Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BIG BANG THEORY - SEASON TWO
A family member gave me this season two set ( and a bunch of other sets also ). The discs are really scratched, and yet, they all play perfectly! It's missing the cardboard sleeve, but I don't care.... it was FREE!
BIG BANG THEORY SEASON TWO has four discs ( 23 episodes ).
The set was released by WARNER BROS ( region one ).
Two flaps hold two discs each. They're housed in a transparent standard sized case.
The DVD cover is printed on both sides. There's also an eight sided 'fold-out' style booklet.
All the episodes are presented in widescreen.
Three special features are found on the fourth disc. Those extras are...
1 - PHYSICIST TO THE STARS
2 - TESTING THE INFINITE HILARITY HYPOTHESIS IN RELATION TO THE BIG BANG THEORY
3 - GAG REEL
Screengrabs from the episode THE MATERNAL CAPACITANCE... Penny ( Kaley Cuoco ) and Leonard ( Johnny Galecki ), doing tequila shots and transfering a lime wedge from her mouth to his - he also got to lick her pretty neck... I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again... some guys have all the luck!
Screengrab and quote from the episode THE FINANCIAL PERMEABILITY.....
Penny - "What are you saying?.. That I'm using my body to get dinner?.. That I'm some sort of Chinese food prostitute?!"
Quotes from the episode THE PANTY PINATA POLARIZATION.....
Leonard - "Hey, for the record, what you guys are doing is really creepy"
Howard - "You know what?.. If it's creepy to use the internet, military satellites and robot aircraft to find a house full of gorgeous young models, so that I can drop in on them unexpectedly, then fine, I'm creepy"
Screengrabs and quotes from THE DEAD HOOKER JUXTAPOSITITION.....
Howard - "According to Alicia's facebook page, she's hooking-up with one of the producers of CSI"
Penny - "Well, dead hooker on TV, live one in real life"
Screengrabs from THE HOFSTADTER ISOTOPE.
Screengrab from THE MONOPOLAR EXPEDITION.
I usually avoid sitcoms at all costs. The BIG BANG THEORY is different, and I mean that in a good way.
For a show that airs on a free channel, it's well above average, in regards to writing and acting.
The writers have done a truly amazing job. They've successfully combined intelligent dialogue, human nature, and gutter humor, into a tasty cinematic burrito.
All the characters are human, NOT caricatures. The same is also true of the secondary characters.
I also love the camera work.
Everyone involved with this show really does an incredible job, and I really mean that.
Screengrabs above are from... clockwise from top left, WORK SONG MANOCLUSTER, BATH ITEM GIFT, HYPOTHESIS BARBARIAN SUBLIMATION, and FRIENDSHIP ALGORITHM.
There's more intelligently written dialogue in one scene of BIG BANG THEORY, than in the entire TEN YEAR run of FRIENDS! The only reason I ever watched FRIENDS, was to drool over Jennifer Aniston ( in those early episodes ).
The acting is also superior to what you usually find on the average American sitcom. Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, and Melissa Rauch, don't seem to get the same amount of respect as the actors. I don't think that's right.
let me give you an example... I never thought much of Kaley Cuoco as an actress, but after watching her perform in this show, I now see her differently. During some of the scenes I've watched, her performances have matched and even surpassed people like Lauren Graham. I can't even pronounce most of the scientific words that have come out of her mouth, let alone say them in such a precise and rapid manner! She's truly amazing.
Screengrabs from the episode THE KILLER ROBOT INSTABILITY
Quote from the episode THE LIZARD-SPOCK EXPANSION.....
Penny - "You started by asking if I was from Mars, because my ass was out of this world"
I've disliked most of the shows that Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady have been part of, but I truly love this one.
Above are two of Chuck Lorre's vanity cards.
FYI - Chuck Lorre wrote an episode of TOXIC CRUSADERS.
Quote from the episode THE PANTY PINATA POLARIZATION.....
Sheldon - "I suggest you get a very long stick and play panty pinata"
I hate it, when I hear some ass-tard say "it's not perfect"... Give me a fucking break!... NOTHING is PERFECT!... NOTHING! Just remember that, and you'll enjoy life much more.
Anyway, this show has become cinematic 'comfort food' for me. It makes me laugh, and it makes me very happy.....