenda.
  17. 3 points
    Thanks so much Tensor. It has been a rough road but we are going day-by-day. It is hard after 51 yrs of marriage to not see her there every day. I know what you are saying about this forum and I hope it continues as I thought that it may be discontinued after the show was finished. And I also feel everyone on this forum has become a friend and you are the leader of the band as you always come up with the most plausible explanations to questions.......and your fan-fic stories are pretty good as well Thanks again and God Bless
  18. 3 points
    What can I say? I have mellowed out over the last few months.
  19. 3 points
    Mario, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. This forum meant so much to me (and still does). I was medically retired and was not able to do a lot physically, and the forum filled my time with something I was able to do. Everyone here, contributed to that, even the troublemakers (ahem... chucky 😝). You should have seen a few of mine and Tripper's conversations.
  20. 3 points
    Polly, if you can get the episodes of TBBT which are broadcast in the UK on E4 in the early hours of the morning, or watch the whole episodes on Netflix, you'll find there are many uncut lines that can make a difference to the meaning of certain scenes. It varies a lot, but some episodes have quite a chunk cut out during the day. Episode 4.1, in which Penny persuades Sheldon to have a proper date with Amy and Howard gets his naughty bits caught in the robot hand, is an example that springs to mind. Generally speaking, I'm finding all episodes easier to comprehend since they've had audio description. I use it for Young Sheldon too, especially when it comes to baseball. I still need my daily fix of TBBT even though I've seen every one several times. I like the grown-up characters as much as the crazy bachelors. Seasons 9-12 contain some of my favourite storylines, although I could have done without the sperm donor rubbish. Tensor's fanfic 'The Unwrapped Consequences' is a tribute to the writers' intention that we should continue to imagine the characters' lives going on in the usual way.
  21. 3 points
    Thank You I appreciate your kind words God Bless
  22. 3 points
    Know how you feel. My older daughter and her two children lived with me for a year until they went on their own. It was pure chaos sometimes but now alone I cherish when they come to visit.
  23. 3 points
    Totally agree. I do have my favorite episodes saved on Direct TV. So I can watch them whenever I want. Sorry for your loss. I too, am retired. Retired from The Navy in '95 and retired from working in general a couple years ago. There's always work around the though.
  24. 3 points
    My sentiments exactly. TBBT had a great influence on my tv choices. I have the whole set of DVD's and watch reruns almost every night and now especially since this pandemic where there aren't many new shows being aired. As a retired guy and recent widower (my wife passed away in July) I find the reruns, DVD's, fan-fics and this forum a legitimate escape from my days and nights alone. Talking and rehashing old episodes and recent news of the cast makes each day a little bit better
  25. 2 points
    Season 4, Episode 2 - A Docent, A Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton Airs November 12, 2020 at 8:00/7:00c on CBS Sheldon gets a summer job at the local train museum. Also, George and Missy bond when Missy embarks on a new stage of womanhood, and Georgie discovers Mary's guilty pleasure.
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  27. 2 points
    OK this is a good start I will put them on the list.....thanks
  28. 2 points
    I'll start it off with a couple. As far as I know, the tenure position was never resolved. Also that DNA structure that Sheldon made. How could Sheldon move it and nothing happens in the Nemoy pod cast episode, But, Leonard moves it in Episode 12/23 or 24 and all the marbles fall off? Just a couple questions I have had for a while.
  29. 2 points
    He definitely wasn't a good friend. He is a lot like Sheldon, everything was about for him. He could be the first to mock members of the gang, but didn't like being mocked. Don't forget him trying to take all the credit for the comet discovery. Penny discovered it or at least shared in the discovery. All the reasons you gave and the comet issue made me enjoy it when bad things happened to him. Sort of like Karma coming back to bite him in his rear end.
  30. 2 points
    Thanks. It might be a line missed out in a pre-watershed airing on E4 in UK. I'm not sure whether I've ever heard it. Penny has never been anything but honest about her tarty past. I can see why some Americans would be disturbed by the line because anyone young enough in the USA to be going to school would be below the age of consent, therefore a man twice her age would be committing a serious offence.
  31. 2 points
    Yeah, I've been married 43 years and I find it hard to picture not having her here. You may have noticed more ads. Tripper doesn't have a problem keeping it running, for now. The ads reduce the cost to him. I'm here to cover most of the day to day things. I try to come up with things. Also, I know some people don't watch Young Sheldon, but we do get an occasional note, about the Big Bang Universe. We got one this week, as a matter of fact. As for the rest, thanks. 🙂
  32. 2 points
    In 6-18 The Contractual Obligation Implementation, the girls are talking about skipping work, and going to Disneyland. This conversation occurred, about skipping school: Amy: Hooky? I’ve never played hooky in my life. My mom said that’s how girls end up addicted to reefer and jazz music. Penny: It’s more like how girls end up at a Best Western hotel with a 34-year-old guy named Luther. Bernadette: Joke? Penny: I can laugh about it now. The question from Bernadette where she asks Joke? was base on several comments by Penny prior to this, such as: Are you kidding? You brought fancy wine and made fondue. I’ve slept with guys for less. It’s a joke. Based on real events. Many Lennys were pissed off by that joke, cause they saw it as just another "slut Penny" comment.
  33. 2 points
    Very sad to hear of the passing, of one of my favourite actors, Geoffrey Palmer. He and Judi Dench were absolutely fantastic, in As Time Goes By.
  34. 2 points
    Hi peeps! Make sure you watch all the way to the end! 😊
  35. 2 points
    More pictures from the L'Officiel Australia photoshoot...
  36. 2 points
    Yeah, it's quiet in the house when the two living with me are either at work or with their friends.
  37. 2 points
    I have 5 kids. 3 have moved out with families of their own. I'm probably stuck with the other 2 living with me. 😊
  38. 2 points
    From Jim's IG... In non-voting news, huge thank you to @lofficielau for putting me on their cover and letting me go in depth about “Boys in the Band.” And an EXTRA special thank you to @mikeruizone for making still photography easy and enjoyable - you are fantastic, @mikeruizone Oh, and @718blonde you’re not so bad yourself with these incredible duds 😘 Now... GO VOTE 💕 🇺🇸 More picture can be found at L'Officiel Australia's IG https://www.instagram.com/p/CHHa1YWrR1N/
  39. 2 points
    Thanks I have an empty nest now as my daughters have their own families and lives but there is always something to try and occupy your time
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    I can’t let TBBT go. I’ve never had an experience such as what occurred for me in this fandom. I come here to the Forum every once and a while and still read fanfiction, but no longer review. Sorry writers. I’ll try...I watch an episode or two most weeknights. [email protected] said it is broadcast here nearly every night. The friends and acquaintances I’ve made here and (mainly) on Twitter are invaluable. Even though some no longer post, they remain an important part of my thoughts. Anyway....I hope you all are well and are keeping safe!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 2 points
    @HeWolf, Oh my! I can sign every sentence of your post and like to confirm it for myself. Although it was only after the 5th season of the series that I could really connect with all this "beautiful minded" tv-characters, this (our) unique forum with all its "verbal attacks" on every single episode makes me look back quite sad, but also satisfied... Oh s..., I miss that. Greetings VJ
  43. 2 points
    I started watching TBBT the night it premeired and became more personally invested in this show than any other I've ever gotten into. I watched most new eprisodes when they first aired and have seen reruns so many times I couldn't possible keep count. Needless to say, I watched TBBT pretty much any time I could. When the show ended I totally lost all enthusiasm for watching and that lasted for several months. I continued to vist the forums but had no interest in watching TBBT. That has remedied somewhat and I will watch from time to time but still don't have the enthusiasm for it that I once did.
  44. 2 points
    I hadn’t heard that one. At Comic-Con that year, Bill Prady did say that whatever side you came down on(whether they did or didn’t sleep together) that you should be happy with the resolution. From the reactions, I’d say Bill was wrong
  45. 2 points
    Yeah, you're right. It wouldn't have been a good idea to continue the show further on, 12 seasons are enough and it was a good decision of Jim Parsons to finally pull the line. Now we get some fantastic 12 seasons and a wonderful finale!
  46. 2 points
    I was very late to the party and watched the show for the first time this year , at the beginning of lockdown here in the UK so around May. I had obviously heard of the show but didnt really know what it was about so decided to give it a go. I got hooked on the 6th episode and Ive been watching the show on a loop for months now I guess i don't have the same emotional attachment as anyone who watched the show when it first aired so i wasn't overly sad when it ended. To be honest, i struggled a bit after season 8 so i think after 12 seasons it was maybe time to put an end to it.
  47. 2 points
    Thank you for answering, I'll probably also go this way. Speak to you later!
  48. 2 points
    There’s a few of us that continue to come here. I’ve continued to write fan fic. And I still watch it, repeats are on at 7 and 7:30 PM locally, and on TBS. while no longer as consuming as it once was, I’m still involved with it.
  49. 2 points
    "Does the man have no concept of time?" -Harry Shearer RE: Stephen Hawking being late to record The Simpsons.
  50. 2 points
    bit of a bump to this thread. But liked this from the special johnny and kaley did.
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