Appreciation post- TBBT Sheldon and Amy´s relationship
Although this may turn out to be merely a few lines and not a very long post, I feel like it still needs to be said, even if only in a couple of words. As the new episodes will soon start to air, I felt it the right time to say something at the matter of the last seasons cliffhanger and the sneak peek that appeared for the new season. Now I know not every body things The Big Bang Theory is a good show to begin with, and people have different thoughts about it, but I can only speak about my own thoughts sure, so I will only do so.
Yesterday I watched on TV the episode “The Prom Equivalency” of season 8. when it stuck me: this show is amazing. Its not like I did not think so for a while, but after watching that episode again- and especially the moment Amy and Sheldon have near the end- I was 100% sure of it. (Just to put down in a few words what happened: the girls plan a prom night for the group and everybody hints to Sheldon what happens on such nights, so when he sees Amy in her dress he panics only to later be comforted by her, after what he tells her he loves her)
From now on I may stumble with my words on the amount of my thoughts I have for that scene alone, but I hope somehow to be able to bring across just how unbelievable amazing the writing for this show is. Personally, I´ve never seen a couple on TV like theirs, and, personally, I´ve never felt so happy to see a couple like theirs on TV. What ever TV shows or movies you may have grown up with, no matter how bad or awesome they were, there was kinda always a vibe behind that- if you haven´t kissed someone or been intimate with someone at least at the age of 20- there is something wrong with you or you simply don´t exist. Yes, I know I´m putting things a bit up to an extreme, but basically thats how it is. And then these two dorks come across and you feel that, (yes, this “dumb and silly” comedy show) understands the world so much better than most other shows. I feel like- I don´t know- I feel like these two are something so rare and so important that it is a miracle they were able to see the light of network airing. I mean (now my words start to stumble) they don´t start of like most couples do. They have date nights but are not “boyfriend” or “girlfriend”, especially form Sheldon´s point of view Amy is only a “girl” and a “friend”. They make a “relationship contract” where holding hands and cuddling are the only things allowed. Even when Amy starts to warm up more there is still nothing more then a few (two or three) kisses. The episode “The Opening Night Excitation” of season 9 is one of the greatest TBBT episodes (and maybe TV show episodes in general). The talk they share before they really become intimate for the first time is just so sincere and honest. It kinda makes you cry. I don´t say that being intimate with your partner is unneeded, its one of the most natural things in the world, but it is just as important showing that a romantic relationship can start of and go deep even before that. It just shows how important love is in all its ways. Both Sheldon and Amy are a bit like caricature characters, like all the characters in the show, I don´t say people just exactly like them exist, but they are still real and three dimensional characters with all their flaws. It is just so wonderful to see how they help each other to grow. We know that Sheldon wanted to propose to Amy a long time before “The Long Distance Dissonance” and yet the moment when he finally does was unexpected and a surprise how far both of them had come.
Before the end I must say that I actually really love all the character on the show, all of them, and all the couples. But for now it felt really important to focus just on these two.
I wish them all the best and may TV-show-fate be kind to them.