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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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When beauty meets the brains. See more »

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USA

Release Date:

1 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In an unaired pilot episode, The Big Bang Theory: Unaired Pilot (2006), instead of Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon Helberg), Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) had a female companion named Gilda, who had a big crush on Leonard. See more »

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Used to be great....until they decided to add relationship drama to the mix
2 May 2016 | by madisondeclareSee all my reviews

From about season 1-3 of this show, I genuinely loved it! I got a lot of good laughs, and it is definitely pleasing for the geeks and nerds out there of all kinds! And then the show did something it really shouldn't... add more relationships, and focus on them.

From Howard and Bernadette to Sheldon and Amy and so on and so forth, the show just started to become more irritating and less tolerable. Yes Leonard and Penny had relationship problems in the early seasons, but I never liked that anyway. Now it's like they have tripled that problem with adding more couples we don't care about and constantly groan about... Well, at least I do anyway.

Sure the new seasons still have those rare gems every once in a while, but for the most part, it's just seeing episodes with at least ONE of the characters having girlfriend problems while their girlfriends are mostly bitches. That is not what made Big Bang theory great! Now it feels like every other sitcom out there, only with a bunch of nerds.

So, I highly recommend the old seasons and even some of the newer ones, but overall, it's just losing it's edge.

5.5/10


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