Sunday, February 22, 2009

It All Started With a Big Bang

Lately, we have been watching Big Bang Theory from Netflix. I double-heart this show! I knew when the theme song was by the Barenaked Ladies that it was going to be irreverent, and it didn't disappoint. Big Bang Theory is about two theoretical physicists that are roommates, the hot chick who moves in across the hall, and how they and their friends relate to her. All of the scientists seem to be on the Spectrum, extremely high-functioning. It really shows them positively. I swear, I knew those guys in college! (I like to think I was the hot chick and not the geeky scientist-chick, but who am I kidding?)

From the moment they talked about playing Klingon Boggle, I was hooked. This is a funny, funny show. At one point, Leonard is getting lucky and Sheldon has no idea how to deal with the tie on the door...something he has never seen before. But here are a few quotes to whet your appetite:

"Explain to me an organizational system where a tray of flatware on a couch is valid. I'm just inferring that this is a couch, because the evidence suggests the coffee table is having a tiny garage sale."
"At least now you can retrieve the black box from the twisted smoldering wreckage that was once your fantasy of dating her and analyze the data so that you don't crash into geek mountain again."
"There wouldn't be any ass kickings if that stupid death ray had worked."

Suffice it to say, I woke my daughter up I was laughing so hard. I am pretty sure it is on Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS...but we started with Disc 1 of Season 1...gotta love Netflix! Just one thing, it might not be suitable for your kids (though I did let JBug, at almost 15, watch it...I previewed first) so use your best judgment.

(Apparently last night the cats loved it too, because they turned on the home theatre system at full blast last night and woke everyone but me. I guess I am a pretty sound sleeper, once I actually get to bed).

T,who asks which were you, the geek or the hot chick?

5 sent chocolate:

Anonymous said...

SOLD!! Have to watch now... the only TV I get is on Netflix, lol!! - Lenora

Bobbie42 said...

You should have said - I have the series & can make you a copy! This is my favorite new show - I knew these guys, too. :-)

T. said...

Lenora: You have to let me know what you think. It is definitely my new favorite.

Bobbie: that's awesome! We just ended up with it from Netflix and it's working. I absolutely adore it. We now have a new term for hissy fits: pulling a Sheldon. Or if JBug starts freaking out: Don't go all Sheldon on me!


Anonymous said...

We have no cable or satellite, so if you can't stream it, and Netflix doesn't have it, it doesn't exist. Thanks for making sure this one now exists in my queue!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

This is the BEST show ever! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

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