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