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  1. I agree with the science and geek stuff. They give it token mentions here and there but it's an after thought no longer part of the show. They seem to be writing as outsiders looking in. Rather than having actual geeks or science guys as part of the writing team.
  2. I think it's just the way sitcom characters go. They tend to become over the top versions of their earlier selves. They've taken one part of the character and pushed it to the extreme. I think I get my friends reaction to FRIENDS now. I enjoyed the show but never got invested in any of it but those I knew that did complained how the characters became so exaggerated it got silly. I now know what they meant.
  3. Will Wheaton is normally great and Zak too. Mainly because they aren't over used like Amy and Bearnadette.
  4. Mandolin player? Mannequin? Manatee impersonator? Manta ray in disguise? Manny Paciao fan? Well tell us!
  5. It started out ok I enjoyed Raj and Howard together on the date but it was all downhill from there. The Raj and Penny interactions are so false and forced. This makes them extremely uncomfortable to watch. It's only been a few episodes since she was describing him as creepy when silent and arrogant when drunk now they've made out, had foreplay, pretend sex and are suddenly best friends. Really bad writing. Still irks me to see Leonard interact with Penny and Raj as if nothings happened. So promising start only to fall flat on its face. Still that's an improvement from the other episodes. I really hate what they've done o Raj he used to be one of my favourite characters now he's so unlikeable. And yes the deaf girl might have well been a blow up doll with the amount of character they gave her.
  6. They are or at least the majority is, obviously certain scenes aren't due to logistics. But the laughs will still be enhanced at punch lines and lowered or got rid of if someone laughs at a point the director/editor doesn't want them too.
  7. Threelions

    Penny

    Leonard is no longer her ideal guy after the whole Raj night she needs a major Hollywood guy.
  8. Lol. Just wanted to make this a good point to say I love you all. If you don't agree with me about how the series is going so be it. I still love you all as you were or are TBBT fans. That makes you special if you disagree with me about how the series is going I don't hate you if anything I'm jealous. Here's to us all having a good future
  9. I really dislike the Letterman shows I've seen. They always go the same way, quick anecdote, plug a book, show, film, thank you and goodnight. You dont get any real interviews.
  10. Lol that could work very well. I've come to the conclusion that getting rid of Penny would help. Have her get the dream Hollywood role she always dreamed of so she gets a happy send off. Leonard grows his balls back and dumps Priya and gets it on with this geek girl who's apparently coming up. Also we have scene where just guys are sitting in the apartment. There's a knock on the door, Sheldon opens the door and it's another Raj, with a long beard and disheveled look. He explains that he is the real Raj and his evil twin kidnapped him (at the beginning of season 4) and has had him locked in the basement ever since. The evil Raj stands up gives an evil laugh and jumps out the window.
  11. That's a really stupid thing to say. I dislike the way the show has gone but I don't try to belittle those that still enjoy it, if anything I'm jealous of them. You can easily say a real fan wouldn't enjoy them degrading the show and characters, it's easy to sling mud. As for the episode it wasn't terrible but didn't get any laughs from me. Seemed very fragmented with little direction. Sheldon likes trains we know but to have him turn into a 5 year old was just strange. Amy just annoyed me in this episode I'm not normally a Amy hater but she just got on my nerves. Leonard going to the wedding with her seemed forced, if they made up some reason to force him into going it might have worked. But to go from him being uncomfortable just being around her to agreeing to escort her to a wedding was silly. Penny and Leonard having a touchy feely moment as he got ready for the wedding was again strange, they haven't resolved anything about her and Raj yet so I don't see them being like that. They need a few episodes with just the main cast getting back to basics.
  12. I'm not sure they're doing it on purpose, though the season four finale was put there for no other reason than shock value. I think it's just Prady and Lorre only know this humour and with some of the original writers gone and a lack of ideas they've fallen back on what they know best.
  13. This would be a decent way to handle things. Now we just need to change your last name to Lorre and get you on the writing staff.
  14. Please stop comparing it to a husband and wife's relationship Yes I want Penny and Leonard together BUT They are not married. They are not even in a relationship when this happens and Leonard is quiet happy dating Pryia at that moment The comparison is just to show there was sexual contact. But considering in earlier episodes Leonard made it clear he didn't want Howard or Raj even trying it on with Penny then I doubt he would be happy. It's made pretty clear that Penny is special to him, no one knows this more than his friends. So whether they are together or not Leonard would not be happy about it and would not forgive Raj. This is the problem they've created for themselves. Even if Leonard finds out they didn't "technically" have sex no one would be happy with the situation. Personally they need another solution, in another thread someone mentioned that maybe Raj lied which would work. The other more extreme measure would be to write Penny out. Her purpose was to be the girl who finally fixes her problems with guys by going out with a guy she would normally never look twice at. That's gone now even if her and Leonard get back together it's no longer special as she at least tried to shag another of the group. So get rid of Penny or even Leonard and start over as things stand if their end game is to get them together they've ruined it. They've screwed up the screw up so to speak. They had a chance to fix it and still got things wrong. So we now have. Leonard going from an intelligent but unlucky in love geek who is brave enough to go for the girl he shouldn't have a chance with. Now turned into a spineless "sissy" coward who let's everyone walk all over him. Raj going from probably the most decent even naive of the group to scumbag who goes after his friends girlfriends. Penny going from a decent girl who falls for the wrong type of guy to all out drunken slut who sleeps with anyone for the price of a few glasses of wine. Sheldon turning more and more into a parody of himself. I think Howard is probably the only character that has remained consistant. Though that's probably because he already suited the comedy they have moved into.
  15. Yes because people should never complain about falling standards or a drop in quality. The world would be such a better place if throughout history people just put up and shut up. Where has protesting and complaining or trying to improve things ever got anyone. Also the the negativity started with season four, but the finale tipped things over the edge.
  16. Did the same thing with Extras and I think his Ricky Gervais show. It must stink being Stephen Merchant...you right half of brillance but the chubby guy gets the credit lol It is also no coincedence that the American version of The Office started to fall flat late season 3 after they ran out of Gervais ideas Never saw Simon Pegg's Spaced! Any other BBC shows I should look out for? I have Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, Black Adder and one of my favorite sitcoms of all time IT Crowd on DVD Lol yeah poor Merchant I always forget about him. I would say Spaced is a must watch series, a true classic should be available on Amazon or ahem other places. You have a wanna be comic artist working in a comic shop and a wannabe writer who both split with their other halves and end up sharing a flat. There are tons of film and geek references and a great supporting cast, its very different to a normal sitcom. IT Crowd is amazing another where they are quitting while ahead, one more series to go I think. You covered my favourite shows so not many more I can recommend. Red Dwarf early series are good but later series suffered with a lack of ideas, Black Books is good, not as good as some on your list worth a watch. Not sure if the humour travels well but Alan Patridge is good. Starts out as a spoof chat show "Knowing Me Knowing You", then moves onto a sitcom following him after his show is cancelled "I'm Alan Patridge." Plenty of clips on YouTube to see if you like it. Not sure if you only want sitcoms but other comedy stuff worth looking at if you just like the general British humour. Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, two very good weekly Comedy quiz shows and The Fast Show a classic sketch show from the 90's.
  17. I think they just wanted it over and done with. As I mentioned before lots of things didn't make sense. On top of the whole drunk enough to forget but sober enough to be sensible, why would Penny not want to tell everyone? It solves her problems, Howard being more angry at Raj's poetry than Leonard is about him sleeping with the love of his life. I think they just realised it was a huge mistake and they wanted to get rid of it as quick as they could. It wouldn't surprise me if it's never mentioned again.
  18. Gervais is pretty clever he ended the original UK Office after two series even though it was hugely successful. Simon Peggs Spaced another favourite of mine only had two series. Obviously I would have preferred more but at least they finished at the top of their game. Definitely too many execs making bad decisions when it comes to TV.
  19. You can easily see the difference just by watching a season 1episode then watching one of the current episodes, it's night and day. There was never a reliance on romantic drama, relationship humour yes but not lots of drama for the sake of it. I wasn't here before so I can't comment on what others have said before. 1 and 2 are better than 3 but 3 still holds up pretty well. 4 is where Raj did 180 personality wise, Sheldon constantly contradicted his previous personality traitd and the humour went from intelligent to fart jokes. There's nothing wrong with sex jokes or toilet humour when it's done well and isn't relied on as the sole source of humour see early Howard. But when it's all there is something's gone wrong. Relationships are fine but this isn't 90210 I don't tune in to see who kissed who.
  20. They aren't going back to the early Intelligent humour. They've set out their intentions with season 4 and the first couple of episodes of season 5. They have changed to a mainstream formula and a low brow mainstream too. They are going to get very good numbers with it so they won't change, if anything you will have more relationship drama and gutter humour and less geek, science stuff. Those of us unhappy with it have to put up with it or stop watching. I haven't decided which yet but I do know I only count 1 to 3 as the real TBBT. Now it's just another run of the mill sitcom no different to anything else.
  21. I might not like the direction the shows gone but I can't see the numbers going down. They've gone more main stream with the humour so if anything the number should improve. So those that are still enjoying it shouldn't have anything to worry about.
  22. It's become a run of the mill by the numbers sitcom. Sadly I have no interest in that. I loved TBBT because of how different and clever it was but now that's gone. The ratings seem good so expect more relationship drama and gutter humour and no more clever or original comedy.
  23. Didn't you notice that he had a flask in his hand when Amy opened the door and he was lowing it as if he just had a drink? I know. There is really no excuse for that. It is past "oh Sheldon is just awkward". Sheldon it turning into a mean person. It seems to me that they are pushing the characters into more extreme stereotypes as the ratings go down and down. I know nothing about ratings and stuff, are they really going down? Seems strange they would keep drifting away from the original formula if it's losing them ratings. I also agree with Imapotato. Classic shows don't wildly change especially not so quickly.
  24. I'll repost my thoughts from the other thread rather than rewrite my opinion. Hmmm well that was.... strange. Only watched the first one. SPOILERS Few things that make no sense whatsoever. Howard has more of a reaction to Raj writing dirty poetry than Leonard does about Raj sleeping with the love of his life. Penny's biggest regret about the situation is ruining things with Leonard but she agrees not to tell everyone she didn't sleep with Raj. None of it makes any sense. Overall very meh and still think the fact they tried to sleep together ruins the whole show and the way they've tried to cover that up makes even less sense. Going to watch the second but even without the Penny/Raj thing it just seems to have lost it's spark and originality. They need to trim the fat cut out the drama crap and reduce the non main cast for starters. Well two down and yeah, meh! The whole Raj/Penny thing seemed to be them saying "yep we completely screwed up, let's just pretend we didn't go there." The episodes overall were pretty lame. The characters have become so exaggerated it's just silly. The kissing machine just wasn't funny, didn't repulse or disgust me I just felt embarrassed for the actors having to act in such a bad scene. The episodes just seemed tired as if they are out of ideas but the ratings are there so they have to keep going. The only real laugh I got out of both episodes was Sheldon saying "as a man with a keen sense of style, I must tell you that chair does not work with the room." Really surprised that the Raj/Penny thing wasn't the most disappointing thing rather the lack of anything resembling the series I used to love.
  25. Hmmm well that was.... strange. Only watched the first one. SPOILERS Few things that make no sense whatsoever. Howard has more of a reaction to Raj writing dirty poetry than Leonard does about Raj sleeping with the love of his life. Penny's biggest regret about the situation is ruining things with Leonard but she agrees not to tell everyone she didn't sleep with Raj. None of it makes any sense. Overall very meh and still think the fact they tried to sleep together ruins the whole show and the way they've tried to cover that up makes even less sense. Going to watch the second but even without the Penny/Raj thing it just seems to have lost it's spark and originality. They need to trim the fat cut out the drama crap and reduce the non main cast for starters. Well two down and yeah, meh! The whole Raj/Penny thing seemed to be them saying "yep we completely screwed up, let's just pretend we didn't go there." The episodes overall were pretty lame. The characters have become so exaggerated it's just silly. The kissing machine just wasn't funny, didn't repulse or disgust me I just felt embarrassed for the actors having to act in such a bad scene. The episodes just seemed tired as if they are out of ideas but the ratings are there so they have to keep going. The only real laugh I got out of both episodes was Sheldon saying "as a man with a keen sense of style, I must tell you that chair does not work with the room." Really surprised that the Raj/Penny thing wasn't the most disappointing thing rather the lack of anything resembling the series I used to love.
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