Young Sheldon – Review

Genre Comedy
Created by   Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Starring Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Jim Parsons, Annie Potts, Raegan Revord
Released on September 25, 2017 – present
Duration     22 minutes
Flixxpanda Rating 7/10
Channel CBS

‘Young Sheldon’ is a 2017 comedy starring Iain Armitage and created by the makers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The original show’s fans would have certainly thought of what Sheldon might have been like as a kid, and this show explores just that.

Personally, it is a great show – it’s funny, clever and very entertaining, containing all the qualities of a good comedy. We see Sheldon living with his parents and his siblings. Although his family is as normal as the next one, they live every day in fear of Sheldon blurting out something in the wrong place at the wrong time. His sister thoroughly enjoys herself as she watches Sheldon frequently makes a fool of himself. For those of you, who are unaware of Sheldon Cooper – he is a prodigy kid, who speaks his mind and essentially questions almost everything around him. He skips five grades and gets a head start at life by starting high school along with his older brother at the age of nine. His brother clearly is unhappy with this turn of event and wants nothing to do with his brother in school. Sheldon, however, is still unsatisfied and desires more.

I think the show effectively exploits the untapped potential of Sheldon and his questioning of everything- from God to people to food to everyday things and even science. It sometimes feels as though he asks the questions we’ve been asking all our lives, but are too afraid to find the answers. He calls out people’s stupidity and offends people as easily as Thanos snapping his fingers. He is frequently associated with several qualities; such as abominable, annoying, precocious, arrogant etc. I enjoy the show, for I like seeing Sheldon throw people in disarray as soon as he opens his mouth. He doesn’t understand moral and social obligations and refuses to accept the set of rules laid out by society. He does, of course, receive praise and attention from the right sources, for his exceptional thinking. However, there is one minor issue – the jokes try hard to be similar to that of the original BBT, which slightly dims the impact of the show. Some of the jokes even fall flat and are not funny. Probably, if they altered the humour and tried a different approach, along with all the other wonderful aspects of the show; this would certainly be something to look out for.

Overall, it’s a great, fun and entertaining show and my certain recommendation if you’re looking to have a great time.

Video Credits – YouTube

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