Young And Wise (Television Thoughts: Young Sheldon)

MV5BZDg3MGNhYjItZGU2Yi00MzU4LWE4NGUtYjA2OTVjNGUyMjE4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjg4NzAyOTA@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_Challenge Of The Day: Will I enjoy ‘Young Sheldon’ having never seen an episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory?’  At the very least, I know that this is a prequel of sorts to Jim Parson’s character there, and I kind of guess Sheldon is one of those geeks, perhaps portrayed as a stereotypical one.

Honestly, this show just came to my radar because of Iain Armitrage, who plays the young Sheldon. Any Broadway fan knows him, of course, because Armitrage is a big theater fan, and on Facebook has a page called Iain Loves Theater, where he reviews enthusiastically all the shows he sees. It’s cute, if a bit too winsome, and perhaps a curmudgeon like me can be a bit bitter because he absolutely adores everything he sees. But anyway, I follow his page and watches everything he reviews, so….

Oh, about the show. I kind of didn’t like it. One of those fish-out-of-water ones where a nine year old kid has to go to High School because he is gifted. Perhaps I am missing a lot of the Sheldon jokes, because all of them fell flat for me. Iain is cute, but somehow I don’t think it would be enough to lure me back weekly, though perhaps if I were bored on Hulu and saw this….

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