After twelve seasons as one of the most-watched comedies on TV, “The Big Bang Theory” aired its series finale Thursday night. The show is still a hit, but it’s come to an end because star Jim Parsons, whose role as Sheldon Cooper has won him four Emmy awards, ultimately decided it was time to move on. As co-creator Chuck Lorre told the Hollywood Reporter, he didn’t consider continuing “The Big Bang Theory” without Parsons. So the cast, crew and writers knew the twelfth season would be the last. Viewers did, too, as the impressive ratings reported today indicate. About 18 million viewers tuned in for the hour-long finale, according to the Wrap and other sources.And what did they see? A sweet, nostalgic ending to a show that turned its story of the friendships between brainy science nerds, and the people in their orbit, into a mainstream blockbuster. The “previously on 'The Big Bang Theory’” teaser was a trip back to the show’s … [Read more...] about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ series finale: Did it go out with a bang?
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Some “Game of Thrones” fans are foaming at the mouth over a big-time goof in Sunday night’s episode, in which what sure looked like a takeout cup of Starbucks coffee was seen on a table near Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).Didn’t catch it? Plenty did. The caffeine in question was spotted on a table during the extended scene of survivors of the battle of Winterfell celebrating after defeating the Night King and his army. In the scene, featured in “The Last of the Starks,” Episode 4 of Season 8, we see Daenerys looking troubled as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is hailed by the hearty partying crowd. The scene is dimly lit by candlelight (the darkness of last week’s episode triggered its own hullabaloo), but there on the table, with Jon in the foreground and Dany in the background, sits what sure looks to be a takeout cup of Starbucks coffee.Naturally, “Game of Thrones” fans took to social media to call out the show for this sloppy … [Read more...] about Did the ‘Game of Thrones’ Starbucks cup cameo ruin Episode 4?
When the the popular History channel show “American Pickers" last came to Oregon, hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz found what the show described in 2017 as their most expensive pick so far. In the episode, which first aired in April 2017, Wolfe and Fritz decided to spend more than $90,000 for antique motorcycles and more items purchased from a Salem-area man and his mother. The episode also included a visit to an Eastern Oregon ranch, where Wolfe and Fritz checked out a variety of heirlooms. According to a publicist for the show, Wolfe and Fritz recently came back to Oregon to film for two days in April, one day in Coos Bay, and another day in Oregon City. What did they find? All we know so far is that the “American Pickers” experts met with two different homeowners to, as the publicist puts it, “discuss their extensive collections.”Does this mean Wolfe and Fritz found more record-setting treasures in garages, basements, outbuildings or other storage … [Read more...] about ‘American Pickers’ came back to Oregon, but what did they find?
The Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Denver Nuggets 121-113 in Game 1 of their 2019 second round NBA Playoff series Tuesday at the Pepsi Center as Nikola Jokic dominated down low and Damian Lillard scored an effortless-looking 39 points. At halftime and after the game, the Inside the NBA crew on TNT weighed in on the Blazers loss, Nikola Jokic’s dominance and the Trail Blazers’ lack of size inside during the broadcast. You can watch the full halftime and postgame comments in the provided videos, or get the key takeaways below from the NBA on TNT crew consisting of Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley, who had quite a bit to say about the Trail Blazers.At halftime, the guys talked about the Blazers lack of size on the interior and how the Nuggets are taking advantage ...Ernie Johnson: “When you look at Paul Millsap, here in his playoff game No. 95 for him. Mason Plumlee is second on the team with 35. Boy, they’ve seen where he … [Read more...] about Charles Barkley: Trail Blazers forwards ‘don’t have enough weight in they a–’ to guard Nuggets’ bigs
Fans of the hit TV show Game of Thrones went wild on social media following the end of the latest episode, The Battle of Winterfell, reacting to the opulent battle scene that spanned the entire one hour and 22 minutes of runtime.*NOTE: BIG SPOILERS INCLUDED BELOW* During the episode and after the show wrapped up Sunday evening, fans hit the send button on Twitter with a litany of hilarious memes, jokes and photoshops.Here’s a look at some of the best of the best, including several reactions to Arya Stark’s “game-winning” shot at the Night King that featured images of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers, jokes about Paul George’s “Bad Shot” comments and more:.... and here are some of the best memes and jokes that weren’t tied to the Blazers, but still gave fans plenty of laughs featuring the Night King, Jon Snow and more:On Bran chilling under the tree, just waiting for the Night King:On Jorah and his final fight, dying for his … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ fans react to Battle of Winterfell with hilarious memes, jokes and Damian Lillard-themed photoshops