History YMMV / TheBigBangTheory

26th Jun '16 10:05:57 AM jessicaotiesha
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** Beverly Hofstadter we’re supposed to feel sorry for her in “The Line Substitution Solution” due to the fact that Leonard and Penny didn’t invite her to their wedding or even told her about it. The problem is not only does she act the way she usually does but when confronted she admits that she wouldn’t approve of it and wouldn’t have gone. When you add to this the fact that Beverly has kept important events from Leonard such as the death of relatives and pets but they’ve had this exact same conversation before when she found out about he and Penny dating it just makes her come across as more of an abusive hypocrite.
25th Jun '16 5:53:40 PM WhirlRX
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* AngstWhatAngst: Sheldon after [[spoiler: a brief "break up" with Amy.]] Instead of being sad like a normal human being, he hides it and buys 25 CATS.

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* %%* AngstWhatAngst: Sheldon after [[spoiler: a brief "break up" with Amy.]] Instead of being sad like a normal human being, he hides it and buys 25 CATS.
23rd Jun '16 11:26:20 AM Scsigs
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** Thing is, even when the earlier seasons had romantic plots, they were always in the background, or weren't more important than the more geeky/nerdy stuff the guys were doing. Now, it's switched around so the romance plots are front and center while the other plots are, mostly, playing second fiddle. This is where the distinction lies for why people feel the show has changed, not for the better, and has just become another ordinary sitcom. I mean, think about it. Unless you got into the show from watching reruns of the earlier seasons, what's there to get into now? What makes the show stand out? Not much. It now feels like ''Series/MikeandMolly'', but with geeks and smart people rather than the people seen in that show, for the most part.

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** Thing is, even when the earlier seasons had romantic plots, they were always in the background, or weren't more important than the more geeky/nerdy stuff the guys were doing. Now, it's switched around so the romance plots are front and center while the other plots are, mostly, playing second fiddle. This is where the distinction lies for why people feel the show has changed, not for the better, and has just become another ordinary sitcom. I mean, think about it. Unless you got into the show from watching reruns of the earlier seasons, what's there to get into now? What makes the show stand out? Not much. It now feels like ''Series/MikeandMolly'', ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', but with geeks and smart people rather than the people seen in that show, for the most part.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: In the Season 7 pilot, Leonard gets hoisted off of a boat by a Kraken's tentacles. It really looks believable.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: In the Season 7 pilot, premiere, Leonard gets hoisted off of a boat by a Kraken's tentacles. It really looks believable.
23rd Jun '16 11:04:32 AM Scsigs
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** Thing is, even when the earlier seasons had romantic plots, they were always in the background, or weren't more important than the more geeky/nerdy stuff the guys were doing. Now, it's switched around so the romance plots are front and center while the other plots are, mostly, playing second fiddle. This is where the distinction lies for why people feel the show has changed, not for the better, and has just become another ordinary sitcom. I mean, think about it. Unless you got into the show from watching reruns of the earlier seasons, what's there to get into now? What makes the show stand out? Not much. It now feels like ''Series/MikeandMolly'', but with geeks and smart people rather than the people seen in that show, for the most part.
9th Jun '16 11:51:36 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* SnarkBait: One of the more popular ones in modern live-action TV, be it due to accusations of SeasonalRot, the portrayal of nerd culture which many see as insulting or just plain wrong, or simple ItsPopularNowItSucks reactions.
7th Jun '16 1:02:40 PM magmablock
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** The audience laughter -- either worth it because the show's that funny, or teeth-grinding levels of annoying that quickly overstay their course and ruin the show.

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** The audience laughter -- either worth it because the show's that funny, or teeth-grinding levels of annoying and frequency that quickly overstay their course and ruin the show.
17th May '16 8:20:55 AM GreenLady
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The show has made pop culture jokes and references relatively close to their original air date, but avoids trying to be TOO topical by not making them the focus of an entire story. Ie references to the guys missing '09 ''Film/StarTrek'' because they were on an expedition over the summer. One exception was the guys playing ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' in the first season, with [[PacManFever a couple of factual mistakes made]] because the episode was obviously written and filmed before the game actually game out. A season six episode had Sheldon angsting over which game console to buy, UsefulNotes/{{X Box One}} or UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 4}}, but made the point that Sheldon has backed the wrong format over the years, i.e. Zune over [=iPod=], Betamax over VHS, etc.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The show has made pop culture jokes and references relatively close to their original air date, but avoids trying to be TOO topical by not making them the focus of an entire story. Ie I.e., references to the guys missing '09 ''Film/StarTrek'' because they were on an expedition over the summer. One exception was the guys playing ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' in the first season, with [[PacManFever a couple of factual mistakes made]] because the episode was obviously written and filmed before the game actually game out. A season six episode had Sheldon angsting over which game console to buy, UsefulNotes/{{X Box One}} or UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 4}}, but made the point that Sheldon has backed the wrong format over the years, i.e. Zune over [=iPod=], Betamax over VHS, etc.etc.
** Two episodes in Season 9 actually revolve around an upcoming pop cultural event - the imminent release of ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'' and the premiere of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 6 were both the focus of episode-long story arcs. They got around any potential issues by being aired a few days ''before'' the RealLife events they were depicting, and to avoid spoilers focusing on the interactions between the group prior to the premieres and the guys geeking out blissfully in the aftermath, rather than the content of the show/film being watched.
17th May '16 8:14:14 AM GreenLady
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** Alice from "Good Guy Fluctuation" was incredibly popular, being an attractive, friendly and quirky female nerd played by Courtney Ford. Martha and Abby from "Psychic Vortex" are similar, given how they double date Raj and ''Sheldon'' based on him carrying a Franchise/GreenLantern prop around.

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** Alice from "Good Guy Fluctuation" was incredibly popular, being an attractive, friendly and quirky female nerd played by Courtney Ford.
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Martha and Abby from "Psychic Vortex" are similar, given how they double date Raj and ''Sheldon'' based on him carrying a Franchise/GreenLantern prop around.around.
** Yvette from "The Locomotive Manipulation" is one of the more popular love interests for Raj among the fanbase, despite appearing in only one episode, due to the fact that they shared a lot of the same values and seemed quite well-suited generally. The casting of Tania Raymonde was made quite a big deal of at the time, suggesting that the character might originally have been meant to be recurring.
15th May '16 9:50:39 AM Izzie
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** Even Penny can be this at times (just not as often as the others). In the early seasons she had a tendency to fall for JerkJock types only to be devastated when she realized they were jerks. When she and Leonard broke up and Leonard began dating Priya, Penny tried to pull an IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, but couldn't actually say it out loud without bursting into tears mid-sentence. She's an aspiring actress (and has some genuine talent) but her acting career has been going nowhere. Every now and then, the realization of that hits her ''hard''.

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** Even Penny can be this at times (just not as often as the others). In the early seasons she had a tendency to fall for JerkJock types only to be devastated when she realized they were jerks. When she and Leonard broke up and Leonard began dating Priya, Penny tried to pull an IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, but couldn't actually say it out loud without bursting into tears mid-sentence. She's an aspiring actress (and has some genuine talent) but her acting career has been going nowhere. Every now and then, the realization of that hits her ''hard''. Even when she gets a job that pays a lot of money, she eventually admits to Leonard that she hates it because having to flirt with doctors all day to make sales doesn't feel good, but she also isn't sure if she wants to go back to acting because she remembers how miserable the auditions and failure made her.
14th May '16 9:50:06 AM Cameron178
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** In season seven, the gang was talking about whether any of them had dated more than one person at the same time and lied about it. Penny scoffed her disbelief that Leonard would do that to her. Come to the end of season eight, when Leonard revealed that he did cheat on her at one point while on a boat for months.
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