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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
  18. 1 point
    That brief exchanged look between Sheldon and Amy really got to me. It was so subtle, but had a vaguely magical familiar and in-sync quality to it.. the way the two of them spontaneously turn towards each other, and Sheldon glances down at her, as if recalling an earlier discussion (they may have talked of Lucy's visit at Amy's place). I loved it so much that I didn't even mind the lack of any other Shamy interaction in the finale. It was hint enough of the deepening connection between them, especially after what happened last week.
  19. 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.
  20. 1 point
    I love this lexi. So hot, and if this scene could look like this, I say oh yes.. brilliant. So you are lovepass77? I love your http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8235268/1/Schr%C3%B6dinger-s-Catastrophe
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    And THAT, Ladies and Gentlemen answers my question perfectly !! OBTW, HAVE A NICE DAY.
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    Whatever your opinion is, all the fussing about it isn't going to change the way the show is. "Creepy Howard" isn't coming back, the girls aren't going anywhere, and there won't be any regressions from the current developments. Wishing for the past and complaining about the present isn't going to change anything, so why continue to harp on it? I mean, what is the point? Some people may agree with you, most of the fans of the show apparently don't agree, since there's still a huge audience, so while you're certainly free to keep stating your opinion, what you want is NEVER going to happen. Just sayin'.
  25. 1 point
    I can agree with most of what you said. Although in regards to the number five request to be seen in Season 7 it really doesn't make a lot of sense to me personally. The tiara Sheldon picked out for Amy was so unique and perfect for her. It was hands down one of the best things Sheldon has ever done for Amy. In my mind the only thing that could ever top it would be an engagement ring. And I'd also like to see an ILY, but perhaps in their own unique way to make it more Shamy. I just want them to both feel that the other loves them at the end of the season.
  26. 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. .
  27. 1 point
    We were watching 6x16 with my roommates last night over dinner, and they awwwwed like crazy at the Shamy scene. It always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when other people appreciate the subtleties that make Shamy. Me when my housemates squeal over Shamy scenes (especially when it's my male housemate):
  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
    Another note: Kunal's acting was spot-on last night. During his scene with Penny, he actually had me tearing up. I couldn't handle it.
  30. 1 point
    Loved this episode, it had everything, excellent. Great Leonard and Sheldon interaction, Sheldon and Penny at the supermarket (so reminiscent of season 1), The dinner date with Lucy. Amy and Raj was funny. Some really nice Lenny moments, and her genuine laugh at his joke about flushing Sheldon down the toilet, the chemistry between these two was "hot" tonight. Loved Raj's little whisper in Howard's ear when Amy said hello, is it me or have we not seen that in a while? Kunal pulled an amazing performance out of the bag, when Raj was talking about having lost Lucy it was heartbreaking, although when Penny mentioned having said goodbye to Leonard I got Season 4 Finale flashbacks and nightmares, thankfully they didn't go down that path again. Simon's delivery of "it must have killed you when I went to space" - perfection! Quick idea for Season 7 opening scene Knock on Penny's door, she opens to find Leonard standing there, it's been four months and he had missed her so much, and she him. "Leonard, oh my god Leonard you're back." Penny gets on one knee "Now will you marry me?"
  31. 1 point
    Leonard's face when Penny says ILY first. Awwww.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    I agree. Sheldon's had better episodes, but he's also had much worse, and I think the only childlike moment he had was off screen, when Penny told Raj she had given him an activity book, just like a mum does when she has quick errands to run. Like I said in the episode thread, I liked the airport scene as it was, because Sheldon talking so freely about love definitely says a lot on the journey he's taken this season. I also completely agree with silverangel. The problem with Sheldon's childish behaviour is that Amy is literally the only character on the show to see him as a grown up man. He's Leonard and Penny's symbolical child (they really hit on our heads with this metaphor in the airport scene, the only missing thing was a disgusted look as L&P kissed), and Raj, Howard and Bernadette sees him as this human like robot. And I feel like, as Shedlon has so much trouble getting social cues and bonding with people, he will pretty much be what people expect him to be because it's the only way he can handle things. I feel like he's never more himself than when he is with Amy, for she loves all his quirks for what they are instead of twisting them into making Sheldon something he's not. This is probably why he's been evolving so much since he's met her. He's not changing for Amy, he's changing thanks to Amy. Unlike everyone he knows, she's not expecting him to be only one thing. Sne loves him for everything he is and has to offer, which is a lot more than "annoying, childlike Shelbot."
  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
    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
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    I just noticed Penny was wearing the necklace in the last scene and Bernadette was wearing the star. Cute parallel there. And I didn't notice at first that Raj keeps talking over the credits. LOL!
  39. 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.
  40. 1 point
    In my opinion, those two definitely have a good deal of chemistry, but certainly not the sexual/romantic chemistry that the Shenny's claim is between them. The chemistry I see is the purely comedic brother/sister kind of chemistry. If I sensed a change in their chemistry towards a sexual direction I would find myself starting to feel very uncomfortable.
  41. 1 point
  42. 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!
  43. 1 point
    1. Leslie back for an episode to combat Amy over her bad mouthing Sheldon. 2. Paintball in an episode 3. Pillowtalk between Leonard and Penny 4. Penny getting some acting jobs
  44. 1 point
    I want more Skype!Amy, as we were saying in the AFF thread. Especially if she's ambushing someone while they're unaware she's on Skype.
  45. 1 point
    I liked Leslie, but I think her moment has passed. Anyhow, I would like to see her back for one episode, just for the propect of an Amy-Leslie verbal fight. now THAT's something I would love to see
  46. 1 point
    Spook - I cannot tell you how much I agree with every point you have made. Especially this. Restricting myself to an emoticon..
  47. 1 point
    Oh of course, that's a given that they need to start showing him having sexual desires, I'm in no way advocating they have sex with him still being aloof and innocent!** But considering the ratings this show is going to go on for 3 more years AT LEAST. Having Sheldon develop sexual desires already in S6 would be premature. If they had him develop sexual desires now they couldn't milk it for another 3+ years, or it would become ridiculous, they would need to have them have sex this season and then what? They turn into any other couple? So I'm not taking the fact that he is not yet showing any signs of sexual desires, in S6, as an indication that that will never happen. I do think they'll go down the "hit puberty" route later on, maybe next year, maybe the year after that. Jim did say he thinks it will eventually happen, "just not this year". And he's been very good at foreshadowing things so far. This season seems to be very much about him discovering his feelings for her and his fears about her leaving him, that's enough to throw at him without adding sexual needs to the equation. And Amy is patient, she knows what she's in for, I don't think she will push it. In a sense, they're a gender-flipped adolescent couple: she's ready and he's not. But she loves him enough to wait, I think, because theirs is a relationship of the mind first and foremost. **Although I do wonder how aloof and innocent he really is, he did say he has genitals that are "functional", I mean... How would he know that if he had no sex drive whatsoever? I like phantagrae's take on him being more like a monk than asexual. He has other things that are more important/appealing to him than sex so he just doesn't care about acting upon it.
  48. 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 :/
  49. 1 point
    I think it's for more commercials' sake. Since they did not cut it in the DVDs, then they are not thinking of keeping him asexual. You know what's interesting? Is that I keep on seeing the same question asked by different people from different places, meaning that it REALLY DOES matter if it's related to the Shamy's situation or that it's not even to be considered at all.
  50. 1 point
    I am personally quite content with where the show has gone. I don't think, looking back, it is any dirtier than it was during "its prime", back in Seasons 2 or 3 or that the jokes or storylines are any cheaper. I haven't noticed an increase in pandering to the masses in the later seasons. There may be less focus on geek elements, especially during Season 4, but I don't think there has been a significant change. The characters still have the same interests, which are shown regularly. I like the Amy character most of the time, especially the genuine heartfelt affection she feels for Penny and to finally have a friend. It is however a shame that those moments tend to be ruined by some semi-homoerotic comment from Amy. Those comments were funny at first, but now they're predictable, unrealistic and distract from the real friendship Amy has. I like the new dynamic her and Bernadette have brought with Penny. Whether it's turning the show more into Friends, I think having a group of girls gives more opportunity for good stories. I can see how people would dislike the focus shifting away from the four guys, but I like the new additions too. The only disappointment I have really is how Raj is treated. I wasn't bothered by the Penny/Raj hook-up at the end of Season 4, as that incident was somewhat realistic (Penny does have form here) and could have led to some character development for Raj. The problem I have with Raj is that there hasn't really been any development, and if there is in an episode it is quickly forgotten. He's gone from a mild-mannered guy who can't speak to women, to a guy who spends much of his time drunk because he's lonely and is not particularly nice when he's drunk. It sometimes seems like the only point of Raj being in an episode is now to throw out some ambiguously gay lines. I think most of the characters have grown, as much as they ever do in sitcoms, except Raj. Howard's getting married and is, as funny as Howard was back in the early seasons, much better than a fifth year of him slimly hitting on women. Sheldon sort of has a romantic interest, a lot of growth and yet it feels like a natural progression to me. Leonard is not spending his time lonely and pining for Penny, and hasn't been the same depressed sad sack for a while. On the whole, I think the show is in a very good place for its fifth season. I don't agree with most of what some people dislike these days, but there are areas I'm not thrilled with. I just hope Raj will see some character improvement soon. Yes, that's very intentional. :D It was suggested that to try remove some of the negativity that surrounds every new episode's thread, a thread might be made for people who aren't keen on where the show is heading. This is my attempt to try draw some of that discussion to a thread of its own. Despite the question in the title, it's more a thread for those who think the show is getting worse or those just don't like certain aspects of the show and want to vent. Even people who like the show probably have a few things they're not that happy with.
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