I know that I’m very, very late to this particular bandwagon, but on the way home from Disneyland this summer, I watched some episodes of The Big Bang Theory. Now, I’d heard it was great and lots of our friends’ favorite, but we just didn’t have time to add another show. But after watching five episodes, I told my husband we needed to make time. Now that I’d had a little taste of Sheldon and the gang, house cleaning and boring chores could definitely take a back seat to some serious binge watching. At the present moment, we are six episodes into season seven. We returned from California on August 30th. I know—we’re committed. Not since Ross and Rachel have I loved a couple the way #IShip Leonard and Penny. They hit all the markers of a truly fantastic relationship.
They truly care about each other.
They cuddle. All the time. It’s adorable.
They make each other laugh; the hallmark of a good relationship in real life and on television.
But they also fight. Their fights come out of nowhere, right when everything is going well and to me, that feels like art imitating life.
They can be silly together.
They hug—and kiss—it out. A lot. And it’s adorable.
They’re a unit; part of a family. And family sticks together through it all.
Part of me wishes I hadn’t waited so long to watch. I’ve been missing Friends so much and all this time, The Big Bang could have filled a gap. But the other part of me is grateful that I get to watch it all new. All at once. That I get to see Leonard and Penny’s journey now.
I feel like I do at the end of a good book—I’m hesitant to finish it because I just don’t want it to be over. But, lucky for me (and all fans), it’s still going strong. Kind of like Penny and Leonard.
Do you have a favorite Penny/Leonard moment?
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Owen Burnett planned on a quiet, easygoing Christmas, hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Gabby Michaelson. So when his mom pressures him to come home for the holidays, he tells a little white lie…that he’s spending the holidays with his new girlfriend. But when his family shows up unexpectedly, Owen pulls the best friend card and asks Gabby to play his fake girlfriend.
Gabby’s been hopelessly in love with her best friend Owen for what feels like forever, but playing his “fake” girlfriend when the entire boisterous Burnett clan visits is easier said than done. The more she tries to deny the attraction between them, the more obvious their chemistry becomes. But even though she’s not the only one feeling it, putting their friendship on the line is a risk she can’t take.