‘The Big Bang Theory’ Review: Series Finale Delivers an Ending True To Itself

Published on May 17, 2019

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Review: Series Finale Delivers an Ending True To Itself

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Big Bang Theory” series finale, Season 12, Episode 23, “The Change Constant,” and Episode 24, “The Stockholm Syndrome.”]

The series finale of “The Big Bang Theory” was everything the show did well, and a bit of what it did poorly, wrapped into one hourlong package. It didn’t try to do too much or too little. It didn’t buck expectations, shift formats, or try to set a new standard for series finales. It really wasn’t surprising or all that ambitious, but then again, neither was “The Big Bang Theory.” If anything, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady’s goodbye to normcore geek culture went out of its way to avoid changing much of anything, despite spending its first half learning to accept the inevitability of change as a universal constant.

Cynics may say these choices were made to preserve any chance of a revival. In 10 years, when the cast’s second

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Author: Ben Travers