The Big Bang Theory

Season 6 Episode 2

The Decoupling Fluctuation

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2012 on CBS

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  • Marginal improvement on last week

    At least there were a couple of moderately funny lines to raise a smile, but the show is still really struggling, and lazily falling back on old tropes - Sheldon can't keep a secret, "my mmother had me tested", Leonard / Penny will they break up yet again.

    he biggest problem though, is that the balance of the show has gone far to far towards a plot-driven soap opera format and way too far away from the funny character-driven style that it started out with; there's also barely any of the nerdy/techie content that made the show so different - as others have commented, you could close your eyes and it could almost be an episode of Friends, at times.

    The other big problem is that the show is being supported by Sheldon, Howard and just dragged down by the rest of the cast. They are trying something new with Raj, though bringing Stewart in as neoWolowitz isn't really working, and Penny can at least act and has comedy timing, whereas Amy, Leonard and particularly Bernadette are just awful leaden drains on energy every time they appear.