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Big Bang Theory: Season 8
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Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season (DVD)
Prepare to enter the eighth dimension of television’s perpetual laughter continuum as THE BIG BANG THEORY boldly crosses the frontiers of science and comedy. Doctors Hofstadter & Cooper remain socially challenged, but the two genius roommates and their friends always produce hilarious results. With Leonard finally engaged to girl-across-the-hall Penny after countless proposals, the possibilities for happiness seem endless…while the probability for laughs is a foregone conclusion. What’s unknown is how this might impact the ironclad “Roommate Agreement” he’s entered into with Sheldon. Add to this, Sheldon’s uncomfortably close relationship with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, Koothrappali’s newfound ability to talk to and date women, and Howard and Bernadette’s solution to an in-house caretaker (Stuart Bloom) for the always outspoken Mrs. Wolowitz, and the worlds of science and sitcom are about to hilariously collide!]]>
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The four scientists are:
- Supersmart theoretical physicist Sheldon, who is as advanced in physics as he is stunted in social skills. Many have speculated that Sheldon has Aspergers. The shows writers initially stated that they did not write Sheldon to have Aspergers. I don’t just think Sheldon has Aspergers - I think they all do. Sheldon is portrayed by Jim Parsons, who has rightfully won numerous Emmys for this role.
- Experimental physicist Leonard is Sheldon’s long-suffering roommate who pines for the neurotypical girl next door, waitress and wannabe actress Penny. Johnny Galecki's portrayal of Leonard is perfect. In general, all of the actors are well cast, and the ensemble cast really clicks.
- Astrophysicist Raj initially suffers from selective mutism; he cannot speak when a woman is present.
- Mama’s boy engineer Howard rounds out the group.
At its heart, this sitcom is about the development of these four young men, especially in regards to their relationships with women. The sitcom never just stays with its successful formula. Instead, it permits its characters to really develop. Relationships with women - some long, some short - come and go. Marriages take place. Forever unseen babies are born. It is a delight to see the characters make real progress in their lives.
One of the ways in which this sitcom really shines is in guest appearances. Wil Wheaton is a recurring favorite, as is Stephen Hawking. Guest stars are drawn from such shows as Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly. Bill Gates makes an appearance, as does Neil Gaiman. The guest star list is nerd nirvana.
My favorite aspect of the show is the constant references to the things geeks like, whether it’s TV shows or movies, video games or ComicCon. This show has validated an entire subculture. And, really, why shouldn’t it? Why should grown men be belittled for having paraphernalia from a favorite franchise while other grown men decorate their man caves in sports paraphernalia? Why is one socially acceptable and the other not? Well, thanks to The Big Bang Theory, no more.
12 years. Not a single weak season. Sure, there was an occasional weak episode. But this show could have gone on forever and never gotten old.
(The one weak spot is the Leonard-Penny relationship. These two have literally nothing in common, and it shows. In the end, the best the writers could do was envelop them in insult humor. That’s not to say that one of these brainiac boys could not have had a successful relationship with an intellectually-inferior attractive blonde. It’s just that this particular relationship clearly does not work.)
To begin - I have watched this show since day one. I have absorbed everything that the crew has to offer and I have grown with the characters on the show. This season, although decent, felt like the characters weren't themselves. Leonard seems to be getting weaker as a character, even though I felt like overall he was the most interesting. THey make it seem like he simply bows to Penny's every wim.. while also bowing to Sheldon's every wim.. it's like he has become the "b----" character of the group instead of the interesting one. Raj is a helpless horndog, Howard has become whiny at every turn and overly jealous of Stewart to the point of being excessive, and Sheldon seems confused on what direction they want to take his character.
I still enjoyed the season, but I would like to see the characters return to form and progress in a more natural path instead of just randomly jumping around.
On the DVD, the Blue Ray picture is noticeably better than the regular DVD. I also enjoyed the gag reel that comes on the disk.
I was one of the few guys in my High School who wrestled and played football and did Gymnastics, and also loves Math and Physics. I get the humor in Big Bang. I hope it stays around a few more seasons.
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Allerdings nehmen die Besonderheiten der Nerds von Staffel zu Staffel immer mehr ab.
Klar, die werden erwachsen und entwickeln sich weiter. Aber die Mädels machen die Serie zunehmend zu ner Liebeswundertüte.
Man vermisst zunehmend den physikalischen Witz und den Superheldencharm.
Trotzdem noch cool anzusehen. Also... weiter gehts.
Die Folgen 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18 und 23 kann man immer wieder sehen. Auch wenn das nerdhafte immer mehr in den Hintergrund gerät und die Komik sich nicht mehr aus sozialem Fehlverhalten, sondern aus purer Situationskomik entwickelt.
Wir sind von dieser Serie sehr begeistert, sie ist witzig, hat Charme und beim anschauen kann man so richtig abschalten.
Zum Inhalt will ich nur eins sagen: wir finden es gut das die Serie Erwachsen geworden ist, so ist eben das Leben. Wir freuen uns schon jetzt auf die nächsten Staffeln.
Ich kann die Serie jedem empfehlen, der nach einem schweren (Arbeits)-Tag, Abwechslung und etwas zum Lachen braucht.
Und genau deswegen lieben wir sie! Und, NEIN, wir sind nicht verrückt! Unsere Mütter haben uns testen lassen :-)
Einfach nur genial und im englischen Original oft noch lustiger, da manche Gags durch die Übersetzung verloren gehen
Immer wieder lustig vom Macher von Two and a half man und wirklich lustig.
Ein paar Extras sind auch vorhanden, aber nicht zu viel erwarten.
Und über Amazon immer günstig und schnell da.
Zur Staffel an sich, sollte sich jeder seine eigene Meinung bilden. Ich finde sie toll und kann sie nicht oft genug sehen.
Verpackung und Versand waren wie immer einwandfrei.
Kann ich nur weiter Empfehlen.