I have not been watching BBT at all and man is it sounding like it’s for the best.
the AV club review nails it basically.
Sheldon remains one of this show’s most problematic elements, and when the writers up his asshole quotient, he becomes a chore to watch. “The Locomotion Interruption” features Sheldon at his jerkiest, particularly when Amy shows up with Leonard to pick him up from an Arizona police station. As expected, Sheldon has no empathy for Amy when she expresses her sadness that he abandoned her without warning for a summer and then called Leonard for help instead of her, and it’s especially unsettling how the writers attempt to justify his behavior. On the car ride back, Sheldon reveals that he wants to have coitus with Amy, and the laugh track applauds and hollers as if to suggest that’s a totally reasonable course of thinking.
what the ever loving fuck. WHAT. THE FUCK.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
•white supremacists just burned Michael Brown’s memorial to the ground.
•Darren Wilson is still free after two months of paid vacation time funded by taxpayers (including Mike’s parents!!!) and funded by private citizens, organized and backed by the prosecutor assigned to Darren Wilson’s murder trial (that hasn’t even started yet)
••do not forget Michael Brown••
We all know who the truest detective is.
The eighth season of The Big Bang Theory opens with Sheldon Cooper roaming a train station in his underwear, asking for assistance from people that assume he’s mentally ill because of his pants-less situation. This is what Jim Parsons has to do to make $1 million per episode, and that’s hard to comprehend for people with just a passing familiarity with this series. Hell, it’s not that easy to comprehend for people that watch the show regularly.
Big Bang Theory is a relic of a former age. One where three-camera sitcoms still dominated network comedy and actors on successful TV shows were able to negotiate their contracts into seven figures. The series feels increasingly dated with each new season. Episodes put the slightest of twists on the most conventional sitcom plots, and the jokes are simple, blunt, and probably similar to something you’ve heard before. Boundaries aren’t pushed, stereotypes are embraced, and the cast makes loads of money as they wade through their unoriginal scripts.
Here’s the thing. The majority of the posts I read said “watched Scorpion, DVR’ed SH”
the problem is, even if Nielsen DVR numbers are good for SH, it doesn’t really help. Ad companies know you skip their ads when you watched a DVR recording. Hence ad companies don’t care about who’s winning in the DVR race. Ad companies care for who the Nielsen families are watching live and giving the ratings to. And cable networks care about what the ad companies care for.
But the fact remains apparently a lot of people really liked Scorpion too.
CBS has BBT from 8:00-8:30 next week, then Moms from 8:30-9:00. Scorpion won’t directly benefit from a BBT lead in next week sure, but for the next few weeks, BBT will kind of boost all ratings for all CBS shows on Monday nights. Till CBS’ ten week NFL deal is done, and BBT I think is supposed to go back to Thursday night then.
And age demographics. If SH somehow manages a higher young people demo than Scorpion, then even if it’s overall ratings are lower, THEN I would not worry. Because aside from ad people caring to know what Nielsen viewers are watching, they REALLY want to know what 18-45 year old Nielsen viewers/family households are watching.
This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account
Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.
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For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.
Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]
Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that.
I want to move to Iceland
Jessica Lange & Charles Dance | Long Day’s Journey into Night (2000)
"I do not accept goodbye, leftenant"
Dawn of Justice by IFriedRice
Ichabod Crane & Abby Mills -1x13 & 2x01
requested by totheendoftheworldortime