My advice to people who'd start to wath this show is to keep going! It gets better and better,
When I started to watch it I was wondering if I could bear the stereotypical behavior. But the jokes were funny and I had some good laughs, so I continued to watch it.
And it was worth it: Slowly the characters evolve, become deeper and more interesting. Not simply some superintelligent stereotypical geeks anymore, more normal, more real life geeks. Heck, count me in, I was involved in discussions how Superman could have sex with a normal woman in real life and similar stuff during my time at the university...
Comparing Season 1 and Season 2, Sheldon undergoes the most drastic change, his rather normal behavior is completely replaced. Go back and watch the first few episodes, the differences are remarkable. The current Sheldon is not the same character as in the pilot. From a viewers point of view, I love the change, I wished it had come earlier.
So, go ahead and watch this show, soon you will love those guys. Go ahead, watch it!
The Big Bang Theory is absolutely hilarious! The Characters are great, Penny is quite to my liking, if you know what I mean. The Episodes are always really cleaver and funny. The four geeks are great because they are just way to funny. I've got to say the writers and makers of this Comedy took a risk because you've got Comedy and Geekieness, but they have made them two work together perfectly. I believe that this could be the next "F.R.I.E.N.D.S". It's even better if you actually are into that kind of stuff. It's then when you can laugh at you're self thinking "Ha! I'm a geek!". I have high hopes for "The Big Bang Theory". Good luck!
Before I get started, I want to let everyone know it is not my intentions to offend anyone by using the word nerd; it is a term of endearment. If you are offended, my apologies.
This is one top 3 funniest shows on TV. Mix two nerds and a beautiful woman across the hall and you have the setting for a hilarious show. The main characters are roommates Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny. The other characters are Howard Wolowitz, Rajesh Koothrappali and lesser character Leslie Winkle.
Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, Rajesh, and Leslie work at a university doing research in Physics and Engineering. There seems to always be some type of competition going between one group member and another or the group as a whole against someone else.
When at home Sheldon and Leonard constantly have disagreements about...well...everything. But usually in the end Leonard somehow tricks Sheldon into being happy.
Not to forget Penny, she is a beautiful young lady who lives across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon. The brings chaos in the their group (Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Rajesh) with hilarious results.
My take on each character -
- Sheldon Cooper - The most intelligent one of the group, and possibly the biggest nerd in the world. Has no common sense.
- Leonard Hofstadter - Not quite as intelligent as Sheldon, but has common sense, making him more well rounded and best thinker of the group.
- Penny - The beautiful woman who lives across the hall from Sheldon and Leonard. She works at a restaurant and is not that intelligent but has a tremendous amount of street smarts. She throws a monkey wrench into the group of four, sousing a multitude of comic situations. Leonard has a crush on her but cannot seem to make any headway. - Howard Wolowitz - Funny character that only has a Masters degree whereas all of the other characters have Doctorates and Sheldon does not let him forget this. Fancies himself as a ladies man but would have a hard time scoring with a mannequin. - Rajesh Koothrappali - Very funny when there are no ladies around, but when a lady is around he can't talk.
- Leslie Winkle - A brilliant scientist that hates Sheldon but occasionally has sex with Leonard.
The Big Bang Theory is an American situation comedy created and executive produced by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, which premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007.
It concerns two male Caltech prodigies in their twenties, one an experimental physicist (Leonard) and the other a theoretical physicist (Sheldon), who live across the hall from an attractive blonde waitress with show-biz aspirations (Penny).
Leonard and Sheldon's geekiness and intellect are contrasted with Penny's social skills and common sense for comedic effect. Two equally geeky friends of theirs, Howard and Rajesh, are also main characters. The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions. The Big Bang Theory was recently picked up for a third and fourth season by CBS.
I am thrilled we have people who are so creative and talented to create a show like this. Please keep this show on for a very, very long time. Additionally, please make the show available to view on demand via the internet so we can watch it when we want to (in our free time) because life takes precedence. Another thing you can do to add a little fun to the mix is to make it be interactive in some sort of way. What another dimension would do in terms of drawing a following? I can see this becoming a teaching element to for kids so they will want to become our next Mathematicians, Physicists, and Scientist by intriguing them in a fun and interactive way without all the pressure of textbook boredom. This show could set a precedent for other TV stations to aspire to.
I absolutely love this show and i love it for different reasons. Reason 1: Group dynamic. The characters are great. I like the whole idea of the group of them together and the way they all have different roles. Leonard seems to be the sensible one, Sheldon is the...well, i don't actually know how to describe Sheldon lol. But no matter how crazy each one of them is they're (nearly) always there for each other. Reason 2: Dialogue. There are some great quotes that i can remember and some of the best one-liners in any show that i've ever watched. I love the scientific talk too (even if i don't understand half of it), and i always end up laughing. Who doesn't??
There are other reasons but i could go on for ages. All in all, i just think that this is a fantastic show that doesn't get enough credit. I think it's way underrated and people shouldn't be afraid to admit that they're big fans. It's think it's time for everybody to come out of The Big Bang Closet.
I totally adore BIG BANG THEORY!!! i was looking for some new show that would be interesting for me since last episode of "Friends" wich i loved & finally here it is! All characters are SO funny, i like that each of them has it's own special feature - it makes their jokes even more funny. But Sheldon - it's something unbelievable at all, I love him! All actors are really very talanted! I can find something incommon both with Penny & Sheldon (that was a big surprise for me, because i'm not so much geecky as Sheldon is :))I'm really impressed & i can't wait to see the next episode of it! It's absolutely the best TV show now :))) THANK U CBS
the story line is essentially two geeks who live in a apartment together have a n nighbor, a really hot girl known as Penny. One of the eeks Leonard, has a huge crush on her whereas Sheldon is indifferent. Hilarious chaos ensuthes.
O.K so the basic plot of the show doesnt sound overly appealing but trust me as soon as you hear Sheldons first few lines you will realise that this is muckh more than another cheap sit-com whick the network has thrown at us. No this is aqctually funny! Alot! WWether its Leod desperately trying to get the girl or Sheldons a-bit-too-logical observations the big bang theory has it all. Also there are a ton of pop culture refrences for both geeks and not-geeks. The show also has two other main charecters: Wolowitz and Raj. The first is a jewish engineer who constantly flirst with every female the show produces and the latter is a charecter so neurotic that he cant even talk to women. Tes 4 make for a great group dynamic when their neighbor, Penny, is thrown into the mix. Belly laugh brilliance!
I began watching The Big Bang Theory with the pilot episode, and, ever since, have been absolutely hooked. Jim Parsons as Sheldon is one of the best cast roles I've ever bore witness to. The rest of "the gang" are all wonderful as well. The writers have only made ONE bad decision thus far with this show - having the absolutely dreadful Barry Kripke in two episodes. But, hey, we all make mistakes.
Even though at times the physicists jokes are way over my head, the majority of the time I find myself laughing like crazy at all of the character's quirks and nuances. Easily my favorite TV comedy on the air right now. Fantastic.
I love this show not just because it is funny but i understand a lot of the jokes. It all revolves around 4 scientists who are really geeky, and dont know the first thing about women, untill a reall hot new neighbour penny (kaley cuoco) moves in and befrineds the group, Leonard straight away falls in love with her and tries to get her to be his girlfriend. ther is leonard the more dwon to earth physicist, sheldon the over intelligent one who knows nothing about real life, howard a sex driven engineer who rli has no chance witht eh opposite sex and finall y raj who cannot talk to pretty women unless he is drunk all in all this show is about a 9.7/10 and would recoomned it to all.
well i was watching this show from the beggining. i like it..weird storyline but its way funny. leonard and penny should be together but i think they will eventually. sheldon. ok well he makes the show but if i knew someone like this i would kick him out the next day. dude he is so freaken annyoing with all his stupid rules. sometimes i get irritated with him even when im watching the show. plus he talks to much smart stuff i have no idea what hes talking about. i cannot believe penny can stand him but i guess she's used to it by now
Okay, so I love the big bang theory, especially the resident Indian, Kunai Nayyar!
Okay, so I love the big bang theory, especially the resident Indian, Kunai Nayyar! And I JUST found him on the red carpet, interviewing! What a cutie! The thing is, isn't Nayyar from the UK? In the video he still has an accent. Is that some kind of umm...persona he's supposed to fill? I'm confused. Either way, I love it!
Anyways, I believe the show to be extremely though provoking with answering life's questions of how nerds, geeks, and outsiders really, I'll be brusque, get laid! It's such an interesting take of socially awkward deliciousness that I cannot get over it!
Aahh ... the story about a group of brothers hard at war ... playing Halo. It's a story that everyone knows yet refuses to share.
It's no secret that its the super-smart with their BIG ideas that gets the ball rolling one small inch at a time. This is a show that talks about what they do in their spare time.
Smart yet easy to understand is hard to, especially if you're supposed to be playing scientists at a research college. With a good cast of characters and an environment for many more, this could be the start of something great. It's only in its second season, but my hopes are high for this show. This could be a "Scrubs" for higher learning.
I was told about this hilarious show and decided to give it a try mid season this year. As soon as Sheldon opened his mouth and i saw the cuteness coming from the "relationship" between dorky Leonard and not-so-dorky Penny, i loved it. I have since been watching it every week and bought the first season. It is absolutely hilarious and extremely witty. The "nerd" characters are taken to the extreme especially in Sheldon, and it is so fun to watch. Each character has grown on me, and i can always count on this show to brighten my mood and advance my vocabulary!
sheldon is one of the best characters of all time! I love the smart humor of this show... whereas, there are the basic elements of any sit com (room mate strife, the un-attainable love, social fo pas) the writing is so creative and the bantter so rich that it takes the dying race of sit com yo a whole new level.
simple moments become pop culture icons (ie. rock, paper, sissors, lizard spock!) leading me to believe that it is a show that will be quoted in the future as friends is now.
"jump, little plummer man, jump, jump"- sheldon bbt
The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom that shows what happens when hyperintelligent roommates/physicists Sheldon and Leonard meet Penny, a beautiful woman moving in next door--and realize they know next to nothing about life outside of the lab.
This show is most definately Laugh Out Loud hilarious. The naive-ness of two genious roommates is just fabulous. The witty comebacks and unintentionaly funny comments from character Sheldon could hold a show on its own. But the rest of its elements make it come together well. It is trully underappreciated and should get more praise for its writing. "The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom that shows what happens when hyperintelligent roommates/physicists Sheldon and Leonard meet Penny, a beautiful woman moving in next door--and realize they know next to nothing about life outside of the lab." that summary alone should be enough to entise you into giving it a shot. If this show is canceled, ive given up hope in the credibility of the people who get to decide these things.
I started watching this show because I love The IT Crowd which is a British show about two IT nerds and their female manager and I thought this might be a good show too. In many ways the two shows have a lot in common. I have not found the Big Bang theory to be quite as laugh out loud hilarious as The IT Crowd but it really was quite good. I need to see more of it to come to a final judgement but so far what I have seen of the characters has been enjoyable and the script writing good.
No, it really was great in the beginning – all the brainstorming physics, terms, similes and of course reactions from other people. But it’s only a second season and already it becomes more and more usual and dull.
It does have a great idea and the main thing that makes the show a cutie is physics. Please-o-please, do not make it otherwise. Stop making it about relationships between Leonard and Penny, it’s so cliché – the dorky guy and pretty lass... Let it be more about what it used to be in the beginning – about absolutely ordinary use of terms, about how people response to the true physicists and not about poor Leonard nor that lost in the communications Sheldon (and do not let him overreact). Let there be all of them, let them live the troubles with interactions all together. And let there be knowledge, please.
Its a personal favorite and a very great show.Its based on the lives of four geeks and their hot friend.The casts are Sheldon Cooper who falls in love with Penny the only girl in the show.There also is Leonard Hofstadter who is Sheldon's room-mate,Leonard is a complicated character who seems to hate anyone that doesn't have a high IQ,and he also believes that Sheldon is wasting his time falling in love with Penny.There also is Rajesh Koothrappali the guy who can't talk to women unless he's drunk and Howard Wolowitz. All these characters are crazy and they potray crazy ideals of people.Its a great show.It has a great storyline and it a loved one.Great job from the cast and crew.
Really funny show. A group of nerds living in an apartment. They live near this blonde chick who is so HOT!!!!!! I would tap that butt until the 4th of july. Sheldon will be one of tv's classic characters. From the writers of two and a half men it is as good as that show, maybe better! This show will be around for a long time. I gave 9.5 because its so funny and that chick is so hot!!! Oh my god she is hot! I hope she covers for playboy on day she is better than pamela anderson. This show is worth watching.
This is such an awesome show! I only discovered the show while in it's second season, and I fell in love with it. I caught up with the first season and bought it on DVD. Although the dialogue mostly science based, it will appeal to everyone. The story centers around these science geniuses who are lacking social skills, until this new woman moves in next door and they start to learn new things over time. I don't usually watch a lot of television, but this is by far the best comedy show that has graced TV since Arrested Development!!! Definite watch!
The show centres on a group of four very intelliagent and very stereotypically nerdy male university students and their very attractive female neighbour.
Not only is this veryclever (sometimes literally) setting for a sitcom but it is also very wqell written. The characters manage to be stereotypical and over the top but at the same time compelling and believeable. They are both cringeworthy and loveable at the same time.
The comedy is both visual and satirical and blends perfectly with the surprisingly intellectual backdrop of the show. It also has some of the finest casting of any show Ihave watched in a very long time.
Penny's gift to Sheldon is so incredible, it forces him to touch others! Wow. I love seeing Sheldon break down physically from his normal calm demeanor. The bath gift idea is a great one too! I recently got my girlfriend into watching The Big Bang Theory, and she adores it too. She can't stop watching. We can't wait until the next episode on Jan. 12th. It is simply too long to wait for more of Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Penny, Rajesh Koothrappali, and the amazing Howard Wolowitz (my personal favourite second tier character). This was one of the best episodes I've seen of the show. It includes beautiful DC Comics references with physics. How can you go wrong?
There are a lot of good shows on tv. I enjoy many shows as a good way to close a long day of work and studying. But this show is so much more. While other shows are a good form of harmless escapism. This is a show where i can connect with each of the characters on a bit more of a personal level. Sheldon is, well, the biggest geek of them all. He is an amazing character. What really gets me is how an actor can rattle off these long winded explanations, ex: "reductio ad absurdum, the logical fallacy of extending one's arguments to rediculous proportions, thus criticizing the result." I don't know who thought of writing this stuff, and i don't know how many attempts it must have taken to film some of these scenes, but one thing is for sure, Jim Parson's deserves every award ever in the history of television for his role.
Leonard is, not quite as much a geek, but close, and he is most likely the character i can relate to the most. His awkwardness around women is something i can not only relate to, but at the same time, laugh my butt off about. He has so little self confidence, and draws my sympathy, and yet, i still find it so easy to laugh at him... :(
Raj and Howard are like frosting on the cake. They further extend the geek stereotype, and provide more comedy about the way geeks behave around women. the group of four does almost everything together, and when someone is missing, they can't function properly.
penny is just great, and allthough leonard should be attracted to someone in his field, or at least his IQ level, he is constantly drawn to her (trust me, classic geek mistake, makes me recall my years in high school, and chuckle looking back at how dumb i was at the time) Bottom line is, no other show on television appeals this much to the geeky community. well, Chuck does as well... which unfortunately is on at the same time, but hey, that's why we have Tivo...
good moments: sheldon ordering a virgin cube libre in a tall glass with a lime wedge.. ooh, make that a diet.
At the end of the day its a light hearted show whichs will put a smile on ya face. Since Friends n Will n Grace finished, i personally felt that there was nothing to replace them, until TBBT. This show is the only one i make sure i don't miss. You don't have to be a brainic to great the jokes, don't get me wrong sometimes they go off on one of there rants and I'm there like Huh?! but thats what makes penny's character so great because you relate to her, even if your not a blonde bombshell lol.
This show is a sit com at it's absolute best. The characters are different and interesting. Who would have thought that nerd would end up being cool? When I watch the show I can't stop laughing. With all the Star Trek references I can't help but wonder if they have anything to do with CBS also owning the rights to Star Trek and testing the waters for a return to television of Star Trek? One never knows maybe I'm reading to much into that? All that I can say for certain is that it is one of the few shows that I really look forward to watching every week.
I love Sheldon Cooper! Some people think the show is starting to focus too much on him, but I'm sorry, he is the one who makes the show funny! It just wouldn't be the same without his off the wall brand of unintentional sarcastic wit. Leonard does seem like he's just kind of there...not sure if it's the acting or the writing that makes it come across that way. I read that Jim Parsons might be up for an Emmy next year. For a show to make me laugh out loud on a weekly basis, someone sure deserves that award!!
Oh my God, this is the funniest thing I have seen in years on TV. I laugh from start to finish when this show is on. The characters are just hysterical. The scary part is, I actually know real people who act this way. I am glad they got the whole Leonard/Penny dating thing done and over with early. I think if they became a 'real' couple, the show would lose something. That's part of the whole plot, Leonard pining for Penny. Howard cracks me up, he is so funny thinking he's all 'Mack daddy'. The creators of this show are just totally genius. (After all, they did come up with Two and a Half Men as well...)
If there is one thing that annoys me is the way in which a nerd is portrayed. I myself am relatively nerdy, but of course not from those that wear Star Trek costumes for Star Trek conventions... It annoys me how society gave us this stereotype, which is like the nerds are annoying and don't have a normal life. One day, Chuck Lorre (or also known as Chuck Levine) decided that he needs a new idea for a comedy show, and created The Big Bang Theory, and quite honestly I was amazed. This stereotype was used in a humorous way but in a radical way, to show the stereotype at its radical state.
Sheldon Cooper is the perfect character. He can be annoying, but he is the extreme radical. Part of the stereotype is that nerds don't have social life, and Sheldon is not only like that, he doesn't even know how to speak in social in a normal language. Nerds rarely date, and Sheldon doesn't even notice that someone is hitting on him; he just sticks to the science. Finally, this wired obsessions that nerds have, Sheldon has his sitting area, that no one is allowed to sit in, has his own perfect schedule that he doesn't break, etc.
While the show is hilarious, it has some interesting geeky facts. In a way, the producers gave me this feeling that they try to give society a common nerdy knowledge, which is the star trek characters, some basic comic books, computer terms, etc. The thing that impresses me the most is the reaction of the "normal human" Penny to the nerds life. I think that Penny has a very radical point of view as well, but the fact is that as a nerd, I can assure you that we are much better than those four nerds.
I'm not much of a reviewer, but I really encourage anyone to give the show a go. I was recommended it from some friends and fell immediately.
The characters are expertly put together, all of them play out their role very well. I miss a bit more contuinity in the episodes. The end of one episode often end there, bits of it are picked up the next episode. A bit more like Scrubs would work great.
Scrubs is 50/50 drama and comedy, this show is much more comedy, but it would not hurt to have more focus on the story. Ok.