koops Posted February 3, 2013 Posted February 3, 2013 (edited) Most people on this board watch TBBT theory for the ships, a minority of us watch it as it was a show celebrating a bunch of uber geeky guys & nerd culture & the normal girl who hangs out with them and gets sucked into their geeky world. I loved it, I thought it was funny, witty, different. It really has changed now. The Wil Wheaton episode, the Bakersfield episode and tonight's all make fun of nerd culture & Sheldon is massively no longer the Homo Novus of 5 seasons. The series is now about normalizing geeky guys into mainstream culture & the women are used to do it. Ugh.... The money situation was also unbelievable, just stupid. The guys have plenty to throw away on toys and if they want to buy a 3D printer,why not? You can just see that Bernadette is moving towards saving for baby shoes and a SUV. This kind of thing sends me to cable... Oh come on! Besides the fact that I cannot stand the assertion that people like "you" watch the show for some intellectual reason that is above what the rest of "us" care about, which gets thrown around a lot on here, if you really only watched the show for the geeky culture you wouldn't be spending your time making far fetched analyses about when L/P and S/A will break up so Shenny can happen and then pretend that you do not watch it for the ships. Bet the reaction would have been very different if Kripke had implied Sheldon sleeps with Penny. Sheldon isn't a Homo Novus because he wants to sleep with his girlfriend? What was he going to do with Penny? Clean her apartment? They are normalizing geeks? When the end of the episode was precisely about the girls geeking out instead? How does THAT part get ignored? The show was FROM THE START about Penny getting the guys out of their shell and the guys getting Penny to grow up. Yes, the character have changed because that is storytelling 101, with a beginning, a middle part, and and end. This is not the Simpsons. I also find it interesting that so many here complain about the science the science the science and yet there were only 3 of us on this thread who were trying to have a conversation about the science mistake in this episode, and all three of us are also into a ship. (At least I think Bangermain is too, but correct me if I'm wrong). eta: Also, the reason why people discuss the ships so much is because they are the only thing that is an ongoing progress that we have information for and we know will continue to be brought up in the future, hence being the perfect topic for speculation and analysis. You can't analyse other things on the show because there isn't a continuity regarding those, for example you never know what the theme of the next episode is going to be about, or what geeky/science topic will be brought up, and once it's brought up it isn't used again and so on. But there are also pages and pages of discussion about things like Penny's job and character development, for the same reason why there's ships discussion, because of the nature of the topic it is more suitable for long conversations than other things. Edited February 3, 2013 by spook Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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