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Young Sheldon 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2017– )
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Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory (2007)) and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.
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Series cast summary:
Iain Armitage ...  Sheldon Cooper 60 episodes, 2017-2020
Zoe Perry ...  Mary Cooper 60 episodes, 2017-2020
Lance Barber ...  George Cooper Sr. / ... 60 episodes, 2017-2020
Montana Jordan ...  Georgie Cooper 60 episodes, 2017-2020
Raegan Revord ...  Missy Cooper 60 episodes, 2017-2020
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon Cooper 60 episodes, 2017-2020
Annie Potts ...  Connie 'Meemaw' Tucker / ... 58 episodes, 2017-2020
Ryan Phuong ...  Tam 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Wallace Shawn ...  Dr. John Sturgis / ... 25 episodes, 2018-2020
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It's 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. His twin sister doesn't share his exceptional mind, but she has a much clearer vision of what life has in store for the young genius. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory (2007)," narrates.

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25 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Young Sheldon See more »

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Melissa Tang, who stars in the role of Ms. Fenley, appeared in Season 9 Episode 1, The Big Bang Theory: The Matrimonial Momentum (2015), of The Big Bang Theory (2007) as marine biologist Mandy Chow. See more »

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Throughout the series, the Cooper family church (First Baptist Church of Medford) is seen. It is always the common Baptist design of a brick building with a porch supported by four white columns, and a white steeple. There are, however, some differences among the episodes. For example, Young Sheldon: Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers (Season 1, Episode 11) shows a building with round windows and two front doors on the façade. Later episodes, using views of the First Christian Church, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, California, USA, the building has rectangular windows and one front door. Other differences include the 'thought for the day' sign in front of the church, which sometimes faces the street, and sometimes faces away from the church, at an angle to the front; also, the decoration at the top cutout of the sign is different in various episodes. Further differences can be seen in the area to the right of the front of the church, which sometimes shows a brick building and a water-tower in the distance, with the word 'Medford' on it. (These don't exist at the Studio City location where the photos of the church were taken.) See more »

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Mighty Little Man
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Not the train wreck the trailers implied but still troublesome.
26 September 2017 | by domonkos-horvathSee all my reviews

After watching several trailers I wasn't very enthusiastic about watching this show, but I'm glad I did. Sort of...

Scenes that had no emotional effect on me whatsoever in the trailers worked very well in the context of the entire episode, scenes I've already seen gave me a couple good laughs. There are two things crucial to the entire substance of the show I don't like.

1. It's foreshadowing more drama than comedy. Don't get me wrong, I don't generally dislike dramas, but I can't get behind a drama as a prequel to a sitcom. I shouldn't have expected anything different, I already knew from The Big Bang Theory that Sheldon was constantly bullied, his father turned into an alcoholic etc., it's just that being confronted with this side of Sheldon head on makes me feel very ill at ease.

2. Sheldon's portrayal is wrong. Granted, Iain Armitage is a child actor and I can't expect the same level of acting skills from a child than an adult, but his portrayal of Sheldon is a complete failure. The actor's portrayal of Sheldon is way too wooden, older Sheldon is enthusiastic about everything he says, he prides himself on his knowledge and revels in imparting that knowledge, he's all giddy when he talks about his interests or pursues one of his hobbies etc. Iain Armitage's Sheldon is just a robot. There is no emotion, no conviction behind anything he says or does and that's just not Sheldon.

I'll have to watch more episodes to see where this is going before I can rate it but the pilot episode was a 6 at best, and with more episodes this show could easily turn into a 4.


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