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Everything posted by wowbagger

  1. Hee! I think I'd be weary of a 'traditionally' Bridezilla Amy? But man I would LOVE to see Penny and Bernie go to some sort of RenFayre mediaeval reenactment thing that Amy's been banging on about, and expect to hate it but get suuuuuuuper caught up in, like, a bowls or falconry tournament.
  2. I'll second the love for Sheldon with the girls, particularly that time he gatecrashed their boozing times. That occasion's a standout to me because it is one of the very few times that Sheldon is the straight man, reacting to other people's craziness. More of that, please! By which I mean 'Sheldon as the straight man', though I do also enjoy Sheldon Cooper and his Council of Ladies. Yeah, I think it's always a good and healthy sign if a show mixes up its character dynamics. It's a sign of confidence in the ensemble's chemistry.
  3. Resurrecting the 'wish list for Season Eleven' conversation, in no particular order: a ) More gang all together moments! I loved them in the S10 finale. b ) More Tammy Joe! Tammy Joe is my spirit animal. c ) In general, more of Howardette's creepy/sweet/dark/charming interactions. I really think the writers found the sweet spot with that couple last season, and I'd love to see more. d ) A return to those charmingly pointless meandering conversations about random shit. 'Can werewolves swim?', I'm looking at you. e ) Give Leonard and Penny plots that have nothing to do w
  4. *ssssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh* And therein begins my love affair with this season. So much squee. So. Much. Squee. I didn't vote because I am The Worst, but I heartily support this endeavour. Thanks, April! As you were.....
  5. I mean, viewers of the show often care about characters and relationships. It's a bit unfair for us to play gatekeepers for the actors playing the characters, isn't it?
  6. Professional actor identifies with character she plays shock horror.
  7. data nerd question: How does one define 'sheldon scene'? Or 'howard scene' etc.? Does a scene with the character in it count? Does the character have to have speaking lines? Or does the character not even need to be present, but be referred to? and also, that's quite a lot of footage. Do you do it manually or use some sort of scraping tool? (pushes glasses up nose) er - PM me, if I'm boring everyone else!
  8. oh yes, I would not call Amy a commitment phobe either! I meant really that she is likelier to not really think about what a situation means, and then go 'ohssshhhiiiit' when she hits the water, so to speak.
  9. yes, the 'commitment phobic' remark always puzzles me about Sheldon, the Man of Many Contracts. Sheldon takes commitments extremely seriously. More than most. That is precisely why he is so wary of taking on new ones. Amy is the opposite. She's impulsive. She hurtles onto new things without thinking them through and is happy to abandon them the instant she has doubts. Look at the moving in episode. One bad night and Amy wanted to call the whole cohabitation experiment off and had to be manipulated into continuing #forscience.
  10. Right, just finished watching, and here are my Very Important Thoughts. Okay, I was, to put it mildly, unimpressed by the premise of this episode. I thought the Ramona, now with Bunny Boiler! action proposal trigger was dumb, low-key sexist and tooth-grindingly hackneyed. I didn't like that the show treated Sheldon as property to be guarded, or a child to be protected. I didn't like Amy's 'I GAVE YOU ONE JOB!' line. And I , like @mirs1, disliked that the Shamy proposal would carry the whiff of assault/exploitation/whatever. And.....I haven't changed my mind about any of those things.
  11. haven't watched the episode yet, so this is off topic, but i remembered a moment earlier this season that i absolutely loved and that I'd forgotten about. okay, so remember when penny and amy visit bert's sad little party and they discover that Amy's popular? And penny makes a remark about this being exactly like high school and amy says 'well, not exactly. Everyone here's really smart', and penny stares and says 'wow, popular girls are MEAN'. now, in a season with so much premier cru PAmy (I mean, episode seven. Bask. BASK IN THE GLORY), this moment still stands out for me. It is th
  12. yes, I think good ideas are more of a renewable resource than time. Yes, there may be an issue with the quantity of Lenny time. But surely quality is the bigger issue. What if you had a string of episodes that were exclusively Lenny, but also exclusively 'nerd got the hot girl hur hur' jokes? I'm betting lennies would be less than ecstatic.
  13. bold thought: How about we shift focus to the girls? They're a hell of a lot more fun together of late than the guys are. I would watch a pamydette show, with occasional appearances from the chaps. Sheldon has great chemistry with the group, as we have seen before. And I think Howard and raj work pretty well too. Have we seen Leonard interacting with the girls together?
  14. (every bloody time.....) we could. Enjoy. Them both. I don't mean to single you out, but there seems to be this idea (not that you were necessarily implying that) that you only get a ration of one female actor to watch. Any more and there's competition. Even though there have been four male leads on this show for a while and I don't really see as many 'howard vs sheldon' comparisons or whatever. in any case, both bialik and cuoco are fine comic actors with terrific chemistry. PAmy has been a joy this season. Now give them some career plots that aren't overshadowed by their menfo
  15. That form of stimulation is highly effective. ...And after all, Amy does find being the bad girl oddly titillating.
  16. he should tell her. For the most important reason that I want to.avoid any stupid misunderstanding where he does not tell her and then it comes out somehow and sturm und drang. also, this is a woman they will plausibly see at work, so in that sense it is relevant information for Amy to have. and finally, why NOT tell her? He didn't participate, and the overture upset him. Tell your partner. as to whether he will tell her? I think he will. The couple communicates well, by and large, with a few dishonourable exceptions. I don't put it past the show.to have Sheldon randomly chicken
  17. oh goodness yes, let the poor girl stay in Princeton! If I was irritated about amy's career being hijacked by Sheldon, imagine how annoyed I would be if she had to abandon her work to fumigate the flat and de-louse it. Like she is pest control or something. Sheldon can stay in Princeton and the gang can deal with Ramona. Maybe she'll chase them to nj for a road trip!
  18. favourite moments in no particular order: shamy argument in 10.04, with Lenny in the peanut gallery Leonard dance moves in 10.04 shamy/lenny duelling secret languages 10.07 buridan's donkey pamydette lying/gossipping scenes in 10.02 howard/raj mission impossible scenes when trying to reach the crib Howard reminiscing about his mother with bernie shamy science disses when collaborating 'like a rat pack peewee herman'. Tami Jo! TAMI JO! TAMI JO! least favourite moments in no particular order: Sheldon being drugged by his partner,
  19. i am a little uncomfortable with the term 'fair game'. Sheldon and Amy have ultimate responsibility for their own relationship. But Ramona's behaviour at the end of the episode is basically assault, so i guess the argument is sort of moot. Whether or not Sheldon is in a relationship, his behaviour did not indicate that he would find any sexual overture welcome. In fact the opposite. For that reason, if for no other, Ramona is culpable.
  20. Okay, I thought this one was delightful. I've put my Shamy thoughts in the Shamy thread, so for the rest, in no particular order: - I am a little sad that this was another episode in which a story about a woman's career (Amy's in this case) was essentially taken over by her male partner's feelings. I liked the execution much better this time around, but come on show - you don't have a quota of girls' stories that has been basically exhausted by Bernie, do you? - Speaking of Bernie: man, Melissa Rauch is on fire this season. They have just hit the sweet spot with Howardette, haven't t
  21. I heard 'form of stimulation' as well. I'm happy with either version!
  22. Just watched the episode, and okay, I am FULLY on the Howardette train. Bernadette has been terrific this season, but the last two episodes have really taken her up a level. I jumped out of my skin at Howard lurking like a creeper outside the bathroom, and I was just settling in to a loving-but-firm ticking-off of his neediness from his wife. When, all of a sudden, it took a turn. Apparently, Bernie is just as bad, if not worse! Awwww, yeah. And we have an explanation for Surprise Baby! Career disappointment! Ahahahahahahahahah oh that is awful and wonderful all at once. In retrospect I a
  23. Just watched as many clips as I could get my grubby mitts on, but I think I can say: That. Was. DELIGHTFUL. ALL CAPS DELIGHTFUL. This episode was like a multi-faceted diamond whose flaws (and they did exist) only make it more beautiful. Let's get those flaws out of the way first before the squee: This was another episode where a story theoretically about a woman's career was actually more about her male partner's feelings. It was very, very well executed, don't get me wrong, but I can't help but notice it. I wish Amy's concerns had been couched early and clearly
  24. Man, just find an excuse to send the gang to NJ! Road trip! ROAD TRIP! All these group episode flashbacks are giving me a serious case of nostalgia.....
  25. I don't think the show is really implying that the gang take responsibility for the shamy's relationship. But I can imagine a close-knit (usually), nosy (usually) group of people kinda taking it upon themselves to get all Mother Hen in the situation. I don't particularly like Amy's 'you had one job!' line, and I will roll my eyes when I hear it, but i don't think she is implying that it is literally anyone else's job to protect Sheldon or keep him on the straight and narrow. but I can see the gang TAKING 'responsibility'. In the way friends take 'responsibility' for making sure that you d
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