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  1. Can already watch first 10 seasons on Netflix ( the rest will follow eventually) and still have all of 11-12 on Foxtel IQ4 record so don’t need to spend that kind of much money. I’m already rewatching on Netflix. Old habits die hard. Comfort food for late night boredom. Still laugh and smile. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Never understood the need for the competition myself. As pointless as that relationship test episode. Let the characters live on as we want them to without digging in the heels on who’s better. But that’s me and my happy thoughts! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Good to see one more Lenny/Shamy smackdown before we turn out the lights. Good memories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I never really had a problem with Season 8 until that last episode and the Mandy crap! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I don’t have a problem with any one season, just specific episodes and arcs. I’ve always found S 1-3 funnier than the later ones, S6 excepted, but understand the style needed to change for longevity. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Agree 6 was the high point. That’s where I went first when BBT appeared on Netflix. But I am a huge fan of the first 3 seasons. Couldn’t have lasted forever as that style but 1-3 contained a lot of the iconic classic moments of the show Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’m watching it all over again on Netflix but just picking a choosing my favourite episodes indiscriminately. Enjoying that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’m so going back there again! Planning Canada trip next couple of years. Think I’ll need to put in a detour to WB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Yeah my dubious online ethics matches my lack of patience in waiting to watch. Channel 9 delays in recent years have not helped. That and FTA Australian TV’s over reliance on shoving reality TV shows down our throats 4-5 days a week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Now I want to go back to WB and do the tour again! I’ve already been Joey on the Friends set. Now I want a picture on Lenny’s “island” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Lauren Lapkus is the same age as Kaley so Denise could be the same age as Penny, younger or older depending on the whim of the writers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yeah, while the girls are happy to do cosplay and a bit of D&D, Denise could have been the “voice” of the boys in the girls group, something none of Raj’s harem could add. Imagine redoing the Thor comic scene with Denise involved or the girls arriving at the Doctors Nerd Cave to bring the boys home. A Season 13 with Denise could have been the reverse journey of the boys to Normal Land - the girls heading towards Nerddom. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. By the time Lucy ( and Emily and ultimately Anu) came around I think the 3 girl dynamic had been well and truly established as one of the core relationships in the show. We had 3 seasons of the boys relationship ( with Penny the counterbalance ) and then 3 seasons developing the girls relationship ( with some occasional Penny/Bernie stuff introduced in Season 3). Ultimately I just think the writers never wanted to change those two dynamics with a permanent 4th female. Raj’s chances were doomed to fail by the end of season 4 when interestingly another female, Priya, was also driven out of the show, as an outcast of the female triumvirate. Denise as an extra female was able to happen late because while Stuart increasingly became important through the Howardette connection, he was still the optional extra and Denise didn’t always appear with him ( no show at Halloween while they were still trying to force Anu onto us as a cosplayer. ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Penny was the “socially normal” polar opposite female needed to play off and grow the boy nerds, Amy the “socially awkward” female equivalent of the boys who needed to grow up with the help of Penny (and Bernie) and Bernadette was the part scientist/part normal female that sat between Penny and Amy, while also being the mother replacement/catholic opposite for the Jewish boy. Emily didn’t have a role to fill as she was another normal girl with the forced defect of gore fetish that just didn’t gel with the characteristics of the others and the hardcore quilting which Penny and Bernie were never going to appreciate so causing a split for Amy. Lucy’s role as the socially awkward female was already taken by Amy. Clare went nowhere and was just a plot device to kill off Emily in the show. Anu was a last ditch but half hearted attempt to save Raj at the end with a stereotypical arranged Indian relationship that had been done before with Lakshmi. Interestingly, Denise worked for Stuart as the perfect soul mate of 100% comic geek. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I just think Raj was sidekick material from the start. Writers were more comfortable attaching him to the others as comic relief or third banana than trying to give him a long term arc to explore relationships. He didn’t have the determination or drive to pursue a woman like Leonard or Howard. He was too busy living in a fantasy world. Plus the writers could never settle on the quintessential Raj once he could talk. He was destined to remain the odd Seventh Character. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Oh.... so we ARE going to do this 4.24/8.24 again?!?[emoji1787] What have I done?[emoji12] Maybe they should have got Raj and Mandy together so they could talk about their Lenny experiences. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. There’s always reigniting the classic “ never let them die” perennial arguments over Raj sleeping with Penny, should Penny have cared more when Amy whacked Leonard when Sheldon left on the train and should Lenny have moved out earlier. [emoji1787][emoji12]. They never get old[emoji849] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Hope Aurora isn’t expecting to win a Nobel Prize for Physics when she starts studying Neuroscience! Unless she plans to come up with a random idea outside her field of study as she prepares to walk down the aisle[emoji12][emoji1787] But kudos to Amy for her speech! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I’ve said it earlier and many will disagree but I personally felt this Sheldon apology was different and genuine because usually we get the others caving after they’ve been mad and he ends up feeling vindicated by winning and pulls that insincere smirk on his face. This time they might have softened their anger in their own conversations - Lenny in the bathroom and Howardette in the room and on the phone - but they didn’t cave in front of Sheldon and give him that satisfaction. ( it may have happened in the lobby but it was not shown and I’m not aware whether Shamy were meeting them or going separately as the award winners.) So in my mind he is on the stage internalising what they said and having a “Big Bang” event in his head and realising what an ass he’s been all these years. Saying those words in front of so many strangers in a moment when it could have been all about him made it plausible that the final of this show was what we’d waited for for 12 Seasons of false alarms - Sheldon truly changing. I understand that many long time Sheldon haters or those who don’t respect the writers don’t accept that. But as Nograv said, I’m a bundle of joy[emoji12] and that’s how I’m taking the ending. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Slutbunny was Elizabeth. Pretty sure Mandy will be off the list too. [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. She was “fantasising about .....Leonard ....... AND a little Idris Elba. “ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. OK. Didn’t check the credits thank you Grand Master of the Tiniest Detail![emoji1303][emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Yeah that was the only time during the finale I thought “really not that again” and was worried a train trip escape was gonna appear again. But since some of us Lennies thought 7.24 could have been the ending the show could have had and the start of Season 8 was pointless since Sheldon didn’t change at all from the experience , it’s like the Writers thought they’d try that again and get it right this time. This time Peter Pan/Pinocchio finally grew up and became a real boy. But this time everyone else was running away from him and that finally hit the nerve that snapped Sheldon out of his self-centred universe. THAT was the BIG BANG that for 12 years everyone avoided. For 12 years he’d sook and everyone would jump so he didn’t have to change. Sure Lenny and Howardette changed their minds and stayed for the Nobel ceremony but it wasn’t because Baby Sheldon cried and they caved. So he didn’t get the chance to give that condescending “I won” smirk. He was left to reflect on his behaviour and consequences alone and BANG!!! He finally got it and the speech said it all. I loved it. And I personally thought the symmetry of Young Sheldon sitting there crying alone with no friends and no Hope as we segued in Young BBT ( obviously not chronological as Penny wouldn’t have even been born or a baby at best[emoji12]) matched beautifully with Sheldon’s speech about the greatest friends in the world changing his life for the better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I was talking to one of my friends yesterday and she asked me if BBT was my favourite show ever. I thought for a while - I really loved MASH, Cheers, Seinfeld - then said “ it’s the show I’ve been the most emotionally engaged with and it’s because of the forum I’ve been on for 6 years” I started coming here just for spoilers when I started watching in Season 5 and binge watched 5 seasons in 3 weeks. One day I was drawn in by one particularly passionate post and hit reply and bang - my life changed. I was now watching a show, not just with my wife and kids, who were just casual viewers but with 100s of people who had connections to the show like me. I wasn’t just watching a comedy, I was watching my life played out on TV and that wasn’t just because of the writers but even more because of you guys. We talked about how our lives mirrored Lenny and I connected every part of Leonard and Penny’s story to the history of my marriage. The more we talked about Sheldon’s issues the more I saw his characteristics in me ( not to that extreme but boy am I a Sheldon). We talked about Raj struggling with women and saw me before my wife. We talked about Howard’s,Leonard’s and Sheldon’s relationships with his Mum and I relived how I am with my mum. Every conversation we had I was digging deeper into my life. The show started it off but this place created an emotional connection I never thought I’d have with a TV show. You guys were with me when my Dad died and then I was there when your families lost someone. We mourned the deaths of loved forum members and checked in on the health of others. We woke up to news of hurricanes in Florida and wondered how forum friends were going. When I started planning my trip to US and wanted to see a taping, I was supported by members who didn’t know me but understood my dream and sat at their computers with me on the opposite side of the world helping me fulfill it. I’ve spent just as long on my local football team’s forum and talk a lot of football there. On this forum I’ve talked a lot about life. So different. When it got a bit snarky here a couple of years back I had a break from the negativity and stopped posting but couldn’t resist reading. And when I occasionally hit that reply button just to say I’m still here, the regulars would be so happy to “see” me again. In the end I couldn’t do anything but return to normal transmission and reengage regularly. Saying goodbye to the show was tough last night but they were characters. Saying goodbye to this place will be tough because we’re real people. Maybe the reruns will keep it all going. [emoji1319][emoji16][emoji3590][emoji22] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Yeah I’m 99% Easy going and 1% pit bull. I think my first post here way back was a short good natured but spirited joust with Lionne that ended fine. Can’t say I recall our clash[emoji16]. I hope it ended well. I generally avoid offending. That’s my Leonard side - but my Sheldon side occasionally breaks through. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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