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  1. 14 points
    I think for the story to have any sort of bite, we'd have had to see Beverley and Alfred interact, and we would have had to have a clear and sustained idea of Beverley nursing hurt beneath her clinical indifference. And even then, honestly why would we care all that much? I yield to no woman in my love of Christine Baranski, but in the context of the show I'm basically interested in what is going on with Beverley and Alfred only insofar as it affects Leonard (and by extension Penny). It's even harder to care when I have literally only met Alfred for the first time in the S9 finale, and the show hasn't done anything with Beverley and Alfred's interactions to suggest anything other than irritation - not in a passion-charged 'I hate you' way, but in an exhausted 'Oh here we fucking go' way. And, as you say, they didn't even do anything with the Mary/Alfred thing. The whole thing was a storm in a teacup. A cup with cold tea. That nobody actually ordered and nobody wanted to drink.
  2. 13 points
    Yeah, it was pretty mystifying who the audience was meant to be for that whole caper. How does one recurring character feel about another recurring character hooking up with another character introduced for the first time this episode? Tune in next season to find out! What effect will the possible liaison between their parents have on two characters who live together and already refer to each other as brothers? Tune in next season to find out! I mean, I might even have somewhat forgiven the show if it were going with the story of the Thawing of Ice Princess Beverley Hofstadter (only somewhat, though). But - um - not so much, eh? I mean, honestly, is there a viewer - regular or casual - who is so invested in the sexual shenanigans of the extended families of the show's main characters? Or is there a thriving community of Judd Hirsch/Laurie Metcalfe 'shippers out there? There may be, for all I know. And I guess they got their itches kinda sorta not-really scratched?
  3. 13 points
    I've watched it a few times since it actually aired and each time i do i find the whole season opener more and more underwhelming/borderline boring truth be told. A lot of guest star power used up in a storyline that never really sucked me in. It felt like they had an opportunity to get some big stars in and that was all that mattered and not the actual storyline in this one. Not the first time and it won't be the last. If I remember at the time my concern was the damage a potential hook-up might have caused in terms of friendships on the show during the hiatus and not actual real interest in whether Alfred and Mary hooked up or not. For a season opener I thought it was very meh. But that's just my opinion.
  4. 11 points
    Indeed. I thought getting a glimpse behind Beverly's usual ice queen composure was one of the more interesting things of this 3-episode story and her interaction with Alfred could have led to something interesting for Lenny with them reflecting on their marriage and how they want to go forward with that. And it could end up being thematically relevant for the LA change or even the issues they seem to have now. But nothing of the like happened. Seriously, we could have at least gotten an update when Shamy visited Mary on Christmas. A little "How's Alfred doing?" smalltalk would have gone a long way to not make this thing feel like a complete waste of time.
  5. 11 points
    Yeah, probably if the plot had been more focused on Beverly's feelings towards Alfred and how his dalliance with Mary bothered her, and no just out of spite, the whole thing could have been more interesting. But as it is, there was no twist whatsoever in the story and everything turned out very unemotional. There wasn't even that much "heart" in Mary and Alfred deciding to deepen their acquaintance, all of it really looked like as an excuse to have a bunch of guest stars in the show.
  6. 11 points
    Good lord, I hope not! It's almost 2 years since the reveal of the ring and way over 1 year since Amy found out about it. Time to put it to good use!! Of course anything is possible but as much as I love both 9x11 and 10x11 I'm okay if we don't celebrate Amy's birthday again in 11x11.
  7. 10 points
    What bugs me about all of this is also that nothing really came out of it in terms of storylines. The May/Alfred thing hasn't been mentioned again, and neither did we see Penny's family (save for one mention of Randall), nor does there seem to be much of an improvement in Leonard's relationship with Beverly. So all in all it really seems just wedged into the S9 finale/S10 opener because they could get some guest stars but not because they actually had something interesting to do with this plot.
  8. 9 points
    I would rather see Amy's family in some way prior to a proposal if they want to add some kind of family element to it. Sheldon's brother from all the 'current canon' was a bit of a nasty piece of work and a bully. I would rather never see him if he is as bad as Sheldon makes out.
  9. 9 points
    I hope not! I think this season is the perfect time for a proposal due shamy relationship development ( even it might happen only in s10e24) and imo Amy knows about the ring for enough time so hopefully the subject might be addressed soon. And tbh I am not expecting that the proposal might be linked to sw or to another Sheldon 's likes from nerdy culture but more something both enjoy like science or fwf. Maybe it can happen as they are in a date night or visiting a place that is meaningful for them as couple. Everything is possible, of course, I just hope it would not happen in a episode with repetitive kind of plots. I believe writers might be working on that as it must be something shamy memorable and perfection takes time, hehe. I will wait happily for that can be best shamy moment
  10. 9 points
    That would be the best use of the kitchen island in three seasons.
  11. 8 points
    I hope not, I think they are really stretching it already now that it hasn't happened yet. To go well into next season (assuming Season 11 happens) would be taking the piss. I want one too, I want the 'Shamy Trifecta!' so two down 1 to go. If all three happens it really is the golden age of Shamy!
  12. 8 points
  13. 8 points
    Funny Sunday to everyone.
  14. 7 points
    Yeah, that and put the once a year sex crap to the curb. From what we've been SHOWN by both the characters, it's not believable anymore...if it ever really was.
  15. 7 points
    That throwaway line in the car about Amy saying she would love it if Sheldon took a real interest in her family has bugged me ever since lol. Not in a bad way, just wondering perhaps even hoping if it's a setup piece of dialogue for something down the road. A proposal could be a good way to get more of Amy's background out there to the viewers, if not then a wedding buildup seems a blatantly obvious or logical a time to do it lol. There are a lot of mysteries in the show and Amy's family might end up being one of them as a running gag, but if Bernadette has a fleshed out back story then I see no reason why Amy shouldn't have one as well imo.
  16. 7 points
    I also found the Christopher Lloyd guest appearance a little bit underwhelming, though that one probably had more relevance to the context of the storyline and some actual outcome from it pointing out that Shelnard were fighting because they love each other in a bromance kind of way and the transition from living together after all these years isn't/wasn't easy for them. Tricky balance for the powers that be I guess, you can have a big name/s on the show but you also need the right storyline to go with it. But then you have added factors like this guest star is perhaps only available for that short window due to other projects so you sometimes have to come up with something quick etc.
  17. 7 points
    Penny looking really good in that white robe, but to be honest, she always looks good in a robe.
  18. 6 points
    I would not mind to meet George as he is Sheldon's brother and despite his behavior earlier to him they are now both grown men and it could be interisting to see their interaction. However it is not something that is on my wishing list to the show. And imo, and maybe I am in minority here about this, there is no need to link tbbt plotlines to introducing somehow the upcoming Young Sheldon show. The spin off would not develop anything that could have influence in present Sheldon’s life. Dont get me wrong, it is just my opinion. About the proposal I am with @jonny about meeting Amy family before Sheldon could propose to her.
  19. 6 points
    I was thinking about the season finale...Might it be that the writers could try to pitch for the spin off with something related with the Cooper family? For example introducing George Jr., which is the only Cooper character never shown on screen. Maybe he can come to Pasadena to ask for the ring back, since Sheldon hasn't used it and it's customary family heirlooms go to elder sons. TBH, George Jr. is by far the family member I'm less interested in, I would be fine if we never meet him. However, I expect the main show to advertise the spin off somehow in this season finale or in S. 11 premiere. Thought?
  20. 6 points
    The show has already done that with Leonard, true it was an unsuccessful proposal but still the show has used that shtick. I honestly don't know how they are going to do it though, could be something spontaneous with just the two of them or something grander with other people around, who knows. Considering the popularity of the couple I would expect the writers might want to make a big deal out of it.
  21. 6 points
    I'd rather have product placement than more commercials.
  22. 6 points
    In the interest of helping you guys out, I volunteer to keep Leonard company while Penny is ministering to you.
  23. 5 points
    I never felt that Sheldon was trying to embarrass Leonard in 1.01 It was the pilot, they were trying to establish the characters. Leonard, the brilliant hopeful romantic and Sheldon the socially awkward genius. Leonard welcomed Penny into their world and Sheldon simply did know (or care) why that was happening. I sensed no malice on Sheldon's part.
  24. 5 points
    I don't think so. That would involve Sheldon proposing at, or near, the time of them having sex, and we know how well mixing sex and marriage proposals works.
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    Hey! I get first go - I'm the one actually seeing her next week![emoji12]Happy to stretch out on the island in the kitchen and wait! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 5 points
    Thanks. Oh my. That's a lot of treatments. Hope all is good on your flight.15 hours is a long time to sit still. Hope you enjoy your time in LA and you get to see some wonderful lenny interactions. [emoji4] would love lenny giving each other some sensual massage to relive all their tension right now. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  28. 5 points
    Feel your pain, Tonstar[emoji45]. Hope you get better soon. Backs are the worst! 20 years, 100s of physio appointments, 2 cortisone injections and a back operation before fixed are all coming back to me! Hoping the 15 hr flight to LA on Friday will be fine. Maybe Lenny can hurt their backs in a episode and give each other massages to ease your pain![emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 5 points
    Thank you. It's much better today. Being doing lots of stretching exercises and hope to be back at work on Monday. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  30. 4 points
    Penny looks so beautiful in the third picture! She should wear her hair like that more often.
  31. 4 points
    Agree ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 4 points
    I hate how they keep calling it a TBBT spinoff while it has nothing to do with TBBT at all...
  33. 4 points
    The guy in the pic is George Jr, not Sheldon.
  34. 4 points
    Why would it? That's George Jr.
  35. 4 points
    Young Sheldon, eh? They're.....not even pretending to try, are they?
  36. 4 points
    Oh, don't worry, it's not like I'm looking forward for an ad for the spin off in the main show; as I said I'm not really interested in George Jr. as a character, per se. It's just that it's a well established pattern in shows to advertise their spin offs, when they launch them. Usually, they have cross-over episodes, that function as a pilot for the spin off. Obviously, that can't happen for TBBT and Young Sheldon (did I already mention how much I hate the name of this show?), so I was thinking about something different...
  37. 4 points
    They said their vows...then Albert & Beverly spoke about Leonard and then Sheldon interrupted.
  38. 4 points
    So true. Even the wedding was not cute since most of it was taken up by the drama between the parents.
  39. 4 points
    And we do realise that Raj living with Lenny was actually Leonard's idea? Clearly IN THE SHOW ( but not in our over critical/over analytical minds) he has no problem with it. Of course our "damn continuity and logic" writers may change that next week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 4 points
    I don't know if I'm the only one that sees it this way, but in 3.23 Penny seemuus first self conscious about Leonard seeing going out with Zack, then embarrassed about him while on the roof, finally herding him out of there, in the end. I think Penny was like that because in a way, especially after dating Leonard, Penny now identifies with the gang more than the type she use to hang out with, which Zack is an example of. Her getting drunk at the party with Zack, was to cushion both her embarrassment and her want to be with her real friends because she didn't relate with those people as much anymore.. She still had feelings for Leonard, her previously getting so upset about Dr. Slutbunny proving that, something she had no reason to get upset about, remember she dumped him, but she was upset still because she was not ready to let him go. So I think her drinking, then going to Leonard, was her letting her inner feelings out, the next morning after getting sober again, her realizing how wrong she was in what she did, and her saying it was 'a mistake' meaning it shouldn't have happened but that not meaning she didn't want it to happen. This happened again in 'Love Car' (4.13), it was a very sober Penny that told Leonard it wouldn't be so bad to violate the 'Neutral Zone', why wasn't that 'a mistake' too, after all Leonard took that encounter the same way too. The bottom line is Penny wanted to be with Leonard, even have sex with him, when they were broken up, her problem was that she just couldn't handle the commitment issue with him. Penny couldn't just pay Leonard's 'I love you' lip service like she did with other guys, with Leonard 'I love you' really meant something it was not something to take lightly, so Penny couldn't deal with it. Now look at 4.24, what part of the previous paragraph did she share with Raj, nothing. Penny got drunk while thinking about Leonard and Raj got drunk while thinking about Penny. Raj's biggest fault was that he was not going to turn down a chance to do Penny and Penny knew that so that is why she didn't put all the blame on him, she knew how she was when full out drunk, anything with anyone. She didn't want Raj and she was more concerned about what Leonard thought about what happened than Raj and his fantasy dreams of Kothrapenny. So 3.23 and 4.24 were nothing alike in my book. 4.13 and 3.23 are the ones that are really similar.
  41. 3 points
    Aww, thank you @bfm! I always had a soft spot for Howardette, especially for Howard who made me laugh so much in the past, although I must say that I was not a fan of how Bernadette turned into a replacement for Howard´s mom, or that their friends, pointed out that Howard wouldn´t find another woman who is willing to take him. Despite his awkward flirt attempts and his macho attitudes, he is a nice guy who has a lot to give. (As you could see when he sang this song to Bernie on their anniversary or the speech he was holding when Bernie found out about his past, or how he always tries to excel with his gifts for Bernie or how happy he was about the baby). I´m happy how sensitive and realistic they treat their story, without loosing themselves. I wished the writers would treat Lenny with more care too, like they do with Howardette. I like Bernie a lot this season her fears and flaws, make her very likeable and the viewer can relate to her even more. Let´s hope, that we find out how her return to work looks like and how she fights, because I´m sure that there´s a lot of rivalry between her and her colleagues, who are surely interested to get her position and her bureau as well.
  42. 3 points
    Or, it is remembered and getting dragged off topic offers an opportunity to not have to answer an embarrassing questioned. Especially as right after that, Leonard said something about bagging it, because he wasn't in the mood, bringing the topic back.
  43. 3 points
    That happens when you have an illness with chronic pain, and during a flare up, you can't do much of anything, except sit and watch TV, and even that is painful, But, your comment doesn't refute the fact that the episode wasn't a mix of parents and wedding. The wedding was the C-plot, in terms of time. Even if I didn't have the pain, it's not that big of a deal, it took only ten minutes, to do this. Fast forward, and the time on the bottom of the screen, make it go quickly. To which Raj refuted the metaphors were clumsy(screw you those were beautiful penis metaphors) but never refuted Leonard's contention he knew she was leaving. But that night, she didn't know, all she knew would have known was that Priya was leaving. And even Leonard, that night, thought he and Priya were breaking up, because she was leaving( ...we're obviously breaking up... and the "I'm alone and confused). It was only a few days later, after the Paintball contest that he was back to having a girlfriend. And I'd say, coming off of the way Priya decieved him, if he knew Penny still had feelings for him, the long distance relationship wouldn't have happened. But then, I've maintained that TPTB knew they were done with the Priya arc, and that this was simply a way of keeping Lenny apart for another half season. The after all, it only took five episodes to get them back together, after Leonard and Priya broke up.
  44. 3 points
    Those live-chat are always fun...If you are not around for 11 am PST time (6-7 PM in Europe), you can catch up later, on Mayim's FB page!
  45. 3 points
    Why? For Amy it would work perfectly. It would only be Sheldon who might have a problem because her ovaries would have latched onto him and never let go again, but perhaps he'd be fine with that, too;-)
  46. 3 points
    It was no such thing. It was the story of the parents, with a minor mix of Wedding and Howardette/Raj. There were 20:05 of show (and 11 minutes of commercials 3:30 after the cold open, 4:30 at the midpoint, and 3:00 before the tag) Of those 20 minutes, there was 1:00 of recap, 11:45 of parents, 3:45 of Howard, Bernadette and Raj with the Project, and 3:30 of the wedding, and that includes the 45 seconds of Sheldon doing his "I need this to be about me" interruption. So, the Wedding wasn't even the second plot, it was the third, in terms of time. If you take out Sheldon's interruption, it didn't even make it to three minutes of time. Now, there were comments about the wedding, within the parent sections. And, bits of actual time where the parents were talking about things other than the wedding, during the wedding. There was more talk about parents at the wedding, than there was talk about the wedding in parent's clips. But, I didn't take that away from the wedding, as I thought it was pretty much like Howardette's wedding in this. I rounded some of the times, (e.g. 1:11 and 1:12 to 1:10 along with 1:13 and 1:14 to 1:15). But if anyone thinks I'm that far off, feel free to time it yourself. Firstly, we also don't know if he didn't know. However, he didn't object when Leonard yelled at Raj for not telling him she was leaving. Secondly, she told Raj she screwed up by breaking up with him. I'm willing to bet she would have been very interested that Priya was leaving, and (that night anyway) thinking she would have another shot at him.
  47. 3 points
    No cameras allowed on set during taping, 3ku11[emoji17] but maybe I'll get a shot on the tour earlier if the set is accessible Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 3 points
    Yeah, even though they're mainly in the back seat re big plots, I actually think the best writing this season has been for Howardette, especially Bernie , whose one liners have been gold all season. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 3 points
    How about we get Penny to visit you and give you a massage? ETA: well see about sending her your way too itwas, right after she finishes on my back.
  50. 3 points
    Usually they show the previous taped episode, unless an older one is more fitting to understand the episode they are filming that night. If I remember correctly, it has happened this season for plots connected with Bernie's pregnancy. Anyway, since there is a very long hiatus and the only filmed episode which has not aired yet is 10.20, I expect that to be the episode shown to the audience at 10.21 taping.
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