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  1. Let me preface this by saying that I would sooner watch a bad season (or episode) of tBBT over just about any other show currently in production. The worst season (imho) was the 5th. I actually stopped watching for a period during this season & have only caught up with it in syndication. By comparison, the 7th season has shaped up to be a very good season, not the best season, but very good. "The Raiders Minimization," Amy finds a flaw in the guy's favorite film. Now the writers could have taken a low road & gone for some cheap laughs wherein Sheldon seeks revenge & it ends there. No. To their credit, one of the redeeming qualities about Amy (aside from the fact that she is hilarious) are her attempts to humanize & socialize Sheldon, which is what she does by the end of the episode. The 2nd storyline in this same episode was a great way of using the characters interplay within the group to bring a storyline full circle, which terminates in the welcomed return of Christine Baranski. Other examples of what make this season very good: 1. Howard & Amy bonding over Neil Diamond in "the Scavenger Vortex." 2. Full-on-Sheldon & red, itchy Leonard in "the Itchy Brain Simulation." Again, a great storyline that twists & turns while staying true to the characters motivations & personalities. 3. "The Occupation Recalibration" Paraphrased, Penny: "Do you think I made a mistake quitting my job?" Sheldon, after requesting she bring him a lemonade, which she forgets to do, "do you see me drinking a lemonade?" This episode is yet another example of how fluidly the writers manage to write storylines coupling characters who might not conceivably co-mingle (Bernadette & Stuart). Examples of what kept this season from being great: 1. Raj & Stuart's attempts to meet women, aside from discovering that Stuart has one unusually long testicle, which, of course he does. 2. Sheldon's attempt to learn how to be funny, which wasn't. 3. Sheldon being rude & selfish. There's rude & selfish then there's rude, selfish, & hilarious. And this alone is probably the feature that most sways an episode (for me) between good & great.
  2. With some exceptions this last season(5) I think the show has been pretty consistent. Leanord is so much more accepting of Sheldon for one simple reason: he grew up with a Sheldon, his mother. Germany & Europe are easier to get around without a car; there's a reason people go biking through Europe. Also, I can totally see an un-chauffered Sheldon walking the streets with his bag strapped diagnolly across his chest. You are so wrong Sheldon is nothing like leonard's mom who is cold(which is where leonard's mommy issues and me attitude comes from) where Sheldon at times just doesn't know any better or knows the difference, Sheldon had to get from point to point b some how in Germany and living in the apt. before Leonard moved in, like I'm going to believe a man with sheldon's intelligence can't figure how to get to and from work. You have got to be kidding. S&L have already had conversations re eachothers mothers, S has a relationship & a correspondence w/L's mother. Really. If you were looking for a challenge, you certainly could have chosen a better subject. Lines have also been written re S's adventures on public transit. How do you think he stays so thin & has it dawned on anyone that he has gained weight since having a reiable source of transportation! Jim Parsons is a method actor god!
  3. With some exceptions this last season(5) I think the show has been pretty consistent. Leanord is so much more accepting of Sheldon for one simple reason: he grew up with a Sheldon, his mother. Germany & Europe are easier to get around without a car; there's a reason people go biking through Europe. Also, I can totally see an un-chauffered Sheldon walking the streets with his bag strapped diagnolly across his chest.
  4. I agree that the pseudo lesbian thing is getting as stale as Howard & Raj's adolescent sense of humor. But I love Amy & the best part of the janitor story was when his wife called her a puta (Spanish roughly translated to whore) & made her stop eating her lunch with him. That is a great, short story that speaks volumes about a character.
  5. Add another vote to that. Season 5s great weakness? Of all things, Sheldon. My beloved Moonpie has gone from quirky OCD genius to a quasi shut-in with no rhyme or reason to his madness. I hope the writers find their way back. Thank God for Berndatte & Amy or I might not be watching anymore.
  6. The big bang theory got more than a 25% increase from DVR viewers. One of the big winners, so they say. http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Television_44/Big-lift-for-comedies-from-DVR-playback.asp I have taken the liberty of making a chart showing where the ratings would be under the old methods. For some reason I can't make it bigger. Discuss. Poor ratings at the start of a show may indicate that she show hasn't been "found" yet. Was MASH seasons 1&2 better than season 5? Probably. Were they lower rated? Definitely. That is your best defense. HOWEVER! Was season 8 & 9 of Roseanne (a hit from episode 1) better than seasons 1-7 or higher rated? Definitely not. Were shows like The Odd Couple & Newsradio great shows? Yes! Were they ratings hits? No. A small audience does not indicate a bad show. A loyal audience that has abandoned ship is a trustworthy guide for when it's time to pack it in. 2 cents baby! Who got 2cents! Who got it!
  7. There has been a subtle suggestion that Sheldon has a thing about hippies. Wouldn't it be great if his brother were a hippy and THAT is from where Sheldon's prejudice stems?! Can you imagine what effect a barefoot, carefree, tech-free brother would have on Sheldon?!
  8. That was the excuse for not bringing her back. They couldn't think of anything for the Leslie Winkle character, right around the same time they brought on Amy & Bernadette characters. Hhhmmm? Seems strange. Gilbert is now on daytime talk where two of her co-workers were recently fired AND she did grow up on the set of Roseanne. Should this thread have been titled "Is Sara Difficult"?
  9. I hate to pile on but I hate... not the accent but something about her speech. It's haughty.
  10. This is like wishing Maclean Stevenson were Lazarus. How can you wish Dian Chambers return when Shelley Long wouldn't come out of her chambers on set!? Do you wish Frank Costanza were bald again!? Move with the times babe!!!
  11. No offense to Laurie Metcalf, but those proportions don't seems genetically plausible! While I'm on the subject, Laurie's perfprmances have been some of the highlights of a great show.
  12. Gidday Well you dont have to sell me on the Bernadette character she is certainly awesome Thank you. How do you not love a Polish Catholic girl who hates children & whose mother used to run an illegal daycare who sounds like sugar & spice but can yuck it up with the big Jewish Mama like nobodies biznez & who's about to marry her putz boyfriend? If you know, don't tell me, for I've already fallen in love! Seriously though, what a great find. Characters like Bernadette & Amy can add years to the typical 5-6 year lifespan of a sitcom. Who would have thought that the chicks would save the nerds!?
  13. Seriously? After 11 years? Hope they tread lightly on this subject. Agreed. I don't think it's too much to ask that the writers know the characters for whom they are writing. Or that they apply a certain standard when writing for them. For example, if they find it necessary to alter the essence of a character in order to accommodate a joke, STOP! If they find they need to contradict something already presented about a character in order to accommodate a joke, STOP! If they cannot distinguish between quirks in a character from obnoxious behavior/lines better written for somone on the Jersey Shore, STOP! I am ranting & so I digress.
  14. horizonrusted@yahoo.com

    Amy.

    Much like Sheldon, if Mayim Bialik & thee writers can keep her character from becoming a clown, a charicature if you will, then keep Amy. Unfortunately, judging from the state of Sheldon this season, that is the very road Amy is on. I point you to the bird episode of earlier this season. An entire episode of Sheldon shoo-ing away a bird. Really?
  15. I didn't post on the previous Bernadette thread because it is closed for some reason, but I have to state my case. I cannot believe that thread. I think the Bernadette character is not only funnier this season than she's ever been, she's also been the funniest character this season (including Sheldon- the what's going on with Sheldon this season thread should be soon in coming btw). Her revelation that she hates kids was hilarious. Granted, not terribly well written, the actress performing Bernadette has some comedic chops on her which I have found to be impressive. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
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