Young Sheldon (2017– )
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A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens 

Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally when a tragedy in the community shakes Mary's faith.


Jaffar Mahmood


Chuck Lorre (created by), Steven Molaro (created by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Armitage ... Sheldon Cooper
Zoe Perry ... Mary Cooper
Lance Barber ... George Cooper Sr.
Montana Jordan ... Georgie Cooper
Raegan Revord ... Missy Cooper
Annie Potts ... Connie 'Meemaw' Tucker
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper (voice)
Nancy Linehan Charles ... Peg
Matt Hobby ... Pastor Jeff
Jonney Ahmanson ... Bruce
Bunnie Rivera ... Prayer Group #1
Heather McPhaul ... Prayer Group #2
Joyce Greenleaf ... Prayer Group #3
Anthony S. Johnson ... Prayer Group #4
Brian Chenoweth ... Prayer Group #5


Sheldon becomes an unlikely ally when a tragedy in the community shakes Mary's faith.

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Release Date:

4 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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When the family sits down to dinner with the pizza, Mary takes a slice, but in the next shot the pizza is still whole. See more »


Pastor Jeff: Oh, and tell Sheldon, I spoke to my seminary professor and the official ruling is God would appear to the octopus aliens in octopus alien form and save their eight-legged souls. Praise Jesus! I should put that in a sermon.
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References Casper: The Friendly Ghost (1945) See more »

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it's an appropriate time..
7 October 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon; a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, that was created for the fans of Sheldon Cooper is on the contrary, more disappointing for the viewers to watch their beloved character being ripped off by dull writing. Its primary objective from the first episode wasn't set off to create a humorous environment which would have been suffice but as it started aging on screen the target started to blur out and is now shooting arrows in the dark confusing and disappointing the viewers from the offered thin material.

Ian Hermitage at the center of it is palpable for this tone of the series and is appreciative in its role. The relationship between MeeMaw and Sheldon isn't coming off as anticipated even though the genuine effort is clearly visible and admirable. The narrative often attempts to weave out a morale out of the daily conflicts that usually goes around in one's house, but at the compromise of the integrity and the quality of the product, it surely isn't adequate enough to be appreciated.

Focusing on the adult socialization and conversations has always worked and came off in a bit mature sense and addition to that, just to spice it up, the younger characters meddling on their business works like a charm and offers enough laugh especially from Sheldon's perspective. The sibling relationship too, is aptly constructed if not executed, but amidst all these hokum, it still comes out in the limelight shining bright and wise.

Season 02

After a disappointing start from the previous season, the expectation might have gone lower but the necessity is still of quite larger margin and if doesn't evolve any characters more than their offered one-dimension, it still ought to project gripping and enthralling acts.

A Crisis Of Faith And Octopus Aliens

Not only is the concept mature but the writing too is well constructed for it to impute the unexpected sincerity in it and while it's not humorous it definitely is an essential improvement.

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