Chuck Lorre’s A Little Nervous About “Young Sheldon”

So a lot of fans of The Big Bang Theory would like to know whether or not Sheldon was always the way he is now or if he had to actually grow up to be this neurotic and socially inept. In many cases people that turn out this way are in fact seen to exhibit such behavior from a very young age. In some cases it can be remedied through therapy and other methods. In other cases however parents and those around them will simply accept the behavior and seek to work past it somehow. In the case of kids that are born with abnormally high IQ’s it’s not always the case that they are socially inhibited, but more that they are never properly challenged. Is that Sheldon’s issue perhaps?

There’s a good chance we can find out in Young Sheldon. But why in the world would Chuck Lorre be so nervous about doing the show? The reasons aren’t exactly why you would think.

The show is going to be narrated by Jim Parsons.

Who better to narrate the story of a younger Sheldon than the guy that’s been playing him for going on eleven seasons?  At this point Parsons knows the ins and outs of the character so well that he could probably do the show all on his own if he had the experience and the know-how. Narration isn’t the worst thing to ever happen to a show. Look at the Wonder Years, that entire show was narrated from start to finish and it was a great hit with fans. If anything the narration by Jim Parsons should grant the show a little more intimate touch and give fans a better idea of who Sheldon was growing up and why. It could help to explore the character in a much deeper, more rounded sense than has been given to date. After all, we know the neurotic, socially-impaired, adult Sheldon. Maybe it’s best that we get to know the young Sheldon from his perspective.

He’ll be filming without a studio audience. 

Think about it this way, young kids have a greater tendency to flub lines and screw up on camera than adults more often than not. They’re still learning the craft, still getting used to the sets, and are bound to screw up a time or two. In this instance however, without the studio audience and the multiple cameras, it’s a lot more intimate and a lot less intimidating than it could be for the younger version of Sheldon. If anything it could give him a chance to really get used to his settings and surroundings in an effort to get better acquainted with the idea of being on camera. In this manner it will be possible to allow him to grow and develop as a character so that the evolution of Sheldon can actually be seen and not guessed at for much of the time due to any factors that might influence the young Sheldon’s reactions.

It should be an interesting show, especially when we see how Sheldon got to be the way he is.

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