The most recent episode of The Big Bang Theory is a perfect example of what I hate and love about the show.
Sheldon’s “talking to” Alex? Terrible. Not just terrible in what was said (which it was) but also out of character. Sheldon isn’t good at reading emotions or dating, but he isn’t cruel. Sheldon not asking his “Council of Ladies” what to say to Alex? After he’d asked what to do? Sheldon is nothing if not thorough; if he’d asked for help he’d have wanted a clear answer.
And yet, Leonard telling Penny: “Are you feeling insecure? Because that’s my thing and if you take that away I don’t know what I’m bringing to this relationship.” That’s amazing. Leonard is reassuring Penny, while also acknowledging that he has been insecure himself.
And the glasses? Hubba hubba.
First I like that Penny flat-out ADMITS she finds science boring. But she is smart. She’s also an actress, so she does a little acting. And Leonard’s reaction is sweet. ;)
[Note: These clips do not include fat jokes, but the show does have some. Please do not start watching the show if this will be a dealbreaker for you.]