This is exactly what I had asked my friends, when they wanted to know if I watch The Big Bang Theory….. I mean what is so special or different about this show. As they say practice what you preach, let me start with confession that I have ended up watching all the episodes, Including Season 5. Let me take this opportunity to write a few lines about this amazing series.
The Big Bang Theory is a story revolving around 5 characters based in Pasadena, California. It’s an amazing combination of these characters. Let’s try to explore and get to know each one of them. Please welcome the two roommates, Leonard Hofstadter (played by Johnny Galecki) who is a experimental physicist and Sheldon Cooper, theoretical physicist. (Sheldon, ie Jim Parsons has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series) Both of them work at the California Institute of Technology. They are accompanied by a lovely blond waitress, Penny (played by Kaley Cuoco) who just lives across the hall, and is also an aspiring actress. She is not even one percent Geeky as the other characters. It’s not over yet; there are 2 more geeky characters, who also work with Sheldon and Leonard at the university. Let’s welcome Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg), who is an aerospace engineer and non-PhD from MIT. And finally Mr Rajesh Koothrappali (Played by Kunal Nayyar), an astrophysicist. Out of the 4 guys, only Howard is a non-PhD. All the 3 guys’ don’t miss a chance to remind this to Howard that he is just an engineer 😉
The show revolves around the amazing conversations between these 4 geeks and to make it more complicated Penny enters their life. The fun begins when she ends up dating Leonard and they start going around. For the most part, Penny just cannot stand Leonard’s roommate Sheldon Cooper, and the two of them have clashed several times. It’s one of the highlights of the show. Also there are some excellent scenes when Sheldon and Leonard have conversations and arguments about physics and trust me it’s just awesome.
To make it more interesting, Howard always tries to hit on Penny with his cheesy one liners. Who can forget Rajesh who has this amazing characteristic of selective mutism which does not allow him to talk to women outside of his family. As the seasons have progressed, their lives get more and more interesting. And can you believe that Sheldon has made Leonard to sign a Roommates agreement and also has a Hand Book of Do’s and Don’ts 😉 The Fun is nonstop with their paint ball fights, crazy video games, their trip to a nearby Comic store, and their Lunch and Dinner sessions. Did I mention that except Leonard, none of the guys had a girlfriend? You might wonder how on earth will Rajesh end up talking to a girl, how Howard will end up impressing his friend’s in spite being just an Engineer and will Penny be able to adjust amongst these 4 geeks, will Leonard be able to survive living with his intolerable roommate, Sheldon !!!……Well to know this and much more, do watch “The Big Bang Theory” on Star World. Hope you too end up hooking on the show, and also end up recommending it to your friends as I am doing it right now.