The Big Bang: The Complete First Season

The Big Bang

On DVD: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Big bang Theory is a CBS sitcom with a geeky twist.

The portrayal of geeks in TV and film has been undergoing a revolution over the past several years. No longer are they losers with pocket protectors and pants pulled too high. They are now heroes of a sort who are just a little naive of the way to act in society.  Big Bang follows Leonard and Sheldon, two physicists who, to put it bluntly, are major geeks, they play games like Klingon Boggle and spend their nights re-watching entire seasons of sci-fi shows like Battlestar Galactica. Across the hall from their apartment lives Penny, a waitress who while blonde still has more real world knowledge than both her hyper intelligent neighbors.

While I certainly am not as “geeky” as Sheldon and Leonard, I have spent the last seven years working with computers and technology in general and by some peoples standards could be categorized as a bit of nerd. While that might be the reason why Big Bang Theory appealed so much to me, I don't think you have to be a tech nerd to enjoy the show.

The plot lines of the episodes are pretty predictable but the dialog writing is very strong and the wit humor in the show still shines through with amazing clarity. There are great lines like "Good-bye, Honey Puffs. Hello, Big Bran" or “Oh Gravity, thou art a heartless bitch” which by themselves may not seem funny but in the context of the show had me gasping for breath.

Yes a majority of the jokes are tech or science related but they are done with such great timing that even if you don't get them all your sides still might aching from the ones you did get. Definitely a show worth watching and I can't wait for season two to start in September.

Review by William Henderson