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  1. [Spoilers] Lenny:Season 10

    A lil late to the game as usual but I just had to post. It's so refreshing to see a Lenny story for once as the main plot. Then sprinkle in a conversation where Lenny try to see each other's view points...awesome! If the writers could do this a lil more often, maybe things will balance. Plus, I can't lie: I love me some Zack. Despite the "oops we got married" that the writers pulled out of thin air, Zack has always been for Team Lenny. And he is just a fun character, IMO. Oh and bonus points to TPTB for dealing with Penny for once. Not getting my hopes too high but if they actually followed through with the not happy with her career, job storyline and it led somewhere... that would truly astound me. Baby steps here
  2. [Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

    For me, moving forward as far as ships are concerned, my fear is that the Lenny story remains the same for the rest of the series. My perception from the writers investment in the Lenny story, is they just don't care. The story they are invested in is Shamy. The evidence is based on what I see promoted, what I see on TV week after week, and for whatever reason that's what excites the writers. I think there are stories to be explored in Lenny and even in their individual characters that could show a united cohesive Lenny ( way...get the F out). For whatever reason, the writers choose the same week after week. I would love a story arc for Lenny. I think it will be more of the same. I'd like to be wrong but what motivation is there to change anything? Ratings are good and the show renewed, they can do whatever they want. And my DREAM if they can't write equally compelling stories for the main couples...then tell other stories. Get the group out and about, get back to their careers, get back to their hobbies and step away from relationships and leave them tertiary. A girl can!!!
  3. [Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

    Am I happy for the show and the actors--yup! Am I excited to think I could deal with more of what s10 has been? Not so much... Will I watch? Same as now. When I can, I will. If it bores me, I'll do something else. Long gone are the days that I made sure I had time to for in the new episode be it on DVR or live TV. So my hopes are more Lenny (let them off the island!!), less Shamy screen time (READ: balanced!! even though I don't give rat's ass about them...I get they are a main ship), group epis, science stories with the guys, girls fun, other ships/stories spattered throughout.
  4. I gave it an ok. I literally walked away about half way through to do house work and kind of sorta watched. That's how interesting it was to me but they still get the ratings. It's a win all around and trust me I know one viewer isn't going to make a difference if I did switch the channel to something else. But yes chores sounded more fun than what I was watching. Maybe next episode will capture my interest!
  5. [Spoilers] Season 10 Shipping Lanes

    The problem to me with Lenny isn't that they fight or disagree. This is real. Most couples do this at some point or another. My problem isn't even that they fight on-screen. My problem is when the fights are not resolved or they fight episode after episode and it's not quite resolved. The tree thing was their biggest fight according to them. However, at the time of recounting it to their friends, they appear happy and they are able to look back on it and not have it dissolve into another argument. It's having an argument that results in Sheldon writing an RA and in the next episode they are fighting again over her brother staying (a story that sounds awfully familiar...guitar guy...) and it's not explicitly clear that they have resolved that argument. This is where some balance would help tremendously. If they show happy Lenny consistently with quality storylines, then 3 episodes of them fighting might not seem like a big deal. In this case, it does to me feel heavy for Lenny. Show me happy Lenny. Will they break up? I would like to say no that's not the plan...but this is a Lorre show and it is Lenny who also have a history that includes breaking up.
  6. [Spoilers] Lenny:Season 10

    I love me some Lenny and you know I'd like to see loving and supporting Lenny on screen. I just can't wrap my mind around what the issue is from TPTB? This is obviously their choice to write them this way...but why? Is it that hard to write a positive, happy and supportive Lenny. I came to the forum today cautiously optimistic and now I feel somewhat defeated. What will it take for TPTB to show us that? So I guess on to the next TR, right? I have to say a glass of wine (or bottle) does sound like a good!!
  7. 1012 'The Holiday Summation' (January 5)

    I gave it an okay. My first reaction was: What did I just watch? At times, Lenny were absolutely adorable and I found the Christmas tree plot to be funny and believable. Our family used to cut down our Christmas trees and despite the best laid plans, there was always some hitch and there was always cussing and fighting. The frustration was believable to me. What made it somewhat tolerable after listening to them describe their fight is they were obviously past it and happy at the time they recounted their experience. The Howardette: A lil serious with humor mixed in but parents, struggling with a newborn, feeling inadequate as a mom...believable. Some things that distracted me though-Bernie's hair (Were they going with the hair got thicker with the pre-natal vitamins and pregnancy hormones...well that was how I reasoned it). That babies cry...I get tptb are going for funny but it didn't sound human let alone real. Raj and Stuart here didn't bother me. The part that ruined it Stuart. They totally crap on his character. I'd like to see him get a win!! Then the story that was on for far too long and was much too cringe worthy and ultimately made it hard to watch the rest...Shamy. Amy's special juice, Amy going behind's Sheldon's back, Sheldon sitting in flippers and whitey's tighties...freaking HILARIOUS and that scream. No, just no. I can still hear it in my head...this is not what I want to remember. And even if these were brand new, never been worn before underwear...I couldn't deal with Sheldon talking through the pee hole. Knee slapping hilarious...except it wasn't to me. Not even a little bit. All my opinion-
  8. [Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

    With all the news, I find very little to be excited about. I just don't give a rat's ass about Shamy anymore. I get that they have a story and they are not going anywhere (nor would I suggest that TPTB get rid of it) but come the crap on? What drew me to this show was the ensemble and their side stories. To this day, I get the most enjoyment out of those in re-watch. I liked how I perceived a balance in the storytelling. Lenny was there throughout simmering through the ups and downs to the married couple they are now. I never felt like Lenny took over the show but it was there. It lead to an appreciation of the times they got to share alone. Now S10 it's Shamy, Howardette, everybody else and then, "Oh hey, here's Lenny" in Sheldon's old apartment and the happily married couple ask Sheldon to draft an RA for them. I mean, how exciting is this?! I'd much rather see the ensemble than this. Re: Sheldon yes he's changed. Can't you see it? He's so sweet and evolved. BUT he's not. TPTB need him to be the clueless asshat so he's an asshat; it's ok we got years of and years of THAT Sheldon. And they just pull that card when TPTB think it's fitting to the story. Oh hey, BAM Season 10...the new Sheldon is here. Yes, there were small signs but as far as I could tell as S9 drew to close Sheldon wasn't quite there yet. This is my opinion. For all that are happy with, yay. I'm not. This is my place to vent.
  9. Well, I am the lone person in here thus far that did not enjoy this episode. It felt off to me like a weird AU. I think I almost laughed once and for life of me I can't recall where. But I guess that speaks to how forgettable this was to me. This post wasn't to kill the vibe but rather to get it out of my vent I guess. JMO- Glad so many enjoyed.
  10. 1009 'The Geology Elevation' (November 17)

    I gave it an ok. I enjoyed some stuff but I go with first impression and knee jerk reactions. This episode felt out of place. I can't help but think tptb decide what Sheldon they need for a particular episode and they go with it. For me, Sheldon just sounded like a whiny ass hat. I couldn't get past his storyline to care enough about the rest going on. I did LOL at penny when she raised her hand. Meh...
  11. I rated ok. I found several moment of this episode awkward and hard to watch. Sexy Sheldon...ugh! Feel weird just typing that. The Raj love interest story line...I get that they were trying to make a point here but it was hard for me to watch. And the Bernie/Sheldon interaction...again...I actually yelled, "Shut up ,Sheldon" at the TV. The lil tidbits I did enjoy make this an episode I would not re-watch.
  12. [Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

    This! As for the rest, I do enjoy the Howardette. Raj/Stuart was a lil weird. The rest I really struggled to stay engaged. I hope this is the last of Lenny being the counselors for Shamy. Let them sort their own mess out. If they have to, I'll take on screen snippets of how Lenny helped resolve whatever the Shamy issue of the day was. FWIW, I would love to see Lenny get a good juicy storyline. Howardette have more to work with than they do. I could go for a group episode even if it was just filler.
  13. [Spoilers] Season 10 Shipping Lanes

    Shenny? I can see why there are those that ship them because it is so completely out there. Of course, the show has really gone out of it's way to hammer home the mom/son-brother/sister vibe of these two. But much like the Chlois theories back in the Smallville days, I hope fans aren't terribly disappointed when it doesn't pan out. Me: I struggle with the Shamy I see on screen. Horny Sheldon, secret makeout and or coitus sessions--thus far if I am to believe what I see; Amy wants it and Sheldon don't get it or worse yet ignores it. I suppose much like the Leonard boat kiss the show could create a new history at any time but so far, I am just not sold that Amy has been getting any since that night. There is just so much I hated, loathed about the breakup and it all leading to coitus...I just don't care anymore about it. I can't even watch the re-runs and appreciate the Shamy. Ugh! Venting...carry on...carry on!! FWIW, I was never anti-coitus. I just would have appreciated a story line that they decided to try to coitus on their terms.
  14. [Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

    Hmm, I read what was posted about possibilities with LAs. I took it to mean than they create a safety net to fall back on if they want/need to. My take may be just a tad different though. Perhaps it has little to do with the audience, ratings, critics, etc. and more about what feels comfortable to TPTB. If they like it and it feels natural, organic...well, yeah they keep it. Yay, us. If it feels odd, icky, and contrived, well, "hey, it was just an experiment and well, nope not ready." Too bad so sad to those who desire otherwise. I think a show on it's 10th season and all signs seem to point to the 11th. IMO, I think they worry less about critical acclaim and more about what feels good right, good to the writers, creators. And as a total aside, as a former Shamy shipper, I just stay quiet about it all. But yeah, what I see is more of the same.
  15. [Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

    My opinion about the writers is that they have a formula that works. They have the ratings which is amazing considering that the show is on it's 10th season. Anything major threatens to change that formula. Thus Lenny get engaged and it takes awhile to marry. They finally marry and rather than address living arrangements they adjust to appease Sheldon. Shamy has sex but on Sheldon's terms. Amy would like to do it again. However, they leave things open enough that Sheldon can be clueless and on the flip be enlightened when the story warrants. They have what 2 possibly 3 more seasons after 10? I think as long as the ratings remain decent I expect stall tactics to continue to be the norm. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be pleasantly surprised and see major shake-ups but the last few seasons have taught me that sets me up for disappointment in the long run.