The Big Bang Theory an American television sitcom and one of the most-watched shows on US television, is created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. It revolves around four socially awkward scientists Leonard, Sheldon, Howard, and Rajesh working in prestigious institute Caltech and how they deal with people outside of their laboratory. The show was directed in front of a live audience and have cameos from various famous celebrities.
Sheldon and Leonard are roommates, living in an apartment in Pasadena, California. The pilot episode commences with Penny moving across from them and Leonard getting attracted to her as he mentions to Sheldon,
“Our babies will be smart and beautiful”
His frequent need to do favors to her as a sign for his concern and obtaining her attention makes the first season all humorous. We also get to know Howard and Rajesh, working in Caltech too. All four of the geeky guys spend their time working on their own projects, playing video games, watching science fiction movies and reading comic books.
All the characters of the series are different from each other, each having their own eccentricities which makes you laugh all through the show.
A brilliant scientist with an over the top IQ of 187, masters and two doctorates by the age of sixteen, an eidetic memory but little common sense which makes this character all the funnier. He constantly boasts about his intelligence and achievements and lives a routine life doing the same things every day.
He faces problems grasping basic social situations like consoling someone, understanding sarcasm, or a slight change in his mundane life. This character is so much loved by the viewers that a separate show, called Young Sheldon was created which revolves around the early life of Sheldon Cooper. As the show progresses, Sheldon gets to know and feel other emotions too, life empathizing with someone and even falling in love!
Leonard Hofstader, originally from New Jersey, and an experimental physicist. He is the straight man in the series, trying too hard to get a girlfriend all through the series. Although he is friends with the other nerds, he has no difficulty interacting with other “non-geek” individuals.
He gets totally smitten by Penny since the first episode and constantly tries to court her to be his girlfriend. He is seen constantly getting irritated by Sheldon but the two of them cannot live without each other.
An aerospace engineer has a master’s from MIT, he is the only one not having a Ph.D. among the four geeks, for which he is constantly trolled in the show. He is shown as “creepy” among the ladies, a womanizer who lives with his mother.
He is Jewish shown wearing flashy clothes with turtle-necks and peculiar belt-buckles. He considers himself a “ladies man” and makes the audience laugh with his geeky pickup-lines.
Rajesh Koothrappali, from India, is a particle astrophysicist who shares a “bromance” relationship with Howard. He suffers from selective mutism which does not allow him to talk to women or in the presence of them. The series often has references to Indian culture because of him, be it about Indian cuisine or Indian values. Born in a wealthy family he is shown as a spoiled brat.
Penny, an aspiring actress from Omaha, Nebraska moves into California and starts working as a waitress in The Cheesecake Factory. Penny’s lack of advanced education often sets her apart from the group but her social skills always make her one of them. She becomes the love interest of Leonard since the start and bond she shares with Sheldon cannot be any purer. She eventually became a link for the boys to the outside world making them less socially awkward as the series progresses.
Among other stars are Bernadette Rostenkowski, a microbiologist who appears in the third season, and falls in love with Howard and Amy Farah Fowler, a neurobiologist seen as the girlfriend of Sheldon in season three. Both of the characters then go on to be the lead of the show after that.
The Big Bang Theory ran for twelve years having 12 seasons have received various nominations and awards. The show is loved by all the scientists and science lovers out there, for its dialogues and screenplay.
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