This is Sheldon Cooper’s world, we just live in it.
It is fall again so it is time to return to the world of geek, social awkwardness and humour. It’s time to return to The Big Bang Theory.
In the season four premier, which air right before the new show S#*! My Dad Says, we see the return of the new character introduced in the finale Amy Fowler. She, often called the female Sheldon or Fem-Sheldon, has begun a friendly relation with Sheldon. The two are often texting, twittering and emailing on a variety of topics including work, world and their future child together.
You heard me.
Penny convinces Sheldon to at least go on a date with this woman before conception, and so begins the episode’s main plot, Sheldon’s first date.
But we already knew this, the promos have been airing this since mid July.
The date, which required Penny attendance because neither Amy or Sheldon (nicknamed in the episode as Shammy) can drive. The date, which is void of any real conversation, quickly spirals into a conversation about Penny’s promiscuity. The date was funny, Amy being modeled after Sheldon and even using some of his one liners (‘The check engine light is on,’ ), but you have wonder if she is to alike Sheldon to be any interesting. Last season we watched as Leonard and Penny dated a relationship that worked because of their differences. If a relationship for Sheldon is to occur, and with any viewer success, then a carbon-copy-reversed-sex character is not the solution. What Sheldon needs is a women like his twin sister, smarter than his sister, but with the same religious values and social normality.
The second story involves Leonard and Koothrappali coming to the rescue of Wolowitz from a robotic arm. This is Wolowitz, fans of the show have already figured out the rest. Overall the show was cute and funny, but lacking that premier flair.
This season plans to focus more of the show’s attention away from Leonard and onto Sheldon, and his search for human companionship. I enjoyed last season focus on Leonard and Sheldon’s relationship. I was one who openly hated their abrupt breakup and while I want them to be together I hate that their inevitable return will make their relationship a Ross and Rachael event. I am one of those openly against the Sheldon/Penny pairing. I find it a dumb idea and think their strength lies in their near hatred of each other.
The shows focus has always been about Leonard, with Sheldon being the side character. Much like the characters of Stewie, Joey or Barney, Sheldon has always been a comic relief. Making the show about these characters is not a good idea, it’s like giving them a spinoff. Oh wait Joey did get a spinoff.
It didn’t work.
I like Sheldon, the show wouldn’t work without him, but he cannot become the focus or the show will loose its human connection.
Overall good episode but they could have done more.