The Big Bang Theory 4.14 "The Thespian Catalyst" Review

After a one week break, Big Bang Theory returned to hopefully show us why we all fell in love with the show in the first place. Well, I can say that the episode at least tried to be a good one but, just like Sheldon’s lecture, the episode itself fell flat.

The episode had very little this week of Leonard and Howard and instead focused mainly on Sheldon with a few Raj moments peppered in for breaks. The Sheldon story had great potential to become a very funny story but I felt the writers didn’t let the scenes develop all the way through during the acting lessons. The jokes made could be seen a mile away and even then they felt rushed. Yet, somehow throughout the tedious acting lessons, we the viewers were given a look into Sheldon’s past. While it was done through Star Trek Fan Fiction, Sheldon, and more importantly Jim Parsons, gave a great performance of how he really felt as a child in Texas. I really felt sad for Sheldon as he began to actually cry over the scene, and when he said to his mother "I Love You", I really felt that Sheldon actually does have human emotions after all. It will be nice to see if the writers expand on Sheldon and his mother anymore. Read More...


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