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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 / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoe Perry ...  Mary / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2019
Lance Barber ...  George Sr. / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2019
Montana Jordan ...  Georgie / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2019
Raegan Revord ...  Missy / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2019
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon / ... 40 episodes, 2017-2019
Annie Potts ...  Meemaw 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Ryan Phuong ...  Tam 20 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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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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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Negotiation (2018) See more »

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Mighty Little Man
Written by Steve Burns
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Produced by Rob Cavallo
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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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