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Smart is the New Sexy
In the award-winning television series The Big Bang Theory, the guys are real brainiacs. But when it comes to the opposite sex, they’re still on a steep learning curve. Join physicists Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper as they and their friends ponder black holes, chemical deviations, girls and other mysteries of the universe in the phenomenally funny episodes of Season Five. As they muddle through relationship 'bugs' and romance re-launches, they also discover there’s nothing a good roll of the D&D dice or a paintball tournament can’t solve.
Penny is the only main character whose last name has not been revealed.
Most of the time, Leonard’s glasses have no lenses in them.
Mayim Bialik is the only actor in the show who has a real-life PhD. Her field of study is neuroscience.
The two main characters (Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter) were named after the late TV producer Sheldon Leonard.
The actors actually learned to play the instruments their characters play in the show (Amy plays the harp, Sheldon plays the theremin and recorder, and Leonard plays the cello).
- The complete fifth season, all 24 episodes
- More than eight hours of nerdy jokes and side-splitting laughs on three DVDs
- Lots of surprise guest appearances, including Stephen Hawking
- A must-watch show for TV comedy fans
- Also available as a five-disc Blu-ray set
Meet the Cast
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons)
A theoretical physicist, Sheldon is an uber-nerd genius totally lacking in people skills. He has very little interest in romance, but he does (reluctantly) have a girlfriend, Amy Farrah Fowler.
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik)
Amy is a neurobiologist who meets Sheldon through an online dating service. They are similar in many ways, particularly in their high intellect and poor social skills.
Penny (Kaley Cuoco)
An aspiring actress, Penny earns a living as a waitress. Although usually attracted to meatheads, she has an on-again, off-again relationship with nerdy Leonard.
Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki)
Leonard is a kind, good-natured experimental physicist. He and his friend Sheldon have shared an apartment for years. His love interest is Penny, who lives next door.
Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch)
A waitress at the Cheesecake Factory, Bernadette is also working to complete her PhD in microbiology. Penny introduces her to Howard and they hit it off.
Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg)
An aerospace engineer, Howard is a super-confident jerk who sees himself as a ladies’ man. His dating life is a disaster until he meets Bernadette.
Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar)
Howard’s best friend, Raj is a shy and nervous astrophysicist who has a difficult time talking to girls – unless he’s drunk.
Stuart Bloom (Kevin Sussman)
Stuart is the owner of the Comic Center of Pasadena, a comic book shop the guys often visit. Shy and insecure, Stuart has a crush on Penny.
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season
Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists – wizards in the laboratory, but socially inept outside of it. Enter beautiful, free-spirited neighbor, Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content video-chatting with platonic partner and neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), or playing Star Trek three-sided chess with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Raj Koothrappali and Howard Wolowitz, and Howard’s new fiancée, the adorable micro-biologist/waitress, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). Emmy®-nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series as well as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for both Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, this award-winning comedy is nothing short of genius!]]>
The fifth season of The Big Bang Theory settles into a solid, enjoyable groove. The original quintet of four nerds and a pretty girl has been complemented by two nerd girls, creating a dynamic social world that retains all the social awkwardness needed for comic effect. Much of the season revolves around relationships: Howard (Simon Helberg) is engaged to Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), though that bond is tested by everything from Howard getting commissioned to be an astronaut to online revelations of Howard's former sleaziness; Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) start dating again, this time as "Leonard & Penny 2.0," promising to treat problems as bugs that can be reported and fixed; and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) formalize their relationship with--what else?--a contract, though a dissatisfied Amy later decides to make Sheldon a better boyfriend through sneaky behavior modification.
But some of the most delightful bits come from Raj (Kunal Nayyar), the show's remaining singleton, whose ambiguous sexuality flavors everything he says. Nayyar's performance grows increasingly charming, as does Bialik's; in addition to her grappling with Sheldon's impermeable narcissism, the strange undercurrent of lust in Amy's friendship with Penny stirs up comic anxiety. And of course Sheldon never fails to delight as, among other things, he lets all his decisions be determined by a roll of the dice; treats Leonard as "Schrödinger's Friend"; and embraces chaos in his life by playing bongos in the middle of the night and wearing Tuesday pajamas on Thursday night. All in all, though season five feels less surprising than previous seasons, the quality of the writing and performances remains high. The extras on The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season are unremarkable, except for a featurette about the series' director and designers, which shows a different side of network television. Guest appearances included the recurring Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Stephen Hawking, and a vocal performance by Leonard Nimoy as Sheldon's conscience. --Bret Fetzer
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.35 x 0.6 inches; 5.6 Ounces
- Item model number : 365880
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 8 hours and 18 minutes
- Release date : September 11, 2012
- Actors : Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Warner Home Video
- ASIN : B0053O89WY
- Number of discs : 3
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,622 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The disc and the case arrived in excellent condition. I have only had the pleasure of enjoying the first disc but I do however look forward to watching the rest.
Addictive as it undeniably is in its current incarnation, the show in some ways almost seems an evolutionary throwback to the 1990s when episode plots were largely self-contained and the laugh track reigned supreme. It's not hard to see how the show's creators could have made the show into something more adventurous a la Firefly or the original Arrested Development: the short lifespans of both shows probably explain why they didn't. One can't help but wonder what sort of mischief the talented BBT ensemble might have gotten themselves into if given the less constrictive canvas of online-only media to work with: a looser, more improv-driven style seems like a better fit for the show's spirit and is presumably much easier to make work financially via online streaming. Amazon would do well to snatch up many if not all of the show's actors and down the road give them something they can have a bit more fun with, while doing away with grating vestigial devices such as the laugh track that BBT includes presumably in order to make the show more friendly for syndicated TV.
In this sense the show might be thought of as before its time, if only as an example of what might have been (or still might be) possible had it started now, instead of 7 years ago.
I remember when I first heard of this show before the pilot it was billed as "two nerds get the pretty girl." Ah what a disservice that advertising was!!
We watch each new episode repeatedly, I buy every DVD set that comes out, and then we Big-Bang-alize in marathon sessions off-season.
Don't stop at Season 5. You must MUST get all seasons!
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Erst ab Folge 17 (Antisportler) wird diese Staffel lustig. Der sportliche Wettstreit von Sheldon und Kripke ist einfach nur großartig. Das ist Body Comedy und Slapstick vom Feinsten. Auch Howard`s NASA Training liefert diverse Heiterkeitsausbrüche.
Irgendwie wirkt diese Staffel, als ob die Schreiber die übrig gebliebenen Gags der 4. Staffel aufgewärmt haben. Lediglich die Folgen 17 - 24 haben Format und Witz.... und somit eine Rückkehr zu alter Form.
Klar, dass es dabei überall Komplikationen gibt. Howard wird im NASA-Jargon nicht zum ersehnten 'Rocket Man', sondern zum belächelten 'Fruit Loops'. (Folge 24) Und Sheldon muss schlimme Dienste verrichten, um sein Idol Stephen Hawking treffen zu dürfen (Folge 21). Zuvor liefert er sich mit Forscher-Erzfeind Kripke einen hoch amüsanten Basketball-Wettkampf, wer in das frei gewordene Büro eines übergeschnappten Professors einziehen darf (Folge 17).
Ein Highlight ist auch Episode 20, in der Mr. Spock Sheldon im Traum erscheint.
Immer wieder ein Genuss ist es beim Abspann jeder Folge die Vanity Cards von Produzent/Drehbuchschreiber Chuck Lorre zu lesen. Mal einfach nur gedanklicher Unfug, dann wieder philosophischer Kick.
In Summe wieder eine sehr gute Staffel, wenngleich ich mich der Kritik einiger Vorrezensenten anschließen möchte: mehr Nerdtum und weniger Beziehungsprobleme wäre noch besser.
L'ho guardata in tv,repliche comprese e mi è piaciuta moltissimo.
Secondo me è la miglior serie tv degli ultimi anni.
Ci tenevo ad avere la serie in dvd per poterla guardare quando voglio e farmi qualche sana risata.
Buonissimo il rapporto qualità prezzo.
è necessario un minimo di partecipazione ( qualche regola di fisica di base, conoscenza di altre serie TV che vengono citate ) per godere al massimo dei dialoghi!
alles etwas aus dem Konzept der ersten Staffeln.
Leonard, nach der Trennung von Prija, möchte wieder mit Penny zusammenkommen.
Sheldon und Amy, eine Freundschaft ohne Beziehung? Und der arme Raj, bleibt allein?
Nur Howard soll noch heiraten bevor er ins All abhebt.
Trotz dieser Beziehungskisten find ich sie immer noch super und bin gespannt auf die nächste Staffel.
Besonders komisch das Sportduell zwischen Shelton und Kripke, wegen Anspruch auf ein leergewordenes Büro.
Als Special-Gaststar: Stephen Hawkins
Ich überlegte eine Zeit ob 4 oder 5 Sterne, entschied mich aber für 5*****. Sie sind einfach zu gut um sie herabzusetzen.
Mit Bild und Ton war ich sehr zufrieden,
es gibt kein Wendecover,
ein Flyer liegt bei mit den Titeln der jeweiligen Folge und kurzem Inhalt,
die DVD's sind so untergebracht das man jede einzeln rausnehmen kann, ohne eine andere zuvor zu entnehmen.
Extras: TBBT - 100 Folgen,
TBBT's Laws of Reflection,
Professor's of Productions,