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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 22 August 2018 at 3:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

What an amazing run.

I think it is probably the right time to end the show.
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I lasted all of ten minutes into the first episode. It gave me a convention headache!!
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They could have ended the show a couple of seasons ago and I would have been fine with it.

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I gave up on it years ago when it got off track. It was supposed to be about a bunch of hapless nerds trying to navigate their social lives. Then everyone got engaged/married/etc. and the show lost that vital element.
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Conversely, I never had any affinity for the original characters. It was only when the girlfriends showed up that I found I could enjoy episodes of the program.

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Loved the series for the longest time.  That said?  The last couple of seasons have definitely felt "less than".  Where I got five or six good laughs in per episode, lately it's been one if I'm lucky and most often none. 

I've stayed with it as long as I have on the strength of the characters, but it's time.  Was considering dropping it this year, but since it's the last I'm pot committed to see it through.  Did and felt the same way with FRIENDS.
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Matt Reed
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 Christopher Frost wrote:
Then everyone got engaged/married/etc. and the show lost that vital element.

I've heard this leveled against the series and for the life of me I don't understand it.  The show started with leads well into their 20s.  Was the audience expectation really that they would go the entire length of the series without finding love or getting married?  The nerdiest of the nerds I knew in both high school and college (whose ranks I am a part of) were married within a decade after graduation.  The series was never about them not finding love, but (in part) about finding the right love.  Now that they're nearly 40, was their inability to navigate that aspect of life really a "vital element"?  I'd say no.  It would have been incredibly sad to see four grown men and friends unable to find love, romance or a mate after 12 years (much of which passed in real time) just to service a premise that quickly became stale.  
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I agree with Matt here. The relationships also added a lot of good comedy, because the girlfriends themselves were funny. However, I did give up on the show around season 8. I just didn't find it as funny as a whole anymore. But that's OK - it had a very good run. 
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Iím with Reed. 

YOUNG SHELDON has pretty much replaced it in the laughs per episode category. 
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The last season of FRIENDS was the one during which I became "unfaithful". It was running against TRU CALLING, and I was watching that.
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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 23 August 2018 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I still like and watch the show, but not terribly upset that it's done. 12 seasons is a good run. 

I agree with Miller. YOUNG SHELDON is really funny. I had my doubts when I first heard about it, but it's quite good. Great casting, especially Sheldon's mother. My first impression is that it seemed the actress must have done some serious research on Laurie Metcalf. Turns out this was kinda true. She's her daughter. 


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Posted: 23 August 2018 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I still watch and enjoy the show but 12 years is a good time to wrap up.  Lorre still has Young Sheldon and Mom so he's still busy and probably realized it's better to leave before there's nothing left.


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