The Big Bang Theory is back for season four and nerds and geeks across America have penciled in the date and set their TiVo’s in anticipation. The Emmy nominated CBS Comedy follows the life of four geeks and a beautiful girl next door as they try to find their way in this world.
Even the Big Bang Theory’s opening theme song, written and preformed by the Barenaked Ladies is fresh and original as it traces mankind through the beginning of time up until today.
The shows two main characters Sheldon and Leonard, (their names coming from producer Sheldon Leonard), are both physicist at Cal Tech. Sheldon played by Jim Parsons is a theoretical physicist (???) focusing on the string theory (???).
I watch The Big Bang Theory in amazement each week as actor Parsons rattles off convoluted tongue twisting lines that only a ” child prodigy with a master’s degree, 2 PhD’s and an IQ of 187″ could speak. Most times it is over my head but I still find it very funny.
Leonard played by Johnny Galecki is an experimental physicist, who last season had a romantic relationship with Penny played by Kaley Curco. While Penny and Leonard are no longer “seeing each other”, they have remained friends. The question remains will they get back together on season four?
The cast is rounded out with Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz, an aerospace engineer, and Kunal Nayyar who plays Rajesh Koothrappoli a particle astrophysicist.
Wolowitz is Jewish and lives at home with his mother, while Raj shares the apartment with Sheldon and Leonard.
In the opening episode Wolowitz invents a mechanical arm for use in outer space and brings it home to show off to his friends. Fans of the show have watched Wolowitz in past seasons get into uncomfortable kinky sexual situations but none as embarrassing as season four’s premier episode.
Sheldon goes on his first date ……EVER, (dispelling the rumors he was gay and didn’t know it), with Penny along as a dating coach/ chauffer/friend. Sheldon and Penny are becoming quite close friends and it should be interesting to see if their platonic relationship turns to something more?
For fans of the show it is time to order take out Chinese, sit back in your favorite chair and wait for The Big Bang Theory, Season Four to begin.
Watch The Big Bang Theory Thursday Nights on CBS 8/7c.