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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 / ... 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoe Perry ...  Mary / ... 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Lance Barber ...  George Sr. / ... 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Montana Jordan ...  Georgie / ... 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Raegan Revord ...  Missy / ... 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon / ... 38 episodes, 2017-2019
Annie Potts ...  Meemaw 36 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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In The Big Bang Theory (2007), Sheldon (Jim Parsons) has revealed that his father died when he was fourteen. Therefore Lance Barber, who plays George Snr, could potentially have to leave the series in as few as five years. See more »


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Sweet and funny
27 September 2017 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

I was surprised how many people dislike the pilot. I thought it was an interesting idea done well. And now that I've watched six episodes, I feel fully justified in saying this is terrific television.

The show centers on the childhood of The Big Bang Theory's high- functioning autistic genius Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon is a quirky savant in a very ordinary family with a religious mom and a puzzled dad. Too smart for his peers, the 9-year-old Sheldon is boosted to high school, where he promptly alienates everyone.

Some people complain that Sheldon is too annoying, but why would you want a series about a young Sheldon if you didn't want to see someone annoying? I find the kid version less irritating, primarily because he is powerless and thus is not, like his adult counterpart, bullying and browbeating and insulting his friends to get his way. Young Sheldon is just trying to survive and, more importantly, learn.

In fact, my main concern is that Sheldon seems a little too normal. He's got some funny habits and is a bit obsessive, but I would have expected someone far *more* obnoxious and weird. He really just seems precocious and socially clueless.

I wasn't surprised that Sheldon is socially inept or sometimes rude - if you are, then once again I have to ask why on earth you watched this show. I was surprised at the sweetness of the series. Sheldon's mom is wonderfully understanding and supportive, and even his dad has occasional moments of rough, loving insight.

Some people have said there aren't any jokes in this series, but it's actually very funny. No, there aren't any Catskills comics material, but if you think there are no jokes I think you just need the BBT's laugh track.


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