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7/10
One of the better episodes of the season
levinsonianj22 February 2019
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This felt like an older episode of the Big Bang Theory. It didn't have too much relationship drama and was more about geek/nerd culture. The scene where Will Wheaton yells at the guys was particularly great
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7/10
Let it all hang out love notes to the fans
pemigewasset6827 February 2019
Reading some of the previous reviews I have to wonder how these people have escaped the fact that BBT is ending? So yeah, they're going to have some fun with it. It's not going to be Emmy award winning thought-provoking and character developing... It's going to be fun! And this one was fun. They always have fun when somebody from a show that creates waves of nerdgasms put in an appearance. Lighten up y'all. It's a comedy, it's sophomoric and juvenile and doesn't strain the brain - just as it should be.
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7/10
The D&D Vortex
bobcobb30122 February 2019
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Wil's celebrity D&D game felt similar to the Two and a Half Men episode where Charlie has his celebrity drinking group/support group. Both Chuck Lorre shows so no shock there.

It did not feel like stuntcasting though. The celebrity guests provided some laughs, but the backdrop of the gang fighting over a spot in the game worked as well.

Maybe a stretch turning this into a whole episode, but we've seen much worse than this.
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9/10
A Perfect Way to Come Full Circle
jonathan-6009321 March 2019
When Wil Wheaton becomes the star of an episode it means all is well in the universe. This was a perfect episode that brought so many arcs to completion, something that many shows fail to do in their final season. Over the years Wheaton has developed a perfect synergy with the core cast and that synergy shone bright in what is likely his last episode in the series. It was a fun, quirky and totally enjoyable episode.
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1/10
Repulsive
zsas-2289212 April 2019
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Since when it is funny to see someone puke over dumb reason and this is the plot of a entier episode.. whole 20 minutes.
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1/10
Jumping the Shark!
migrjo194922 February 2019
WTF happened here, "BBT"?!? Not one moment was engaging! I sometimes have nightmares where a familiar show or movie does an episode or sequel where I know the characters but EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS FLAT AND OFF ! ! ! That's what watching this episode was like.

Jumped the Shark BIG TIME ! ! !
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6/10
Perhaps It's Time to Move On
Hitchcoc22 February 2019
When Wil Wheaton becomes the star of an episode, it's pretty sad. I did enjoy seeing some of the big time SciFi guys playing D&D with him, but otherwise, the plot was dull. Maybe they could add another two minutes of commercials. Eventually, the commercials will be interrupted by the show. Obviously, the characters' priorities in life have stagnated to utter predictability.
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get it all out..
Arth_Joshi24 February 2019
The Big Bang Theory

Almost a cultural hub and a dream project for the nerd and movie goers out there, The Big Bang Theory lift off from the first episode in '07 possibly breaking many records on broadcasting and awards shows; this is another one of Chuck Lorre's production as it too resembles with the others on its hardcore and counter argumentative humor. And unlike others, its witty and sharp humor doesn't walk on 'mundane sitcom rituals' which they carried off till the mid series quite nicely after which the plot grew thin and the humor got petty and childish to a point where the viewers have started to feel like a homework that doesn't end.

On performance level, Parsons is never reliable on his co-stars, he is literally a one man army and the reason behind it is not that he is given the range and content to flaunt his skills but even when the writing goes frizzy in its latter season, he delivers unflinchingly. On the other hand, Galecki is convincing throughout the series along with Helberg supporting him decently. The narrative that was once fluid, gripping and thought-provoking has now turned into this misconceived mixture of rotted out ideas, that ought not to draw even a chuckle, let alone be intriguing enough to keep the audience tangled in these undercooked characters' mundane life.

Another main reason, why the ideas narrowed down as it aged on screen was because of too many lead actors sharing the screen and the writers being restricted on offering and dividing the work or humor to each and everyone resulting into low quality of the final product. Even though the series have somehow found itself in the 12th season it still hasn't offered much on character development (their work on Sheldon is appreciative but not worth the effort).

Season 12

With an attempt of attaining a closure to a higher ideal, the last season is sculpted to justify and culminate the entire series and as much as the hopes are higher, the maturity on writing is equally lower where the offered final product is of a daily soap quality.

The D & D Vortex

Helbert doing a series of impressions, Sussman being interrogated by the guys and the repetitive betrayal in the group that goes throughout the episode are the high points of this act that almost puts the series back on the spot where it all started; almost, still a long way to go.
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