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  1. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I liked the Howard/Sheldon storyline. It fitted nicely with the father thing. Now we've seen George it makes Sheldon's rendering of him believable. It's a pity they cut the explanation of why the rocket blew up instead of taking off. I'd have liked to know what the trigonometry puzzle was and whether I could have solved it. Trig was my favourite maths at school. It seemed to have a purpose in a way that much of geometry didn't.
  2. 1104 - 'The Explosion Implosion' (October 16)

    That's interesting information. Everyone I know who's been to the US has rented a car there. So in addition to all the pfaffing about with paperwork to go there they would have needed to extend their insurance to drive another car abroad before they went ? I didn't know that. Here we get the insurance with the hire car. I always pay the excess waiver. I wonder what tourists who don't own cars, such as a lot of Londoners, do ? There's no such thing here,so far as I know, as insurance unless you have a car. So would Sheldon have driven his mother's car when he visited Texas, swearing her to secrecy ? She'd have to have 'any driver' insurance I suppose. That's a good suggestion about Raj's clothes. I didn't think of that interpretation.
  3. 1104 - 'The Explosion Implosion' (October 16)

    It looks as though the lines in which Sheldon explained the explosion were cut. I wonder what car Sheldon drove by himself ? It can't have been Amy's because although she taught him to drive he hadn't told her he'd passed his test. Could it have been a hire car ? Now we know sixteen is the driving age in India. Raj's fleeting expression after agreeing he had to adapt his sister's clothes was interesting. Kudos Kunal. I'm glad Penny impresses Beverly. Beverly is more perceptive, it seems, than she seems. I'm not surprised Penny didn't complain to her about Leonard.
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Fillers are fine. It doesn't have to be a big step in life for the gang every week. Sometimes life just ticks over and can be enjoyable like that.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    A few of those were bought by the BBC or ITV and were shown here. We had only two TV channels. All in the Family was a remake of the BBC's Johnny Speight's Till Death Us Do Part. Funnily enough, AITF was sold back to us. It was pretty much on the mild side compared to the original, we thought. Dallas was very popular in the 1980s, especially with children and people who liked clothes. Oh those shoulder pads ! And the adultery ! I liked Golden Girls, WKRP in Cincinatti, and Soap. With the omission of the fornication TBBT would be funny in any era, even going back to the 1950s, I'd say. We got our first TV in 1957 and I Love Lucy was on then. I've watched some episodes recently on Netflix and I can see some of those audiences accepting TBBT.
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    He's supposed to be liked ? Where have I been for ten years ?
  7. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    It's early days to be comparing adult Sheldon with child Sheldon. As time goes on we may see some incidents that did not happen the way Sheldon recalls or how as a boy he viewed them at the time. That's where I think they'll get some of their humour. If he didn't manifest many signs of ASD until adolescence that is perhaps something we're not going to be shown. I imagine it would be too complicated to write about him once he went to university. If the situation shown us in the pilot develops I'd say Sheldon's reaction would be nearer depression and that some of his obsessions would come out of that. Highly intelligent children can be very unhappy in the 'wrong' environment, especially if they have inclinations and interests that counteract those of people around them. It's not good when the brain and the rest of the nervous and endocrine systems are still growing.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    So that's why we haven't seen them for a long time. I didn't even know they were ill.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Seems to me Beverly and Penny her homegirl bonded from the beginning. I loved their drinking session.
  10. 1024 'The Long Distance Dissonance' (May 11)

    Very little. I was listening for any infinitives they might in their anger split.
  11. 1024 'The Long Distance Dissonance' (May 11)

    I've been watching in real time since a few episodes into season one.
  12. 1024 'The Long Distance Dissonance' (May 11)

    I assumed at the time she had two on board or was more than two months gone. Could be neither, perhaps just an optical illusion.
  13. 1024 'The Long Distance Dissonance' (May 11)

    I thought when she was standing up before she sat down and when she was going down the stairs she had a bit of a tum. Her shirt sort of clung to her for a moment.
  14. Episode 2.15 (Feb 9th)

    She wouldn't but it's possible her mother might do so at times.
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    She twizzled them round.