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>> Friday, July 17, 2009

Is it just me or is Wolowitz and Raj wayyy too hot in this photo?
Credits: CBS
[I want Kaley's entire outfit, including the hat!]

About 5 months ago, I scowled at the thought [and sight] of my boyfriend watching a TV series with four geeks and a blonde. These four geeks, to me, knew jokes only fellow geeks like my BF and my brother would know. They cited Star Trek quotes, spoke, no, played Klingon boggle and had a band in Rock Band, a popular game in PS3.Fast forward to now, together with cereals, fresh milk and oatmeal I eat for breakfast, is an episode of The Big Bang Theory that I watch, replacing another favorite, How I Met Your Mother. Like, for the second, third time now.

Starring Johnny Galecki as Dr. Leonard Hofstadter, Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz and Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali, every episode of TBBT leaves me with truckloads of belly laughs, lesser stress levels and something new to add to my repository of information. Take this for example:

In one episode, Sheldon tells Leonard [they are housemates and Penny is their neighbor] that he doesn’t stand a chance at Penny:

Sheldon: You have about as much chance of going out with Penny as the Hubble Telescope has of finding that at the center of each black hole there's a little man with a flashlight trying to find the circuit breaker.

Sheldon: I'm not insane! My mother had me tested!

Albeit fairly new in the TV arena, the show is an absolute hilarious fete, even if you don’t understand Star Trek jokes, didn’t read comics as a kid or hated all your Science subjects. Trust me, I’m no geek either but this is a crazy, must-watch show.

A whole new world of possibilities, including love. The TBBT cast in their
TBBT characters. Howard, Leonard, Penny, Sheldon and Raj.
Credits: CBS

My favorite scenes/episodes:

  • The one where Penny accidentally sprayed paint on Sheldon’s ‘spot’
  • The one where Leonard’s mom came for a visit.
  • The one where Sheldon gets a girlfriend and yet he doesn’t know it.
  • The ones where Penny sings Sheldon the ‘soft kitty’ song.
  • The one where Penny made Penny Blossoms.
  • The one where Sheldon and Leonard 'lost' their pants.

  • The one where the opening was the four of them performing ‘Under the Bridge’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


    The one where Wolowitz wasn’t himself.
Can't wait for Season 3!

6 butterfly kisses:

...crickette... July 17, 2009 at 11:57 PM  

ooooooh... i love "bug bang theory"
super funny! it was my bf who made me watch it too and like you, i didnt think much of it at first...

but the 4 geeks grew on me!

and yeah... raj, especially, looked quite hot on that photo!

psychosomaticaddictinsane July 18, 2009 at 4:56 AM  

i should prolly start watching tbbt. heard so many good reviews about it. hmm...

teeyah. July 18, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

@Crickette: Hilarious, no? Who would have thought that geeks can be this funny?

@Iya: Go, go, go! :)

sab July 19, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

i love love The Big Bang Theory! sheldon is my fave! hahahah!

Shen July 27, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

knock! knock! knock! penny!!

My fave is when Penny got addicted to an online game and when sheldon couldn't keep Penny's secret and when Penny hurt Walowitz feelings. I need to get copies of season 1 again!!

I love love love love love this show! :) so much hilarious that HIMYM... but the latter is so much relatable.

And isn't it kilig on the last part of season 2 when Penny made amin to herself how she doens't want leonard to go??

I can't wait myself for season 3! :)

teeyah. July 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

@Sab: I find Sheldon so endearing in sooo many ways! He's so cute I want to pinch him in the cheeks :D

@Shen: OMG! Super daming LOL moments ng TBBT. The way Sheldon knocks kay Penny, and yeah that online game, kakaloka! And yeah, same episode na super like ko, Wolowitz was HURT!!!Ako din, I miss this show and cannot wait for season 3! I am having withdrawal symptoms na! :(

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