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Old 01-26-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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I try to watch when I can---unfortunately, I have no way to record and have a recurring cards night every other Thurs. I went onto CBS site thinking I could catch up, but it seems they are pushing their streaming ap and no longer post older episodes of some or all shows....

So far have enjoyed the ones I did watch, and the kid who plays Sheldon doing a really good job! The other 2 sibs are fun to watch, too.

Someone mentioned not liking adult Sheldon narrating, but that actually helps me follow it, I think. I've only watched TBBT for a couple seasons.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Keep in mind, we already know the future — these parents don’t have a happy marriage, and the dad is going to start drinking more and is going to die by What? Sheldon’s 14th birthday?
We thought we knew the future. There have already been numerous departures from what TBBT led us to expect, so nothing may be considered safe.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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We thought we knew the future. There have already been numerous departures from what TBBT led us to expect, so nothing may be considered safe.
There is a huge difference between our expectations, and changing facts. It's a fact his dad died at a certain point, and there is no way they change that.

Expectations are a belief that something will happen, and beliefs are just suppositions and presumptions. Intangibles. Because your expectations haven't been met doesn't mean anything. To someone else, they may be met.

They haven't changed any facts. They have simply shown us things different than the way some expected to see them. There's that word again... expect.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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There is a huge difference between our expectations, and changing facts. It's a fact his dad died at a certain point, and there is no way they change that.

Expectations are a belief that something will happen, and beliefs are just suppositions and presumptions. Intangibles. Because your expectations haven't been met doesn't mean anything. To someone else, they may be met.

They haven't changed any facts. They have simply shown us things different than the way some expected to see them. There's that word again... expect.
There is no FACT that his dad died at a certain point because these stories are total fiction.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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The new show has done well and built up it's own following.
Much of the success may be due to the father's warm personality and heavy on screen presence. This may have contributed to the show's high ranking so far.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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There is no FACT that his dad died at a certain point because these stories are total fiction.
Duh! Of course they're fiction, it's TV. But in the context of the series, it's fact.

I really needed to explain this?
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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They haven't changed any facts. They have simply shown us things different than the way some expected to see them. There's that word again... expect.
You could be a spokesperson for some 1984 style world order.

These weren't lies, they were truth adjustments.

What you describe above is perfectly legitimate for a magic act.....you are misdirected in your expectations and a surprise result materializes. It does not at all describe the situation at hand which is YS altering facts established on TBBT.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Duh! Of course they're fiction, it's TV. But in the context of the series, it's fact.

I really needed to explain this?
I doubt that when TBBT got started that the creators had any inkling that a decade later they'd spin off a "Young Sheldon" series. So they set up a story line.

Then, nearly a decade later they begin working on a spin off and realize that a sitcom with an abusive father and a fanatically religious mother in steady doses is not going to be a family comedy show that will sustain most viewers. So they adjust a few parts of a fictional work to fit a new fictional work. How odd that they'd want to be successful. I actually prefer drama shows and movies, but I would turn off a sitcom about an abusive father and a over-religious mother as being grating. The program's ratings are strong. Apparently most viewers like what they see. A few nit-pickers don't.
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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So far I have not seen anything on YS that is that inconsistent with TBBT. Children's memories are often spotty, and they don't always know and/or understand why adults are acting the way they are . And even a genius may have skewed memories that fits his personal narrative. Adult Sheldon is prone to exaggeration when retelling stories or describing scenarios.

I wasn't sure they could do a prequel with such an established backstory, but the cast makes me want to believe besides I have decided to enjoy the show as a standalone.

There's the ticket> TBBT has turned into standard sitcom/romcom fare, not a niche comedy like it used to be . YS is fresh.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Liked the "brisket" episode but didn't care for the "computer" one.
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