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Thursday, September 17, 2009

"The Big Bang Theory" DVD Review: The Funniest Show on TV

“The Big Bang Theory” was already a very funny show.

But something clicked in its second season that made it the funniest show on TV. And now you can see that for yourself with the release of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season” on DVD…

Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) experience a lot during the season. Leonard gets a girlfriend. Raj hits on a Terminator. Howard runs the Mars Rover into a ditch. Penny dates the owner of the comic book store. And Sheldon learns to drive.

All that happens while the guys learn about life, love, relationships and a bunch of scientific stuff I don’t understand. But fortunately, you don’t have to understand it to find it funny.

The Christmas episode, “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis” was the funniest half-hour of the entire TV season and the main reason I named “Bang” the best show of 2008. I’ve seen it three times now and I still laugh hysterically every time…

And as if the episodes weren’t funny enough, the DVD has a hysterical Gag Reel that will leave you rolling. There’s also a look at the real-life physicist who consults for the show and a featurette that highlights some of the season’s best moments—of which there are many.

Plus, with “Bang,” you get a bonus joke with each episode—the title card. Executive Producer/Co-Creator Chuck Lorre writes each title card at the end of the episode. And he’s not afraid to use them to rant at anyone he pleases. Just hit pause and enjoy…

If you enjoy a funny, traditional multi-camera sitcom, then you have to check out “Bang.” Not only will it bring out loads of laughter, but it will also bring out your inner geek.

Of course with me, it doesn’t have to reach down that far to pull it out…

And just for the record, Sheldon is right. Dick Grayson was absolutely the right choice to be the next Batman…

“The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season” is available now…

Photo Credit: Warner Home Video