Also, while Sheldon's Nobel speech was beautifully executed by Jim Parsons, that needed to be a 3-4 episode arc for Sheldon's redemption, not two segments on the last episode. Doubly more frustrating because the decision was made last summer for this to be the final season, so the writers had plenty of time to properly space out the storylines, and they just rushed everything at the end. The early episodes this season were especially light on plot too.
Thoughts on the conclusion of "The Big Bang Theory?"
BN747 wrote:My favorite characters that I loved to see each episode were 1) Stewart, the most insecure soul on earth (glad he and his gf ended up shacking up ...and 2) Barry Kripke, in stitches every line he zings,
Ok, and Christine Baranski as Leonard's mom.
dragon-wings wrote:I watched a lot of early The Big Bang Theory episodes but not a lot of towards the end. Didn't Sheldon have a fear of speaking to large crowds? He had to be drunk to make a speech in the episode "The Pants Alternative". So how did he make his speech at the end?
apodino wrote:I didn't like the way Raj's engagement played out. I thought a perfect ending to that story would have been for Raj to move to London at the end of the series, but instead the writers had him put his bromance with Howard first. I felt bad that Raj was the only one who didn't get married. Sheldon winning the Nobel prize was a perfect sendoff for his character as was his speech and I am not unhappy with the way the writers handed that.
One thing I wish had happened in the last season would have been for Leslie WInkle to resurface. I thought her character was good, but they didn't do enough with her and eventually wrote her off.
einsteinboricua wrote:I stopped watching at around season 5-6. It just kinda lost its way, but I did tune in to the finale. I believe it was an excellent ending (though I will agree that Sheldon's redemption should have been longer). I view the finale as an open ended item: Sheldon and Amy achieved peak recognition. For them, the series is over. But there could very well be a spinoff with Penny and Leonard expecting, the Wolowitz children being raised, or with Raj continuing the search. There's material to be had (maybe not now, but a few years into the future).
Even though I stopped watching the show early, I felt I needed to watch the finale. Despite having lost its way, the finale managed to put the show back into perspective.
dragon-wings wrote:I would of liked to of seen more of Zack. (Penny's ex boyfriend)
LittleFokker wrote:Also wished Leslie Winkle would have returned, but I think the producers were afraid of the "Roseanne" connection after what happened with that show. Possibly why Sheldon's mother (Laurie Metcalf) was not present at the Nobel ceremony. Leslie was one of my favorite temporary characters.
DL717 wrote:Stopped watching a few years ago. It lost its luster and became repetitive.
ER757 wrote:DL717 wrote:Stopped watching a few years ago. It lost its luster and became repetitive.
This show, like many popular sitcoms, went on too long. See Cheers, Happy Days, MASH, Frasier for other examples - all shows that were well conceived, well written and had great casts but just plain ran out of ideas long before they finished their runs.
I did watch the finale and, meh. Pretty predicable that Penny would be preggers, the elevator would be fixed and that Shamy would win the Nobel. Never much cared for the Raj character to begin with - felt like he was just written in as a "token foreigner" and the whole metrosexual angle played out over the years was annoying at best. The contrived engagement storyline in the last season was just plain awful but if they were going down that road then they should have had him get on that plane and go to London. Instead we see him dating Sara Michelle Gellar in the last episode for no apparent reason other than he recognized her as Buffy on the flight over.
I did like that they finally showed Howard and Bernadette's children, they were always off camera and just talked about before.
I'm on the fence about Sheldon's speech - it was well written and well performed by Jim Parsons, but it was absolutely counter to everything his character was for the entire run of the show. It was also a bit somber for a show that usually went for the big laughs with that character.
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