Friday, December 12, 2008

"The Wall Street Journal" Loves CBS' "The Big Bang Theory"-- and so do we!

Well, weird that it had to come from a business newspaper, but it's at least great to see an extremely positive article about a Flaming Nose favorite series, CBS' Monday night comedy The Big Bang Theory! You can and should read the whole article online at The Wall Street Journal -- it's written by John Jurgensen and it's entitled "A Nerdy Comedy's Winning Formula". We've loved the show here since its premiere in Fall 2007, and TBBT continues to be an adorable and hilarious half-hour that hasn't gone stale yet.

In some ways The Big Bang Theory felt like a two-word, one-joke show -- nerd physicists -- but the characters have been lovingly crafted and are human as well as brainiacs. Actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have managed to simulate the dynamics of a real friendship, and the beautiful girl outsider, played by Kelly Cuoco, is every bit as funny as they are. I defy you not to get several good laughs from every episode. If you're a science fiction fan in any way, then you will particularly love the show. The riffs on various esoteric SF concepts and characters are always...may I say...super funny! The amusing actress Sara Rue has been around for the last few episodes as Leonard's new M.D. love interest, and that's yet another incentive to check out the show. She's always great.

I love the show and I hope that if you don't already watch it, you'll tune in and see what you've been missing. Hey, it's got the WSJ Seal of Approval now, right?

The Big Bang Theory airs at 8pm on Monday nights, on CBS.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I love this post! I've caught the Big Bang a few times and it is absolutely charming. Note to Jane---remember to set the DVR box for this cute comedy!