The Big Bang Balance

[Contains “Disney Princess” cos-playing SPOILERS!]

Melissa Rauch as ‘Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, Ph.D.’ as ‘Cinderella’ and Mayim Bialik, Ph.D. as ‘Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.’ as ‘Snow White’ in “The Big Bang Theory” (S6)Here in the UK, the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory came to a cliff-hanging close last night… leaving me to ponder what the series would be like if Leonard actually did get eaten by sharks on his expedition to the North Sea. As far as I’m concerned, promoting Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik to the main cast was the smartest thing the showrunners have done since the series started, and now that Raj is finally able to speak to them without an alcoholic crutch (something I would have tackled at the end of the first season, but never mind), I can’t help wishing that the producers could correct the gender balance, and give the ladies equal screentime.

If I were the King of TV, I’d move Penny and Amy into the main apartment, give Sheldon the smaller apartment, while Howard & Bernadette continue to live together, and Raj maintains his swinging bachelor pad. I’d also make the show more like a nerdier version of Friends, with each character having their own solo adventures away from the main group, then all meeting up together again for hugs and take-out. Sadly, I’m sure Johnny Galecki (who’s a very good actor, saddled with a very boring character) has a cast-iron contract and no desire to be unemployed, so this is unlikely to happen anytime soon. Boo!

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About Dee CrowSeer

A comic book writer with an interest in feminism, philosophy, and affirmative action.
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5 Responses to The Big Bang Balance

  1. Smash says:

    So you’d have them get rid of Leonard altogether?

    • deecrowseer says:

      Yep! To steal a line from “Little Shop of Horrors”, the guy sure looks like shark food to me!

      Would you miss him?

      • Smash says:

        Hmm I don’t know. He was interesting when he was first starting to get with Penny. He’s not as interesting any more and I hated his whole relationship with Priya. But he’s kind of the normal one, and every group needs a normal right?

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