Director: Mark Cendrowski
Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Mayim Balik, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg
It all started with a Big Bang. Meet Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar)– a gang of scientists who work at a university. We follow their friendship, love lives and the ups and downs in their careers in this wide acclaimed sitcom.
The backdrop of the series is the irony that despite being extremely intelligent in their respective fields, the guys are socially awkward which sets the stage for hilarious situations. Room mates Leonard and Sheldon meet a new neighbour Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who Leonard instantly crushes on. After that follows the never ending drama and romance between the two.
However, Jim Parsons as Sheldon is the showstealer. He is the friend you wish you never had.
From making Leonard driving him to work everyday and drawing up ‘roommate agreements’ with ridiculous rules, Sheldon is a handful for his friends and they come up with crazy ways to deal with him.
The show is filled with pop-culture references which can be relatable to the audience. The guys also geek over superheroes and video games which bond them more than anything.
Despite running for 12 seasons, the show feels fresh all the time with good content.
The guys and Penny are later joined by Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Amy Fowler (Mayim Bialik), who complete the squad in every way.
There is a lot of Physics and science in the show, which is interesting most of the time but can be overwhelming too. Sometimes Sheldon gets on your nerves more than Physics does and you will find yourself in a love-hate relationship with him.
The show is well known for its numerous cameos including master-minds like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk. The success of the show has also led to the creation of a spin-off show ‘Young Sheldon’.
With memorable characters, emotional-connect and humorous content, The Big Bang Theory is definitely a worth watch.
All 12 seasons available to stream on Netflix.