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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

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Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Johnny Galecki ...  Leonard Hofstadter 264 episodes, 2006-2018
Jim Parsons ...  Sheldon Cooper 264 episodes, 2006-2018
Kaley Cuoco ...  Penny / ... 263 episodes, 2007-2018
Simon Helberg ...  Howard Wolowitz 263 episodes, 2007-2018
Kunal Nayyar ...  Raj Koothrappali 263 episodes, 2007-2018
Melissa Rauch ...  Bernadette Rostenkowski 193 episodes, 2009-2018
Mayim Bialik ...  Amy Farrah Fowler 187 episodes, 2010-2018
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Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper are both brilliant physicists working at Cal Tech in Pasadena, California. They are colleagues, best friends, and roommates, although in all capacities their relationship is always tested primarily by Sheldon's regimented, deeply eccentric, and non-conventional ways. They are also friends with their Cal Tech colleagues mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The foursome spend their time working on their individual work projects, playing video games, watching science-fiction movies, or reading comic books. As they are self-professed nerds, all have little or no luck with women. When Penny, a pretty woman and an aspiring actress from Omaha, moves into the apartment across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon's, Leonard has another aspiration in life, namely to get Penny to be his girlfriend. Written by Huggo

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Country:

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1 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Maturity in the characters destroyed all the humor
20 June 2016 | by zeeshan-khalid039See all my reviews

The first three seasons of this show are the worth to watch. In fact, this show ratings and success is based upon these three seasons. These seasons are mainly about comedy with little to none emotions. But as the show progresses and Leonard, Sheldon and Howard finds their life partners, whole tune of this show changes. You'll find romance, love and emotions with some dose of comedy after that. I think at this point, this show loses its main theme. I am rating it 5 only because of the first three seasons. The quality of show will start to decline gradually after season 3. But i think it shows good depiction of scientists. I also have some scientist friends who have many similarities with the characters of this show.


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