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Feature 7.9
Video 8.0
Audio 7.9
Total 7.9
Distributor: Warner
Running Time:
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukis

7.9


Big Bang Theory
The Complete First Season

The Big Bang Theory revolves around two "intelligent" roommates, Leonard (John Galecki) and Sheldon (Kim Parsons), two geeks at heart who are also unlucky in love. These social misfits are the classic geek or nerd stereotypes which is also the charm behind this series as they talk about everything from games to comics and it also doesn’t help that their friends are from the same mould as well, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon Helberg).

Although there is tension between the friends when discussing geeky topics, things really go into disarray when the sexy Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moves in next door and it’s like throwing the cat among the pigeons. This series was also created by Chuck Lorre, the man behind Two and a Half Men and if you enjoyed this series, than you’ll probably enjoy the Big Bang Theory as well with similar anecdotes. As you can see from the following episode synopsis, the episodes are quite diverse and are not just set in the apartment complex. It's also quite awkward to watch as Sheldon has a huge crush on Penny which is truly cringe worthy yet thoroughly entertaining.

Episode Synopsis

Pilot
Brilliant physicist roommates Leonard and Sheldon meet their new neighbor Penny, who begins showing them that as much as they know about science, they know little about actual living.

The Big Bran Hypothesis
Leonard volunteers to sign for a package in an attempt to make a good impression on Penny, but when he enlists Sheldon for help, his attempt at chivalry goes terribly awry.

The Fuzzy Boots Corollary
Leonard asks a woman out after he finds out that Penny is seeing someone.

The Luminous Fish Effect
Sheldon's getting fired forces him to explore what life has to offer outside physics, leaving Leonard to take drastic action to snap his friend out of his funk.

The Hamburger Postulate
Fearing he's wasting his time on Penny, Leonard ends up making a connection with Leslie. Meanwhile, Sheldon frets over a change to his hamburger routine.

The Middle Earth Paradigm
Penny hosts a Halloween party, putting Leonard, Sheldon, Wolowitz, and Koothrappali through a new test of their social skills.

The Dumpling Paradox
With Wolowitz AWOL with one of her friends, Penny's recruited to fill in for him on the guys' Halo team.

The Grasshopper Experiment
Raj's parents set him up on a blind date, and when he discovers he can talk to her, she shows interest in Sheldon.

The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization
When they're invited to present at a physics conference, Sheldon's reluctance to share the credit leads to a tiff between him and Leonard, and Penny's intervention only exacerbates the situation.

The Loobenfeld Decay
Leonard and Sheldon each lie to avoid hearing Penny sing in a production of Rent. However, Sheldon's lie becomes a bit too complicated for its own good.

The Pancake Batter Anomaly
With his friends knowing how sour he acts when sick—and avoiding him as a result—Sheldon is nursed for by Penny, who hasn't a clue what she's in for.

The Jerusalem Duality
With Sheldon rattled and impossible to be around after meeting Dennis, a 15-year-old physicist who's smarter than he, the rest of the guys search for a way to eliminate the threat.

The Bat Jar Conjecture
Sheldon finds himself booted from the gang's Physics Bowl team and replaced with Leslie, so he forms his own team, hoping to prove he's superior.

The Nerdvana Annihilation
When the delivery of a full-size prop of 1960's The Time Machine makes Penny miss work, she scolds Leonard about his sci-fi collectibles. He decides it's time to give up such childish pursuits.

The Pork Chop Indeterminacy
The rest of the gang fall for Sheldon's twin sister, and Leonard's plan to win her heart is derailed when Sheldon declares he'll be the one to decide who can date her.

The Peanut Reaction
Penny wants to throw a surprise party for Leonard, but Sheldon's indulgence at an electronics store throws her off-track.

The Tangerine Factor
Penny's break-up spurs Leonard to summon the courage to ask her out, and each goes to Sheldon for advice on their upcoming date.

Although the comedy is mainstream, some of the skits are extremely left out of centre, needless to say quite enjoyable and watching Leonard and Sheldon banter between each is a pleasure to watch. At times it is reminiscent of The Odd Couple.

Of course Penny is the wildcard in the series who is responsible for a majority of the storylines and is almost like the link to the world of the normal, although she happens to be drop dead gorgeous. The apartment complex is at times, like The Odd Couple is reminiscent of Seinfeld, although a group of totally different characters. The supporting cast of the series also makes up for even more hilarious moments, especially our Indian friend Kunal who falls apart when he meets a gorgeous woman. The series also involves around "Sex", as Sheldon's little group is always trying to "get it" and it's almost like watching a disaster unfolding.

On DVD, the video quality and audio quality is quite impressive for a TV series with sharp images, vibrant colours and crystal clear sound.

At the end of the day, even though this series is no longer being made, it was quite delightful to watch and considering that I'm a comic geek and Star Wars fan, the references to everything science fiction and geeky is included in this series. Although it's understandable to see why it did not catch on, considering the strange references, however if you're a little out there, especially in terms of cool geek things than you definitely need to check out The Big Bang Theory!

Episodes:

Pilot
The Big Bran Hypothesis
The Fuzzy Boots Corollary
The Luminous Fish Effect
The Hamburger Postulate
The Middle Earth Paradigm
The Dumpling Paradox
The Grasshopper Experiment
The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization
The Loobenfeld Decay
The Pancake Batter Anomaly
The Jerusalem Duality
The Bat Jar Conjecture
The Nerdvana Annihilation
The Pork Chop Indeterminacy
The Peanut Reaction
The Tangerine Factor






 
 



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