The Big Bang Theory
Posted Jun 28, 2007 @ 5:26 PM
Posted Jun 29, 2007 @ 2:16 PM
From writers/producers Chuck Lorre ("Two And A Half Men") and Bill Prady ("Gilmore Girls")comes a new comedy that shows what happens when two hyperintelligent scientists meet a beautiful woman--and realize they know next to nothing about life outside of the lab.
Simon Helberg - Wolowitz
Scott Halberstadt - Bobby
Johnny Galecki - Leonard
Jim Parsons - Sheldon
Kunal Nayyar - Koothrappali
Frank Pacheco - Joey
So, I don't really know who any of these actors are. But, I'm willing to give the show a shot since I don't really have many comedies that I watch right now.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 @ 11:26 PM
A note on wardrobe: nerds don't dress in awesome Flash t-shirts and plaid pants with canvas satchel bags. Indie rock hipsters dress that way, and if they also happen to be nerds, they're way cooler than the socially inept mess I watched.
Edited by captain sam, Jul 9, 2007 @ 2:47 AM.
Posted Jul 10, 2007 @ 6:51 PM
Posted Jul 10, 2007 @ 9:31 PM
From sitcom writer extraordinaire Chuck Lorre? I don't believe it.[/sarcasm]
The characters were way too broad; there was no subtlety.
Edited by LAgator77, Jul 10, 2007 @ 9:31 PM.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 @ 12:30 PM
Posted Jul 12, 2007 @ 3:27 PM
Posted Jul 17, 2007 @ 5:33 PM
The steak joke was pretty funny.
Posted Jul 17, 2007 @ 11:02 PM
But I agree with the others who have seen it. The nerds were just social mutants. Imagine if Urkel and Screech were the two leads for a sitcom. I thought Kaley was the one bright spot of the show, but that's just because everything else was just so dreadful.
Edited by OnlyOne85, Jul 18, 2007 @ 4:58 PM.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 @ 4:07 PM
Edited by Finchster, Jul 30, 2007 @ 4:18 PM.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 @ 4:35 PM
Posted Aug 2, 2007 @ 12:19 AM
I'd like to see a sitcom where smart, borderline Aspie folk looked down on the idiots they had to deal with every day. But THAT would never get made ;-0
Posted Aug 2, 2007 @ 9:04 PM
I admit that I haven't seen the pilot, but I usually find that the first one or two episodes of a show are not a good indication of how funny a show might be. Lots of shows have started off shaky and then grown on me. Two and a Half Men and King of Queens would be good examples of that for me, at least on CBS.
Posted Aug 8, 2007 @ 1:10 PM
Posted Aug 29, 2007 @ 12:41 AM
Now, of course it could be because the actual show was way funnier than the warm-up guy but regardless, it has made me want to check out the first few episodes. We also saw the pilot before the taping began and the episode I saw tonight was considerably stronger than the pilot. I guess they just had to find their footing, which does happen every now and then.
Oh, and Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons? Totally adorable.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 @ 1:47 AM
Posted Sep 1, 2007 @ 3:48 PM
Also, I saw the preview where they were locked out of their apartment complex and didn't know how to get back in... they were talking about much their IQ's were combined and how they couldn't figure out a way to get in... when some Girl Scouts just walked up and pressed all the buzzers for the apartments and SOMEONE let them in... heh, that was pretty funny.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 @ 5:30 PM
Posted Sep 2, 2007 @ 5:39 AM
Kind of expected that it would be straight-forward in that the bubbly bimbo would turn out to be even smarter than them and then when they inevitably went "but you're like...hot" she would rip them a new pair and berate them on promoting the brains != hot stock characterization. Following this she would also rip apart their geek credentials, pointing out fallacies in their analysis of Battlestar plots or deriding their choice of WoW chars and then letting them know that being smart and into interesting media didn't require adhering to the stereotypes of every 80's teen movie. Then you'd have a show about them gradually acquiring better social skills and more self-confidence, each week tackling the idiots of the world and their assinine views on politics, gender, religion, etc. in a snarky, confident manner.
Expecting either that or something off the wall, like they made the initial donations and their child was so gifted that she'd invented a time machine to travel back to hunt down her origins and, being disappointed to discover she wasn't the result of some great romance, decides to use her charm and intellect to get her two prospective fathers (obviously she doesn't know who it is) set up with perfect partners.
You might say I was a little underwhelmed by the reality.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 @ 10:54 PM
Posted Sep 3, 2007 @ 2:26 AM
It didn't quite avoid the danger zone. I believe that that time slot will also put it squarely up against the fifth-season premiere of Dancing with the Stars (US), which should crush it in the ratings, only from the other direction.
Just avoided the danger zone. Any later and this show would have been up against (and losing to) Heroes.
Edited by legaleagle44, Sep 3, 2007 @ 2:27 AM.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 @ 5:03 AM
Posted Sep 3, 2007 @ 10:37 AM
I believe that that time slot will also put it squarely up against the fifth-season premiere of Dancing with the Stars (US), which should crush it in the ratings, only from the other direction.
Yup. It'll also be opposite Chuck on NBC (which has some good buzz, I believe) and Prison Break on Fox, neither of which should be underestimated. I'm not sure CBS had a better choice if the show had to be on Monday though. It's at least firmly entrenched between How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men.
Posted Sep 6, 2007 @ 4:12 PM
Posted Sep 6, 2007 @ 4:41 PM
But in regards to this show, the promos at least are very forced. I like nerds too, at least better than model types, but this just seems like forced nerdiness. Not that that makes much sense, but it just seems so typical sitcom set-up.
I like Johnny Galecki though.
Posted Sep 6, 2007 @ 6:50 PM
Posted Sep 7, 2007 @ 3:11 AM
Gilbert will appear in an unspecified number of episodes as a love interest for Leonard. She is a fellow physicist who works with him, and the two attempt to date.
This might make me tune in for a couple of episodes. I loved David and Darlene on Roseanne. Ahh, nostalgia.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 @ 10:39 AM
My cousins were on a trip to LA and became part of one of the focus groups/test audiences for this show. They fully expected to hate it, and ended being surprised at how much they enjoyed it. Still, I can't help feeling the nerd clichés will grate on my nerves.
After watching the preview, I know I should hate this. But I can't help but find it... awesome.