Friday, August 13, 2010

Thoughts / The Big Bang Theory

"Set in Pasadena, California, the show is about two fictional Caltech geniuses, one an experimental physicist (Leonard Hofstadter) and the other a theoretical physicist (Sheldon Cooper), who live across the hall from an attractive blond waitress and aspiring actress (Penny). Leonard and Sheldon's geekiness and intellect are contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense. An aerospace engineer (Howard Wolowitz) and a particle astrophysicist (Rajesh Koothrappali) are their equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends."  - Wikipedia

It was sometime during the second season when a friend told me I had to watch "Big Bang". He gave me the first episode and even though each one has a run time of only about 20 minutes, I couldn't finish it. The laugh track (where a fake audience laughs at every little joke) really threw me off, I know... I'm weird.

Jump ahead about a year. I've now been told by several people that I should really watch this show. Certain characters reminded them of people we knew. "Alright, I guess it's time to try again", I thought. I finished the entire first season in a few days and by the time it finished I had a pretty high opinion of the show. This is great stuff. I should have given it more of a chance.

I didn't think I'd write about a comedy television show on here, but after watching almost 3 seasons now, it definitely deserves to be discussed. I feel that I'm exactly the target demographic for this show. The Big Bang Theory was made for me. I constantly feel that if I grew up a little differently I wouldn't understand any of these jokes. An example would be when Leonard and Sheldon's apartment gets robbed, Sheldon names off a giant list of classic video games that were stolen to the officer on the scene. I'd say 98% of those games I own, or used to own. The officer than proceeds to write down "various video games" on the report, to Sheldon's surprise. He also expects the CSI team to be showing up at any minute to help track down his classic game collection.

Sheldon also shows some serious OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) like behavior. Some of which I relate to, most of the time he goes way above and beyond anything I could ever do though. I think I'm going to find a Youtube clip to try out the video feature in this article. Enjoy!