- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 22:07
- Written by Lara Landis
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Fans of the Big Bang Theory still do not know how the relationship between Sheldon and Amy should develop. One person summed it up with this headline, “In Theory Love Should Blossom”. Speculation will abound. People who follow the show insist Sheldon Cooper is gay, although Asexuals know the real truth. Speculation about the relationship often misses the key point. Marriage does not seem to be appropriate for either Sheldon or Amy.
The characters have much in common with each other, but there is one key difference between the characters. They have remarkably different sex drives. Doctor Cooper often seems baffled by attempts to navigate human sexuality, while Amy’s attempts to negotiate for intercourse are direct and straight forward. The results are the same for both characters. Sex, while important to one character and not to the other, is simply not on the agenda.
Entertainment columnists who insist that the pair should marry are simply following the logic used by American sitcom writers. Marriage has become a cliché and a staple of American television, but the writers never ask one important question about their characters. Is it appropriate for the characters involved to get married?
The show has explored many odd aspects of relationships, but the marriage does not seem to fit into the plans for any character. Sheldon and Amy may arrange for a long-term social contract that has the same effects of a marriage. The boyfriend/girlfriend contract currently in existence hardly leads to romance, nor does pursuing a romantic relationship in the normal sense fit Amy or Sheldon.
Big Bang Theory writers have made it a point to keep fans guessing about the character’s sexualities. Producers fear alienating the fan base by picking the wrong choice. Asexuals, however, should know that they are unlikely to have their theories about Sheldon confirmed if the creators of the show are forced to choose. Alienating one percent of a fan base rarely spells the end for any television or radio show.