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  1. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    Going after the important bits, I see! lol
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Hence why I said "ruined it for some viewers". I know you and others didn't like it but for what it's worth I don't think it was mean spirited so for all I care a similar friendly interruption would be fine with me for Shamy's wedding. I expect something to go "wrong" after all so if it's only boiling down to a friend saying nice things then sure...
  3. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Yeah, the writers might have ruined it for some viewers but surely not for the characters. So if by "ruining Shamy's wedding" we end up with a moment where Leonard or Penny get all mushy with a BFFs4ever speech then by all means I wouldn't mind that much. lol
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    But you guys were talking about Kelsey Grammer who was born in the 50s. So while "Kelsey" is a predominantly female name today it wasn't in the 50s.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Obviously. But the image of Sheldon and Penny forging their GoT alliance against their SOs is the fabric Shenny dreams are made of. lol
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Not at all weird. Kelsey is one of those names that have been male in the past but became female over time: https://nameberry.com/blog/unisex-baby-names-names-that-morphed-from-blue-to-pink
  7. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Yeah, they were pretty open about it, hence why I called it the "most prominent example". Part of the issue is that they are sitcom characters who more often than not have a limited circle of friends so they keep recurring characters to a minimum. Penny, for the most part, was mainly set in her roles as the love interest for Leonard and a foil for Sheldon respectively. The people she hung out with were nameless extras in the odd episode and as such fell by the wayside pretty quickly. I guess if you need an explanation one could handwave it with her being drawn into Leonard's social circle more and more and subsequently she lost interest hanging out with a bunch of dumbos much like he ruined dating stupid hunks for her.
  8. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    No, you are totally right. Negative posts should be reported and not answered. Mea culpa.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Exactly my point. I do think since early seasons there's a sort of positive reinforcement cycle at work with Sheldon. In early seasons people reacted positively to him so they gave him more and more screentime/stories, then they gave him Amy and people reacted positively to her so they continued to grow their relationship, then they had that whole will-they-won't they time with Shamy that people apparently reacted positively to so they took it as far as they could and eventually resolved that in S9, and again people reacting positively to Shamy's milestones encouraged them to go all out with the wedding plots. So unless they fuck up massively with Shamy somehow there is no reason for them to stop this cause they will surely get positive feedback in some form. And yeah, I feel sorry for you that your favourite couple fell by the wayside in the process. At least this season is a lot better than the last one but even as a non-Lenny I'm disappointed with how they've been handled. The writers wouldn't even need to take much time away from Sheldon to give Lenny their own stories. There are a few things I'd hoped would develop more during the season but so far a proper storyline still hasn't materialised. The bits we got just went nowhere again. Oh well.
  10. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    In terms of Shamy's uniqueness people keep saying they are too normal now but imho it doesn't make it a universal truth. What one person might find boring and normal another might find "unique" and vice versa. Are there general fans of the show who think they are too normal now? Of course. Are there even Shamy fans who don't like the development and think they are too normal now? Sure. Does that actually make them too normal for everyone? Nope. What I always found unique about Shamy is not so much what they do but how they do it. To me there has always been a certain normalcy as to how their relationship developed ("friends to lovers" is a popular trope after all) but what made is interesting were the quirkiness of their interactions and the struggles they had to overcome to get to the point where they are now. The way they are conducting their relationship is not something I see any of the other couples on the show do.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    LOL Nah. But keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    There was also an interview somewhere somewhen where they said if they bowed to public opinion they'd have to write Shenny in cause they had a very vocal fanbase at that time. But that didn't happen either. Thank goodness. I do think however that Jonny isn't completely off with his assessment that they do get enough positive feedback on Sheldon and Shamy to justify the focus on him as a character/them as a couple. The thing is, if they didn't they'd change what they are doing. Or at least we know that they do exactly that with certain running gags and such and it's easier to spot cause they sometimes end so abruptly (Amy's weird crush on Penny being probably the most prominent example). The problem is though that I think this started a long long time ago - like somewhen in S1 or S2 where they realised they had struck gold with Sheldon, then they were mining that with the Shenny thing they had for a while before eventually coming up with Amy and expanding the character in terms of a romantic relationship. Point being, I don't think it's a sudden development but something that has build up over time, and instead of thinking the focus changed only with S8 and the following I think it happened gradually over the years and S8 might have just been the tipping point for people who don't like him. Either way though, people are massively interested in Sheldon and subsequently Shamy for the writers to keep going with the same momentum since giving him more an more screen time in S2 and onwards.
  13. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    This might just end up being my fave episode this season. They'd have to screw this up in the editing very badly for me to not love this. lol
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Thanks a ton for writing this all down! Loving the sound of this episode - can't wait to see it! <3
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    First of all, it depends on the person. Not everybody wants a big party like Sheldon. Second, it depends on how well your wishes are known to the person who organises the whole shebang. It sounds like the girls came up with an idea that seems tailored to Amy but she actually wanted a more classic "wild night of poor decision making". Sounds like believable reasons why neither really ends up with a big typical party.