The show is trying to change but it feels like it can’t. The Penny and Leonard nuptials went off without much more of a hitch (not a spoiler, CBS touted this fact). But just after the wedding the events and unease that made the Season 8 end are now making the Season 9 start feel like old news. The show needs to embrace change at this point. Trying to put the pieces back to the way they were is impossible at this point and forcing it would be really weak writing.
I’m in. I’ve been watching for almost a decade a little bit of repetition in a sitcom isn’t going to turn me away that easily.