What an odd and melancholy ending though. It's like it assumes that these guys have wrecked things so badly that the movie can conceive of no possible repair or redemption any more. The only chance is to tear it all down completely and build it from the ground up, complete with new lives and new loves.
I got into a Terry Pratchett quote-off yesterday, so in that spirit let's try a quote-selfie challenge. Instead of the contents of your bag, how about your favorite quotes:
Genre and anti-genre, satisfaction and subversion. Why Community is so much fun for me as a geek, why TBBT isn't, and why I'm actually into that, (but you don't have to be.) I'm going to try and defend TBBT too, but defending TBBT turns out to look a lot like trashing TBBT, so something here for everyone.
I don't want…
Demographic momentum. This came up a bunch of times in the China Population post on IO9, and explaining it got too long for a comment. Also, it's a hell of a pet peeve of mine, because it's really an incredibly basic concept.
Or, Aaron Sorkin, stop ruining my fond memories of The West Wing. I recommended Scandal here, and that made me want to go watch some West Wing, but then I remembered that I have seen the Newsroom, and now all that stuff suddenly cannot be unseen and I can no longer watch the West Wing. That is terrible unfair, but at…
...and I find myself embarrassed recommending it, particularly to men. Can we talk about that for a moment?
I absolutely apologize for the alliterative awkwardness. So sorry, stopping soon. Ok, now. Anyway, does no one else view SH as (among other things) a satire of (mostly rightwing) American politics? No? Just me? Because I think it's a rather fun one, too.
...and should we be concerned?
TBBT is not a happy show. Whether it's funny is an open question, but I can find no way of looking that makes it happy. Accepting that I was essentially watching a slowly unfolding tragedy rooted in a very unsentimental and perfectly materialist worldview, it made much more sense...and became rather brilliant.
Yes, I'm using a Community GIF to make a Big Bang Theory point.