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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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"Young Sheldon" provides the backstory for Sheldon Cooper, the lovable nerd from "The Big Bang Theory." Here are nine things we to know about our favorite theoretical physicist.

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Series cast summary:
Iain Armitage ...  Sheldon / ... 44 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoe Perry ...  Mary Cooper / ... 44 episodes, 2017-2019
Lance Barber ...  George Sr. / ... 44 episodes, 2017-2019
Montana Jordan ...  Georgie / ... 44 episodes, 2017-2019
Raegan Revord ...  Missy / ... 44 episodes, 2017-2019
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon / ... 44 episodes, 2017-2019
Annie Potts ...  Meemaw / ... 42 episodes, 2017-2019
Ryan Phuong ...  Tam 22 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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Zoe Perry is the real life daughter of Laurie Metcalf from The Big Bang Theory (2007). Over 20 years earlier she also played the younger version of her mother in episodes 5.7, Roseanne: Halloween IV (1992), and 7.19, Roseanne: All About Rosey (1995) of Roseanne (1988). Now she again plays a younger version of her mother's character over 20 years later. See more »

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Mighty Little Man
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2 February 2018 | by munchere-260-598799See all my reviews

I have a problem with the reviewers complaining about how Sheldon is such a brat and at the same time say they watch TBBT. If they watch that show then they must know Sheldon is a brat. In this show, though, we have a 9 year old version of a bratty Sheldon. In both cases he isn't bratty because he's spoiled or mean hearted. He's bratty because he's a genius and a social simpleton. That's the point. I Iiked the show right off but I can also say that it has improved as these brief, less than 30 minute, episodes are able to develop the characters and relationships more. One reviewer complained about the lack of character development after only watching the first show! I also think the actor playing young Sheldon is doing a great job. As with the adult Sheldon the young Sheldon is sincere, wants to be good, knows his own mind but also knows that he doesn't understand social norms and so listens to those close to him although he reserves the right to not accept those norms. I enjoy the family dynamic and the situations that arise because he's special. This family is much more realistic than the Malcom in the Middle family, a show one reviewer touted as being at a level this show couldn't come up to. The characters in MITM were ridiculously stupid. The characters in Young Sheldon each ha ve a unique personality and do things that you have seen others do or can imagine others doing, like Sheldon's brother trying chewing tobacco, repeatedly spitting it out in disgust then saying "I must be doing something wrong". The writing warms the heart as we watch a family moving past disagreements and difficulties caused by their special Sheldon - all realizing that they love him and he's family which is more important than those disagreements and difficulties.


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