Young Sheldon Season 6 Review – From comedy to dramedy

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 4/5
Episode 2 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 3 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 5 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 7 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 8 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 9 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 10 -|Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 11 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 12 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 13 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 14 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 15 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 16 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 17 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 18 -|Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 19 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 20 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 21 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 22 -|Review Score – 3.5/5


The popular coming-of-age sitcom that serves as a prequel to The Big Bang Theory revolves around the protagonist Sheldon Cooper and his journey before The Big Bang Theory. The premise of the classic sitcom, set between the years 1980 and 1990,  gives us a glimpse of the way Sheldon lived in the fictional town of Medford.

Sheldon, who is quite gifted but socially awkward, has trouble understanding social cues, which creates lots of entertaining situations. Additionally, we learn more about this young genius’s loved ones, including his mom, grandmother, dad, twin sister, as well as his older brother.

The show’s genre has evolved from comedy to dramedy during this season, and in comparison to its previous seasons (and particularly The Big Bang Theory), the series has adopted a darker tone.

Both Mary and George appear to be in a stale marriage while Missy is becoming more rebellious by the day; Meemaw is seen facing issues with her business, while George and Mandy are seen getting closer.

The show appeals to both younger and more mature viewers, addressing a wide range of challenges that are universal, such as the difficulties of blending in, the challenges of parenthood, and the sense of abandonment that can arise within a family. This serves as one of the primary reasons why fans, as well as critics, have praised and loved the show so much.

The plot develops pretty slowly this time around though, and it will likely put your patience to the test. Additionally, it seems like Young Sheldon is playing it safe by saving the most exciting cliffhanger for the very end.

The events that unfold in this season appear unimportant. However, if you pay close attention, they are leading up to something that is very crucial and is fairly predictable if you’ve seen The Big Bang Theory. The season goes on to address the underlying emotional causes behind the inevitable.

Young Sheldon has changed quite a few things from what we learned from The Big Bang Theory though, and occasionally we can’t help but perceive Sheldon as an unreliable narrator. For instance, the bullying between Sheldon and his siblings was repeatedly hinted at throughout The Big Bang Theory, but this prequel barely touches on the subject.

The season reveals a new and refreshing side to Mary as well, and it’s nice to see her excel in that role. Sheldon appears to be performing well too, but because of his increased maturity in real life, his voice is deeper than it was in the previous seasons, which lessens the humor in his remarks.

With his flawless Texas accent, George Jr. does an outstanding job. He only shows up for a brief period, but his presence has a profound impact. Missy is undoubtedly among the show’s strongest characters, and we are left wanting more owing to her emotional intelligence and rebelliousness. However, the other characters overshadow her, and she is given a limited amount of time to shine this season.

Young Sheldon season 6 continues where the previous one left off, while simultaneously maintaining its charm. From the excellent performances of its talented cast to the hilarious narration by Jim Parsons, the dramatic and emotional elements in the show act as the icing on the cake.

Although the show’s plot unfolds slowly and the writers play it a bit too safe, there’s enough to enjoy here all the same.

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  • Verdict - 7/10

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