Episode 14 - The Convention Conundrum
3 February 2014
All credit to James Earl Jones for having no shame but what was that? First he was a big child, then he was a slightly sleazy old party guy. I mean if you're going to build an episode around a celebrity being silly at least be consistent. It was classic bad Big Bang Theory. The story of Sheldon starting his own convention meant nothing. It was merely an excuse to get JEJ to be silly. Why bother with a plot at all if that's how limited your aims are?
I think a story like this makes it a bit harder to believe in Sheldon. Shouldn't he take something from this experience? Shouldn't he conclude something about the nature of human beings? Shouldn't he see that his heroes on TV are just flawed humans like everyone else? Nah, it's just a TV show, stop thinking about it so hard. Great.
Similarly the girls don't feel like adults yet. Great idea, something a lot of people can relate to. Does it go anywhere? No. The guys think about breaking the rules for once. Does that go...of course not! They are cowards. Isn't that funny? It sort of was seven years ago but it's tired now.
This is the last season of The Big Bang Theory that I will be commenting on. You know what I think of it. There's nothing more to add.
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