The Big Bang Theory: Supernova of the Week

by Angel Cohn October 21, 2011 2:29 pm
<I>The Big Bang Theory</i>: Supernova of the Week

Praise the comedy gods for Mary Cooper. While last week's episode was a bit on the dull side (with the only bright spots being the too-few moments with Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner), this episode was pretty fabulous thanks to a wonderful visit from Sheldon's mom. Laurie Metcalf just killed it singing Soft Kitty and giving everyone the what for. Here's why she was so great:

The Big Bang Theory: Supernova of the Week

by Angel Cohn October 7, 2011 11:56 am
<I>The Big Bang Theory</I>: Supernova of the Week

I was a bit concerned last week that my beloved Amy Farrah Fowler might earn this title every week, thereby making it like those sad Employee of the Month boards at the supermarket where one overachiever gets everything and then they throw a bone to some poor lowly bagger every once and a while so that their mom can be proud. But last night, Howard Wolowitz stepped up to the plate from the outset and carried this episode on his narrow, tackily clad shoulders. It was a great improvement from last week when he made me want to vomit by discussing his mother's bowel movements. I was impressed by his sign-language skills, the way he tried to dissuade Raj from overeating by telling him that he'd have his own bazongas if he kept up his insane intake, the fact that he was a fantastic wingman and that he had all of the best lines. Here are my favorites:

The Big Bang Theory: Supernova of the Week

by Angel Cohn September 30, 2011 10:47 am
<I>The Big Bang Theory</I>: Supernova of the Week

What makes Big Bang Theory so entertaining is its solid ensemble, but there's always someone that burns more brightly than those around them. This week, that person was Amy Farrah Fowler. Howard and Bernadette spent the episode playing house with his mother and making our skin crawl, Raj was basically a chauffeur, Sheldon was a child playing with tiny trains (even ridiculously sticking one in his mouth) and Leonard was tediously dull, unless Amy was around to make him more interesting. Here are the five reasons Amy is our Big Bang Supernova of the Week. We swear we weren't just won over by her beckoning pelvis.

The Big Bang Theory: Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun?

by Angel Cohn September 23, 2011 11:55 am
<I>The Big Bang Theory</I>: Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun?

Several comedies decided to double up this week, airing not extended hour-long episodes, but two separate episodes back to back... perhaps with the theory that since we'd been waiting all summer, we'd really want more. But in all three cases, this really didn't work: How I Met Your Mother's first episode was great, while its second one was a dud, and vice versa for Modern Family. Last night, The Big Bang Theory's second episode wasn't terrible, per se, but it just wasn't the laugh-a-minute episode that the first one was. In fact, if it had aired separately next week, we probably would have chalked it up as a fine, adequate episode with a few laughs -- instead it suffered by comparison. Here were the highlights of both episodes (thank god for Amy Farrah Fowler).

Big Bang Theory Makes Beautiful Music

by Angel Cohn November 4, 2008 2:57 pm
<i>Big Bang Theory</I> Makes Beautiful Music

You know when you are watching a show and a song that you adore comes on and you get all excited? Or when a song is just so perfectly suited to a scene that you can't help but cheer giddily to yourself? Both those things happened to me last night while watching The Big Bang Theory. The show (which has a theme song penned by the Barenaked Ladies) had Sheldon (a brilliant nerd) being stalked/fawned over by an eager grad student who wanted nothing more than to see him achieve greatness (and hopefully take her along for the ride). During a montage of her putting the kibosh on him having any kind of fun with her maniacal monitoring of all his daily habits, they started playing the Barenaked Ladies "Be My Yoko Ono." It was a perfect fit for this scene (and for this show) and made me laugh out loud. Plus, I just love that song, so to hear it on a primetime show was kind of a treat. (Watch it over at CBS.)

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