Young Sheldon Eps 1-4
#21
(11-23-2018, 12:11 AM)ricardo shillyshally Wrote: I'm making some tenuous links here, But Sheldon usually has a calm exterior, controlled. Until he's reminded of his childhood and then the hidden emotions surface.





OMG the scene is so perfect. This is the Young Sheldon I would have liked to see. I'm sure it would never make shed loads of money like the happy family one they created, but this is the REAL Sheldon's upbringing. Troubled.
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#22
For some reason I thought ep 6 was the last in season 2, mainly because it seemed it wasn't really about Sheldon, but Church, and teachers who teach because they weren't successes in their field.

I had an idea a long time ago that satirising; America, the church, education establishments or the family was a sort of heresy. I think if CL did it overtly he'd never get his projects on tv.

But many of these eps, under the light comedy premise; examine family relations. How families portray themselves as happy,(church going, but it seems only Mary believes), but the realty is very different and often leads to children becoming troubled adults.
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(11-23-2018, 02:55 AM)ricardo shillyshally Wrote: For some reason I thought ep 6 was the last in season 2, mainly because it seemed it wasn't really about Sheldon, but Church, and teachers who teach because they weren't successes in their field.

I had an idea a long time ago that satirising; America, the church, education establishments or the family was a sort of heresy. I think if CL did it overtly he'd never get his projects on tv.

But many of these eps, under the light comedy premise; examine family relations. How families portray themselves as happy,(church going, but it seems only Mary believes), but the realty is very different and often leads to children becoming troubled adults.

And its so common. Prady and Lorre went the safe route and created a middle class family for Young Sheldon. But these moments are so funny, sad, tragic and more interesting to me. They could even make it funny, if the characters were likeable enough. As a result, I've just never watched Young Sheldon.
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#24
It does suffer from usual prequel problems. Sometimes it's like an ABC book on how to create a Sheldon. So you can almost play a game while watching, relating which 'anxiety', or ideas will become part of TBBT Sheldon.

Ep8 Sheldon discovers gaming. Ep9 Sheldon uses psychology to observe his parents. M & D as he calls them, both want different objectives. Each try to manipulate other family members, but D(George) gives up(the Mary/Meemaw combo proving significant).

It's strange that both Sheldon's family and Paige's family think that having an intelligent child is the most difficult problem, leading the latter towards divorce.  Families are complicated!

I like the way that Paige makes Sheldon feel less intelligent, and it's meemaw who gets Sheldon into gaming. 

He refuses to play at first, saying something like 'it's childish and a waste of time'. Soon he's off school playing and meemaw is addicted. Both these ideas seem like clever reversals(young blonde girl make Sheldon feel less intelligent and Sheldon saying what older generation usually say about gaming).
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