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  1. Good Morning all. I've been looking at the radar and the westward motion has stopped. Also, there is some dry air moving into the storm from the west, and you can visually see the west side of the storm falling apart. This hopefully reduces the strength. Unfortunately for Carlos, this means Miami will be getting a lot of the wind and rain. Please take care Carlos. Thank you everyone for your thoughts, it's appreciated.
    11 points
  2. Really ? I confess, I loved Jim Parsons’ older work (esp s1-4). ! I was happy when Jim got nominated for his first Emmy and won (his first and only) Golden Globe - in s2 and s4 respectively. Also, i don't agree that Jim failed to make Sheldon lovable and enjoyable on his own. I think he largely succeeded and I felt Sheldon was always human and never a robot! This was also said(and shown) in an old pre-season 4 episode that he was caring and had emotions. In many ways he was more endearing back then , than now. A TV critic said in 2008, something I agreed with: Sheldon has become a character to love, and Jim Parsons is doing something rare on network TV: making intellectualism admirable, even heroic . But my liking of Sheldon was never really dependent and conditional only on Amy. I liked Sheldon for who he was- for himself. I find Sheldon less interesting now post s6 and the overuse of Sheldon just magnifies it. Another thing : I think there are many times when Sheldon comes across to me as intentionally mean-spirited, unfunny, petty, unhappy, regressed, childish , washed up and failing in his career in later seasons. Like wise there were many times Sheldon came across to me as innocent, sharp, funny, insightful, well meaning, intelligent and perfectly content in the earlier seasons. That doesn't mean he doesn't have deeper issues but I don't view it as black and white at all.
    6 points
  3. I am so looking forward to group scenes in Season 11, but the S/A scenes in Season 10 were so well written and played by Jim/Mayim. I can't wait to see what they are going to do with the engagement storyline.
    6 points
  4. In general, I don't think longevity and ratings necessarily mean high quality and creativity. Just because a show is 12 seasons long doesn't mean quality is good. That is subjective. There are some, IMO, awful long running TV shows ( for instance, i didn't really like 2.5 Men) so I don't see the point . Likewise, many critically acclaimed award-winning shows get cancelled early on too. For tbbt, IMO, there was a period of time, where I felt they did have quality and the writing was (IMO) funny and sharp, especially Sheldon-centric humor(season 2-6) but I am not that sold on TBBT post season 7. Season 10 had some good episodes in the first half, but other than that ...not really.
    6 points
  5. Will be thinking of you and your family. So glad you are taking the precautions you have. Be safe. The Forum is with you!
    5 points
  6. Jim and Mayim get along very well. Their friendship is one of things that had made shamy being more special on screen through the years . Both are undeniably very talented actors and have an incredibly chemestry as shamy. They had spoken in interviews or in public appearances about how they had prepared a few shamy milestones scenes and the fact their are friends had helped to perform the scenes in the best sync way. Imo shamy could not be better performed by anyone else but by Jim and Mayim. <3 Btw, I am also a late tbbt viewer. I started to watch by friends recommendation around the time of s8. I had catched up with all seasons for two months and then I suffered like every shamy fan the tough impact of s8 final while we waited for s9 premiere. It has been an incredibly and exciting journey for a shamy fan, hasn't it?
    5 points
  7. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Stay safe and healthy! May the force be with all of you.
    5 points
  8. Hi all. I'm currently in the path of Hurricane Irma. With the current path, the eye will pass over us, sometime late tomorrow night (Sunday 10 Sept). We expect tropical storm force winds some time late tomorrow morning, early afternoon. I fully expect to lose power sometime tomorrow, and it may not be back on for several days or possibly weeks. Any concerns should be sent to Tripper, as I do not expect to be available. I've spent the last three to four days finishing all our preparations to the house (we have hurricane rated impact windows and our house is concrete block), all our stuff is inside, all our cats are safe. We have about 30 gallons of water (~125 liters for our international members) and food enough for a couple of weeks, should that be necessary, and spare cash, if there's no power for cards. If I'm able, I'll be updating Tripper (of course, if the cell tower loses power, I'll be unable to update), so there may be updates here. You all take care and I'll see you on the other side. Tensor
    4 points
  9. 4 points
  10. Good dose of perspective for what is really important in life. Staying tuned in over here in Australia via cable news, where we have these kind of events in common, although not in Melbourne where I am. Stay safe,@Tensor [email protected] Do what you need to do to get through this. We are all thinking of you in a scary time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    4 points
  11. @Tensor , @Carlos and all others affected by "Irma", take care and stay safe.
    4 points
  12. Takes me back to the "I love you too" scene.
    4 points
  13. Amy had never had friends. Once she saw what it was like to be included in a group, that was all she needed. She took it too far with Penny, trying to do all of that goofy BFF stuff girls usually do in middle school, but that passed fairly quickly. Lots of people do enjoy low quality shows, or at least stick with good shows that lose quality through habit. If numbers meant everything Danielle Steele would be one of the greatest authors ever, Justin Bieber would be one of the greatest singers ever, and Frozen would be the greatest animated film of all time. Not everyone would agree with that, but that's the way it is. Good resume of the situation.
    3 points
  14. Hi all. I live in Miami and while the eye will not pass directly over us we have been having very heavy rain and wind since around 8:00 PM (Saturday). It is now 1:28 AM and the rain and wind has intensified. I literally cannot believe we still have power. We also have impact windows and our 2 dogs are inside as well. Hoping for the best. Good luck, Rick!
    3 points
  15. Mayim has the best facial expressions. Lol It's not long now I am really looking forward to the engagement storyline as well. I agree, I throughly enjoyed the season 10 Sheldon and Amy scenes. I love the chemistry between Jim and Mayim. I don't know if they even like each other in real life, but on camera they are awesome. I didn't even start watching till March on a plane. I enjoyed the whole season so much I have spent most of the summer catching up.
    3 points
  16. Sheldon and Amy scenes where they are alone turn to be always the best! <3
    3 points
  17. Amy, relax... in two weeks Sheldon had ended that phone call and you will be Sheldon Cooper' s fianceé! ❤
    3 points
  18. A look into Kaley's bar
    2 points
  19. I'm east of Tampa (grew up in Ruskin, where all the weather alerts come from) and according to the 5PM update, she's weakening and will probably only be a Cat 1 or 2 before she gets up here. Hubby is delivering a load in Oklahoma tomorrow and then heads to Kansas, so I get to weather this in the walk-in closet all by myself. This house has stood up to Charley, Frances, and Jeanne so hopefully I'll be OK. Prayers for Tensor and Carlos (can't figure out how to tag). Seeing the Hillsborough River and Bayshore water levels so low was freaky, y'all
    2 points
  20. Thank you. It was hard to find a dress I liked especially as I live in jeans and trousers and haven't worn a skirt or dress since I was about 9! Have to say today I am exhausted so we just chilling out today
    2 points
  21. @Tensor, @Carlos, and everyone else experiencing the worst of Hurricane Irma, stay safe! You're all in our thoughts and prayers!
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. Be safe. Sending good thoughts and prayers...
    2 points
  24. @Tensor and @Carlos you're in my thoughts....stay safe!
    2 points
  25. @Tensor and @Carlos I'm glad you are prepared and wish you and everybody who is/will be impacted by the storm to stay well and safe and suffer no/ the most minimal consequences.
    2 points
  26. 2 points
  27. Smooshy is now a unicorn.
    2 points
  28. Some of the pics are too big to put here but I will put more up tomorrow
    2 points
  29. Amy's and Penny don't. Penny used to stand up to Sheldon. But not anymore. Only time I can remember when they diddnt when Bernadette called out Sheldon for constantly criticising Howard's work.
    1 point
  30. . So your basically saying tbb sucks? Yeah I agree ;).
    1 point
  31. The show does really miss the conflict between Penny and Sheldon. But they've grown . I understand the characters were allowed to develop. When Amy and Bernadette became series regulars by Season 4. But I also agree with the assessment that quality is subjective. But so is popularity. I mean Quantity comes to mind when I think of this show. I'm just saying popularity does not = < >. Aka Good or bad. You could argue it's peak season, was Season 6. So creatively it's declined. Since. Money talks though. I see as creativity replaced by financial gain. Drive the show into the ground. But as this show makes hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the studio yearly. They continue to back the truck up. Of course this show may get to the point, it becomes to expensive to produce. But it is systematic of this show since Season 7. When it became very Sheldon driven. To me it became a very disappointing sequel. I mentioned how they focused and centred on Sheldons quirks, and worst flaws. Problem is by overusing the character of Sheldon. You pretty much just expose his worst flaws. Ironically I found Sheldon more intelligent and caring s1-3. Then I do now. He's more childish, petty, degressed, unfunny e.tc. These days. So It's funny people say he's more human now. I disagree. I found him more endearing and charming Seasons 1-3. By Season 4 the writing of his character almost became comical. He lost all the intricacies, traits, and quirks that made him so unique. His intelligence has almost diminished some what. It's almost like they've dumbed him down some what. A lot of it's too do with the quality of writing. Or lack of. Of course like Serena said. Doesent mean their are not deeper issues with the character of Sheldon. Or any of the characters. It's not black and white. His inability to relate to any human being was replaced by a "he's becoming a real boy" narrative. That clearly most of the mainstream enjoy. Another point was made, that no one is allowed to stand up to Sheldon anymore. I do miss the days of Halcyon Sheldon. And when Penny used to spar with him. But once the Winners wins. Penny and Leonard are just their to accomodate the winner now. Almost like Sheldon has broken down their will lol.
    1 point
  32. Creative Arts Emmy Awards in LA tonight...
    1 point
  33. Hope all is going well @Tensor & @Carlos
    1 point
  34. prayers to all florida stay safe everyonr
    1 point
  35. I loved your dress precisely for it looked like the wedding dress type I would wear if I married as I only wear dresses and skirts for special ocasions like when I am a guest in a wedding, hehe. In two weeks I am doing that special effort as my youngest male cousin is getting married! What we do for family! Have fun!
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. I'm reminded of when Raj was finally able to speak to women if he drank : 'He's an ass all the time.You just don't hear it.' Sheldon takes unfair advantage at times of the way allowances are made for him when others are thinking he's a poor broken baby who can't help it. He uses that attitude to hide all those negative characteristics serena_1995 mentioned. I wish Emily S was still around. She refused to take Sheldon's BS.
    1 point
  38. I've watched a couple episodes and had a more mixed reaction to it. Keep in mind I'm raising a high-functioning son with autism, now 15. Though I applaud Atypical for trying to show viewers HFA's (high-functioning autism) thoughts, what it's like in a family with an HFA member, etc. there were too many other things that bothered me. The kid has a job that requires customer service skills? Huh? How'd he pass the interview, or not get overwhelmed (and fired) at that job on a busy Saturday before Christmas? The truth is that employment is a HUGE challenge for folks on the spectrum, even so-called "high-functioning" ones. But the show wanted to have that set and situation available to drive plots, so it just ignores this reality and the kid has a job. I also thought the humour in the show sometimes came too much from "laughing at" than "laughing with". That said, I've only watched 2 episodes, so maybe this aspect improves. It also bothers me the way Sam's passion for penguins (and birds in general) is used in the show. Yes, many HFAs have intense passions for particular subjects, and often subjects others think is odd. The show only presents this as a "quirk" rather than a "strength". Many of the psychologists I've talked to or read say that we should encourage this passion/quirk, and direct education and career towards it--think Temple Grandin. So why isn't Sam studying ornithology, or animals in general? Working or volunteering at a zoo or nature centre or farm? Trying to meet young women at a Bird-watching group or meet-up? I wish the show included more on how HFAs have strengths as well as difficulties, and how to embrace those strengths rather than just focus on how Sam struggles to fit in his world. Like I said, my views on this are no doubt strongly affected by raising my son--whose "quirk" is paleontology, and to a lesser degree entomology and nature in general. Unlike Sam, my son (and I) has joined an adult paleontogy society, attends monthly talks, volunteers sorting fossils and has made invaluable career connections, has written articles for a paleontology newsletter, and is giving a talk to this society next month--at their request and encouragement. He has joined a Facebook group on identifying local Insects and has again made career connections with people working in this field, and gets compliments on what a smart kid he is and thanks for sharing his knowledge--from strangers on this group (I'm on it too). Yes, my kid struggles in many ways just like Sam, but by embracing his quirks instead of treating them as something to be hidden ("don't talk about penguins with girls") he's got education and career prospects and, above all, sources for self-esteem and a positive self concept. Sam says he knows when he's being picked on in the show, but I think he's still got an unrealistically robust and positive self-concept for someone with HFA who hasn't figured out how to use his strengths in his life, and is always trying to "fit in". In fairness, at some level I think Atypical had to make choices that will rub those of us raising HFAs the wrong way. Showing everything accurately about their lives would not make good TV.
    1 point
  39. Hello, New here. I have been trolling for a while and had to register just to say how much I have enjoyed reading your thoughts on the show. I am actually a very new viewer, was on a long flight and thanks to American Airlines got hooked. Sheldon and Amy are absolutely the best. It sucks we will not see her say yes, but other than that the premiere looks good.
    1 point
  40. Sheldon 2.0 Most especially from 9.10 onwards.
    1 point
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