Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Big Bang Theory

March 7th, 2013
I had only watched The Big Bang Theory (2007) a couple times prior to my friend suggesting it to me.  My mother had told me a couple times about it as well - yet again, I am stubborn and of course I'm not going to do something until I want to.  So, after a dear co-worker of mine kept talking about it, she let me borrow her first two seasons of the show.  I have to tell you at this time, I was going through a rough break-up as well.  So watching episode after episode was a well invited concept, the show is both funny as it was also an escape. I had even posted on Facebook shortly afterwords how I felt that watching The Big Bang Theory made me feel smarter.

The Big Bang Theory follows Leonard (theory physicist), Sheldon (physicist), Howard (engineer), Raj (astrophysicist), and Penny (waitress/actress).  Leonard, played by Johnny Galecki, is a room mate of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) who has definite OCT (Obsessive Compulsive Tendencies) and whom thinks he is the smartest man on earth. Leonard's two friends (by default also Sheldon's friends) Howard and Raj in themselves are quirky as Howard in the beginning seasons is quite the womanizer (rather, he loves women) and Raj and his psychosomatic disorder, the inability to speak to women (unless he has alcohol). They alone live in their - socially dubbed nerdy or geeky - realm. When Sheldon and Leonard have a new neighbor named Penny, Leonard's heart will never be the same and it throws a new member into their clan.

Soon enough, all but Raj, have women in their lives (Penny and Leonard are an on-again off-again couple). Even Sheldon! A great factoid is that in an earlier season Leonard, Raj, and Howard joke about asking "TV's Blossom" to be on a team (in attempts to beat Sheldon, because Mayim Bialik is a physicist herself in real life). Fast forward, now she is Sheldon's equal female form otherwise known as 'girlfriend'. Howard managed to marry a beautiful doctrinal chemist. Raj is the only singleton left in the crew and that even could be changing.  Tonight's episode he actually had a date with a girl he met at the comic book store who is also social awkward. Could this be a match made in heaven?

Until next time or the next... dream
K.E.Nowinsky