Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wendy's "Films" of 2010 #54: The Big Bang Theory, Season 1 (2007)

Oh Gravity, thou art a heartless bitch.

Really I felt like ending the review there, with a delicious remark from the one and only Sheldon, the wonderfully asexual and completely socially incompetent theoretical physicist who pretty much singlehandedly makes this show worth watching. That doesn't mean the other characters aren't entertaining, but Penny and Leonard provide just the right amount of levelheadedness to make Sheldon awesome.

What makes this show funny, to me at least, is that I actually know people who are like Sheldon and Leonard. People so removed from social competence that they just become excellent: "Engineering - this is where the semi-skilled workers realize the work of better minds. Hello, Oompah-Loompahs of science" - Sheldon.

This show is infinitely quotable, a requirement for popular television comedy these days, which is good because I hope Big Bang will be around for a while. Or at least as long as it remains this entertaining.

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