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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #200 on: 01-03-2014 23:17 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2014 23:18 »

It have watched the present season's first 6 episodes by now.
And I must say:  I accused the show of losing it's nerdy/scientific focus (which made it so unique), and becoming more standard sitcom like. But the season premiere was different in that matter:

The first two episodes dealt with Leonard being away on the research ship, the rest of the gang missing him, and their ways of dealing with it.  Again standard sitcom material. Yet -for these two episodes- it seemed RIGHT.  They did not come across as "We are too lazy to come up with a scientific or nerdy theme", but as "In that situation, there is no need for scientific/nerdy focus".

In fact, these two episode are the first which made me consider that -when being properly written- Big Bang CAN work as occasional standard sitcom (with a VERY big emphasis on OCCASIONAL. In fact...VERY occasional episodes, please).

Yet -judging from the first 6 episodes- the scientific/nerdy focus is still too low and needs some improvement for the show to live up to old standards (or to get at least close).
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« Reply #201 on: 01-17-2014 00:20 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2014 00:22 »

God.. this show has more and more flanderization..

Stuart is becaming esentially Dr.Zoidberg ..to the point of being absurd.. hi shop had allways costumers in it and even he was friends with Weathon.. now we are suposed to forget all that and just pretend he never gets costumers?

Bernadette is becaming quite irritating..   yes we get it.. its funny that the nice small educated lady sudenly turns into rage mode... you dont need to do that 24/7 now

And Rajh is now like 107% homoerotic jokes?


What are even Leonard, Rajh and Howard working on anyway? ..as fair as i know CALTECH just pays them for being arround

i will keep watching this as i usually keep watching the shows i get on until the bitter end (i have very few shows to watch anyway)
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #202 on: 12-05-2014 19:35 »

I enjoyed last nights new ep that aired in the UK, the one where that doctor guy from Pennies work tried to give her flowers at her apartment and then the guys went to his basement which was a total man cave. I thought the humour was much better than most new eps, best of the season so far!...
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« Reply #203 on: 01-06-2015 00:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2015 00:17 »

Took a glimpse into season 8, and I must say: Still underwhelmed.
It was TNUK (if I remember correctly) stating that the focus shifted in a bad way from "Laughing with the guys" to "Laughing AT the guys". An extremely fitting description for the characterisation of the guys in season 8. The nerdy/scientic focus is also still at a loss, with relationships and drama taking center stage. The sad thing is: There ARE episodes featuring a premise no classic episode would be ashamed of:
- Howard decides to make get his Doctor title, and his professor is Sheldon. Easy to fill a whole episode with it. But what happende: Howard played the "spoiled brat stutent" fpr about 3-5 minutes, with the explanation of "If you gonna act like a bad professor, I will act like a bad pupil". And then Howards new academic career was already over.
- The guys come to the conclusion that they lost their scientific focus, and organise a "sabbathical". Only to be distracted by the slightest pop culture reference. Sorry, dear writers, but there is no lack of the "pathetic loser who does not get anything done, even when his life depends on it" type. Big Bang theory was able to do MUCH better. And the B-plot with the girls (at least Bernadette and Amy) being drunk in Vegas was also not overly worth watching.
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« Reply #204 on: 12-06-2015 23:20 »

Have not been watching much of season 8. But season 9 really gets me going with the Shamy plot.

Amy broke up with Sheldon and she didn't know that he was going to plan to propose to her and now next week Amy and Sheldon gets back together and in two weeks time they will finally have sex. 

The spoilers have been all over the Internet which I was not happy about because I didn't want to get spoiler but am about about Shamy after a long wait of will they finally get it on. 
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #205 on: 06-23-2016 00:09 »

I've enjoyed this season and the best episode was the Star Wars episode where Sheldon and Amy finally got it on. It's not as great as the show was in the earlier days, but it's still worth watching and has more hits than misses. I was worried a few seasons ago that it was going downhill fast, but it seems to have evened out somewhat.

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« Reply #206 on: 07-23-2016 02:38 »


Perhaps I did not choose them wisely, but I've seen exactly two episodes of the show.  They fell completely flat for me.

However, I just saw a blurb that piqued my interest!

'Big Bang Theory’ Casts Katey Sagal for Season 10

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #207 on: 07-29-2016 11:24 »

That is interesting indeed. A good choice to play Penny's mother. I look forward to see how this turns out.
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« Reply #208 on: 07-29-2016 12:54 »


The show never resonated with me, for the 2.1 episodes that I've seen of it.  But I will definitely watch it to see Katey Segal.  For sure!

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« Reply #209 on: 07-30-2016 05:11 »

It's not a good show. But you're free to watch whatever you like in this twisted, crazy world we live in.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #210 on: 10-18-2017 18:19 »

So Sheldon and Amy are engaged now. I didn't expect Amy to say no though. I'm predicting 12 seasons and they'll either get married at the end of this season or the next.
winna

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« Reply #211 on: 10-18-2017 18:39 »

Amy Farah Fowler is like the only person worth being on the show.  Sheldon's roommate was the first one to die in I know what you did last summer.
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« Reply #212 on: 10-18-2017 20:56 »
« Last Edit on: 10-18-2017 20:58 »

So Darlene's boyfriend was in I Know What You Did Last Summer? Hrmmph... Well, whadnya know?

Anyways, the hatred for this show is a lot like the hatred for pineapple on pizza, or the obsession with bacon. Yeah, it's not the best show ever, but it doesn't mean that this show can't be enjoyed.
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« Reply #213 on: 10-18-2017 21:25 »

I agree with Scrappy: it's not the greatest thing on TV, but it's a perfectly competent sitcom. (I am going to assume--certainly wrongly--that Eric Kaplan's presence on the writing staff is what allows this show to occasionally rise above the lowbrow mediocrity of most of Chuck Lorre's output, specifically the abomination against nature and good taste that was Two and a Half Men.) I'm not a huge fan of the early seasons, but once Amy and Bernadette show up and Howard becomes less of a creep (so, around season four), it gets a lot more enjoyable.

That said, I haven't watched the show regularly in about two years and I don't much miss it. I think the episode where Amy and Sheldon finally had sex was the last one I made an effort to watch (their oddball love story is oftentimes played too hard for laughs, but I really admired the sensitivity with which that particularly episode treated the whole thing), and I suppose when they actually get married I might be interested in seeing that, but I do think the show passed its point of usefulness several seasons ago. Occasionally it does some cool or different stuff that allows the characters to grow and change in interesting ways, and I dig that, but those moments have been too few and far between for me (I have a similar complaint about Futurama, actually: almost every time the show gives you a sense of forward movement for the characters, that development just gets ignored--or outright reset--in a future episode).

I get that this is how sitcoms often work, and the characters are painted in broad strokes by design--but I just think there's genuine artistic promise to The Big Bang Theory, and it bothers me when the show wastes all that potential and refuses to be as good as I know it could be. Like, the great episodes really are great, so I know the writers know what they're doing; they're just too beholden to formula, and possibly market expectations, to produce anything truly innovative or lasting. But, shit, if I were the #1 rated comedy on TV I guess I'd have an if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it mentality, too.
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« Reply #214 on: 10-18-2017 21:45 »
« Last Edit on: 10-18-2017 21:51 »


Anyways, the hatred for this show is a lot like the hatred for pineapple on pizza, or the obsession with bacon.


Touché, Scrappy, touché. tongue

A sense of humor is a wildly varied thing, and what tickles me may offend you. I'm really curious whether fans of the show perceive some of the humor as mean-spirited, even though it's funny?

winna

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« Reply #215 on: 10-18-2017 23:03 »

I felt that after the movies Futurama actually felt like it managed to get past that particular issue.  It really felt like they were moving forward with Fry+Leela, and it felt natural, it worked.  However, I heard they pissed all over that in the radio play, shit job there mates. 

That's all in contrast to the fact that I liked Amy+Fry.  I also like Amy+Bender in that one episode.  Futurama is an okay show.  It's neat that other people here have heard of it too.  I think it's definitely worth a watch; in a lot of ways it's one of the more intelligent shows that has been aired on television (tv for short).
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