The Big Bang Theory has been a favorite of fans for nine years and shows no signs of losing fans. In fact, TV Fanatic reports that the show is still at the top of the ratings after all these years. When it aired on Monday nights, The Big Bang Theory was pulling out ahead of what Supergirl had done in the same timeslot and it scored higher ratings than Scorpion.
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Considering the mid-season finale that aired prior to the holiday break featured Amy and Sheldon finally having “coitus” after their many years as a couple, it’s no wonder the show’s ratings are so high. Parade reports that Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy on The Big Bang Theory, has spoken about the big moment for Amy and Sheldon and what might change for the series now that it has happened.
It seems Bialik was quite happy with Amy and Sheldon’s relationship as it was; but, of course, the writers of the show said it was time for the couple to have sex.
Bialik was okay with the change because of the way it was approached by the writers.
“I commend our writers and producers for making this episode so gentle and so delicate and so well-thought-out. It’s not ‘just sex’ for Amy and Sheldon. It’s the kind of kissing and loving that mommies and daddies do, as Sheldon says. We don’t belabor the ‘how was it?’ aspects of intercourse. We let those moments be private.”
Bialik was raised to believe that sex was something left for marriage and is happy with that view and with being a late bloomer herself. She hopes Amy and Sheldon’s experience can be an inspiration for the youth of today.
“I hope that Amy and Sheldon’s intimacy can be inspiring to those of you who are late bloomers, and encouraging for those of you who have yet to be intimate. And for those of you who are past the stage of thinking about the first time you were intimate, I hope this episode reminded you of the tenderness and the closeness and the possibility we all once had. If we are lucky, we get many chances to have that closeness even as grown-ups. And it can still be very sweet.”
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Bialik also reveals that she is happy with the show being about the day-to-day lives of the characters.
“I don’t think that every episode will be about a monumental relationship move, and I’m grateful for that. Our show tends to be about the day-to-day lives of these unusual people rather than monumental events in their relationships. And we like it that way!”
Sheldon may also inspire people to be better as he goes on a quest of giving apologies to a long list of people in Episode 13, “The Empathy Optimization.” Latin Post reports that Sheldon passes out apologies to all his friends, sometimes at awkward times, and everyone becomes quite tired of the apologies by the end of the episode. Sheldon even gives out shirts to mark those who have received his apologies.
The official synopsis of the episode also reveals Sheldon will get sick.
“After having to deal with a sick Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and the gang try to treat themselves to a Sheldon-free weekend.”
With its huge success and ongoing loyal following, Screen Crush reports that The Big Bang Theory will keep going strong past Season 10. Of course, contract talks will ensue, but Glenn Geller of CBS expects the show to keep going.
“We expect The Big Bang Theory to be on for a while.”
Naturally, with Amy and Sheldon’s sexual tension released, the show creators have had to decide where to go from there, so it will be interesting to see what the coming episodes will bring. At least fans of The Big Bang Theory will be able to enjoy their show for the foreseeable future.
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