I often find that, just like fictional physicist Sheldon Cooper, it can be difficult for me to deal with change. Needless to say, that means for me that spending 10-plus seasons getting to know CBS’s three-camera sensation The Big Bang Theoryjust to switch to a single camera dramedy that’s missing both a laugh trackanda familiar cast can be … jarring. Fortunately for both myself and Mr. Cooper (insert Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper joke here), Young Sheldon replaces what it loses in familiarity with a healthy helping of child-like wonder and family-centric heart. Color me sentimental, but there’s something about a kid who knows everything still being innocently ignorant to the social realities of life that tugs on the ol’ heartstrings, and in that respect, CBS’s prequel is a win.
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