The Big Bang Theory
Emily Blair, Editior-in-chief
April 18, 2012
Filed under News
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The Big Bang Theory is a comedic TV series that follows the lives of four nerds, Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard, that work for Cal Tech. The show also follows Penny, Sheldon and Leonards’ attractive neighbor.
Big Bang Theory viewer senior Daniel Tyrell finds the series “fairly entertaining.”
“My favorite part about the show is definitely the math, science, and ‘nerdy’ content,” Tyrrell said. “I like when Sheldon goes off in explanation of a scientific principle, or when Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard let their lights and other systems be controlled by people around the world because “they can,” or when they reference Star Trek or bash on the new Star Wars trilogy.”
Many viewers, including Tyrrell, can relate to the show’s colorful cast of characters and their quirky traits.
“I can identify with these things and enjoy them, which is something that is rarely seen in other shows,” Tyrell said.
Each character brings something unique to the show. Sheldon is the quirky genius. Leonard is the almost normal nerd. Howard is a creepy ladies man that tries too hard, and Raj is shy and awkward. Penny is attractive, and the least educated member of the group.
Freshman Megan Johnson finds Dr. Sheldon Cooper to be the most entertaining character.
“I feel like I would want to know him,” Johnson said. “If I ever got in a verbal fight, I would want him on my side to tell them off with facts.”
Senior Emily Jensen, who was accepted to Cal Tech, shares Johnson’s fondness for Dr. Cooper. “I like Sheldon because he reminds me of a number of people in my life,” Jensen said.
Unlike Sheldon-fans like Jensen and Johnson, senior Alex Gagaza’s favorite character is Leonard. He likes him because “[Leonard's] blunt and kind of a douche,” Gagaza said.
Freshman Emalee Banner thinks that while Leonard is “really cool,” he’s really “just a nerd.”
Banner finds Leonard amusing, but she seems to relate most to Raj.
”He’s the forever alone person on the show. He reminds me of myself because I’m forever alone,” Banner said with a laugh.
For senior Briana Phillips, Howard’s poor attempts at “womanizing,” make her laugh. “The way he tries to seduce women is the funniest thing ever,” Phillips said.
Whether it be the crazy characters or the hilarious plots, the Big Bang Thoery appeals to a variety of viewers.
”It’s just about everyday life, but they make it so funny,” junior Courtney Payne said. “I’m so addicted to it.”