I did a search and didn't see a thread for the new 2012 season. Has the shine worn off for this series? If there is a thread, please remove my post. I thought the new season seems to be going okay. At first I didn't like what they were doing with Penny and Leonard's relationship. It looked like Penny was going to dump him again. I liked that Amy and Sheldon were trying to keep them together. But liked that they introduced the assistant for Sheldon with Amy being jealous and it turns around that Penny gets jealous when Sheldon's assistant shows interest in Leoonard causing Penny's lympic or lymphatic system wishing to have Leonard! So it took the assistant's presence to get Penny to change her mind. I like how they are bringing in the Comic Book Guy, Stuart, more as a temporary placeholder for Howard. And i suppose it was inevitable that Howard would start to loose his mind while in the space station! I'm not sure how this odd ball relationship between Amy and Sheldon is going to reach a point where Amy will be satisfied.