Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Big Bang Theory: Season One

The Big Bang Theory: Season One
[DVD Big]

What is now one of CBS' biggest sitcom hits started off a little quietly in the fall of 2007, but quickly connected with audiences. And there's a Nebraska connection! Kaley Cuoco (8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is Penny, a midwestern girl – from Omaha – who moves to L.A. to seek acting fame but ends up waitressing at a Cheesecake Factory restaurant. When she moves into an apartment building, she finds herself living across the hall from a pair of brilliant but socially-inept scientists, Leonard Hofstadter (played by Roseanne's Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (played by the brilliant but relatively unknown Jim Parsons). Leonard develops an immediate crush on Penny, and she is soon enfolded into the nerds' cluster of friends, including fellow scientists Raj Koothrapalli and Howard Weinstein. For once, the geeks are the stars and anti-heroes of the show, obsessing about their scientific pursuits on the job and their Star Trek and Lord of the Rings marathons or trips to the local comic-book store while off work. This 17-episode first season does an excellent job of introducing the characters, of whom the prissily-dictatorial Sheldon Cooper easily steals the show. [Note: The only reason I'm giving it a score of 9 instead of 10 is that it got even better in the 2nd season!] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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