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  1. [Spoilers] Raj: Season 11

    I still think there's a chance he'll do the Shamy wedding.
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    The big difference to me is in the minds of the two men. Leonard had a conscience about the kiss with Mandy. Whether or not anyone else would take an incident like that seriously wasn't relevant and still isn't. Although Mandy herself hadn't given it another thought, Leonard spoke about it as if he was unburdening himself of something he'd done wrong and Penny reacted to the revelation as if it were a confession. It doesn't matter how anybody else regards it. Our opinion wouldn't make a difference to them. Sheldon, on the other hand, apparently had no misgivings. Even if he asked himself if he was to blame in any way, such as wondering whether he'd led Ramona on, we'll never know. According to what he said, all Ramona's kiss meant to him was confirmation of what we knew he'd been thinking about for years. It doesn't matter that his story of a sudden realisation from nowhere - that he wanted to kiss only Amy for the rest of his life and therefore he should propose - doesn't make sense in the light of at least the previous two years. We saw his response, which was to leave the situation and get on a plane. Amy's worries about whether Ramona could take him from her melted away. She didn't even ask for details. I can't believe she wouldn't have wanted to know more, but so far as we were shown she had the sense not to open that box. She didn't want to spoil what she'd been cooling her jets for. Sheldon put a positive spin on the conversation and kiss in his mind and used that. Amy was ' magnanimous in victory' to Ramona. Objectivity over who did or did not 'cheat' with whom is of no consequence.
  3. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    There's more to being a good spouse than providing for the home and looking after the people in it. After the basics are met, there's the relationship between the couple. That's what has to be sustained for the rest of one lifetime. What a person expects from a partner may not be what another would. Not everyone wants the same thing from his or her spouse. So long as the hypothetical man is being and doing what his wife wants, in her mind he's a good husband. If he likes being and doing just that, he's a good husband in his mind too. If the behaviour is reciprocated, then she's a good wife.
  4. 1110 - The Confidence Erosion (December 7)

    But at that stage Amy didn't want a sexual relationship with Sheldon. However, she did want brains as well as physicality in a lover. Zack lost all his sexual attractiveness to her when she realised he was dim. in the tag she caught hold of Sheldon's hand as an experiment. She felt nothing then. At the time I liked that. I wanted them to be good friends. They both needed friends who appreciated and liked their mind. There were no signs either of them wanted more from each other until Sheldon gave Leonard the 'Not for you' rabbit punch. She had to be drunk in order to kiss him. When Sheldon got jealous over Amy's dating Stuart and asked her to be his girlfriend I was disappointed. I'm glad for Sheldon that it did morph into love because if Amy had met and married another man he might have lost that friendship.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Your daughter is not alone. It's been suggested here too. They have 90 days from last week in which to get married. They'll be househunting soon.
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    That wouldn't be enough. She didn't seem to care much about him beyond funding for work and a place to stay. At least not so far as she told Sheldon.
  7. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Why would she ?
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I suppose I should have used the past tense. It's entirely possible the new generation of men don't let such things affect their temper, or perhaps they don't have to get belligerent because they don't get picked on these days ?
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Isn't the trumpet one of Dr Bialik's instruments ?
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I used to play in an organised amateur orchestra. It was organised by staff at a local technical college who played among themselves, just as Leslie Winkle and Leonard et al did, and then expanded to take in all levels of musicians as part of a training orchestra. We used to rehearse weekly and then give concerts at old folks' homes, hospitals,handicapped centres and so on, and at churches who were fundraising for good causes in their communities etc. It was fun because these places would often make a day or an evening of it and we'd be served with smashing refreshments or even asked to a party. Once we were invited to play at Chatsworth House in front of H.M. The Queen Mother. I haven't played for years. I'd almost forgotten about it. The college got absorbed into another institution and the buildings pulled down. The staff dispersed, or retired and grew old or vice versa. I must look on the website and see if the orchestra is still going. They might have stayed together and the people I thought old a couple of decades ago might not be as elderly as I used to think.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Personal observation mainly.
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Really ? I never fancied a bloke who was shorter than me. Never went out with one. Never even willingly danced with one. I had to, most unfairly, in 'olde-tyme' lessons at school before the boys put on their growth spurt at fourteen or fifteen. Short men are too bad-tempered for me.
  13. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Missy and Raj ? Missy is married, possibly to a disabled husband ( we never heard whether or not he got over his accident, only that he was too injured to attend the birth of their first child ) and she is a mother. She's too tall for Raj anyway.
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I left my viola on the bus once. That was a mistake. I once told the dentist's nurse she was reminding me of an appointment I'd never made, and then I found the appointment card in my handbag. Another mistake. It's an interesting suggestion that adultery is a mistake. Is the mistake thinking the other person won't find out ? ( sarcasm) I know five people whose lives were set on a different path from their childhood onwards because their dads ( two of them ) mistakenly thought their mums couldn't be hurt because they'd never know. I'm glad TBBT doesn't quite go there. We see three (nearly) marriages all coming from different places, but all with love based on something and somehow ticking along with no disloyalty so far. I do hope we never see it. I agree relationships of various kinds, including marriage, can be healed after betrayal. People can regret their actions and be forgiven. Regret and guilt can teach someone never to repeat a bad action. They might even become better spouses,friends, relatives etc forever afterwards. And life can go on with friendships, marriages, families and so on getting back on an even keel after breach of trust, but what can happen doesn't always happen and not something a sensible person would risk.
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Perhaps the people who write these publicity blurbs are hoping viewers will expect the opposite and tune in to find out ?