Posted May 18 2014 - 09:36 AM
I recently bought the first, second and fifth seasons of TBBT at Costco as a blu-ray and DVD set combo. That is nice, wish I could get the rest of the seasons in these kinds of dual format sets. So I finally saw the pilot. I had seen the series from the beginning, but I don't think I ever saw the pilot before, plus the second and third episodes I had not seen before. I do remember for sure when they bought The Time Machine prop. So in watching the pilot and the first two episodes, Sheldon seems much much less naive and while still unable to understand sarcasm, he wasn't a jerk. Just clueless. He understands what sex is and has some good lines about Leonard trying to date Penny. And it's cool to see the cast at the beginning. Penny is so nice to the boys. While not as smart as she is now, but not empty headed. What I had forgotten about is that the series from the start focuses on Leonard wanting to marry Penny and having children. Or imaginary children as Sheldon put it. Sheldon was quite well versed with the reasoning why Leonard would agree to help Penny try to retrieve a TV from a muscular ex, or agree to help her accept a delivery of furniture they had to push up the stairs in hopes that it would lead to dating Penny. It's funny to see the early Howard and his attempts at being a ladies man. And the early Raj, I don't remember they would a voice over of Raj's thoughts as he's talking to Penny. I do remember the news bites when Sara Gilbert would guest star as Leslie. I'll enjoy watching the rest of the first season and see the cast develop. And I read there was another pilot that's different from the one directed by James Burrows and does have Penny and the Howard and Raj who are not in the original pilot.So I'm glad the series finally reached the point Penny and Leonard are engaged. But Sheldon is really different.