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I'm loving Amy so far this season! :) I have to admit I wasn't too fond of how they wrote her last year, but so far this season she's had some great stuff. I think my favorite Amy was probably the one from the Priya era, she was on fire then, and I see a lot of S4 Amy shades this season, so I hope they keep it up. A blend of the more mature, gang-integrated Amy and the S4 Amy is something I might never get tired to watch.

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Guest I'm not dead Cheryl

YAY! absolutely agree.

 

And I will seize the opportunity to say that I really need, read that again, NEED (as opposed to want) an Amy centered episode this season. We haven't had one since Isolation Permutation in S5 and all of her involvement since then has been about an Sheldon storyline. And I love Shamy and it's all fine and dandy and I love you all, but Amy is more than just one half of the Shamy AND SHE NEEDS AT LEAST ANOTHER EPISODE ABOUT HER.

 

I'm not asking for much, I am asking 1 episode in 24, and that will make me happy.

 

And before one of the usual people say the usual stuff of "but she's not a lead, supporting, yadda yadda blah blah blah", 1 episode in 24 is not asking for much.

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I was going to reply in Sursonica's thread but here we go :

 

Absolutely YES TO MORE AMY. She's my favorite character. I love every aspect of her personality and, I won't lie, It's because basically we have a lot in common. That’s very personal but it’s the same for every other character and things we ship in our life.

 

We don't see a lot of character like her in TV. She's a very smart scientist ( FYI, neuroscience is my favorite biology branch ), not found “pretty” by the majority, has a strong and imposing nature, not afraid to express what she thinks and feels. Her humor is a bit macabre ( and I love it )and  her behaviour is naturally inappropriate (but she’s learning quickly now that she has a true social life) and she has a cute little sensitive side.

 

Story point of view: We know that she has been created to give a romance for Sheldon. And that’s a pretty good thing. She helps his character evolving, maturing and gives us new funny sides of Sheldon’s personality that we would never see otherwise. Let’s be lucid, 7 seasons of  “Sheldon S1-mode” would be (maybe) boring bot so repetitive. I like the fact that they chose a character who has a lot in common with him but is different too. That makes the relationship plausible and alive, uncommon and very addictive.

 

I have developed a particular fondness for her. The way she talks, the sound of her voice with some special speech effects, her gestures habits, her old-fashioned geeky oversized clothing style…so  yeah, except for one or two things, I like everything about her (lol, sounds like I’m in love).

 

And for people who hate her, Ok, good for them but :

 

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I think the addition of Amy to TBBT has helped the show grow and reach a bigger audience. A more equal representation of men and women on the show is going to appeal to more people than one women and four men.

 

Neuroscience is a good choice in a show with all these quirky characters. Who better to try and figure Sheldon out and bring him out of his analytical shell a bit.

 

Amy's character has developed more than anyone else on the show. I'd say this is natural since she went from having no friends, which she was unhappy with, to having a group of friends. This keeps the show fresh and gives Sheldon some reason to develop and change too (even if his change is very very slow). I'd say adding Amy was a great idea on the part of the writers since she is a peripheral character they can play with Amy with very little risk. Any changes in the main 3 characters would have the potential to make a lot of fans pissed off. If Amy had not worked they could have just dumped the character and tried another.

 

I am especially pleased with the choice of Mayim Bialik to play the part. What a stroke of luck that she was available and interested. All the more interesting that she actually has a Ph.D. in neurocience. I don't think this ever happens. Not only that I took my wife to see Beaches when we were still dating (actually on the day I proposed to her). Mayim was incredible in that movie at 12 years old. My wife particularly liked that movie and having Mayim play Amy has helped her warm up to my favorite TV show. Very nice!

 

 

What can I say. Amy is great but Mayim as Amy is amazing.

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First I will say THANK YOU 100 TIMES THANKS for this thread.  I will only say what others said and it will not be some important discovery but i wanted to say  that I WANT MORE AMY  in this show and Mayim is brilliant and amazing, love her so much. I just love Amy in this season, she  knows exactly when to put Sheldon in line, and she supports him the most, by being honest with him. She pushes him to changes, she is his kick to emotional maturity and thanks to her he began to notice that  his friends are so important in his life and how much he owns them. She opened door for him, that door which were closed and covered with dust and cobwebs and she showed him that he has a key to the door and trust, and love and that amazing bond between them is that key. He needs to appreciate her more and show her how much she means to him but in that really sweet and beautiful way. She deserves this, she is like saint with him and he needs to snap out of it and gives her a lot sugar... 

I will not write nothing more because all of you had said exactly how I feel, so thanks for all those beautiful posts

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Disliked her when she was first introduced into the show for various reason's, nothing to do with her character but I initially hated the idea the original cast were no longer going to be at centre, this was the same reason I disliked Bernadette at first. But over time I have grown to love their character's as much as the original's, although Leonard and Penny IMO well always be the most important relationship and the core aspect of the show, seeing most great sitcom's all have a relationship you root for, in Friend's it was Ross and Rachel, in Seinfeild I suspose Jerry and Elaine, in Cheer's Ted and her name escapes me but you get the point haha. But I feel apart from Lenny, one of the big reason's why the show's rating's are so high right now apart from the syndicated show's, is Amy and Bernadette have refined the already existing relationship's in the show, the show has progressed from it's initial premise, not too much as that would take away from the show's central premise, but the show has developed beyond that since then, and I think Shamy and Howard and Bernadette has refined the show more. I think people have a normal pre-disposition into disliking Amy for the way she came across in S4, but she has developed a lot since then, she is the biggest reason a part from Leonard why Sheldon's social awareness has developed and progressed so much.

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I agree with Sursonica I would love an Amy centered episode. I wouldn't mind more but there must be at least one!! And it doesn't have to involve the Shamy and maybe that would be better. I mean in S05E08 the cuddling was incredible but now the things are going very well between them so it could be something beside the Shamy.

I know she is not one of the original cast but I don't understand what is the big deal. She is regular now(just like Bernie), she is an equal member of the group so she should have her own stories just like everyone!!!

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Good idea to start this thread, this way posting in the "No More Amy" thread won't be needed and thus the thread will disappear in its own course of time!!!

And to all who say Season 4 Amy rocked..agree to that. I was not too fond of the Amy shown in season 6. She was all about Sheldon, but this season, she is back to her bad-ass, standing up for herself Amy.. Sheldon needs someone like that, not someone who agrees with him all the time. Or else how will he ever learn ;-)

 

And YES for Amy-centric episode!!!

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Yes please! Definitely an Amy-centric episode! I'd like to know more about her family or more about her past. I think she had a sad childhood and I think it would be a nice Shamy trigger for Shamy fluff~! Like a sheldon comforting her. I dont even mind if its not a shamy episode, I'd like to know more about Amy xD
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Good idea to start this thread, this way posting in the "No More Amy" thread won't be needed and thus the thread will disappear in its own course of time!!!

And to all who say Season 4 Amy rocked..agree to that. I was not too fond of the Amy shown in season 6. She was all about Sheldon, but this season, she is back to her bad-ass, standing up for herself Amy.. Sheldon needs someone like that, not someone who agrees with him all the time. Or else how will he ever learn ;-)

 

 

Although I liked Amy in all seasons I see your point. For me the important thing was that the episodes were funny and they were.Yes, many times I was frustrated with Sheldon's behaviour and I couldn't understand why she put up with that without even a word but they were still funny and well-played by the actors. I suppose that was a phase Amy had to go through in order to balance her good-old self with all the new things she learned about being social and being in a relationship. Now she is not just someone who shuts out feelings to ensure their not going to be hurt or someone who longs friends and human contact. Now she actually has those things and she needed a little time to make that part of her everyday life. Or at least that's what I like to think when Sheldon is being a jerk and she puts up with it! :p

But I think season 7 Amy will be flawlles with all her s4 quirks and her s5 and s6 growth!!!!This is exactly what I mean when I say Amy has potential and she has many things to give to the show!!!!!!!!!!!

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Although I liked Amy in all seasons I see your point. For me the important thing was that the episodes were funny and they were.Yes, many times I was frustrated with Sheldon's behaviour and I couldn't understand why she put up with that without even a word but they were still funny and well-played by the actors. I suppose that was a phase Amy had to go through in order to balance her good-old self with all the new things she learned about being social and being in a relationship. Now she is not just someone who shuts out feelings to ensure their not going to be hurt or someone who longs friends and human contact. Now she actually has those things and she needed a little time to make that part of her everyday life. Or at least that's what I like to think when Sheldon is being a jerk and she puts up with it! :p

But I think season 7 Amy will be flawlles with all her s4 quirks and her s5 and s6 growth!!!!This is exactly what I mean when I say Amy has potential and she has many things to give to the show!!!!!!!!!!!

I see your point, she never had a boy friend before, so she wasn't sure how to deal with that aspect. In season 4 Amy was not as connected to anyone, so she didn't care as much, but Season 5 and Season 6 she was exploring new waters, girl friends and then a boy friend..and I guess we saw her exploring and figuring out those in the 2 seasons. I guess she has become confident enough in her relationships now to be what she was.. if that is where the writers are going, then a clever transformation :)

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I always saw S5 in particular, but I guess one could argue S6 too, as Amy's "teenage phase". The writers have often talked about the Shamy's delayed adolescence, and this has been evident in different forms in the two: Sheldon with his "girls have cooties" approach and Amy with her "OMG THIS IS AWESOME!" approach. As understandable as that was for Amy to go through, I am also very glad if what we are seeing right now is her having come out the other side as more mature and well-adjusted, because the "OMG!" phase Amy went through wasn't really what made the character so special to me. She is quirky and strong and unique and should embrace that instead of striving to be more like Penny or Bernadette or other, more normal, girls. I like that about Sheldon a lot, the fact that he doesn't care about fitting in that way, and Amy can learn a lot from him about that. 

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I love Amy I think she is an amazing character and dynamic on many levels. I would love an episode about her - and I would certainly like another Shamy kiss 

I was having a discussion with one of my friends today about whether they will do "the big bang" this season, but I just can't work it out yet! I think we'll get to see a lot of her in the episode tonight - here's hoping!

I also like the way she understands him as well - I think that's great! I know Sheldon is not autistic but having an autistic son I am aware he displays some characteristics of it. I think it's great that she is so accepting of him regardless!

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There are so many possibilities that could be explored with Amy (just like with Sheldon).  I'm not sure why they haven't done more with her, and I wish they'd given us more scenes giving us insight into her character (which would help to explain the changes).

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I think that we all have questioned ourselves if there's something up with Amy's dad. He has never been mentioned but that could mean nothing at all. We already know that she never had friends, she is quite succesful in her field and on The Shiny Trinket Maneuver her work was recognized and that she was part of that addiction study which was quite impressive. So,if it is not a story about an old friend or a breakthrough in work we are left with a family issue. Of course it doesn't have to be an original plot (if it even happens at all) but I would really like to know more about her dad. I wouldn't mind if there was a little drama like Howard's dad and the letter but I think a funny situation would do fine!!

 

Of course the writers could come up with so much funny and interesting stuff that I couldn't even imagine. So, I have faith in them.

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I was mentioning this in another thread, but I think it's relevant here too. I think people often forget that the reason Amy puts up with Sheldon and understands him so well is because she *was* him for a long long time and for a while even after meeting the gang. Yes, she has a lot of patience right now, after she has matured so much, to put up with him when he is at his worst, but it isn't just due to the fact that she is some sort of saint. She's made out of the same mold. She's, in a way, setting the example for him that trying out new things isn't always all that bad.

 

And he also has to be given credit to put up with her, although her 'crap' might not be as annoying or rude or in-your-face. The fact that he lets her do her experiments on him and indulges in things he has no interest in for her (one thing I've always noticed is that he's more open to her hobbies than she is to his: last season they mentioned him watching Downtown Abbey with her, for example, while she's always pretty condescending of sci-fi).

 

I hope the writers will never forget where she started out from in the first place (sometimes it feels like they do) because that's what makes their relationship so charming. 

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It's also a bit disturbing to see Amy labelized as the "normal one" with Sheldon and "the weird one" when she's with the girls. It's sometimes good to remind us that, indeed, she was as odd as Sheldon but stills weird even if she's maturing. I want them to do experiment together and investigating like in 7.02 in order to let us know that they are togheter mostly and primary because they have a lot in common.

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It's also a bit disturbing to see Amy labelized as the "normal one" with Sheldon and "the weird one" when she's with the girls. It's sometimes good to remind us that, indeed, she was as odd as Sheldon but stills weird even if she's maturing. I want them to do experiment together and investigating like in 7.02 in order to let us know that they are togheter mostly and primary because they have a lot in common.

 

I love those moments when Sheldon looks at her like "WTF?". Like in 7x03 with the whole Harvard story. Or in 6x23 when she broke the TSA's agent nose. Or when in S5 she was telling the story of the dead bridesmaids. LOL.

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She is a unique blend of saint and squirrel though. :p

 

Amy used to be like Sheldon and this is part of the reason that she puts up with him, and maybe the biggest part too because she gets him. But it is not that he was annoying or indifferent or ''just Sheldon'' sometimes he was mean to her. And I know that he does that to other people too and that most of the times he doesn't intend to be mean and that is another reason why she is so patient with him. But the fact is that despite he means well sometimes he hurts her feelings and in s6 there were times when she didn't say a word. I actually don't consider that as an advantage and I would never characterize her as a saint, maybe naive but not a saint. I just think that she didn't know how to respond because she used to be like him and now she isn't.

 

As for her I doubt that he really had a problem to become her experiement. He said before that human experimentation is one of the few forms of interaction with people that he doesn't find repellent(although I am pretty sure he meant in the case he was conducting the experiment :p ) and it turned out that it was pleasant for him. The only occasion I can think that Amy made him do something he really didn't want to is the handholding on the movies and I give him credit on that!! And you are right she doesn't seem so willing to find out about his interests but she did read a comic and I am pretty sure that she watched all Star Wars movies because on The Fish Guts Displacement she tried to use the punishement to get away with it(it could be star trek I have no idea!!). And frankly if she made him watch the Downtown Abbey she did very well and he should thank her!! :p;)

 

Of course that was just my opinion I don't know what other people feel about that. I think that in general they both make sacrificies for each other but Amy seems to be more flexible and more patient. I have a feeling that this could change maybe even on season 7!!  I understand though that it will be major for Sheldon to change even the simplest thing.

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