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The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 (DVD)
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The Big Bang Theory - Season 5 (DVD)
Advantages: Amazing characters and funny storylines
The Big Bang Theory is a unique American Comedy based on science.
I used to watch Friends every night, but when that went off air I wondered what would replace it and whether it could ever be as good. Then I saw the first episode of The Big Bang Theory and I've seen every episode since. Even my parents like the show and they're not fans of American comedies.
The Big Bang Theory is about 4 scientists called Leonard, Sheldon, Raj and Howard and a waitress/actress called Penny. The series follows their lives as Sheldon continues to be his quirky, unique self, Penny tries to become an actress and the guys all try and find love, or failing that, just a girl that will actually talk to them.
The guys are all nerds while Penny isn't, causing some amusing situations.
By series 5 you know all the characters really well, but you can never predict the situations they will end up in or what smart comment they will come out with next.
In season 5 Sheldon has a girlfriend, Amy, although their relationship is not like any other and their conversations and actions are always funny. Amy, like Sheldon, has always gone for science over society.
However, a lot of season 5 is focused on Howard and Bernadette as they are about to get married and Howard is also about to go into space. As always, things are never simple and it doesn't quite go to plan.
I won't go any more into the episodes and what happens as it will ruin the show and there's no way I could put into words how great and funny each episode is.
Sheldon is a physicist played by Jim Parsons. Sheldon is the most unique character in the show and it just wouldn't be the same without him. As the other characters say, Sheldon is quirky. As the seasons have gone on Sheldon has come to realise what is socially acceptable, although he is still clueless about many things and can not understand why people act how they do.
With his strange behaviour and catchphrase of bazinga you can't help but like Sheldon.
Leonard is a physicist played by Johnny Galecki. Leonard has the most social skills out the group, although that's not really saying much. He lives with Sheldon and is always getting annoyed over Sheldon's demands.
Raj is an astrophysicist played by Kunal Nayyar. Raj lives by himself and is best friends with Howard. He became friends with Sheldon through being friends with Leonard who he met at work (the university). Raj doesn't understand all the American ways as he is from India and he also has problems speaking to women unless he's had alcohol which leads to awkward and funny situations.
Howard is a aerospace engineer played by Simon Helberg. Howard also works at the university, but in series 5 he becomes an astronaut. Previously Howard has always been trying to pick up women but now he has Bernadette and he intends to marry her. That is, if he doesn't have to go into space.
Penny played by Kaley Cuoco. Penny is the only one in the group who isn't a scientist although she has learnt a few things from hanging around with the group.
In series 5 Penny hangs around with the girls as well as the guys.
In series 5 Bernadette played by Melissa Rauch and Amy Farrah Fowler played by Mayim Bialik also make regular appearances.
Special effects and audio:
There isn't much audio in the show, apart from the theme tune which is really catchy and the audience.
There a few special effects in the show which are all very well done and really add to the show.
You can buy the DVD from Amazon and Play.com for £14.99 and that also includes an Ultraviolet copy. The DVD includes 3 disks and 24 episodes.
The episodes are currently being aired on TV, but it's worth getting the DVD if you really like the show. It's also well worth the money with 24 episodes in the series.
Overall The Big Bang Theory is one of my favourite shows on TV at the moment. Series 5 is not my favourite, but there's nothing wrong with this series. It's still as funny as the previous episodes.
If you have seen series 1-4 and love The Big Bang Theory then series 5 is certainly worth watching and after this there is no doubt you'll watch the next series too and after that go back and watch them all again.
The Big Bang Theory is a program that will still be funny even 10 years for now. Although the main theme of the show is Science this show appeals to everyone and you don't have to understand anything scientific.
The show has made science cool. Highly recommended.
Summary: A unique comedy that will keep you laughing throughout