"Big Bang Theory" Season 4 Premiere Television Review

9/27/2010 Posted by Admin

"Big Bang Theory" Season 4 Premiere

Television Review

By our guest blogger, Sanela Djokovic

Fans of “The Big Bang Theory” were excited when Jim Parsons won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series a few weeks ago for his role as Sheldon Cooper, the brilliant theoretical physicists with no use for social conventions and what he perceives to be weaknesses of the human condition (i.e. love, affection… pretty much anything in the spectrum of emotions).

Fans were also eager for the fourth season of the highly rated CBS comedy to return, particularly because the third season's finale introduced us to a prospective love interest. Haha--right.

The season premiere did not fall short. In fact, the initial impression is that "The Big Bang Theory" is back in true form after a third season that lagged—but, just slightly. Not only do we finally get to meet another member of Sheldon’s life-form by the name of Amy Farrah Fowler (played by "Blossom’s" Mayim Bialik), we get to see Sheldon and Amy on an actual date…with Penny tagging along (naturally—she is Sheldon’s ride).

Sheldon and Amy (nicknamed Shamy, even though they aren’t dating) have been discussing (via text message) having a petri dish baby to “guide humanity to a brighter day,” but he reconsiders procreating with the neurobiologist after Penny raises questions about how much he knows about Amy and how his born-again Christian mother in Texas will feel about it. Mayim Bialik is perfectly dry and quick as Amy, creating the perfect counterpart for Sheldon and creating the perfect nightmarish duo for Penny—although we LOVE watching them pick her apart!

Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz have also got a new friend—a giant robotic arm Harold built that can unpack their take-out Chinese in 28 minutes. And, while Leonard and Koothrappali are pondering the greater mysteries of the world, particularly the question of where Aquaman poops, Wolowitz, puts himself in an unsavory position, or rather he puts the robot in an unsavory position, which leads to a pretty hilarious emergency room scene with a great guest appearance by Will’s mom from "Fresh Prince."

The season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” has you laughing throughout the entire episode, which is hopefully a strong indication for another great season. The rating are sure to be tremendous, even in its new night (Thursdays @ 8 PM), because Sheldon Cooper doesn’t look like he’ll be getting stale (or falling in love) anytime soon, and he is the reason everyone watches. It wouldn’t be shocking if we see Parsons on the Emmy ballot again next year.

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