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  1. 5 points
    Agreed. I actually think it makes sense to have an "A" plot and a "B" plot, but they need to work on how they write them. If the "A" plot is an important one, the "B" plot needs to be something small. One example is The Alien Parasite Hypothesis. The secondary plot was just Howard and Raj arguing over who would be the sidekick if they were superheroes. That sort of thing is not a major development.
  2. 4 points
    Oh my god..... thats true
  3. 4 points
    Many of us were frustrated by Sheldon's presence in the car at the airport. Man, I just wanted to smack the guy. It definitely messed up the goodbye scene. And many of us, I would anticipate, wanted Leonard and Penny an alone moment for what was clearly a big moment for both of them. The overall tone of this episode was more dramatic than comedic, with Leonard's leaving and Lucy bailing on Raj (she's really, really got a huge social anxiety problem, which Raj isn't going to be able to fix). I suspect the writers were concerned with allowing the episode to get too dramatic and tried to come up with a comedic counterbalance to the goodbye scene (kudos to Kaley on a really authentic ILY - Penny's most sincere, to my recollection). I guess Sheldon's little boy antics in the back seat was their solution. I wonder, in viewing the final edit of the episode, whether the cast and writers think it was a little too much. We'll probably never know. Notwithstanding, it was nice to see Penny offering the ILY first - it was time to take the burden off Leonard to kick start all the emotion (Penny's earlier declaration of being passionate about Leonard didn't quite get there, in my view, and her early episode hallway ILY wasn't exactly intentional). We'll have different views of how well the show is developing, or not, and how the writers could have improved the episodes. I am of the camp that likes seeing the characters grow, and I look forward to what Season 7 (and beyond) may hold. There is always a risk in change, and some wish it was still just about 4 nerds who don't fit in. But there's a risk in not changing, in trying to keep the characters in the same circumstances. Some change in the characters is interesting too, although that's a delicate balance. We don't want Sheldon to change a lot, because we'd lose the essence of his character. The longer the show runs and the more successful it becomes, I suspect the harder it will be for the writers to maintain the right, if not perfect, balance. We'll see how they do.
  4. 4 points
    As we wave BON VOYAGE to season 6 I just wonder what you all are going to argue about until Season 7. And I'm wondering who is worse, someone who is ALWAYS complaining, or the person who is ALWAYS complaining about the complainer!?!? PS Have a nice vacation !
  5. 4 points
    In this episode, I never once got the feeling that Sheldon would be missing Leonard , only jealousy and selfishness seemed to motivate his actions..... And the good-bye in the airport scene , it probably is a reminder of how obsessed the writers are with Sheldon's character..... if we blinked our eye we could have missed seeing Leonard and Penny hugging....we could not even see them hugging for a single mississippi...
  6. 3 points
    So true... No matter what he will wear, glasses or without glasses, nerdy or not, I will love him... I love the way he looked at that Comic Con
  7. 3 points
    Sheldon in the backseat of the car didn't bother me too much... I felt the writers were showing how Sheldon's brain was dealing with Leonard leaving. He went bat crap crazy over something not important in order to deny what was really happening (in his usual immature way. But, I understand that many felt Leonard and Penny should have had their moment and I agree, since the shamy had their moment in the last episode.
  8. 2 points
    Sheldon was totally annoying and unnecessary at the airport. That's when Leonard should have hauled off and slapped him.
  9. 2 points
    I think that you have made some good points here, especially about Penny's ILY. I liked that she said it first and the way that it was said it really shows a lot of development in Penny's character as well as the entire L/P storyline. I like the way that the creators and writers are allowing the characters to grow and mature as the years progress. I think this is one of the reasons that the show has grown in its popularity. It is a sitcom which means it is not meant to be a drama, it is suppose to be funny. However, the story and some of the drama that is there brings people back week after week. I know the L/P storyline is what caught my attention, and from the inputs of others there are others drawn to the Shamy story. I am really curious to see the size the audience when they finally do marry off L/P.
  10. 2 points
    At comic con in the checked shirt and stubble he looked freaking HOT!!!!
  11. 2 points
    @SRAM I agree, the problem isn't the number of couples. With such a large cast, I sometimes feel like the show would benefit more if it did away with unnecessary sub-plots. That way, the main players in the story-in-question would have enough screen time and (some) episodes wouldn't feel so rushed. Twenty minutes sure goes by fast.
  12. 2 points
    I really liked the episode, although Sheldon really took it over the edge a bit But I agree that they are trying to stuff too much story lines in the 20 minutes. For this special episode you could use the excuse that it was the season finale but unfortunatly they did that quite often in this season. I do not think there are too many charachters on the show, and I would not want to miss anyone of them. It's just a timing and writing thing. Can't wait unitl S7 starts to see how this all goes on.
  13. 2 points
    With Raj now talking, they could have creepy Raj.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    I don't think the number of relationships is the issue, the issue is they try to cover too much in one episode. Leonard's going away was enough for one episode. They could have has a scene with Sheldon talking to Amy about him being alone and a scene with Penny talking to the girls about her not wanting him to leave, but she had to let him. Instead they put another big event into one episode and Raj's talking could have been an episode on its own. I don't know why they put so much in one episode, it doesn't do each plot justice. They don't do that to Chuck's other show, Two and a half Men.
  16. 2 points
    The other thing though is that I don't think Amy had any clue that the gang did not particularly like her at first. Her social skills at the time were probably worse than Sheldon's! So she probably didn't pick up on any of the cues that she wasn't particularly welcome, lol.
  17. 1 point
    I've mentioned this before, but I've never considered Sheldon to be asexual, but ascetic, someone who has chosen to set sexuality aside in order to concentrate on science. His choice was probably made easier because of that arrested development aspect of his youth and his love for science and his childhood emulation of Mr Spock, etc. I love child-like and childish Sheldon because I think they use it to great advantage in the show, both to highlight the relationships between all the characters and to underscore that underdeveloped side of his personality. And it's just funny. (And Jim owns it!) Sheldon seems to move easily between his adult self and his child self with little self-consciousness, partly, I think because he has a fairly safe environment among his friends. I love that one line in the Wil Wheaton ep with the bowling when he comes to Penny after they had to forfeit the first game and he says, "I'm not ashamed to admit I cried myself to sleep last night." But I don't think his access to his child self interferes with his relationship to Amy. As others have pointed out, he usually acts more grown up with her--or at least more adolescent than childlike.
  18. 1 point
    It's strange isn't it, if you say to most people 'revolutionary', they'd probably think of Che Guevara, or Baader/Meinhoff brigade. But Darwin's and Luther's ideas were more radical, and have had vastly greater impact. I've read 'The Origin of Species', Darwin was only interested in applying his enquiring scientific mind, and the main thing I took from it, other than marvelling at his insight and dedication, was 'that life will adapt to almost any environment'. That has two implications; we humans are only a small part of the whole life entity on this planet, and Life will be able to adapt to new planets, when we inevitably, over populate, and deplete the resources of Earth.
  19. 1 point
    Now I've got a context. I'd say he thought the energy was flowing through the electrons, in a similar way that a wave flows through water. It's like on those Newton's cradles, if you have five balls(electrons), and you lift one, and let go, the three stay in the middle, and one pops off other side. Only it would be an increase in energy, being passed through the graphite. Any physicists please correct me, as it's only an interest these days. Jumped ship, into the arts!
  20. 1 point
    Howard did say Raj was an ass. Season 4, episode 3 Penny: So this is the plan? From now on, we’re just gonna hide out in here to avoid the Shamy? Raj: I’m very comfortable here. Penny, dear, why don’t you shoot another silver bullet my way? Penny: Get one yourself. Raj: Ooh, somebody’s been taking bitchy pills. Penny: God, he’s an ass when he drinks. Howard: Oh, he’s an ass when he doesn’t. You just don’t hear it. Well now Raj can express all those thoughts without Howard acting as a filter.
  21. 1 point
    And THAT, Ladies and Gentlemen answers my question perfectly !! OBTW, HAVE A NICE DAY.
  22. 1 point
    No one is telling anyone to shut up. It's just a matter of wondering at the futility of saying the same thing over and over that's completely pointless. It's one thing to say something specific about a story line or a performance, but to sit there and say again and again that the show should go somewhere it's never gonna go just seems so pointless. Like I said, Fruit Loop is free to state such opinions over and over, but one wonders what is supposed to be accomplished. FL can hold his/her breath 'til his/her face turns blue, too, but it would be just as effective.
  23. 1 point
    Not going to happen. Deal with it and move on. Next question?
  24. 1 point
    . I don't Dislike Amy or Bernadette, But too much is too much. Bring back Creepy Howard, he was a lot funnier. Sheldon will always be weird so why try and change him into a weird Sex machine. Actually I liked it better when the arrogant Sheldon was always getting put down by outsiders of the group. Raj I never really cared for. .
  25. 1 point
    The only thing I would add to this is an "I love you." I am itching for them to say they love each other.
  26. 1 point
    I read in a preview article on season six last summer that Sheldon's and Leonard's mothers were supposed to meet in an episode, I guess that didn't happen unless I missed it - hopefully it will in season seven because that would be a lot of fun to see.
  27. 1 point
    Personally, I felt like there was lots of growth this season for SHAMY. I mean yes there were set backs as well, but they never broke up and Sheldon reached new levels of intimacy with Amy that a lot of people from what I've read online thought would Never ever happen for his character. I mean even I never would have thought Sheldon would end up spanking Amy, making her his emergency contact and admitting his true feelings that he actually thinks their relationship is "extremely intimate" and that he wouldn't mind "erotically caressing" her. LOL I feel like so much more is possible for them now in season seven and I want to see more steady continued growth. I think hardest part about season six was waiting so long in between episodes for a BIG moment. I mean the main three episodes that I consider to be three of best Shamy episodes ever also happen pretty far apart from each other in terms of actual time. Those are Fish Guts Displacement, The Tangible Affection Proof and the Love Spell Potential all had very massive relationship building moments in them. Now some of the smaller moments made for great stepping stones as well from Sheldon's spiderman speech in Date Night Variable, to his allowing Amy to hug him in Cooper/Kripke Inversion and telling Penny and Leonard he thinks its possiblity they may get physical. Halloween episode compromise and the Habitation Configuartion where Sheldon chooses Amy over Wil Wheaton his idol gets drunk and threatens to be him up and calls her his woman many times. I felt like those moments all meant a lot to building their relationship and I hope they only get stronger and more frequent in season seven. I don't like it when writers back track Sheldon just so the Shamy haters can feel like Sheldon hasn't changed. People are supposed to change as they grow up and mature and fall in love. No one stays exactly same forever that is just totally unrealistic and would be totally BORING!!! Sheldon will always be a super genius arrogant know it all who says what he thinks even if its not always nicest thing to say, but that doesn't mean he has to be rude to Amy or treat her like she's his slave instead of his girlfriend. I think the natural progression from punishing her for doing wrong in Fish Guts with a spanking to gently willing to engage in a sexual discussion game with her without being tricked or manipulated into it, but just out of geniune desire to connect with her is MAJOR GROWTH and I think backtracking just for the sake of comedy is unnecessary and frankly just not all that funny. As they say with Star Trek BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE!! or in this case No Sheldon has gone before is in keeping with how a sitcom can stay at number one, surprising people and keeping the characters developing over time not stalling them and retreading over the same issues and jokes over and over until they become lifeless. So here are five things I'd love to happen for SHAMY in next season to show that they are not afraid to let Sheldon be IN LOVE and Romantic. 1. He needs to KISS HER!! Not because she begs him too or because his friends manipulate him into doing it somehow, but because its what he wants to do at the right moment and because he loves her and feels ready to show her his love. If we go an entire season with no Shamy kissing again i will throw a FIT!!! 2. He needs to compliment her appearance - I know looks aren't most important thing when you've got giant genius brains, but i'm tired of show treating Amy like she's the "ugly duckling" girl of group all time. Amy's appearance on this show has clearly changed since she arrived, she is looking prettier and prettier as time goes on and its high time someone acknowledged it and that someone should be Sheldon. He may not be motivated by physical attractiveness, but no girlfriend wants to think that her boyfriend doesn't find her physical attractive as well as mentally intelligent. Sheldon has compliment Amy on being a brilliant scientist more than once, time he concentrate on compliment her appearance too. Say something nice about her hair, her eyes, hell even her breasts I don't care what it is, just show once and for all that he does think she is Pretty because just like we all know Penny loved Leonard before she actually said it too him it was STILL NICER TO HEAR IT!! so Sheldon should say nice things to Amy about her appearance way Leonard does for Penny and Howard for Bernadette its the polite romantic thing to do. 3. He needs to spend time with Amy's FAMILY! - a Clear sign that their relationship is getting more serious would be Sheldon willing choosing to spend time with not just her, but people who created her. Where is Amy's dad? Sheldon needs to meet the man if he's still alive. He needs to know more about what she was like before he met her, what she was like as a child etc, and only way you truly learn stuff like that is from getting to know people who knew her before and loved her. He needs to meet her MOM in person! Show that he can be not just good boyfriend material, but potential husband material as well. That time Amy wanted Sheldon to come to her grandma's birthday party he blew her off to play online with the boys well its past time he make that up to her in my opinion. 4. He needs to introduce her to Meemaw or someone else in his family! - We have not yet met her, but I've wanted too for so long now and I want Amy to meet her because I feel like if Amy got his Meemaw's approval then that would bring Sheldon one big step closer to admitting She's "THE ONE!" Plus just fact that he be willing to introduce them would show how much Amy means to him now. If not her, then at least let Amy meet Sheldon's sister missy, we haven't seen her since what season one its like writers forgot she exists, what about his brother? I mean Amy wants to marry him, she should at least meet his family first. Its going to be really silly if one day they actually did get married and they act like first time she's meeting his family is at the wedding rehearsal dinner or some such nonsense. No Amy should bond with these people or at least you know get a chance to have hilarious mishaps happen around them for comedy's sake. I also want to see Mary Cooper again next season cause I missed her this season. 5. Sheldon should get Amy another gift - But this time it should be something even better than a tiara or a emergency contact form. It can be a birthday present, or another V-day present, doesn't matter, but I think its super cute when he goes out of his way to think up something sweet to give to her and I want to see it happen again next season. Now I don't expect an engagement ring or anything, but I love it if he bought tickets for them to go away on a romantic weekend together or you know even to Comic Con together cause to him that probably be romantic thing to do lol.
  28. 1 point
    I was looking back at some previous season ratings (I know, I need a life) and found this bit: Last night, TBBT became the first show to beat an Idol results show where the Champion was announced (or call it an Idol season finale). This is a continuation of, and the logical conclusion to, last year when TBBT became the first show to beat Idol on a regular basis, since Idol's first season.
  29. 1 point
    The maturity of Sheldon and the speech toast. I noticed that when Sheldon had finished, than Leonard said. "It must be very hard to say" Sheldon was very sincere and he honestly was happy for him when he said: "Well, I mean it". But then moment after he said that line:And that's how you get a toothpaste commercial. Cheers" he said that because he didn't want any one find out that he really is happy for Leonard, that some sentiment is in him in that moment. It's like his pride again wins, and he wanted to hide that fact.But he really will be miss his little buddy
  30. 1 point
    Absolutely no last name for Penny! I want there to be a wedding scene where they get to "Will you Penny... " and someone coughs or sneezes so we don't hear her last name. LOL.
  31. 1 point
    What I found interesting about the latest episode is that the group really didn't welcome Amy when she first came. There was even a time when Leonard and the other guys flat out told Sheldon he couldn't bring her around. Sheldon stood up to them and flat out refused their request. (I have always had a special place in my heart because he did that.). They only started accepting Amy because of this and the fact that Amy kind of forced her way into girls' nights. Finally, they just kind of couldn't help themselves from liking her. So, really, she should be thanking Sheldon. It's because of him standing up for her that she was accepted. SIGH ... Just thinking about it made me fall in love with Sheldon a little more. This is so pathetic.
  32. 1 point
    Leonard's face when Penny says ILY first. Awwww.
  33. 1 point
    I think the bottom line is that Sheldon is always going to be Sheldon with the rest of the gang. He might show moments of maturity like when he compliments Penny on her acting or gives Leonard a toast or like he did in 6x18 with the whole women in science thing, but all in all he's going to stay the "old" Sheldon, especially with those who aren't Leonard and Penny. The problem in recent episodes was that he was like that with Amy too, when she is meant to be the exception. Last week's episode showed him once again acting like she's the exception, and hopefully we'll go back to seeing more of that again next season. So the 2 Sheldons are probably here to stay depending on who he is with and what the situation is.
  34. 1 point
    I really liked sheldon in this episode... but for me, he seemed like the old "classic" sheldon and that's why I liked it I think, because I miss that, in a way. But, like we've touched on before, the sheldon from the Love Spell episode was a different sheldon, and it's starting to get confusing to see him be different one week, and then like the old sheldon the next week. They need to do a better job of incorporating the two. I think if they'd thrown in a scene with Amy in this episode they could have shown the new side of him and, for me, it would have been more fitting for the finale this season (for him). About the line on the couch after Amy said she felt like family... maybe sheldon was feeling jealous that Amy was the center of attention and that she was the best choice to talk to Lucy, instead of him? If this is the case, then it's just another example of how they revert Sheldon back and forth, and how he can't really decide whether or not his selfishness and childlike ways takes priority, or if his feelings for Amy do. I'm starting to get the impression that he puts on a front around the gang, and tries to hide the way he really feels about her, so he reverts to being the old sheldon when there are others around.
  35. 1 point
    I don't think Sheldon was anywhere near as annoying or childlike in this one as he was in Closet. In the car scene he was a bit too much, but even then it wasn't childlike, he was being paranoid as usual. I also think it's perfectly in character for him to be jealous of Leonard and not wanting to admit he will miss him when he's gone so he tries to cover it up by being obnoxious. I would have liked to see him being a bit more emotional in the end about Leonard leaving or at least for the plot not to be as rushed as it came across, but overall I don't think Sheldon was THAT bad in this one. He wasn't perfect, because they used him as comedic relief, but he wasn't all that bad. I actually thought that Sheldon pointing out that 4 months apart can be dangerous to a relationship as well as the "They just love each other" as a sign of things Sheldon probably wouldn't have even considered in the past, so there was a bit of growth there. Also, the toast was nice, all in all, he was making an effort, even if half-hearted. eta: I think I get the "Fine, I'll do it" now. I think Sheldon wasn't even paying attention to the conversation, he's starting at his food with this grumpy look on his face the whole time. So when he hears silence he blurts out he'll do it because he was still stuck at what they were discussing to start with.
  36. 1 point
    The Sulphur Juxtaposition by webuiltthepyramids - she has lots of excellent stories. The science of love by SaraBear96 and also last one for now The Coitus Initiation by shea7692
  37. 1 point
    The Complete Package by SRAM all character involvment
  38. 1 point
    I have several that I like, some have been mentioned but i will post the list later but I recommend that Questions be read and The Transfer Ambiguity both are excellent and The Romantic Gesture Hypothesis then The Cohabitation Experiment
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    So excited to be here among people who love this show as much as I do! I loved this episode! So much Shamy goodness!
  41. 1 point
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9283787/1/The-Extremely-Intimate-Closure Title: The Extremely Intimate Closure Author: lovepass77 Rating: M - for sexual content including role playing and kinky sex talk Genre: Romance/Fantasy Summary: This is one shot fic based on my new favorite SHAMY scene in 7x23 Love Spell Potential where Sheldon and Amy begin an erotic game of Dungeons and Dragons after their characters in the game have been put under a love spell. I loved that scene so much I decided to write my own fun little ending to that scene so they can get some closure and we can find out who wins in the end.
  42. 1 point
    Thanks, interesting comments. It's amazing where a programme like this, can take us, in terms of learning, in this case about psychology. All I need now is an actor, and a writer from the show to answer some of my other questions.
  43. 1 point
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it's subjective, it's different for every person - that being said, you're free to think that Mayim isn't attractive, but it's something else entirely to question the sanity of people that do. I think Mayim is beautiful, I think everyone is beautiful in some shape or form. Beauty goes far deeper than the skin, and I'm sorry that you can't see that.
  44. 1 point
    I just hope they have run good simulations or done lots of research (Amy has im sure) because there is no substitute for experience. But it will be special, no doubt. And his mum seems rather pragmatic. She'd be praising the Lord regardless because she would be happy for her much loved son. Rats this was so old. Apologies for the bump. But I do think love will trump religion.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    How about this one: Sheldon: Proxima Centauri's the nearest star. The celestial bodies that follow are: Alpha Centauri A, Toli, Barnard's Star, Wolf 359, Laland 21185, Sirius A, Sirius B, BL Ceti, UV Ceti, Ross 154, Ross 248, Epsilon Eridani, Lac 9352, Ross 128, EZ Aquarii A, EZ Aquarii B, EZ Aquarii C, Procyon A. Those are the stars that are nearest to me, Tra la la and fiddle dee dee!
  47. 1 point
    R.I.P Sheldon's long-winded scienific monologues. I miss them and was hoping for a new one to replace my signature. Never understood a word of any of it, but they always sounded so brilliant. I don't know how Jim managed it, it's hard enough just reading them.
  48. 1 point
    I don't think Sheldon would see a marriage certificate as any more valuable than his Relationship Agreement, to be honest. He actually has more control over their agreement than an official marriage! I really don't think he would feel more "secure" in his relationship if he were married, imo, he would marry mostly for social convention or to make a statement about his relationship with Amy to other people, I don't think it would have anything to do with his perception of the relationship. I do think what stands between him and sex at this point is totally to do with his fears/aversion to intimacy and human contact. And relaxing enough to find arousal in something. So I do believe he would have to have an EXTREME level of comfort with the other person to do it and I think he trusts that Amy would never mistreat him and he is getting more and more comfortable with her.
  49. 1 point
    WHat I love about Sheldon and Amy is that their relationship has grown in a very healthy way. Amy may be chafing (ahem) with the desire to jump his bones, but the two of them have built a very strong bond based on friendship first. It's only now that they're just beginning to navigate the romantic aspects of their relationship and I love that they're not just hopping in the sack. I've said before that they remind me of two junior-high kids, just beginning to experiment with the boyfriend/girlfriend dynamic. They're practicing with holding hands and date nights, but haven't yet gone down the more adult paths (heavy petting, etc.), mostly because of Sheldon's approach. But I think that sooner or later he'll get there. I imagine that from the show's point of view they're going to want to take their time taking him in down that path because it would be such a game changer for the couple. However, I don't think that it will be the series finale, either. I think they just need to get the timing and the approach and the resolution just right because of the specialness of the characters and their relationship.
  50. 1 point
    I actually wrote a fic where Amy ties Sheldon to a chair and ties him up in bed but I never finished it :/
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