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  1. Zinjo

    Cast dynamic

    True. However, it follows their competitive natures. Notice how Howard has the same superior attitude toward Raj AND Leonard now that he's seeing someone. I'd expect Raj to display the same behavior should the writers give him a girlfriend. Though the writers do need to tread a careful line between dramatic conflict and the appearance of bitterness. You could see the bitterness between Kaley and Johnny in their interactions after their romantic break up. They may be talented but things slipped out from time to time. Even now Kaley doesn't "see" the two characters getting together and I'd suspect that is more a personal preference rather than a professional one.
  2. The whole Sheldon / Amy thing, I can 't see lasting much longer. It's interesting to see a female version of Sheldon, but I am not sure if it's the performance or the overload of his character type, but I am finding it becoming rather dull and somewhat cliche'd. If anything, Sheldon needs a pairing with a character like Leslie Winkle. Someone to drive him crazy, but smart enough to keep up with him. Amy is far too bland and albeit a clever carbon copy of the Sheldon character, but lacks the idiosyncratic performances like Jim Parsons provides for Sheldon to truly carry it off. Now for Sheldon to become sexually attracted to Leslie Winkle would be laughter fodder for sure. He can't stand her, yet is physically drawn to her and ultimately emotionally. Leslie is the emotional opposite to Sheldon. She is a sexual being and emotionally detached, yet fully aware of that fact. Sheldon is non-sexual and emotionally childish, but is in denial of his emotions. Winkle has many of the dominant traits of Sheldon's mother and is very much as pushy as Sheldon is. When you put two assertive opposite personalities in a relationship, sparks are going to fly.
  3. Not so much script ideas but rather suggestions for the writer's consideration (other wise we get into legal issues): Penny being "tricked" into dumping Leonard by Will Weaton (brilliantly done, I might add) is something I can't help but expect there will be a reckoning for in the future. Perhaps there is a long term story arc of rekindled romance on the horizon for Leonard and Penny, similar to the Ross / Rachel arc on "Friends". Granted now Friends may be a groaning example, but at the time the, writers had the fans going crazy rooting for the couple who just couldn't get their collective crap together. The writers played with timings, new love interests to "delay" the two. Dramatically it WORKED and I wonder if a similar genius is at work here. I keep expecting to see Sheldon's twin sister return and take an interest in Leonard, sparking jealousy in Penny that starts a slow evolution between the two. Having Missy return to torment Sheldon some more (even for just a season), would only add to the fun. Penny sees herself as an intellectually inferior to Leonard, however she is his "empathetic superior". She is far more compassionate than Leonard, who apparently shows his greatest compassion toward Penny and her interests, even after they've broken up. Now you take this dynamic and see if it can become a compatibility bridge between the two. Differences are what make relationships interesting, NOT similarities. You have a very passive Leonard who needs to grow some back bone with women and a somewhat shallow Penny who needs to learn her own worth and strengths. Both have to "grow" out of their respective boxes to appreciate and accept what each bring to the table. I am hopeful the writers take their time pairing up the two. Much like the two season build up of the relationship the first time, any new rekindling should be given similar obstacles and time to re-build. I would like to see Penny's greatest fears materialize in the form of a competing suitor for Leonard's affections. Ideally that would be Missy, Sheldon's sibling nemesis... I would like to see Missy "teach" Leonard to stand up for himself, while Penny "learns" to abandon her shallow emotions by becoming "the Leonard" for a while. The smitten optimistic neighbor watching someone she can't have. Not becoming a "nerd" so to speak, but being denied what she has always taken for granted and thus appreciating the sacrifice that is required. The thing about Missy however is she won't have the same compassion that Penny possesses and that is what Leonard will notice is missing. The idea that at some you point have to choose between being "mostly happy" and settling or being "completely happy" and getting who you really want. A converging of themes and lessons both Penny and Leonard must come to learn for themselves. The whole Sheldon / Amy thing, I can 't see lasting much longer. It's interesting to see a female version of Sheldon, but I am not sure if it's the performance or the overload of his character type, but I am finding it becoming rather dull and somewhat cliche'd. If anything, Sheldon needs a pairing with a character like Leslie Winkle. Someone to drive him crazy, but smart enough to keep up with him. Amy is far too bland and albeit a clever carbon copy of the Sheldon character, but she lacks the idiosyncratic performances like Jim Parsons provides for Sheldon that truly carry it off. Now for Sheldon to become sexually attracted to Leslie Winkle would be laughter fodder for sure. He can't stand her, yet is physically drawn to her and ultimately emotionally. Leslie is the emotional opposite to Sheldon. She is a sexual being and emotionally detached, yet fully aware of that fact. Sheldon is non-sexual and emotionally childish, but is in denial of his emotions. Winkle has many of the dominant traits of Sheldon's mother and is very much as pushy as Sheldon is. When you put two assertive opposite personalities in a relationship, sparks are going to fly.
  4. Unfortunately you can only fill a show with so much Geek Gear before it becomes redundant and boring. The Leonard and Penny story is far from over, get used to it since that drama is what is driving the mundane's interest in the show and folks if the show doesn't make money it gets cancelled... There is a certain chemistry between Penny and Leonard, but I think the writers need to find the rhythm that works. In the 3rd season they were essentially foils for Sheldon's crazy, but they must grow beyond that to be interesting as a couple.
  5. Zinjo

    Cast dynamic

    Nah, its a GOOD thing that the dynamic has changed. It should evolve and the writers are allowing it to. So many situations they hit bang on! Written exactly how I would have. Leonard's return and the greeting he got from Penny. "Perfect". Even before seeing it, my first thought was, "No words, just a kiss" is all we need and that is exactly what we got! Penny being "tricked" into dumping Leonard by Will Weaton (brilliantly done, I might add) is something I can't help but expect there will be a reckoning for in the future. Perhaps there is a long term story arc of rekindled romance on the horizon for Leonard and Penny, similar to the Ross / Rachel arc on "Friends". Granted now Friends may be a groaning example, but at the time the, writers had the fans going crazy rooting for the couple who just couldn't get their collective crap together. The writers played with timings, new love interests to "delay" the two. Dramatically it WORKED and I wonder if a similar genius is at work here. I keep expecting to see Sheldon's twin sister return and take an interest in Leonard, sparking jealousy in Penny that starts a slow evolution between the two. Having Missy return to torment Sheldon some more (even for just a season), would only add to the fun. Penny sees herself as an intellectually inferior to Leonard, however she is his "empathetic superior". She is far more compassionate than Leonard, who apparently shows his greatest compassion toward Penny and her interests, even after they've broken up. Now you take this dynamic and see if it can become a compatibility bridge between the two. Differences are what make relationships interesting, NOT similarities. You have a very passive Leonard who needs to grow some back bone with women and a somewhat shallow Penny who needs to learn her own worth and strengths. Both have to "grow" out of their respective boxes to appreciate and accept what each bring to the table. I am hopeful the writers take their time pairing up the two. Much like the two season build up of the relationship the first time, any new rekindling should be given similar obstacles and time to re-build. I would like to see Penny's greatest fears materialize in the form of a competing suitor for Leonard's affections. Ideally that would be Missy, Sheldon's sibling nemesis... I would like to see Missy "teach" Leonard to stand up for himself, while Penny "learns" to abandon her shallow emotions by becoming "the Leonard" for a while. The smitten optimistic neighbor watching someone she can't have. Not becoming a "nerd" so to speak, but being denied what she has always taken for granted and thus appreciating the sacrifice that is required. The thing about Missy however is she won't have the same compassion that Penny possesses and that is what Leonard will notice is missing. The idea that at some you point have to choose between being "mostly happy" and settling or being "completely happy" and getting who you really want. A converging of themes and lessons both Penny and Leonard must come to learn for themselves. The whole Sheldon / Amy thing, I can 't see lasting much longer. It's interesting to see a female version of Sheldon, but I am not sure if it's the performance or the overload of his character type, but I am finding it becoming rather dull and somewhat cliche'd. If anything, Sheldon needs a pairing with a character like Leslie Winkle. Someone to drive him crazy, but smart enough to keep up with him. Amy is far too bland and albeit a clever carbon copy of the Sheldon character, but she lacks the idiosyncratic performances like Jim Parsons provides for Sheldon that truly carry it off. Now for Sheldon to become sexually attracted to Leslie Winkle would be laughter fodder for sure. He can't stand her, yet is physically drawn to her and ultimately emotionally. Leslie is the emotional opposite to Sheldon. She is a sexual being and emotionally detached, yet fully aware of that fact. Sheldon is non-sexual and emotionally childish, but is in denial of his emotions. Winkle has many of the dominant traits of Sheldon's mother and is very much as pushy as Sheldon is. When you put two assertive opposite personalities in a relationship, sparks are going to fly.
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