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Admit it, you’re curious. Sure, Big Bang Theory gets a hell of a lot of hate from the geek community, but when it was announced that Sheldon would be getting his own spinoff series that followed him as a child, we had to wonder just how in theworld they’d tackle it. Most of all, many folks undoubtedly wanted to see it crash and burn. But how would they handle such a premise, and how would they capitalize on actor Jim Parsons?

CBS released its first look at the upcoming show young Sheldon, and for those who were expecting a bit of a rehash of the series from which is is spun off, you may be a bit surprised. From the looks of the trailer, it’s not a standard three-camera sitcom, but rather a single-camera comedy show that functions more as a standard TV show than you may expect.

In all honesty, it’s easy to rag on this show for its cheesy, overly-sentimental stylings, but had it not had the Big Bang Theory name attached to it, I’d admittedly have gone to it with a lot less prejudiced eyes. Coming at it from a more objective point of view, this series certainly feels like a cute little comedy that could grow into something pretty interesting.

In many ways, it has the potential to turn into something a lot more meaningful than Big Bang Theory. While its predecessor was a three-camera sitcom with a need to emphasize the jokes, this one has the room to actually focus on the real issues that would come with being as intelligent as Sheldon. We’ll really get a chance to delve into the more lonely aspects of his character, which never would have been possible in Big Bang Theory.

Is it a home run? Not by any means, but based on this trailer, it looks like this series may be more interesting than it really needed to be, which is encouraging.

But what did you think of the trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: CBS