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  1. There is some irony in the rep from the rival drugs company making an offer to Penny and her asking that he write it on a napkin...... "like they do in the movies"........ being said by an actress earning around $1,000,000 an episode in a run of 24 over at least 6 seasons!

    It wasn't a bad episode; but they do seem (to quote Sheldon) "to be lowering the quality until nobody cares"

    I think the production team have a job on their hands wrapping up the storylines now, and they don't have much time left with only six episodes to go.

  2. Th last season is going down the toilet unfortunately.


    Leonard; Penny and Raj need not be there at all. Bernadette and Howard have some good scenes - but the magic thing was just awful.

    The premise of the show was Leonard's efforts to get Penny.......once that was resolved, it became all about Sheldon - with the dreadful YS spin-off.


    Season 12 is the Big Whimper.....not the Big Bang


    To quote Sheldon "They slowly lowered the quality, until nobody cared"

  3. 10 hours ago, HeWolf said:

    The killing off of Shamy's super asymmetry idea seemed overly simplistic. One obscure paper from 40 years ago would not be sufficient to disprove their theory. While it is conceivable for Sheldon to react like a big baby over a contrary professional opinion, it is less believable from Amy. Just feel this was poorly conceived, written, and played out.

    Yes. It is only a sitcom and there has to be some suspension of disbelief, but world class scientists would KNOW this and look for corroboration or further evidence before throwing the towel in.

    The show is coming to an end and each episode seems to be intent on confirming this - probably a real pity that the team knew this before writing and producing all but the first two episodes.

  4. Yes this was a good one, after a few hiccoughs in the opening of the season.

    Nice to see Lenny not being quite so negative to each other and Howardette developing in the relationship to the point where they can accommodate for personal space and needs.

    I did have  a few LOL moments and it's an episode I'd want to watch again, which is usually my criteria for a 'good' episode.

  5. Stunise?......Denart, surely?


    Did not like the episode one bit.

    The writers seem to be setting up an 'incompatibility' plot with Leonard and Penny's characters - to what end I am not sure; but it would give the show a darker end if Lenny were to break up. Penny also seemed much more forthright and aggressive with Bernadette and Amy

    Denise can do better than Stuart - not a believable storyline.

    Howard and Bernadette were just silly - although Howards concern for Raj was well written and came over as genuine thanks to Simon's great acting.

    Raj and Anu? Not in a million years......run far, run fast my son. Raj can do way better than this......and the character deserves better than this.

    Nice to see Sheldon and Amy sidelined a bit; but given their marriage - isn't the storyline a bit of a dead end now?

    FWIW.......I can see the beginnings of how the show is moving towards the end.........I wonder if there will be any big surprises en route?

  6. For me, this episode was clearly written and filmed before the announcement of Jim ending his tenure on the show.

    The production team thought there was plenty of time and episodes to develop a number of ongoing storylines, hence the convoluted Shamy "coitus"  and the Lenny incompatability repeat storylines.

    I just hope now, in the light of the end of the show being imminent, the writers and producers don't 'cram' and try to resolve too many things too quickly.....and messily.

    They clearly have run out of ideas for Raj as a character, hence the NdGT story, which was rather pointless......A pity really, because if any character apart from Sheldon, Leonard or Penny had been leaving, the show could have continued......but without Jim as Sheldon it's unworkable. 

  7. 12 seasons is a fantastic run. I have just binge watched all 11 seasons and have noticed that all the actors have obviously aged in the time.


    I can fully understand Jim Parsons wanting to move on - I don't think the show would work with 40+ year old characters; and once all the leads are in relationships (Raj / Kunal aside) the show has kind of lost the "awkward nerd" paradigm that made it so viable and entertaining.

  8. Enjoyed this one (mind you, I enjoy all of 'em).


    A couple of laugh out loud moments.......Leonard in the gown putting the belt on!


    And a trip back to 'geekdom'. ......the little engineer who could!


    Nice to see Mr and Mrs Koothrapali again too.


    Big......big      fun

  9. When all's said and done it's a comedy show......and a situation comedy at that.


    It was a change to see the characters sort of 'jogging along' in life without any momentous 'events' like space journeys, engagements, scavenger hunts or cricket species identification quests!


    So Penny's character had a moan about her boyfriend to another friend in Sheldon - who among us has not had a whine about our SO to another friend or relative?


    As for the Leonard character being 'omega man'...Joyce Kim, Leslie Winkle, Stephanie Barnet, Mrs Latham, Priya Koothrapali, Alice, Alex Jensen and of course Penny......."Omega Male"...Really?


    It was a mid term episode........no Thanksgiving Decoupling to be sure, but still funny and gently progressing the show.

  10. Yes. I'm basing this on the first 10 episodes; I don't know when I'll be able to see any more, I guess all TBBT fans in the UK can agree that whatever we think of Season 8, the C4 schedulers really, really suck. So possibly it picks up from episode 11.

     I get the impression that the creators weren't expecting another season and don't know what to do with it. The long story arc of Leonard winning Penny was complete in Season 7 with L&P's engagement. Their relationship is now static and has pretty well eliminated the Sheldon-Leonard relationship. I thought the most entertaining of the 3 was Penny and Sheldon, but that's also gone. So what can they all do for 3 more seasons?


    Conversely, the Amy and Sheldon relationship has started to develop in a quite unconvincing way. It was just a running gag with Amy trying to trick or cajole Sheldon into giving her more than he wanted to (I'm sure many others have noticed the similarity to Lucy and Schroeder in Peanuts). When Sheldon said "I love you too" I thought that was the saddest line in all TBBT because it shows the writers have no respect for the character they've created. It was as though Sheldon had been replaced by a Pod Person as in Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


    Also, Sheldon and Amy have become normal. They were even playing a normal game that anyone might, instead of one of their made-up games. The previous Amy was hateful, but normal Amy is just boring.


    The season started with a cop-out. After the real ending in Season 7, where Leonard and Penny walked out of the station as a couple leaving Sheldon to look for a new life, S just tamely comes back to Pasadena. I think a spin-off (like Frasier out of Cheers) would have been better. Just as an example suppose Sheldon hade been discovered working at Princeton and living with he newly-divorced Beverly Hofstadter. Lots of comic potential there.



    True D'at


    I gave up on Channel 4 (and E4) and watch online. It's the only way

  11. I'm having some problems with the Raj / Emily scenario........either she would be around Raj and the others all the time.....or Raj would be virtually out of the series because he'd be with her almost all the time....given she and Penny didn't hit it off?

    The whole scenario is not credible.....

  12. I think they tried a bit too hard in this episode


    Some of it was quite charming but it wasn't particularly funny.


    And we do NOT play the balll of wool game....or hot beans and bacon game in England.....honest guvnor......strike a light......boiled beef n' carrots....ow's yer father

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