The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

The Complete Fifth Season

DVD - 2012
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Regarding the opposite sex, they're on a steep learning curve. In every other sense, they're geniuses. Join physicists Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) as they ponder black holes, chemical deviations, girls, and other mysteries of the universe.


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Oct 01, 2019

I wish they would have kept the interesting geek humor. It's just getting tedious, and just like every other boring sitcom. I kind of suspected it was going to go there the second Leonard kissed Penny. I also hate the dumb laugh track. It makes the hypothetical audience seem like a bunch of fools, who laugh like morons at anything.
I miss Howard's mother, who died irl. Still has a few laughs, but I don't need to be told where funny parts are. I didn't like where Sheldon was so calloused about the comic book store fire.

Very entertaining. I have no real complaints here.

Jun 17, 2017

This season seems short compared to the others. Still love the series, but not one of my favorite seasons.

Sep 04, 2015

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom that treats upon a group of best friends and roommates who most of which happen to be renowned scientists. The idea of the show is simple: the hilarious and witty interaction between loved characters brings a classic appeal that people only ever comparably got from Friends and Two and a Half Men. Season Five of The Big Bang Theory is the ongoing continuation of the previous four seasons, promoting more character development, storyline intricacy and lighthearted fun. Though the sitcom doesn’t have any specific plotline, I would recommend starting the show from the beginning to make the fifth season more enjoyable and for it to make more sense. The Big Bang Theory is a high-rated comedy you wouldn’t want to miss! The fifth season, though less well rated by some, lets us see different layers of the characters.
All the characters are different and bring something special to the scenes that are held. Each one embellishes the show with different elements their personalities provide. They all face their own struggles and daily challenges that come with being separate individuals and the watcher really understands them after the past four seasons. Raj still battles with his inability to speak to women whilst desperate for love, Leonard struggles to keep his newly sprung relationship alive and Penny has feelings that she decides need to be dealt with slowly. Sheldon himself even learns to slowly compromise for Amy (though he doesn’t like it). New characters that had appeared in the last few seasons such as Bernadette and Amy become more seriously woven into the story and are now one of my favourites. Both, more comfortable in the social group, start to show different sides of themselves. Bernadette is sweet on the outside but has tones of fierceness and Amy may be a neurobiologist but does like a girly night-out with her friends. What is special to witness is Sheldon realizing after years of ignorance towards love that he feels a need to be with Amy. Their tender affection for each other is innocent and unforcedly romantic: the producers delicately insert unintentional gestures Sheldon does that suddenly lets the audience know how he really feels. Though many might argue that the season had lost what made it special with the entry of new characters, making it more family/friend orientated rather than nerdy, I thought it took a turn for the better. Maybe I’m a sucker for love stories but seeing the characters changing as they find love and maturing is what I found nice. We witness the stubborn and uptight Sheldon Cooper becoming someone who cares. Overall, his attitude and what makes him Sheldon stays the same, but he has found someone he can share that with. The characters become more human and compelling in the fifth season, and that adds to the overall effect of the show, not take away. And don’t get me wrong, the show doesn’t lose much of its geeky quirks. Exciting things also happen in this season! Some elements are inserted to bring the story its momentum and its nerdiness. NASA comes into play, Stephen Hawking makes a short but sweet appearance and the jokes are still incredibly clever. The scientific elements presented are practically always accurate and I liked that they took that seriously throughout the entirety of the show.
In conclusion, The Big Bang Theory is and will remain one of my all-time favourite shows. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys sitcoms because this one is definitely well made and easygoing. Having a show about scientists was a fresh new approach towards entertainment done by the producers and it definitely worked!

Jan 09, 2013

Not much geek humour left - more like a standard sitcom, now.

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