When it comes to annually churning out 26 episodes of quality sitcom, the Americans have got it sorted. However, for ever `Big Bang Theory' there are 10 turgid identikit comedies. For all intents and purposes `Big Bang' follows the exact same formula as the likes of `Friends' or `Cheers' before it. The same sets and characters every episode and no one moves on much in life, if at all. However, when you are in the company of the likes of Sheldon et al, this ceases to be an issue.
Season 3 starts of where Season 2 ended and does not really develop much as it progresses, events do occur to the characters, but it does not really effect the dynamic of the show. Each episode is a self contained nugget that sees one or more of the boffins tackle an issue. As before the relationship between Sheldon and Penny is probably the best in the show as they are polar opposites. Leonard and Raj are much the same, but Wolowitz is developing as the show progresses into a more sympathetic and funnier character.
Big Bang Theory Season 3 is full of brilliant one liners and hilarious set ups for the characters to become embroiled in. It is a show that is best watched by people who are themselves a little nerdy as they will spot far more of the in jokes and see some of themselves. The writing is hilarious and all the actors have a great sense of timing, on more than one occasion I found myself laughing far too loudly.
The extras in the disc are a little light, but worth watching for fans of the show. The Q&A session with the cast highlights the limited development in their characters, but at least they all seem like nice people. The guided tour of the set is probably the best bonus as actors Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are very funny chaps. For fans of the show this is more of the same, for new comers Season 3 is still good watching.