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  1. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Thanks. Just passing by. I’m more avidly watching the biggest reality show. Sheldon turns out to be not so awful really. There are worse people around. And I’m guessing Penny and Leonard set up house together in around May 2019? Can’t wait.
  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    “No capes!” - Edna Mode The Incredibles (2004)
  3. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    It’s art. Deal with it. No expectations of privacy with a published work of art. And a special call out to all those kids who get to share a birthday with Jesus.
  4. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    The wicked part of that is that he still engaged you. They’ll take irritation over indifference. I’m working on indifference because I can’t be that engaged with such an obvious clown.
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    It was art. So it’s out there. The audience reacts as they do. That’s art’s purpose, isn’t it? ( that’s all I’ve got on that - can we talk about the mutual betrayals in the al fresco sex affair instead? I’ve got real problems with that.)
  6. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    So say we all!
  7. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Let’s next examine when Leonard guilted Penny into lots of no doubt enjoyable sex in traditionally inappropriate geographical locations. Then she set his mum on him. I’m not sure whether he set up a “permission structure” (jargon alert) that enabled Penny to do what she really wanted to do anyway (see the Mike blog) or was exploiting her. He then broke an intimate trust by bragging about it to demonstrate his power to himself and his male friends. AND am also not sure (but am inclined to believe) that her retaliation and consequent trust breaking was disproportionate and, knowing what she knew about his psychological damage (it was documented in a fracking book), was even purposefully sadistic. This show gets callous sometimes for the laughs. Lucky it’s fiction. My favourite line from the episode “You always go left!” The look from Penny/Ms Cuoco... Edit: WRT the “Ape” movie. Screen culture is one of the arts. Nudes have been art since year dot. The piece wasn’t a stolen private item. That’s all I have to say about that.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    So, not the iconoclast so much. More a teenage rebel, but now going back to tradition. No longer the new man. Comforting traditionalist, maybe.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Ceteris paribus, responses to fidelity issues rest entirely with the parties. It’s when there is a power disparity that exploitation occurs. Penny maybe had lesser economic power when she found out about Leonard and the boat - I forget if she had the pharma job. But now she has the upper hand economically she is freer to choose. And she chose to go on. No one is property. So, given that there was equivalent economic power levels between Leonard and Priya, if Leonard found Pryia’s actions offensive but Priya was willing to forgive his bad actions simply to excuse her bad actions then I feel Leonard was justified in breaking up. Leonard found his own actions offensive anyway. I think he may have fallen on his sword regardless - he never loved Priya - they were bump buddies.
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    And is a little dependent.
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    If the main story is about wedding planning then the well seems a bit dry. Is there anyway they can add more of a Mrs Davis-like character to the venture? That might fix things. Can they do something novel as they limp towards curtain, or do they just keep limping?
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Not just that they are iconic. The set embodies the premise.There is no point because they aren’t changing that. They just moved a notional resting place from one side of the corridor to the other. They have their groove down. They can keep going. Though the terracotta tiles in Penny’s old kitchen are beginning to date. They got this far with what they did originally. Even if the stage burned down they’d as likely rebuild as is and go on, rather than do novel set designs, I’d suspect.
  13. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Impulsively, my brain spontaneously combusted itself. Edit: it was a small fire. (Not a “bushfire”. Which is Aussie for “wildfire” - which sounds eldritch or something from Westeros)
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    (Warmly) I feel it’s more about expectations of story loading and weighting. Leonard & Penny maybe didn’t need any wedding planning. They had prevaricated enough. I’m fine with that - it’s just “wedding planning” per se that is challenging. Call me unromantic (“you’re unromantic!” they shout) but I could watch Petticoat Junction for that. I want to see people having fun sometimes. Paint ball wedding party? I’d watch. Planning the paint ball wedding party - hmm, maybe no. And maybe an issue is the ineluctable fact that Sheldon/ Shamy are the featured leads. If you only like 3/8ths of the show, but you really like those bits, what can you do? Just grumble I guess. Or not. But hey, you can’t have everything. At least there’s 3/8ths. *sigh*
  15. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    You could be right... but then, he may have. In my (personal) experience obsessed readers/ viewers tend to seek content from a source they engaged with rewardingly to hopefully get more of the same. And the boys are collectors. Leonard might likely want to complete the set - even if he didn’t want to watch Barry Lyndon, ACO is still speculative enough that it would be able to sit on the shelf next to 2001. He might prefer space opera, but I’d like think he has the capacity for dystopian visions. He lives in one. Of course the application of the Ludovico technique in the film might have meant he only watched once. Too close to home, what with his mother and all. I thought the “one of us chant” was from Stephen Sommers The Mummy franchise. I have only seen Freaks once long ago, so I didn’t get that the reference in The Mummy was to that. Thanks for the info. I’d suspect some amongst writers have read the canon. I think Chuck Lorre has said he has - but don’t quote me - I can’t cite a source. These folks are likely very catholic in their cultural diet. So it makes sense they drop in some winks and nods for fun.