THE BIG BANG THEORY Equals a Big Comedy Hit

Who says sitcoms are dead?  My current favorite is The Big Bang Theory on CBS.  It consistently makes me laugh out loud, episode after episode.  Its nerdy fanboy humor is right up my alley and every character is distinct and hilarious.

The basic premise of the show is the misadventures of a bunch of geeky friends and their interaction with a stunningly lovely lady who enters their lives.  Penny, the Beauty, is played by Kaley Cuoco, the neighbor of roommates and fellow theoretical physicists Leonard Hofstadter (played by Roseanne's Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (played by the brilliant Jim Parsons).  Their comic timing is spot-on and they work very well together.  The writers have played with the scenario of a romantic attraction between Penny and Leonard, but some fans have been pining for a Penny/Sheldon hookup.  It becomes all the more funny since Sheldon, the best part of the show, has his mind only on his work and the minutiae of nerdvana. 

The supporting characters make every moment they have on the screen count: the outrageous Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg), who lives with his never-seen but often heard off-camera domineering mother, and Rajesh Koothrappali (played by Kunal Nayyar), who is mute around women unless he imbides alcohol and then he becomes a regular Don Juan.

The Big Bang Theory quickly built a cult following but now is attracting a larger mainstream audience and becoming a true hit.  If you haven't discovered it yet, tune in and enjoy the fun.


Anonymous said…
Love the show, hate Leonard. :)