YOUNG SHELDON: THE COMPLETE SEASON FIVE – A DVD Review by John Strange
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
This show, Young Sheldon, is the spin-off of the hugely successful show, The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper was played by Jim Parsons on the original show. He is an Executive Producer on the spin-off and is the narrator for the show about his character’s childhood.
We knew from the first episode of TBBT that Sheldon was… different. But cool in a geeky nerd sort of way. His pals were all nerds, but Sheldon was on a whole different level of nerd-ness!
Young Sheldon follows the young Texan as he advances through the life of a brilliant kid who is literally grades ahead of his more normal twin sister. The entire family is a bit different. George Sr. (Lance Barber), the local high school football coach, is perhaps the closest any family member comes to “normal”.
The early seasons concentrate on young Sheldon (Iain Armitage) but season five takes a harder look at the rest of the family. Sheldon is still at the center of the show, but the showrunners and writers are fleshing out George, mom Mary (Zoe Perry), older brother Georgie (Montana Jordan), twin sister Missy (Raegan Revord), and Mary’s mother/the kid’s grandmother “Meemaw” (Annie Potts).
This show is totally different than TBBT but the two shows, anchored by Sheldon and his idiosyncrasies, foibles, and phobias, is still a fun romp each week. This show as a whole and season five are a half hour of laughter each week.
Young Sheldon: The Complete Season Five is a 5-star offering. The DVD that I was given to review has only one bonus featurette, “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: Young Sheldon at 100”. This is a very good bonus as the cast are interviewed about the show, their fellow castmates, and the relationships and friendships that have grown over the last five years. It’s a 5-star offering on its own.
- Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
- Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Annie Potts, Wallace Shawn, Melissa Peterman, Wyatt McClure, Doc Farrow, Matt Hobby, Valerie Mahaffey, Brian Stepanek, Rex Linn, Sarah Baker, Jason Alexander, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ed Begley Jr., Mckenna Grace, Craig T. Nelson, Reba McEntire, Ava Allan, Wendie Malick, Dan Byrd, Emily Osment, Caleb Emery, Ivan Mok
- One Bad Night and a Chaos of Selfish Desires
- Snoopin’ Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism
- Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench
- Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room
- Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzgy
- Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones
- An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel
- The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin
- The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian
- An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room
- A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit
- A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance
- A Lot of Band-Aids and the Cooper Surrender
- A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles
- A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number
- A Suitcase Full of Cash and a Yellow Clown Car
- A Solo Peanut, a Social Butterfly and the Truth
- Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli
- A God-Fearin’ Baptist and a Hot Trophy Husband
- Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker
- White Trash, Holy Rollers and Punching People
- A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future
- “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: Young Sheldon at 100”
- 433 Minutes
- 10 Minutes
- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
- A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- 5 Stars
Bonus Features Rating:
- 5 Stars
Picture Quality Rating:
- 5 Stars
Audio Quality Rating:
- 5 Stars
Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars: Should add to your DVD collection at any cost
4 Stars: Worth owning, but try to catch it on sale
3 Stars: Plan to get it, but wait to buy it used
2 Stars: Worth taking a look at, but not owning
1 Star: Pick it up at a garage sale and use it for drinks
0 Stars: Makes a great Trap Shooting target