Mario D. Posted August 25, 2018 Posted August 25, 2018 7 hours ago, bfm said: Okay here are some thoughts I had after reading all of the recent comments here: 1. Who says the production decided that if Jim and only Jim doesn't want to continue then it's over? Maybe they would have done the same were it Johnny or Kaley. We don't know. At this point I think every character being written out would change the show vastly, though to different extents. Maybe Raj would make the least impact. I think even Melissa's maternal leave made a difference. I totally understand TBBT won't be TBBT without Sheldon, even if we were in the first seasons. The same goes, IMO, for Leonard and Penny. I wouldn't want a TBBT without Sheldon. Maybe a spin-off with these characters and no Sheldon or Sheldon and Amy, but not TBBT. Although the spin-off I would most like to see at this point is one of their children as young adults. 2. I'm not at all sure Jim was the only one who wanted out. I think Johnny could have made a similar decision after more negotiations and consideration. I also haven't seen anything from him regarding all of this. Maybe it's because he can identify with Jim, who knows. It's a pitty Jim is getting all the fire. 3. I think it is better having fans who are upset the show is ending than having no one upset about that. If the latter happened it would be an indication the show has gone wayyyy downhill and will end in disgrace. 4. I totally respect Jim's decision, I think him having YS makes it even more brave and shows integrity, and I think it is better for the show to end with season 12. Of course it makes me sad but I think it would have just remain stagnant and repetitive. Agree that JP is getting alot of unfair criticism because of all the stories that he was the one who did not want to return. In my eyes I think tptb are mostly at fault here when they made this wonderful ensemble show and turned it into the Sheldon/Shamy show. Chuck Lorre said that if any of the big three leads were to leave then they would end it. That is why he pulled the plug without even asking any of the other cast members how they felt about it. Somehow I believe that Lorre, WB and CBS had already made a deal but they could not convince JP to stay. As far as any of the others, Johnny or Kaley, they probably did not get a chance to express what they thought. I also think if WB/CBS offered only a one year deal JP and the others might have considered that. Guess we will never know. Hopefully, this final season will bring lasting memories to all fans. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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