Hi Everyone. I'm Heidi from the UK (specifically England). I joined the forum a couple of weeks or so ago, having lurked for a while, and have been avidly reading. I had forgotten I hadn't actually posted anything yet! Anyway, a friend introduced me to TBBT in March, by getting me to watch The Troll Manifestation. I thoiught it was very funny, but of course knew nothing about the characters. By the middle of April, I'd got seasons 1-7 on DVD. I started at the beginning and was hooked instantly! I have since watched all 8 seasons through once. I am working my way through the seasons for a second time (currently at the beginning of season 8.) I may be slightly obsessed! I like all the characters very much. I have definitely become something of a Shamy shipper, though. When I watched Troll Manifestation for the first time, I was vaguely aware that Amy was Sheldon's girlfriend, but when I started watching it from the beginning, I was very much "Sheldoin gets a girlfriend? How??" I think the development of their relationship does make sense though, even at a snail's pace. It helps that Jim & Mayim have a great onscreen chemistry. Anyway, that is probably (more than) enough from me. It is great to be here.