Why can't the writers see that all the show's chemistry is centered around Penny and Sheldon? To allow them to advance from friendship to romance very slowly and carefully would probably send the show's ratings through the roof! Of course I wouldn't want them to engage in a full-fledged romance immediately; but to allow undercurrents of attraction to creep into their friendship wouldn't spoil the hilarious relationship they have now. The way I see it, it would only enhance it.
I was absolutely SICK when I read this! I basically watch Big Bang Theory FOR Penny and Sheldon and their smokin' hot chemistry. I thought the writers were making it clear that they were moving away from the Penny/Leonard relationship in the last season. Now they drop this bomb on us!! Why can't they see that there is virtually no chemistry between Penny and Leonard, but that Penny and Sheldon burn up the screen when they're on it? I really don't understand... I hope that they will get all this out of their systems and go forward with Penny and Sheldon (very slowly mind you) in future seasons.