The Big Bang Theory (seasons 1 – 5)

{5/5} “I can’t be impossible; I exist. I think what you meant to say is, ‘I give up; he’s improbable.'”

The Big Bang Theory seasons 1 – 5, aired in 2007-12

Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) are physicists who share an apartment. They share a love of science fiction, comic books, and video games with their friends Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar). When a new neighbour, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), moves in across the hall their lives change dramatically.

Newer additions to the show Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), Howard’s girlfriend, and Amy (Mayim Bialik), Sheldon’s friend who’s a girl, are delightful.

Sheldon is extremely smart but not at social niceties. He has to sit at a certain spot in the couch because it faces the TV at the right angle and it catches the cross breeze from the windows. He finds it difficult to spot irony and sarcasm. And he generally says what he thinks without regard for other people’s feelings. The quotation at the top is from Sheldon.

This is another one of the shows where every single episode is hilarious — it’s remarkable. It’s hard to believe there have been 5 seasons already — although I didn’t watch it when it first started so it hasn’t been that long for me.

Sara Gilbert (the TV show Roseanne) played a colleague of Leonard’s in a few early episodes. Laurie Metcalf (the TV show Roseanne) occasionally drops by as Sheldon’s mother. And Christine Baranski (Bowfinger) plays Leonard’s mother. Other special guest stars include Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), Brent Spiner (Data), the voice of Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), and Stephen Hawking (the most famous physicist in the world).

The series was created by Chuck Lorre (creator of Cybill and Dharma & Greg) and Bill Prady (writer and executive producer of shows such as Dharma & Greg).

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