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  1. 30 minutes ago, MsGreentea said:

     It really is okay for a 30 something person to be single even if they would ultimately like a life partner.  

    I don't have a problem with Raj being single as such but I think it's such a waste of time to have year after year where they tell the same failed relationship story with him. It's so repetitive and got the character nowhere.

    It's like they simply do not know what to do with Raj in a relationship. Every time anything got more serious his girlfriends would suddenly be written out. Lucy just left him in a hurry (at least that cause Raj to be able to speak to women, the only real change he had in 12 seasons!), Emily was nowhere to be seen the moment her actress was promoted to regular, same with what's-her-name when he started two-timing her with Emily, and now Anu had the same fate in that the moment they decide to have a normal dating relationship she suddenly wasn't on the show anymore for about half a season only to come back to be written out. Like wtf, writers???

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  2. 2 hours ago, JimT212 said:

    What if I said that I'm not going to deal with it?

    Anyway, you know what? We should have gone to the old Penny character/surname threads and discussed it right there. If it makes you feel any better, I don't understand why the show's writers created such a mystery in the first place. I wish Kaley had waited until after the finale to make the comments about this non-revelation. If you do not want to discuss this any further, I'm sorry I ever thought about Penny's maiden surname and what it could possibly be, I'm sorry I ever hoped for its eventual revelation, and I'm sorry I ever commented on it.

    It's not supposed to be a grand mystery but just a quirky running gag. What does knowing her maiden name change? What kind of importance does it add?

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  3. 14 minutes ago, JimT212 said:

    How about they just confirm that Penny (and the rest of her family) don't have a real surname at all, and be done with it? It's like people from certain Asian countries who are monomymous (like Sukarno and Suharto, the first two presidents of Indonesia), even those who only have patronymics and have to be referred to by their first/given names.

    Nope. Nobody knows her maiden name and that's it. I guess you just gotta deal with it. No confirmation either way.

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  4. 8 minutes ago, JimT212 said:

    This is starting to feel like something I could get in trouble over: a question that will remain unsolved literally forever. Truth is, I was hoping that Penny's maiden-surname will indeed be revealed in the last episode, but boy, was I wrong. I guess a revelation like this will have to wait until a Will & Grace-style revival of TBBT airs down the line. Does this mean the finale will be open-ended?

    No, it means this is just not a question they will most likely ever answer. Truth to be told: I don't even think they have an answer for that. She's Penny Hofstadter now and that's all you get.

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  5. 1 minute ago, Zephon75 said:

    Does it matter who is doing the poll? They won it and that's that. It's not the first time Lenny have been voted a more popular pairing from the show either.

    It does matter when you try to draw the nonsense conclusion that this is the reason CBS over in the US does anything with it like select Johnny and Kaley to do a special as someone suggested.

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  6. 1 hour ago, Tensor said:

    Go check the Lenny thread, the link is there.  I don't put much faith in internet polls (as you can usually vote more than once).  But the numbers were 51% for Lenny, 24% for Shamy, 18% for Howardette, 5% for Denise and Stuart, 2% for Raj and Anu.   The online poll was from the Metro News site, in the UK.

    Yeah, I mean, the Metro is not the worst tabloid out there but still not exactly a reliable result given the parameters. The only conclusion you can draw from this is that readers of the Metro website like Lenny. Congrats!

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  7. 16 minutes ago, Sah said:

    Ok, thank you 👌, you are are wonderful for explaining this to me. It is appreciated. I get that that not everyone thinks that Sheldon and Amy would be good parents. Not perfect. But who is? 

    I guess you want my reasoning or data on why I think they would be good parents? 

    They are in a loving, stable, relationship. They have good communication with one another. Meaning they both know they are on the same page about wanting kids and how they will be raised. Sheldon says 15 kids, but Amy will make him realize that 3 kids will fit his devisable by three desire. 

    Sheldon will be king of diaper changes, bathing and feeding, playtime and assisting with homework. Babies need a schedule. Who better than Sheldon for a timely schedule. Money is not an issue, so the baby will be well fed, nice home and plenty of toys. 

    Sheldon is not as good at emotional stuff but has come a long way. He is very loving and considerate towards Amy although he doesn't always know what to do in certain situations. Amy has really helped guide Sheldon in this area and I am sure she will continue to do so. She will guide Sheldon through what he doesn't do as well. If Amy has been patient enough and loving enough to help Sheldon as she has, I see no reason why she wouldn't show the same love and patience to a child. 

    Say what you will about Amy. But you can't deny her kindness and empathy. 

    Some say if the child is not a genius he won't be interested. I disagree. Sheldon will always think his children are better than others because he made them. He is in love with everything he creates or does. He sees no flaws in his work , or anything he touches. I don't see that changing over a child. For better or worse it is his progeny. I remember how thrilled he was to see his and Amy's expirament in the lab and how he enjoyed talking about it. 

    They have a wonderful group of friends who will no doubt be great honorary aunts and uncles who will be part of their life. Just as they are for Howard's kids. They will have a loving Mary and MeMaw. They have aunts and uncles who will influence them. 

    In the end they will make mistakes but be overall great parents.

    I know I will get booed for Sheldon being  my favorite character and for seeing anything good in him.  But I am used it. So...

    Throw your bombs at me now....


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  8. 21 minutes ago, Jonny said:

    Having a more slower paced progression would in my view have made the storyline way less boring and more interesting. It might have also allowed the writers the time to craft a better set up storyline.

    Well, if you want things to go even slower then the writers needed to seed certain storylines a lot earlier instead of throwing in new ones.

    For example, the Shamy Nobel worthy project should have started few seasons ago and gained support over the years and now gotten a serious shot after they got the experimental confirmation.

    Or Lenny's no-baby story had to be a topic for when they got engaged or at least every instance of "Sure maybe one day" should have strongly hinted that something was up and eventually instead of the stupid boat kiss drama the conflict could have been over the baby question. Of course then Lenny also would have needed a few proper episodes about what they want from their life which they still haven't gotten so ugh yeah... What can I say...?

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  9. 1 hour ago, Kathy2611 said:

    And this is the biggest problem with the whole series.  

    If this show had a plan you could easily cut out a bunch of seasons without anything of value being lost.

    Like, for Shamy you could have put the living together stuff into S9b, then elopement and wedding in S10 and maybe a bit of science on the side for fun without the Nobel drama. And done.

    Howardette would have been fine as they were without the second pregnancy.

    Raj is, well, a mess anyway but they could have cut the stupid two-timing thing and dates that went nowhere. Instead he could have had an arc of standing up for himself in S9 starting with breaking up with Emily, becoming independent from his parents, getting the planetarium gig and the conflict with Howard so that after he's grown he dates Anu and is less of human catastrophe.

    Lenny could have had their career plots and some cute stuff here or there (it's not like they got much to do anyway).

    So yeah...

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  10. 16 hours ago, joyceraye said:

    I see what you mean. She's been put in a very difficult, uncomfortable position. In her work life she's not accustomed to the idea of failure. She's been told she has responsibility for the progress of her entire sex in a field of science not her own but one she cares about for obvious reasons. Anybody would feel pressured.  We just don't see this behaviour from her as a rule.  She must have had all sorts of emotions over the years that they've not shown us. We've been shown her in angry mode, mostly with Sheldon and yelling one line, such as 'We're on the same planet ! ' and 'Please pass the butter !'.  There was the time she pushed him at Thanksgiving and the day she broke up with him when she said a bit more. We've not been shown her in this sort of state before that I can recall. I can't remember seeing her agitatedly  demonstrate this much stress before. Sheldon didn't know what to do because he's not used to seeing her like this. Moping in a dressing gown eating dry cereal he could join in with.

    Yes, it's not often she's shown in distress outside of when Sheldon fucks up which is exactly the point (and also the reason it's been a popular wish among fans). But we've seen glimpses of her self doubts and even being a bit irrational about it over the years (Isolation Permutation, anyone?), it's just that Amy as a character has been terribly neglected outside her relationship with Sheldon.

    The worst thing I could say about this kind of story is that it comes like 3 years too late like so many plots in this show cause they just draw things out way too long.

    15 hours ago, Itwasdestined said:

    I call BS on the “Amy is representing the whole community of women scientists being recognised by winning Nobel prize” thing.
    I know it’s in a different field, but they literally had Frances Arnold on last week’s episode as a female Chemistry Nobel winner.
    And a woman ( Donna Strickland) won the Physics prize last year as well. And 6 Nobels for women in Medicine/Physiology in the last 15 years. 8 role models in science for female students to aspire to in the last 15 years is not quite the crisis being built into this plot. Feel it’s another forced add on to magnify this domination of Season 12 for yet another week of Shamy front and centre. Just not necessary IMHO.

    The last years have tried to do better but that doesn't erase the long systematic discrimination of women in the field and the lack of recognition. There's still a lot of anxiety about getting girls into STEM to this day so that is real.

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  11. 18 hours ago, joyceraye said:

    She was 'freaking out' and then yelling more than one line and not at Sheldon. Without the anti-perspirant references I'd hardly have known it was her.

    That doesn't make her "out of character". It just makes her "having emotions". Let the girl freak out, for goodness sake. I thought the way she behaved was very in character for her.

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  12. 12 hours ago, vonmar said:

    From Gold Derby

    Will Jim Parsons (‘The Big Bang Theory’) get a farewell Emmy nomination after 5 years out? These Experts think so

    Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) won the Emmy for Best Comedy Actor a record four times, but he’s been missing in action from the awards for the last five years. However, this is the last year of “Big Bang” after 12 seasons, so Emmy voters might be feeling sentimental after the show leaves the airwaves in May. Will he get a farewell nomination? Could he even get a record-breaking farewell win?

    <full article in the link>

    They've been wrong before so... I don't get my hopes up for any TBBT nominations, especially since this season isn't exactly seen as one of the better ones.

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  13. 1 hour ago, vonmar said:

    Jim grew his hair out during Season 5 for his play "Harvey" which ran on Broadway the summer that season ended.

    Yeah, I vaguely remember that. Still, the styling department could have done something better with it than this unflattering side-part.

    1 hour ago, shell said:

    Exactly Love it really messed up (The best style) Like the time when he got flip flops

    Haha yes! Fluffed hair looks cute on him.

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  14. 22 minutes ago, shell said:

    Looks close to season 5 again but I like it

    In length almost but not in style - thank goodness, cause I think S5 was the worst styled Sheldon hair. Current one is nice, though needs more scenes where it's fluffed (like whenever we have a bed scene we should have fluffy hair cause the perfectly styled hair always looks so out of place).

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  15. 2 hours ago, shell said:

    Love Jim's hair too, it really grew out No more Sheldon hair!

    I guess with "Sheldon hair" you mean the short style from the early seasons and thankfully that's been long gone for quite a few seasons already.

    I mean, he went from short hair to this weird long-ish hair in S5 and eventually they got him a better balanced combed-to-the-side style in later seasons.

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  16. Latest news have been that they have the fire under control to the point that the structure won't collapse. Thank goodness. I've been following the news for a couple hours and I probably couldn't sleep tonight without a bit of good news. Let's hope nothing terrible happens during the night. Those fire fighters are doing an incredible job.

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