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  1. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Ooh yes that is a great clip ! I remember he said Jim had to audition twice, in part, because Chuck thought his audition as Sheldon was hilarious, genius and "shocking " . He wanted to make sure it wasn't a fluke of some kind he said : "Can he come back and do it again coz I thought maybe it was a fluke of some kind. But it wasn't a fluke"
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I think they really need something for Penny to do,. I think Penny is (or used to be) probably the second most popular character after Sheldon. At the very least, the character is one of the more popular ones. So I think they are under-utilizing her. There were some Penny-centric episodes like Barbarian Sublimation and maybe some others in season 6, but I think there are few of those. The last good season they focused on Penny was in season 7 with her quitting cheesecake factory and her acting career. After season 8, they just kinda gave up IMHO. Lately there has been very little going on for her own stories(there are stories to tell other than wedding and babies).
  3. Young Sheldon Discussion Thread

    have they ever said Sheldon can't or didn't have a crush on someone before season 1 of tbbt (2007) ? There is no reason to assume he didn't. I mean ...he isnt asexual or aromantic, is he ?Also he is 9 years in YS so it seemed like a platonic one sided 'crush' on an older girl who was intelligent and introduce him to geology . I think they just wanted to explain why Sheldon is so dismissive of geology. I feel they will soon run out of jokes if they start coming up with explanations for all his quirks !
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    you think it was very mature and sensitive for Penny to clean Sheldon's toilet with a toothbrush and Lenny to mock him ? It was cruel . How come you forget about that ? How come Sheldon is the only bad guy ? And Leonard shouldn't have been keeping a secret from Penny in the first place, so he was also in the wrong. Sheldon may have been insensitive but he only revealed what was true in the first place.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I think it is a good thing they are not completely conventional, though they keep a balance and somethings need to be "normalized" . They are unconventional , but my point was, they are still more conventional now (empirically) compared to when Amy was introduced. Also, I think the "scientific wedding planning" has more potential for humor/plots than something a typical couple would do on a sitcom. So , on the contrary, it is actually less boring to me.
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I think you are right . Being “soulmates” and being in love doesn’t necessarily mean a "wedding" . But mainstream conventional audiences would automatically assume that marriage/wedding will happen someday whenever a new love interest is introduced. Probably that is why Holland said that. But in case of Shamy , Amy wasn’t a main character in season 4, and they were initially written as friends /intellectual companions who were somewhat attracted to each other- but their relationship was undefined and not “labelled” as anything. I think the idea of proposal-engagement-marriage was introduced later, during (and after) season 6 when Shamy became much more conventional. I have mixed feelings about that episode. His character was rapey, creepy and stalkerish. i hope we weren't supposed to feel bad for him.
  7. 1116 'The Neonatal Nomenclature' (March 1)

    Really ? I thought Sheldon was funny ! We need more geekiness and board games and less baby-talk sometimes. I liked the reference to "The Campaign For North Africa ". It is a very complex game .
  8. [Spoilers] Shamy: Season 11

    It is better to be with someone who loves you rather than someone who just puts up with you. otherwise , it is like saying, it is better to be with an abusive partner rather than be alone and asexual. Or that it is better to grow up with a horrible dad rather than grow up without one. It is a slippery slope that can get offensive. Between Meemaw and Mary's attitude, i actually prefer Meemaw's. Atleast Meemaw was concerned about Sheldon being with the right person, rather than be thankful that he is with just anyone. Also, while I didn't care for the casting(and the episode) Meemaw's attitude was not that far fetched . She gave Amy a hard time, but Amy hurt Sheldon and there is nothing wrong with her being questioned over it. Sheldon is also hit over the head many times about his own behavior too. No matter how difficult Sheldon was, he is still her own blood and clearly someone who she loves and protects. It would be unreasonable to expect her to side with Amy , over Sheldon, whom she has known 30+ years. There was going to be an obvious bias.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Absolutely. I got engaged in January and my fiance and I will start some wedding planning of our own ! dress shopping and having a bachelorette might be the only things that appeal most to me right now. The rest of the "planning" stuff, is boring, stereotypical and banal to me LOL, especially in sitcoms. Sitcoms also usually drag weddings out for the entire season between proposal and wedding ugh. I am not interested in guest stars though Beverly might be happy to attend Sheldon's wedding. They will probably bring Amy's parents. Actually there is a lot of organizing friends/family can do without directly involving bride and groom at every step(a way to use the other characters).
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Are you forgetting the time when Sheldon hugged Penny when she got him a gift? there was the time Penny defended him from a bully or When he drove her to ER or when she took him shopping . All the times Penny agreed to take care of him when he was sick. I think Penny and Sheldon were friends since early and it is a big exaggeration for you to say that there was a period of time on tbbt when they exclusively hated each other and weren't friends and are now suddenly OOC. Their banter was funny , not because it was based on mutual hatred but because they looked at life very differently . Friends can be at odds and can fight , but it doesn't make them ~not friends ~. Also, there is a danger in characters being too mean and insulting to each other so it shouldn't cross a line . Penny had a patience for Sheldon even in the early seasons. Making him spagetti or singing soft kitty for him may be an example. ...In Large Hadron Collider she "gave in" to let Sheldon go on the trip with Leonard, instead of her ( an episode where Sheldon was being unreasonable) I think all friend ships with Sheldon tend to be one sided to a degree. But i don't think this is a product of later seasons only.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Thats right ! Panty Pinata Polarization is one of my favorite episodes (well , mostly the S/P plot). It has some funny iconic lines I still remember- a real classic
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Don't worry, you are not alone ! I agree that Sheldon - Penny have a terrific comic dynamic throughout the years. I liked the latest episode. It was less relationship focussed and more old school friendship-based and somewhat science driven episode. I really enjoyed Penny's exchange with Sheldon and later the look on Leonard and Amy's face when Penny said you can have knots in four dimensions. It Sort of like Gorilla Experiment, except Sheldon was willing and open to Penny's little inputs and Penny was actually participating and contributing . On the Leonard -Amy side I liked the high school experiments especially the hot ice and the wave experiment ! Cool episode. Though I'm still not very keen on Howard -Raj -Bert plot.
  13. 1113 'The Solo Oscillation' (January 11)

    Average ep. I thought Lenny didn’t look good this episode. Another episode that emphasizes Leonard and Penny’s differences, implies they have little in common and how Penny is bored by most things Leonard finds interesting. Being the reverse of “Collaboration Fluctuation” is not exactly a good thing. The writers should show what Lenny connect on, other than sex and the prospect of Penny taking her clothes off. On the other hand, Shamy were ok. I actually liked that Amy said one of the things she liked about Sheldon was his need to focus on his work . Being a scientist herself, I liked that she understood his need to be alone and they didn’t go with the banal cliché fight about work vs love. Leonard and Amy were enjoyable and funny. They have a lot in common, but they are different too (subtle differences if you pay close attention…). I thought Sheldon and Penny scenes were ok and not OOC at all. The ending reminded me of Gorilla Experiment a bit. Penny was not portrayed as some expert “string theorist”. She just unintentionally helped Sheldon. Her way of looking at things is very different from Sheldon so the “rebound analogy” worked for comedy but other than that, it was no different to Sheldon having scientific epiphany about wave particle duality at the floor of the Cheesecake factory. Penny was an unlikely source of inspiration, but then again, most things about Sheldon and Penny are unlikely/unexpected- they are unlikely friends after all.
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    It is just like how the Ramona Nowitzki plot in the season 10 finale was released by CBS with the return of Riki Lindhome before the actual finale taping : Sheldon former admirer Ramona returns while Amy is away.
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Golden Globes are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. They are a bunch of journalists, not acting peers. Winning an Emmy and a SAG award are more prestigious. SAG voting body is made of only actors. TBBT didn't get any SAG award nominations this year.