Big Bang Theory---Season #1 On DVD
The delightful sitcom The Big Bang Theory revolves around a character type rarely seen on television: The alpha geek. Physicists Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) get their lives shaken up when an attractive young woman named Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moves in to the apartment across from theirs. The key to the show, though, is not that they both fall haplessly in love--Leonard does, but Sheldon remains impermeably aloof and caustic about anything resembling romance or human relationships in general. While the push and pull of Leonard's yearning for Penny motivates much of the series' ongoing plot, the show's real drive comes from Sheldon's fantastic combination of obsessive-compulsive neurosis and grandiose obliviousness. He's a brilliant comic creation, imperious and dorky, a seamless collaboration of clever writing and an inspired performance by Parsons. Whether Sheldon loses his job for insulting his new boss, or finds his ego bruised by a child prodigy, or finds himself unable to bear being part of a lie that Leonard has told, he attacks the world with a relentless need to assert his supremacy--and the results are deeply funny.
The triumph of The Big Bang Theory is that everyone is written with genuine affection; what could have been a lifeless parade of stereotypes--Two Nerds and a Hot Chick--becomes instead a charming collision of cultures. The familiar stuff (computer games, comic books, social incompetence) has the grit of specificity; the show understands the difference between Halo and Halo 3, knows what the Bottle City of Kandor is, and grasps the infinite variety of ways in which a conversation can go terribly awry. (Penny gets less nuance, but Cuoco still gives her a distinctive personality.) Kudos as well to supporting players Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, who bring their own variations on geekiness to the table, and to great appearances by some of Galecki's former cohorts on Roseanne--Sara Gilbert as geekette Leslie and Laurie Metcalf as Sheldon's fundamentalist mother. All in all, one of the most winning sitcoms in years. --Bret Fetzer
University physicists Leonard and Sheldon know whether to use an integral or a differential to solve the area under a curve. But they don’t have a clue about girls. Or dating. Or clothes. Or parties. Or having fun. Or, basically, life. So when a pretty blonde named Penny moves in the apartment across the hall, the guys decide to get an education outside of the classroom. Boys, you have a lot to learn. With series creators Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (The Gilmore Girls) concocting the right mix of logic and lunacy and stars Johnny Galecki (Roseanne) and Jim Parsons (Judging Amy) turning geekdom into Phi Beta fun, The Big Bang Theory is big on laughs. And life.
Big Bang... Laugh out Loud!!!
This is by far the best sit-com on TV to date! With Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter, he is in love with his neighbor Penny and the least crazy of the group.
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, He exhibits a strict adherence to routine; he does not understanding irony, sarcasm and humor; and has a complete lack of humility. These are the main sources of his character's humor, he is the show; without Sheldon Cooper there would be no Big Bang Therory!
Kaley Cuoco as Penny, she is the cute blonde neighbor who lives across the hall from Sheldon and Leonard. She wants to be an actress but has not been successful so far so to pay her bills, she works at The Cheesecake Factory.
Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz, He is a Jewish aerospace engineer and lives with his mother. He provides outrageous pick-up lines for the opposite sex and thinks he is a ladies man; however he is far from a ladies man.
Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali, originally from New Delhi, India, He is extremely shy around females and cannot talk to woman unless he drinks alcohol.
You will not be disappointed with this sit-com favorite episode is the X-mas gift giving where Penny gives Sheldon a napkin with Lenord Nimys signature and DNA on it, this episode is simply laugh out loud!!! You have no idea what you are missing!
Monday night open, thanks to season-one DVD's
I’ve only been watching the Big Bang Theory for 3 months maybe, only because there was nothing else to watch some Monday night, that I gave it shot. Now my Monday night primetime show-to-watch is Big Band Theory. There are 4 episodes on the season one DVD that I watched for the first time. I’ve played the full series three times over since receiving the DVD’s.
This past week I allowed myself to be redirected on a Monday night because the scheduled episode is a series-one; I didn’t read a book or something productive I just browsed the caverns of Ebay for obscure or outlandish items, just to see if I got a hit.
I didn’t realize the certain episode that was the pilot was its initial show for I had first seen it two weeks prior out-of-sequence. I so wanted to hear a second-time and waited unfulfilled for the broadcast repeat of Soft Kiddy [Soft kiddy, warm kiddy, little ball of fur, happy kiddy, sleepy kiddy, purr-purr-purr.], Sheldon’s favorite childhood song, sung to him when he was sick. Rahj is incapable of talking to women except when he drinks, the episode when this first occurred, I saw for the first time on the season-one DVD’s. Every character gets a little romantic tête-à-tête in series-one even Sheldon has a moment.
Big Bang Theory
“The Big Bang Theory,” This more conventional sitcom has not one but two nerds as leading men, math brainiacs who live together and have no life until a sexy blonde moves in next door.
Television used to relegate the nerd to the role of sidekick or worst best friend;But now,the nerd is the hero, and he even gets the girl.
Homosapiens haven’t evolved all that much since prehistoric times; the female of the species still seeks the best provider, even if he’s the one with an asthma inhaler and a pocket protector who plays Xbox Live and collects “Star Trek” memorabilia. Today’s tool-using man is a tool.
The Big Bang Theory is a very funny show can't wait till season two comes out on dvd. My family and I watched the whole set in a matter of accouple days. we were hooked on what was gonna happen next with the geeks. Very good shows and my family and I recomend it to anyone who has a nerdy side.