Young Sheldon is CBS’ prequel spinoff of the massively popular and sometimes scrutinized for “not being funny”, The Big Bang Theory. The show, as the name suggests, goes back into the childhood of Sheldon Cooper and tries to, well, find out why is Sheldon the way he is today.
The show stars the incredibly cute lain Armitage as young Sheldon and Zoe Perry as Sheldon’s mother. Jim Parsons, the original Sheldon narrates the series (and serves as an executive producer).
Interestingly, Zoe Perry’s mother, Laurie Metcalf played the role of adult Sheldon’s mother in The Big Bang Theory.
Having seen the first 2 episodes of the show, I found the show to be charming. Sheldon Cooper is a very interesting and fascinating character. If he was a Superhero, his superpower might be to annoy you to the core but maybe if you know his origins, you just might be a little more welcoming of him.
The best bits of the 2 episodes are Sheldon’s relationship with his mom and sister. With his mom, as we have seen in The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon shares a very special bond. She is the only person he listens to (find out as to why this is, in the show) and this is something Lenord knew of and helped Penny with.
Remember the episode?
The only memorable mention of his sister in The Big Bang Theory comes when she is pregnant but in Young Sheldon, we are seeing that they shared a banterous relationship and often she bullies him.
So far, it’s been fun learning about Sheldon’s love for trains, the reason why he is so hygiene conscious and why in a particular episode of The Big Bang Theory, he was reluctant to order Uranium. The show has surely grown on me, despite it not being the best TV Show out there. The show airs just after the episode of The Big Bang Theory and has managed to retain the majority of its viewers and is being fairly appreciated.
I’ll definitely recommend this show to you if you are one of the loyal viewers of the original show or the word Bazinga means the world to you. I’m watching this show to just find out why did Sheldon’s mom get him tested!