I’ll admit it, I’m not the biggest fan of domestic TV comedies as most of them are corny or are just plain bad. Then there’s the dreaded laugh track that sounds more like chortling from hell than laughter as viewers apparently need to be told when to laugh while watching said comedies. Despite my feelings on these things, every now and then one will slip through that I can deal with, and The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series on Blu-ray just happens to be one of them. While the geek/nerd humor isn’t as funny as say HBO’s Silicon Valley, there’s still plenty of fun, geeky moments to be had here.
I’m sure most people are familiar with the cast and plot of the show that sees nerds Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) living in an apartment where they’d rather study atoms and physics with an occasional Dungeons and Dragons game or three thrown in rather than deal with the outside world. That all changes when lovely lady Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moves in, along with other cast members that join in on the fun such as Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Amy (Mayim Bialik), and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) that flips the mathematical script of their lives forever.
If you’ve ever seen Friends (and chances are you have since it’s one the most binge watched shows on Netflix), just think that with geeks and nerds and you’ve got The Big Bang Theory in a nutshell. The gang goes on all sorts of misadventures from babysitting without a clue, to dealing with cameos such as William Shatner and Stan Lee, to dealing with growing feelings for each other. Whatever the episode, you can bet all of your molecules that there’s something zany and awkward going on, with plenty of pop culture references and jokes mixed in.
It’s hard to believe creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre started this wacky show back in 2007 with the series just wrapping up earlier this year. Fans will be ecstatic that all 279 episodes from the twelve seasons of the series are included here and look and sound great in high-definition. To top things off there’s also a ton of special features to look through (nearly 12 hours worth), and even more packed onto a bonus disc that features exclusive never-before-seen featurettes.
There’s “The Big Bang Theory: A Retrospective” where the cast share their thoughts on working on the show until the end, “All The Stars in the BBT Universe” has the cast and crew going over the huge list of guest stars who appeared on the series. “BBT’s Greatest Hits: 12 Years of Comedy in 24 Minutes” is a fun collection of some of the best moments from every season, and there’s a 32-Page episode guide with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and an Introduction from Chuck Lorre. The last and wildest extra is a pop-up book that features the cast as pop-ups that’s cool to look at.
If you ever wanted to see what the hub-bub was all about with this popular show and want it all in one place without streaming, then The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series box set is your best bet. A pretty cool cast of characters and the actors that play them, along with loads of pop culture humor and numerous cameos make this a show to get banged up about.