May 29, 2024
The Big Bang Theory

On Wednesday (29th October), CBS network and producer Chuck Lorre confirmed the news in a joint statement which read: “We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons. We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring [it] to an epic creative close.”

This news shattered the world and me. It’s really hard to digest and accept the fact that this amazing, TV’s No.1 sitcom show is going to come to an end. My sadness and agony cannot be expressed in words. Its been so hard for me to think about this news cause spoils my mood. I’m grateful for all the times this show, the cast has made me smile and laugh, believe and appreciate myself and I’m very grateful for the parasocial relationships I developed and for my inspiration, my role model – Sheldon. I’m very heartbroken and the people who know me know very well the cosmic magnitude of how much the Big Bang Theory means to me. This news will take immense amount of time to sink in.

I felt this same torment when last year Sherlock ended, but the news of the end of The Big Bang Theory is more heartbreaking. I can rant on and on that how much this show means to me.

I don’t know what’s my main aim for writing this blog or why I am writing this, but I think I just wanted the world to know, especially the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory and thank them for the huge change they have brought in my life.

When this show ends, it will have been longest running multi-cam sitcom in the world by airing a record breaking 279 episodes.

So why is this show why is this show coming to an end and why is it the most important show (for me) in the multiverse ?
So the beginning of the end started on a normal working Wednesday when the crew and cast were summoned to the co-creater and executive producer Chuck Lorre’s office after their table read with no official agenda or aim. Most of the crew thought the surprise summoning might be to discuss a possible 13th season, as CBS had initiated talks with the producer Warner Bros TV about anther 2 seasons, though the actors had not yet been approached by the studio for new deals. But instead the floor was given to actor Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) who gave a tearful and heartbreaking announcement that he won’t be continuing as Sheldon after the 12th season. And the prevailing shocked, loud silence was broken by Lorre announcing the end to The Big Bang Theory. (It’s obvious the show cannot survive without Sheldon)

So the main reason was Jim Parsons moved on. I understand that 12 years playing the same character can be exhausting and Jim wants to do many other movies and shows, whose contracts he didn’t sign as he was on the Big Bang Theory. Money I don’t think was the issue here, because Jim is being paid $1m per episode (thats $24m for this season. he turned down $50m for 2 seasons – this shows how much he wants an out and spread his wings in other genres) and to make him continue CBS would have paid him more, but it is Jim’s decision, although I may be mad and upset, I support him and his decision. But this is not going to be the last we see Jim as Sheldon as he voices and narrates the BBT spin-off Young Sheldon and this is how the legacy of the Bbt will be carried on.

((This exact story of events may not have taken place, I’m using my power of imagination and deduction to connect the dots and write a story))

That’s the main reason but there are many more minor reasons too, but I won’t get into it.

So now, why is this the best show in the multiverse.
Whenever I see the Big Bang Theory I lighten up, there is a huge smile on my face irrespective of my previous mood.
So I am a nerd, and I am proud of it. The reason I love this show is because I can relate to it. I am 15 years old and I aspire to become a theoretical quantum physicist. Sheldon has proved to be my role model and I want to be like him despite his quirks. I was or still am socially awkward and I got and still sometimes get teased about the way I behave or say things but now I don’t care. Some of my friends now call me Sheldon which is the best compliment for me.

When I was first introduced to this show, I loved the humour, the knowledge and how relatable the lifestyle is. I am a nerd and love Marvel, DC (flash), Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I collect comic books, speak a little of Klingon and half of my day I study and research topics related to physics and the other half of the day I watch movies, tv shows and play board games.

If people just don’t find The Big Bang Theory amusing, so be it. Life is short, and no one has to like everything. But by spring 2019, a major network will have spent 12 years airing a massively popular show about brilliant scientists (like me – only that I’m not YET a scientist.) who look forward to Comic-Con, think action figures are cool, and have healthy, fulfilling relationships with each other and with the opposite sex. At a time when superhero movies top the box office and technological geniuses like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are household names, The Big Bang Theory has helped promote the idea that Nerds Are The New Normal, and Smart Is The New Sexy and have helped and motivated kids, like me, to go in the field of sciences as it is not as boring as it sound.

Season 12 premiers on September 24 in the US, so September 25 in India. So be ready!!

The show started with a BIG BANG, and it should end with a BIG BANG too!

I want to thank all of the cast (especially Jim Parsons), the writers, the producers and everyone involved in the making of this show. THANK YOU.

I have lot to talk about this topic as I cannot cover my admiration and emotions connected to this show – The Big Bang Theory -so there will be a part 2.


“Goodnight. And if there’s an apocalypse, good luck.”

– Dr. Shedon Cooper

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