The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon full o2tvseries.
When I first read about plans for a The Big Bang Theory spinoff, I did not think that it would work in a million years. Maybe the reason so many people are disappointed is the huge difference in tone – and the fact that young Sheldon is way too cute.
While The Big Bang Theory is more or less a nerdy version of Friends, Young Sheldon is more like a classic family comedy with typical family problems and the special task of raising an Asperger genius. The key ingredients are the same as in The Big Bang Theory though – fresh humor, well defined characters and a brilliant cast. For me the best new show of the season. Young Sheldon full o2tvseries.
It’s 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. His twin sister doesn’t share his exceptional mind, but she has a much clearer vision of what life has in store for the young genius. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory (2007),” narrates.
I don’t know what everyone else’s problem is, but my husband and I watched the opener and loved it. It was cute and funny and I personally love the fact that Jim Parsons is narrating. We are both huge Big Bang Theory fans and are especially fond of Sheldon, and we thought this was a great episode and can’t wait to see more. The only thing I’m irritated with is that they’re waiting a whole month to air the next episode. That is just ridiculous to me.
Young Sheldon will make your heart melt. It will make you smile, laugh, cry, … but most of all it will make you feel so warm and full of love.
This show is so much more than a television series about the young version of Sheldon Cooper. This show is actually completely independent from The Big Bang Theory. It’s so much more than the regular comedies.
If you haven’t watched it yet, even if you have never seen The Big Bang, go watch this show right now and let yourself be overwhelmed with love.
Anyone expecting ‘more Big Bang’ will be sorely disappointed by Young Sheldon. This is a very different kind of show – and a far, far better show than we had any right to expect. Young Sheldon full o2tvseries. Young Sheldon could have been a quick cash-in on the huge popularity of Big Bang Theory. But it turns out to be a whole new thing, only loosely connected to the previous show.
True, Young Sheldon does pick up the backstory established for the Sheldon of Big Bang. But the writing takes off in a whole new direction. Gone are the zippy one-liners, the exaggerated characters, the zaniness, What we get instead is something no one could have predicted: heart.
It’s a huge mistake to think of Young Sheldon as a prequel to Big Bang. Think of it, instead, as a 21st Century reboot of Leave It to Beaver. This is a slice-of-life story of growing up in Texas. Instead of being set-bound like Big Bang, Young Sheldon is shot largely on locations. Instead of being stylized, it’s realistic. Instead of being glib, it’s thoughtful. There’s plenty of humor, but it’s gentler and more complex.
The third episode, for example, deals with a child coming to grip with the possible death of a parent, and with the role of faith in his very logical universe. The script doesn’t judge, and it doesn’t forget to be, at times, hilariously funny. (The last line had us in stitches.)
The acting is uniformly superb. Sheldon’s mom perfectly evokes Laurie Metcalf’s older version from Big Bang. Annie Potts playing Sheldon‘s ‘Meemaw’ is as brilliant as she’s ever been (and that’s saying quite a lot.) And then there’s Iaian Armitage in the title role. He doesn’t mimic the older Sheldon, but he does ring absolutely true as a precocious yet naive kid, totally out of step with his surroundings. After watching him for a half-hour, I no longer cared whether he was supposed to be a younger version of some other character. He’s a totally memorable character in his own right.
Chuck Lorre has taken a huge risk, defying audience expectations with Young Sheldon. Let’s hope he and Steven Molaro (who’ve co-written the early episodes) can keep the series going as powerfully as it has begun. And hope also that audiences can shake off their addiction to Big Bang Theory long enough to appreciate something that’s as fresh and ground-breaking today as Big Bang was eleven years ago.
I think this is a great show! I love watching this little boy, and I think they did a great job choosing the rest of the cast. His sister is cute as she can be & a little wise-ass, which makes her even more appealing. The brother is adorable, too–his complete lack of concern about much of anything concerning Sheldon is funny. Young Sheldon full o2tvseries.
I love their accents. The dad is a little surprising, as older Sheldon always gave the impression that he wasn’t really close to his dad–although these shows have shown some strong attachment in instances. The younger Mary Cooper is perfect—she has older Mary Cooper’s voice, mannerisms–everything down pat! And I LOVE MEEMAW! The first show where all of Sheldon‘s teachers were complaining about him was hilarious–especially the guy with the wet armpits & Sheldon volunteering to be his leader! (True Sheldon). This little boy does an amazing job of capturing Sheldon’s expressions, mannerisms, etc. You watch him & think, “This is where it started.” I LOVE IT!