With the added bonus of a welcome cameo this week Young Sheldon ticks all the boxes which have so far made it a stand out addition to Big Bang mythology. Spanning just twenty minutes this show does more with these nostalgic vignettes than most manage in twice the time. Such is the familiarity of those characters combined with numerous Sheldon specific hat tips, that this younger sibling represents a genuine extension, rather than insubstantial cash into the ratings beast.
There are of course people who think The Big Bang Theory is not the be all and end all of comedic entertainment, but they would appear to be sparse. Having clocked up an impressive eleven seasons without dropping the ball, this expansion of arguably its most popular character was inevitable. That nothing really happens each week is unsurprising, but audiences are not