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  1. Just finished watching Season 1 of Big Bang Theory, and have started on
    Season 2.
    Is it just me or is this the most hilarious and well written TV comedy ever
    for nerds?
    They have one engineer in the mix, but few engineering jokes, it's mostly
    physics or geek gags.
    But what a great value show.
    If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and give it a go.

    Dave.
     
  2. **I love it. Let's not mention Kaley Cuoco (Penny). Then again, let's. She
    is drop dead georgeous. Jim Parsons (Sheldon) is a stand-out. Funny as a cut
    snake. Yet another winner for Chuck Lorre.
     
  3. **Oh yeah. Have you seen the episode with George Smoot (
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Smoot ) in it? An asbolute hoot.
     
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    And yet they only showed a couple of episodes during non rating period on
    FTA originally. They did the same with "Seven rules for dating my teenage
    daughter" originally too. Shows how stupid the programmers are.

    MrT.
     
  5. Jon Kirwan

    Jon Kirwan Guest

    Hi, Dave. I was pretty hopeful about Netflix'ing some of
    these after seeing a scene that was on Youtube, perhaps 6
    months back. This scene is what caught my attention:



    They nailed the physicist/engineer thing nicely. And it
    played neatly into the fun I have with my son, joking about
    the differences between the work life of theoretical and
    experimental physicists, too! He and I found it putting that
    into a nice "box" to see.

    We got our first disk for the first season and I watched it
    with my wife. We found the laugh tracks annoying, the humor
    cheap, and the appeal mostly puerile ... broadly speaking.
    Bear in mind that I've only seen perhaps the first four or
    five shows, though.

    There are some good moments (when I can ignore the laugh
    tracks.) I'm _very_ glad to have watched that one scene.
    Most of it is difficult for me to wade through, though.

    If you know of some really good scenes to watch in the first
    season that you've already enjoyed (knowing that one which I
    considered 'nice'), I'd be interested in a pointer to the
    shows and perhaps the scenes within them. I would like
    looking at two-minute-at-a-time high points. I just can't
    wade through all the rest.

    Maybe it is just because I can't stand the way they use the
    laugh tracks, though. It reminds me of the very first show
    to really use them (which went overboard), "The Real McCoys"
    back in the mid 1950's. That series had Walter Brennen and I
    liked him on other movies I'd watched before, but the whole
    show is simply unwatchable because of the laugh tracks. A
    person says "Hi" and a laugh track plays. Another says,
    "Well, I have to be going" and a laugh track plays. It
    doesn't matter what's said... it's almost continuous.
    Destroys the show for me when it is inanely flooded with
    laugh tracks. There's only so much I can stomach.

    Jon
     
  6. Yes, having read Smoot's book many years ago, this was by conincidence the
    first episode I caught on TV while channel surfing and his name popped up,
    and then the cameo at the end.. I figured anything that had George Smoot as
    a cameo is something I should be watching.
    I'm looking forward to going back and watching again now I know what's going
    on and can relate to all the characters.

    Dave.
     
  7. Yes, Sheldon is the clear stand-out, the show probbaly wouldn't exist if he
    didn't nail that character. No wonder he's been nominated for an Emmy.

    I think the casting of Sara Gilbert is a brilliant choice too.

    Dave.
     
  8. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Funny, he went on to become chairman of the American National Standards
    Institute (ANSI) and president of the International Organization for
    Standardization (ISO).
    Mike
     
  9. Yes, very often confused with his much more famous cousin.

    Dave.
     
  10. D Yuniskis

    D Yuniskis Guest

    Three women were sharing coffee one day when the subject
    got around to sex.

    The first woman said, "My husband's a pro wrestler. When he
    makes love to me, he tosses me around the bed like a rag doll
    and takes me with a passion that borders on sheer violence."

    The second woman said, "Well, *my* husband is an artist.
    And, when *he* makes love to me he caresses my body as if it
    was a painters canvas. The sensation is *exquisite*!"

    A long pause ensued.

    The first two women looked at each other; then at the
    still silent third woman.

    Feeling their gaze, the third woman set down her cup
    with an audible sigh.

    Staring into her coffee, she said, "My husband's an engineer.
    When he makes love to me, all he does is sit at the foot
    of the bed and tell me how GREAT it's going to be when I
    finally *get* it..."

    [apologies to any sensibilities I may have offended]

    --don
     
  11. Sorry, I'm not scene based, I find almost every line and manerism hilarious
    in some way. The intricate story writing with it's blend of physics and nerd
    manerisms is what makes it great overall, just not the odd science or nerd
    joke scene.
    It's a shame you can't just relax and look past that stuff, as the material
    is just so brilliant.
    I don't even notice the laugh tracks in the slightest, probably because I'm
    laughing at the exact same points.

    Dave.
     
  12. Jon Kirwan

    Jon Kirwan Guest

    Well, I enjoy your videos. So we must have a few things in
    common. ;) But that show doesn't reach very high for its
    humor, mostly. Just my opinion.
    Oh, the tracks are absolutely horrible. If nothing else did,
    their inane use of them alone would make me unable to watch
    much. I suppose that's parly why I find a scene wonderful
    but the show a pain I cannot handle. But I did try. I
    honestly tried.

    Jon
     
  13. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    For those in NZ or with satellite access to NZ TV Wednesdays and
    fridays at 8pm (NZ TIME (TZ="Pacific/Auckland")) on TVNZ2



    --- news://freenews.netfront.net/ - complaints: ---
     
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