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[Spoilers] Discussion: Season 10

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2 minutes ago, 3ku11 said:

Wasent the original question name one Cute Lenny episode. I thought we're team and cute the entire episode. Because of everyone else's squarrels or disputes. Lenny had to contend with it all. Reinforced by their vows. I did like how it was balanced. You had a couple getting married. In a great setting. Then you had the other characters.

I was thinking about a cute episode, not a few cute moments in an otherwise meh episode. Tensor has posted an analysis of how much time was spent on the wedding before the interruptions. It's an eye opener.

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34 minutes ago, 3ku11 said:

Wasent the original question name one Cute Lenny episode? I thought 10.01 they we're a team and cute the entire episode. Because of everyone else's squarrels or disputes. Lenny had to contend with it all. Reinforced by their vows. I did like how it was balanced. You had a couple getting married. In a great setting. Then you had the other characters.

I did thought Randall no offense to the actor. Was a miscast. He seemed too detached for me, for a former drug addictie. I liked DJ Qualls better in Season 1. The Loobenfield decay. I liked Susan portrayed by Katy Seagal. And of course loved Wyatt per usual. Like to see them return in another capacity. Maybe they well make a better impression. I actually advocated for Aaron Paul to play Penny's brother. Overall wasent impressed by the overall characterisation and writing, and portrayal of Randall. 

I think they were going for the unexpected.  A mild-mannered meth dealer type as opposed to a strung out tattooed mess. I think they missed the mark in that story/casting choice.

As an aside, DJ Qualls and Jim were the final two who auditioned for the role of Sheldon.

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12 hours ago, BigBang15 said:

Although Raj sort of rejects Indian tradition, he is still Priya's brother and is tasked by his parents to look after her in the US. ANYTHING Priya does is his business. AND if you go back, the fact that Leonard, who promised at some point in the past that he (and Howard) considered Priya off-limits, was in fact banging his sister, in his own house, Raj may have been a little pissed off at Leonard consciously or subconsciously.

First of all what his sister does with her body, since she is an adult woman is no business of Raj (unless their relationship is incestuous), and secondly even if we assume it is (which I straight out reject) if his sister is going to hook up with someone, shouldn't a friend of his be one of the best choices since it is someone he knows and knows to be a good honorable person, who is also his friend? During that whole arc, to me Raj was acting more like a jealous boyfriend and not a brother. TBH, it felt a little disgusting.

12 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

It's all interrelated.

Even if he knew (which hasn't been established), should Raj have told Penny (or even Leonard), that his sister was going back to India?

I don't believe he should.

What happens between two people, in a relationship, is their business, and it would be wrong for a sibling to poke their nose into it.

I know I'd be very angry, if one of my siblings stuck their nose into my romantic relationships.

But Raj poked his nose into the Priya /Leonard relationship countless times!

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56 minutes ago, vonmar said:

I think they were going for the unexpected.  A mild-mannered meth dealer type as opposed to a strung out tattooed mess. I think they missed the mark in that story/casting choice.

As an aside, DJ Qualls and Jim were the final two who auditioned for the role of Sheldon.

Yeah that was my gripe the story and casting choice didn't delever imo. I diddnt expect Randall to be strung out high on meth. But he seemed more Pee Wee Herman then a former meth seller. You know detached. Like you couldent imagine he ever took or sold meth.  

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2 hours ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

The drama between the parents was between Sheldon's mom and Leonard's dad. Personally I thought Penny's parents were a waste of space and her brother was the worst casting since Meemaw. If you liked it I'm happy for you, but it did nothing for me.

Randall was either disastrously cast or speaking in character for someone with a new set of teeth. I couldn't work out which. His acting reminded me of a very inexperienced am dram performer who's been drafted into a speaking part at the last minute when an actor has flu.

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7 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

Randall was either disastrously cast or speaking in character for someone with a new set of teeth. I couldn't work out which. His acting reminded me of a very inexperienced am dram performer who's been drafted into a speaking part at the last minute when an actor has flu.

Damn that's savage :sarcastichand:

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42 minutes ago, Carlos said:

First of all what his sister does with her body, since she is an adult woman is no business of Raj (unless their relationship is incestuous), and secondly even if we assume it is (which I straight out reject) if his sister is going to hook up with someone, shouldn't a friend of his be one of the best choices since it is someone he knows and knows to be a good honorable person, who is also his friend? During that whole arc, to me Raj was acting more like a jealous boyfriend and not a brother. TBH, it felt a little disgusting.

But Raj poked his nose into the Priya /Leonard relationship countless times!

Yeah based on the precedence set by Raj who constantly interfered in Leonard and Priyas relationship. It seems appropriate Raj would tell Penny Priya was going back to India. Imo he diddnt because of his own selfish needs. Sharing that information would of diminished Penny's buzz. He withheld that particular information. Because he saw his chance to get into Penny's pants. Knowing in normal circumstancess he wouldent stand a shot.

If he was a decent human being. He would of disclosed. But his actions were selfish and asinine. Leonard had a right based on the bro code. But this is not How I met your mother :D. As it is, shows treated it nothing more then a gag. A joke. I do agree that they are putting Lenny with Raj. Because they love to see Leonard squirm. Hopefully it Doesent last too long.

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8 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

Of course Sheldon can do no wrong he's perfect :icon_biggrin:.

That can't be right.
 

 

8 hours ago, 3ku11 said:

Sheldon has malice in him. Not exactly sure in terms of making Leonard squirm.

That sweater sure made him squirm. So Sheldon has some malice on occasion. He is just as much trouble most of the time when he does not. He is more of a social dumb ass as L.W. might say.

 

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5 hours ago, djsurrey said:

That can't be right.
 

 

That sweater sure made him squirm. So Sheldon has some malice on occasion. He is just as much trouble most of the time when he does not. He is more of a social dumb ass as L.W. might say.

 

Unpopular opinion but I loved Itchy Brain. I find Leonard squirming (word of the day apparently) hilarious. Sheldon was malicious then. Just like he was In the Property Division episode this season. Although I found his behaviour in that episode more outrageous and inappropriate then I did in Season 7. 

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7 hours ago, Carlos said:

First of all what his sister does with her body, since she is an adult woman is no business of Raj (unless their relationship is incestuous), and secondly even if we assume it is (which I straight out reject) if his sister is going to hook up with someone, shouldn't a friend of his be one of the best choices since it is someone he knows and knows to be a good honorable person, who is also his friend? During that whole arc, to me Raj was acting more like a jealous boyfriend and not a brother. TBH, it felt a little disgusting.

But Raj poked his nose into the Priya /Leonard relationship countless times!

You obviously are not versed in Indian culture. Which is fine. But that's why Raj is RESPONSIBLE for his sister while away from her parents.

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17 minutes ago, BigBang15 said:

You obviously are not versed in Indian culture. Which is fine. But that's why Raj is RESPONSIBLE for his sister while away from her parents.

Priya made it clear to Raj though she's a woman and can do as she pleases in a western culture. I'm sure when skyping her parents. She told them what they wanted to hear. 

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On 3/18/2017 at 8:13 PM, Die Zimtzicke said:

So true. Even the wedding was not cute since most of it was taken up by the drama between the parents.

Totally agree. And, the intrusion of Sheldon into the middle of it really didn't help.

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1 hour ago, BigBang15 said:

You obviously are not versed in Indian culture. Which is fine. But that's why Raj is RESPONSIBLE for his sister while away from her parents.

That maybe true in India but in Pasadena California USA she is an adult and can make her own decisions and Raj has no say in the matter, honor killings are part of indian culture to does that mean it would have been ok for him to kill her for dishonoring the family by dating a white non hindu?

This isnt india and here Raj gets no say in what or who his adult sister chose to do

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3 hours ago, BigBang15 said:

You obviously are not versed in Indian culture. Which is fine. But that's why Raj is RESPONSIBLE for his sister while away from her parents.

That's ridiculous - Raj is not even capable of being responsible for himself. Priya is far more grown-up and in fact is superior to Raj in every respect except intellectual achievement. Their parents are not shown as fools so would surely realise this.

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Regardless of Raj's maturity (or in his case, lack thereof....) there is the "tradition" of the brother looking after his sister, especially when both are located far from home.  I think in the case of TBBT, it was another example of going for a cheap laugh at the expense of reality.  Here Priya was much more mature, more "worldly" and aware of things than Raj.  That their parents suggested that Raj should look out for her just plays into that stereotype, ridiculous in this day and age, made even more so in this case.  Again, going for the easiest laugh.....
 

 

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3 hours ago, BigBang15 said:

You obviously are not versed in Indian culture. Which is fine. But that's why Raj is RESPONSIBLE for his sister while away from her parents.

I am reminded of stories of my mum and aunts going to the movies as girls and taking my uncle with them - for, as they put it, 'scarecrow value'. Some pipsqueak tried to harass my mum and aunts. The girls gave him a good ticking-off in chaste Kannada and English (neither of which the would-be harasser understood) and said scornfully to their big buff brother 'fat lot of use you were, scarecrow'.

my uncle has never gone to the movies with his sisters since. Fifty years and counting.

(obviously this is not to minimise harassment, or even the actual role that is expected of many big brothers in India and elsewhere. Just reminded of my uncle, still incredibly embarrassed by his sisters all those years later. And his indignant sisters.)

was raj actually told he was responsible for priya? I don't remember. If he wasn't then I don't know if we can say 'indian brothers be like...'. 1 billion Indians, after all. At least 1 billion ways of BEING Indian.

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5 minutes ago, wowbagger said:

I am reminded of stories of my mum and aunts going to the movies as girls and taking my uncle with them - for, as they put it, 'scarecrow value'. Some pipsqueak tried to harass my mum and aunts. The girls gave him a good ticking-off in chaste Kannada and English (neither of which the would-be harasser understood) and said scornfully to their big buff brother 'fat lot of use you were, scarecrow'.

my uncle has never gone to the movies with his sisters since. Fifty years and counting.

(obviously this is not to minimise harassment, or even the actual role that is expected of many big brothers in India and elsewhere. Just reminded of my uncle, still incredibly embarrassed by his sisters all those years later. And his indignant sisters.)

was raj actually told he was responsible for priya? I don't remember. If he wasn't then I don't know if we can say 'indian brothers be like...'. 1 billion Indians, after all. At least 1 billion ways of BEING Indian.

I can't remember exactly either.  It may have been mentioned in an off-hand manner in one of the skype sessions????

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3 hours ago, BigBang15 said:

You obviously are not versed in Indian culture. Which is fine. But that's why Raj is RESPONSIBLE for his sister while away from her parents.

Which Raj abrogated by not telling his parents, about her relationship with Leonard.  He obviously had no control over her, so he should have passed that along to his parents. 

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25 minutes ago, vonmar said:

 

...they point out that Mayim & Melissa are still not signed.  Do we read anything into that??

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Just speculation but could them announcing it be used as a way to put pressure on Mayim and Melissa to take the offer they have been offered? Like this show is happening for two more seasons whether you are there or not?

Still won't be content until I know everyone is on board with this officially.

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