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  1. I guess I don't find the dress ugly? If you know what I mean. As in, there are different styles of wedding dresses and this one, to me, looks more old fashioned. Something brides might have worn earlier last century, rather than the slimmer, strapless, sleeveless types that people wear nowadays. It reminds me a bit of the dresses royalty used to wear in the first half of the 1900's. I think what makes it "Amy" is that it's old fashioned, not that it's ugly. I understand that it's not everyone's cup of tea, but what I mean is that I think it's a bit of a stretch to say that the wardrobe department picked it because it's ugly, rather than old-fashioned (as whether or not it's ugly is a personal preference), and we don't know that that was the thought process behind it. Mayim will probably explain in her video. 

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  2. I meant in terms of big moments or specific directions. There aren't that many huge milestones left to tackle at this point that you can steer characters in the direction of, other than babies (which they are obviously not keen on as writers unless they have to) and career.

    Again, I haven't seen this week's episode yet, but my issues with the previous two wasn't much to do with re-hashing of old plots because I didn't think that was the case (Howard and Sheldon bonding over his impending fatherhood 2.0 was new, for example; as were Howard and Amy working together), but because I found the jokes rather stale and unimaginative. And the whole plot about having a boy made me cringe at several points over gender stereotyping. So it's more about the execution than the plots or directions per se.

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  3. I haven't seen this week's episode yet, but to be fair it's S11. Most of the major milestones have been hit, the big moments have happened, and I doubt you can recapture that same excitement of even last season because the characters have now arrived at their destination, in many ways. I think it's hard for Holland to give the characters a direction because there's very few places left he can take them to. I kept saying that, at this point, the only area where they can maybe take them somewhere is in their careers, with someone becoming a professor or something, but other than that, given that this isn't the kind of show where they would have people move to another apartment, let alone city or have any other major overhaul of that kind, there's not much left to write. I think what we are going through right now is the classic case of the show that has gone on too long, tbh, and I feel that if this had been the final season and we didn't have a 12th lined up, perhaps people wouldn't feel so bored.

    Personally, I really really enjoyed episodes 1 to 3 and then found 4 and 5 to fall kind of flat for different reasons, so I'm not even sure it's an issue with the change in showrunner as much as the age of the show. 

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  4. After the sneak peek, i was expecting to enjoy this episode a lot more, but I actually was a bit disappointed. I mean, it was more enjoyable than the last one to me, but I found it a bit over the top. I was expecting to hate Lenny using the book to handle Sheldon more, but it really just came across as using tips that could come from any people-management book, be it grown ups or kids, to handle behavior that anyone at any age can display so it really didn't bug me. I also didn't mind Sheldon being jealous of Amy spending time working with Howard. I really don't think we can say anymore that Sheldon isn't a supportive boyfriend, after the way he handled the Princeton situation. It was just this one project that was bugging him, partly because he likes having her around at home and partly because they have their own project going. If Sheldon were nice and supportive 24/7, then they would have nothing to write about for comedy. 

    If I have to find something to criticize about the episode, I guess it would be that there were some veiled jokes about the fact that Amy doesn't have as good a time at home with Sheldon, which I find kind of stupid at this point (especially since we have seen them enjoy living and working together). But they were so veiled and blink-and-you-miss-it that I don't really think they qualify as real criticism. I guess I just enjoyed episodes 1-3 A LOT this season, so these last two have kind of let me down a bit. Not in a "I hate this" kind of way, but more in a "meh" sort of way. It was all a bit heavy-handed. I think the funniest scene was probably the Morse code blinking, alongside the "sexy science flirting" from the sneak peek. The rest, I could take it or leave it.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Carey said:

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the project that Amy is doing with Howard a cap that moves arms with thoughts? If it possible that it's phase two of cognitive recognition experiment the Amy and Sheldon were working on ? 

     

    I doubt it. Sheldon and Amy were looking into quantum cognition, it's more of a theoretical problem/theory of everything kind of question that wouldn't be directly applicable to brain-machine interfaces. BMIs are quite the hip thing right now, although usually a lot of the research is with intracranial implants, but EEG-based caps are often also used. 

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  6. Yeah, I can't see Sheldon having difficulties about getting married, given his mindset about both the proposal and the groomzilla-ness displayed in the upcoming episode (btw, love those sneak peeks!). It could be that PP is appearing in a dream about difficulties with his career? Maybe Sheldon is trying to reinvent himself as a science educator like PP? I still think Sheldon's best bet for his career right now is to focus on the project with Amy, and I hope the show hasn't forgotten that. 

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  7. Love groomzilla!Sheldon! And it makes so much sense given how he is. They can use his personality not only to create the comedy but also to make him be someone who cares and flipping the gender stereotypes at the same time. 

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  8. AHHH brain-machine interfaces! Niccceee! Yep, definitely need an engineer for that! 

    And I know, I get sidetracked by work and (fake) GoT spoilers so all my time has been eaten up LOL. But I'm still watching and still shipping :) 

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