Friday, June 01, 2007

Show it like it is!

This autumn the US TV channel CBS will be airing a new sitcom called "The Big Bang Theory" based on geeky male physics types trying to deal with matters relating to the opposite sex:-

"The Big Bang Theory" is a comedy from the Emmy Award nominated Co-Creator and Executive Producer of "Two and a Half Men" Chuck Lorre, about brainy best friends Leonard (Johnny Galecki, "Roseanne") and Sheldon (Jim Parsons "Judging Amy"), who can tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics, but when it comes to dealing with everyday life here on earth they're lost in the cosmos. Neither fully understands that scientific principles don't always apply in matters of the heart - until they meet their sexy new neighbor Penny (Kaley Cuoco, "8 Simple Rules...") on "The Big Bang Theory." Penny is a friendly screenwriter/waitress from the midwest who also happens to be newly single. She quickly makes an impression on the other members of Leonard and Sheldon's geek squad on "The Big Bang Theory:" Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), who portrays himself as the Casanova of Cal Tech, and fellow whiz kid Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar, "NCIS"), who is rendered speechless around anyone unprepared to converse about the Theory of Relativity or other scientific jargon.

The chemistry between this gaggle of geniuses and a delightful damsel is about to undergo a stimulating series of inter-personal experiments on "The Big Bang Theory."


Obviously much hilarity is bound to ensue from all the whacky situations that these nerds get themselves into as they try to woo their attractive neighbour (you can see a clip here.) The promo blurb for this show is critiqued here and doesn't exactly leave you anticipating great things from the show (however, to be fair, in the comments section of the linked blog post one of the shows producers does make a good effort at defending it, and no-one's actually seen it yet to really judge it.) I just wonder whether it can be as bad as Supernova!