Big Bang Theory 7 Seasons 2012

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Season 5
(1,100) IMDb 8.3/10
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When NASA reschedules Howard's mission and puts his wedding plans in jeopardy, he's forced to face his fears and Bernadette's dad (guest star CASEY SANDER).

Starring:
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
May 3, 2012

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The Launch Acceleration

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Season 5

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Genres Comedy
Director Mark Cendrowski
Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons
Supporting actors Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Casey Sander, Karl T. Wright, Robert Clotworthy
Season year 2012
Network Bill Prady
Executive Producer Jessica Ambrosetti
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124 of 147 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 13, 2012
Format: DVD
A cast of geniuses playing geniuses. Acting geniuses playing science geniuses. Brilliant, lovely actors all of them. The scenes in the "Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" when Penny gives Sheldon his "Saturnalia" (Christmas present) - his miracle gift - a signed napkin from Leonard Nimoy - is the BEST television I have EVER EVER SEEN!!! And I was RAISED on television. The laugh out loud factor keeps me happy ALL DAY... I can think of what I watched the night before and settle into a warm feeling that I will be seeing another episode later... And the DVD's ARE wonderful because there are no commercail interruptions...
Some of the same format as M*A*S*H*. And as brilliant writing ... doctors with a sidekick nurse - scientists with a sidekick waitress/actress. God, wouldn't I love to be in Penny's shoes...
Having grown up around scientists from MIT and CalTech, I can honestly say that Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are insightful and gloriously honest!
I hope it just keeps going and going...
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64 of 76 people found the following review helpful By W. Foley on January 14, 2012
Format: DVD
I started watching in season three and have purchased all the DVD sets of this show and anticipate with excitement the DVD set for Season Five.

I think the show has changed and is progressing in a positive direction. The characters are growing and maturing and with the addition of Bernadette and Amy, brilliantly played by Melissa Rouch and Mayim Bialik respectively, there is added depth and increased laughter.

I think the show is still fresh and funny and as long as it remains that way this viewer will continue watching!
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227 of 282 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 22, 2011
Format: DVD
In the cult tradition of SPARTACUS, the halls of every science department now echoes: "I AM SHELDON"!

Currently into its fifth season, THE BIG BANG THEORY proved to be one of the most funny TV sitcoms ever aired. Even if the show seems to have slowed down form its initial explosive impetus, I had not laughed out loud this hard ever since the best days of FRASIER and SEINFELD - and BIG BANG is **consistently** brilliant!

Sheldon Cooper is unavoidably the king of the show - the massive black hole this Universe revolves around if you will. A child prodigy, now a 24 years old theoretical physicist PhD with absolutely no social skills or known sexual drive. Sheldon may be on the verge of unifying the fields but cannot drive a car to save his life or break a smile even remotely resembling that of a mere homo sapiens.
His equally super-intelligent (yet sexually confused girlfriend), Amy Farrah Fowler, (which Sheldon finally claimed) received a far more enlarged role this fifth season. However, she was not a very good addition and she unbalances the show. Her character only manages to blur the focus form Sheldon (there is only room for one idiosyncratic genius!), diffuse a number of comically charged situations and gum up the show's flow.

Leonard Hofstadter is Sheldon's roommate and primary ...keeper. An experimental physicist himself (who Sheldon tries to "help" by steering him towards a teaching career), he juggles Sheldon's idiosyncrasies with his personal neurosis - not to mention his crush on his neighbor Penny. Which crush, like lunar eclipses, follow a predicted yet unavoidable periodicity.
Leonard tried his hand in a long-distance relationship this season with his friend Raj's sister, Priya, but he seems to be gravitating back towards Penny once more.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Thomas McBriarty on May 15, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
...one of the best sitcoms ever created. Each episode is an event full of high-brow, intelligent humor the likes of which I can say I haven't seen in a very long time. This show is very deserving of all accolades it receives. I hope it stays on for years to come, as I think it's not only one of the best sitcoms, but some of the best TV entertainment ever created.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By countryboy on May 27, 2012
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Great show loved it cannot wait for season 6,,,verry funny stuff, i would recomend this show too anyone that wants a good laugh, hurry up season 6 lol
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alicia Luton on November 5, 2011
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Amy and Bernadette are great additions to the gang and it's great to see more of them, especially Amy with Sheldon. Greatly entertaining season, much like the other 4. Thank you, Bill Prady and the team of writers.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By e neel on January 19, 2012
Format: DVD
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season is 'Friends' with smart people. That's not a dis on Friends: The Complete Series Collectionits just a statement. I am tired of TV that causes your brain cells to die. I'm tired of fart jokes and booger jokes. I love watching The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season because you have to pay attention to get the jokes. They use big people words. They use an adult vocabulary, not a fifth graders. I've actually had to look words up. ex. Sheldon asks what it means when a girl wants you to meet her mother. Leonard looks at Sheldon and says ' what would you be if you were an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis? response "I'm screwed." My 7th grader had to look it up. then he fell off his chair laughing, learned a few vocab words and got a new favorite saying. My mother who is 68 loves it too. There are quite a few references to sex,so be prepared to discuss some things, but it is addressed far more tastefully than Two and a Half Men: The Complete First Season or Modern Family: The Complete First Season. This is One of my favorite series on TV right now. Fun for all ages and both sexes and all walks of life. I also like that they are equal opportunity.Read more ›
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