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Hi everyone,

I only signed up to express my dismay about the character of Sheldon Cooper on TBBT, because I can no longer stand the status quo. I don't know why the writers have treated him so badly over the past couple of years, most noticible during the last two seasons. Let me explain:

When you watch "Young Sheldon", you see how the character was supposed to be: socially awkward, yes, but still caring for those he loves and often aware of his own flaws, and - most importantly - capable of learning from his experiences.

On TBBT, on the other hand, his learning curve was always revoked. You see him learn from a mistake he made in one episode, but by next week it is all forgotten, like it never happened. And the worst part: he has gotten even meaner (and enjoying it nonetheless) and more emotionally self-centered and egoistic with every year passing, which made episodes like his wedding a farce to watch, completely unenjoyable because it wasn't the least bit believable for his TBBT character version. And frankly, if I were one of his friends, I would have stopped talking to him a long time ago. There is nothing likeable left about the character, to a point where his "quirks" aren't even funny anymore but merely aggravating.

The character has become so unlikeable that I understand why Parsons doesn't want to portray him anymore (although that might not be the actual reason why he is quitting, but I would have understood if it was ;) ). The writers have done awful, undeserved stuff to other characters too over the years (see poor Rajesh, for instance), but in all honesty, I wouldn't mind a TBBT without Sheldon Cooper in it. I only kept watching for Raj, Howard, Amy, Leonard and Bernadette.

Just needed to get that off my chest...

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2 hours ago, DocCovington said:

Hi everyone,

I only signed up to express my dismay about the character of Sheldon Cooper on TBBT, because I can no longer stand the status quo. I don't know why the writers have treated him so badly over the past couple of years, most noticible during the last two seasons. Let me explain:

When you watch "Young Sheldon", you see how the character was supposed to be: socially awkward, yes, but still caring for those he loves and often aware of his own flaws, and - most importantly - capable of learning from his experiences.

On TBBT, on the other hand, his learning curve was always revoked. You see him learn from a mistake he made in one episode, but by next week it is all forgotten, like it never happened. And the worst part: he has gotten even meaner (and enjoying it nonetheless) and more emotionally self-centered and egoistic with every year passing, which made episodes like his wedding a farce to watch, completely unenjoyable because it wasn't the least bit believable for his TBBT character version. And frankly, if I were one of his friends, I would have stopped talking to him a long time ago. There is nothing likeable left about the character, to a point where his "quirks" aren't even funny anymore but merely aggravating.

The character has become so unlikeable that I understand why Parsons doesn't want to portray him anymore (although that might not be the actual reason why he is quitting, but I would have understood if it was ;) ). The writers have done awful, undeserved stuff to other characters too over the years (see poor Rajesh, for instance), but in all honesty, I wouldn't mind a TBBT without Sheldon Cooper in it. I only kept watching for Raj, Howard, Amy, Leonard and Bernadette.

Just needed to get that off my chest...

I couldn't agree more. But, I continue to watch for Leonard and Penny!

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On 3/4/2019 at 12:44 PM, DocCovington said:

Hi everyone,

I only signed up to express my dismay about the character of Sheldon Cooper on TBBT, because I can no longer stand the status quo. I don't know why the writers have treated him so badly over the past couple of years, most noticible during the last two seasons. Let me explain:

When you watch "Young Sheldon", you see how the character was supposed to be: socially awkward, yes, but still caring for those he loves and often aware of his own flaws, and - most importantly - capable of learning from his experiences.

On TBBT, on the other hand, his learning curve was always revoked. You see him learn from a mistake he made in one episode, but by next week it is all forgotten, like it never happened. And the worst part: he has gotten even meaner (and enjoying it nonetheless) and more emotionally self-centered and egoistic with every year passing, which made episodes like his wedding a farce to watch, completely unenjoyable because it wasn't the least bit believable for his TBBT character version. And frankly, if I were one of his friends, I would have stopped talking to him a long time ago. There is nothing likeable left about the character, to a point where his "quirks" aren't even funny anymore but merely aggravating.

The character has become so unlikeable that I understand why Parsons doesn't want to portray him anymore (although that might not be the actual reason why he is quitting, but I would have understood if it was ;) ). The writers have done awful, undeserved stuff to other characters too over the years (see poor Rajesh, for instance), but in all honesty, I wouldn't mind a TBBT without Sheldon Cooper in it. I only kept watching for Raj, Howard, Amy, Leonard and Bernadette.

Just needed to get that off my chest...

Wow -expertly sums up my thoughts about TBBT👍 I’ve watched this programme from the beginning and love it, except for the Sheldon character. I had hoped, as the years went by, that the wretched man would understand life and social niceties from associating with his friends, alas to no avail😡 Hey ho - glad it is ending. 

 

 

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On 3/4/2019 at 7:44 AM, DocCovington said:

The character has become so unlikeable that I understand why Parsons doesn't want to portray him anymore (although that might not be the actual reason why he is quitting, but I would have understood if it was ;) ). The writers have done awful, undeserved stuff to other characters too over the years (see poor Rajesh, for instance), but in all honesty, I wouldn't mind a TBBT without Sheldon Cooper in it. I only kept watching for Raj, Howard, Amy, Leonard and Bernadette.

Just needed to get that off my chest...

I agree with a lot of what you have said--but to me Parsons still shines through most of it and I enjoy watching him. 

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