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The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory (2007).
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"Young Sheldon" provides the backstory for Sheldon Cooper, the lovable nerd from "The Big Bang Theory." Here are nine things we to know about our favorite theoretical physicist.

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The early life of child genius Sheldon Cooper, later seen in The Big Bang Theory (2007).

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Zoe Perry (Mary) is the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf (who played Mary, Sheldon's mother on The Big Bang Theory (2007)); this will be the second time that Perry plays a younger version of Metcalf's character, she previously played young Jackie on Roseanne (1988). See more »

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Mighty Little Man
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Not the train wreck the trailers implied but still troublesome.
26 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

After watching several trailers I wasn't very enthusiastic about watching this show, but I'm glad I did. Sort of...

Scenes that had no emotional effect on me whatsoever in the trailers worked very well in the context of the entire episode, scenes I've already seen gave me a couple good laughs. There are two things crucial to the entire substance of the show I don't like.

1. It's foreshadowing more drama than comedy. Don't get me wrong, I don't generally dislike dramas, but I can't get behind a drama as a prequel to a sitcom. I shouldn't have expected anything different, I already knew from The Big Bang Theory that Sheldon was constantly bullied, his father turned into an alcoholic etc., it's just that being confronted with this side of Sheldon head on makes me feel very ill at ease.

2. Sheldon's portrayal is wrong. Granted, Iain Armitage is a child actor and I can't expect the same level of acting skills from a child than an adult, but his portrayal of Sheldon is a complete failure. The actor's portrayal of Sheldon is way too wooden, older Sheldon is enthusiastic about everything he says, he prides himself on his knowledge and revels in imparting that knowledge, he's all giddy when he talks about his interests or pursues one of his hobbies etc. Iain Armitage's Sheldon is just a robot. There is no emotion, no conviction behind anything he says or does and that's just not Sheldon.

I'll have to watch more episodes to see where this is going before I can rate it but the pilot episode was a 6 at best, and with more episodes this show could easily turn into a 4.


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