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Boonaroma

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  1. I think traffic is down because there haven't been any taping reports. Speculating how an episode will play is more fun for some of us than dissecting what's already aired. YMMV
  2. A key aspect is that Sheldon is framing the sex as reproductive. Amy isn't ready for pregnancy, Sheldon isn't the best at respecting boundaries; I can see where that would give her pause. It sets up an interesting dynamic in which they both want sex for its own sake but Sheldon can't admit it. Of course I may be misreading the taping info, but that sounds like where they're headed. I like it.
  3. I like your long posts, and I hear what you're saying, but I think you're a little unfair to the writers, not in terms of execution, in terms of ability. They're capable of writing a mature romance with reasonable adult complications. I think they've shown that with Howardette. I think they'll get there with Lenny. Season nine Lenny was clumsy, but I think there were elements laced in there that the writers could pick up and run with. The trouble is, they love going back to the same tired old jokes. Leonard wore Penny down, tee hee. Sheldon is unreasonable while Leonard snarks, heh. Penny is Sheldon's California mom. I get why they stick with it, when they gave up the Raj can't talk to women thing, they never figured out what else to do with him. But if they asked for my advice, I'd say the best stuff they've done on the show is when they've moved on from the safe and tried something new. There's a lot to like about the show and much of it wasn't part of the original concept, like Howardette, the friendship between the girls, and honestly I like the way this LA plot is developing. So, in sum, I agree with you, but I'm a tad more optimistic.
  4. I'm excited for this episode. It's been a promising season so far, but this episode sounds top notch. Have we established that they haven't had sex again? I feel as though the writers are still playing coy on that. I may have missed something. I have not missed the quote function.
  5. I must say, my favorite part is Penny's geology pun at the end. I like Burt and I like the fact that both girls are kind to him. The R/B plot is nice too. So much sitcom humor is derived from characters putting each other down. I'm charmed by an episode that has two B plots devoted to building each other up.
  6. Isn't Raj's place oriented in the other direction? Emily's wasn't though. IIRC.
  7. In addition, it fits with the reason Sheldon doesn't like birthdays. Leonard and Amy can empathize with Sheldon's sad story of rejection by his cooler sister, but only Penny, his ersatz sister, can give him closure. So it works for me. It sounds like a strong episode. Glad to have Leslie Winkle back. I like how much Barry we're getting this season. That being said, I think the 200th episode revolving around only one character is a little jarring. And I say this as someone who likes the Sheldon character. At least episode 100 revolved around two of the main characters.
  8. I would like this a lot. I'm not particularly jazzed about the idea of bringing Leslie back just so the girls can pile on her. She could be a caustic character, but she wasn't evil.
  9. Does it look like "gold" to anyone else?
  10. Could be, but if she's looking forward to having one and she's expressed that offscreen "my waterbed" works too. In general, I try to be generous with the writers. If I can concoct a plausible explanation, I call it a day.
  11. It could be "my water bed"simply means the water bed she wishes to buy someday. She's always wanted a waterbed, it doesn't fit/isn't allowed at her current place, now she's hoping to get one. Problem solved.
  12. Ugh, can we not with this argument again? Don't make us all start talking about our breasts again.
  13. I dunno, these types of spoilers always seem to be from episodes already filmed. I bet it's going to hint at "trouble ahead for two bbt couples!?" And hint at the Meemaw incident and Rajily's breakup. But I could be wrong
  14. I don't agree with your interpretation of the trajectory of their relationship. He was not disrespectful of her at the outset. He was, for him, almost effusive in his praise for her. It was only after she began to show signs of romantic awakening that he started treating her in the same contemptuous manner he treats everyone else. So he really pulled a bait and switch on her. Now, I'm not unsympathetic to the fact that she had changed a lot over that period of time; and that that change, for him; was threatening to his sense of who he was. But that was his problem to deal with. If she had grown too open and emotional for him to deal with, he should never have dated her. But he wanted to have his cake and eat it too. He couldn't stand the idea of her being romantic with him or anyone else. That's not ok. It may seem odd that it took her so long to realize the old Sheldon wasn't coming back, but that's all you can really fault her for. It's hard to understand the argument that he wasn't consciously stringing her along.
  15. This! I was torn between 3&4, "suffer" is obviously too strong, so I picked three. Look, I appreciate how far they've taken Sheldon. If the show didn't keep bringing it up it would be easy for me to accept, as Amy has, that while he now appreciates her more, Sheldon can still be a jerk sometimes. But she still wants him because he's so special in other ways. It's what Dan Savage calls "the price of admission" in a relationship. But he, and his fans, need to understand that, after all he puts her through, he had the breakup coming. I do think the writers understand that, and I think Sheldon is supposed to understand it on some level too. So no apology is required. She didn't wrong him. Also, since he's unlikely to stop acting like a jerk, going forward, his "price of admission" are some eyerolls and sighs.
  16. I like this baby development. If she just found out on Valentine's Day we're looking at preganany shenanigans til next November sweeps. Afterwards the baby can be as conspicuous as they need it to be.
  17. Dare to dream, but this could be a thematic arc for them, in contrast to Howardette who are moving on to the next, less young and fun, level of their relationship. It might tie in to Penny's doubts about her career. This I do hope she stays in sales ultimately. She seems happier now.
  18. Hey, this is an important discussion relevant to the show. If Amy ever needs to make breast cookies, she needs to know how many gummy worms to buy in order to make a realistically diverse batch.
  19. Another data point: I have implants, and there was no change in vein visibility post surgery. Veins just mean you're pale.
  20. What's up with the arrow pointing to the episode number? Is that abnormal? Or is there just so little else to look at that my eye is drawn to stray marks?
  21. I agree. This show, more than most sitcoms, works best when the entire ensemble gets a chance to shine. The breakup really threw a wrench into that. I suspect most of us would like to see more episodes like Scavenger Hunt, with character development and long story arcs woven in more subtly.
  22. But what is that plot? God, I hope they didn't make Laura a regular so they can break up and do that creepy and tedious Lady stalker thing thing that Chuck Lorre finds so hilarious.
  23. I think they made her a twin simply to allow the "legs wrapped around him" joke.
  24. I agree totally. Obviously, as an Amy fan I wished we'd see more of her. But it sounds pretty funny. Also, him asking for her advice again, not just taking her advice, seeking it. I've wanted to see that forever.
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