Hey 3.5 readers.
So on The Big Bang Theory, scientist Sheldon Cooper has often referred to his difficult upbringing in rural Texas, raised by a family that did not understand or particularly care for his brilliance.
CBS, in keeping with Hollywood’s trend of never being original, has devised a Big Bang spinoff, Young Sheldon, chronicling the life and times of Sheldon as a ten year old high school student in the late 1980s.
Gotta admit, the idea sounded terrible to me until I saw the trailer. Then I found it really moving. So perhaps, on occasion, a spinoff has the potential to be great.
For example, in the trailer above, Young Sheldon becomes a boy narc, ratting on every student he sees for trivial rule violations. To Sheldon, this seems only logical. People do something wrong, they should be called out on it.
However, Sheldon’s dad explains that he was once a football coach, and he saw some inappropriate activity and reported it. Was he applauded? No. He was fired.
Thus, Sheldon learns a valuable lesson – that his father isn’t the failure that he thought he was and also, there’s logic and then there’s social etiquette. Bottomline – pick your battles. Suck up and look the other way on the petty stuff so that you’ll be prepared when the time comes where you really have to report a serious wrong.
Looks great. I’m a little iffy on whether or not it will have any long lasting staying power, but it’s worth a try.