The Big Bang Theory - Season 2 2008

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All 23 episodes from the second season of the US comedy series revolving around two university physicists, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and their beautiful, free-spirited neighbour Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Episodes are: 'The Bad Fish Paradigm', 'The Codpiece Topology', 'The Barbarian Sublimation', 'The Griffin Equivalency', 'The Euclid Alternative', 'The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem', 'The Panty Pinata Polarization', 'The Lizard-Spock Expansion', 'The White Asparagus Triangulation', 'The Vartabedian Conundrum', 'The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis', 'The Killer Robot Instability', 'The Friendship Algorithm', 'The Financial Permeability', 'The Maternal Capacitance', 'The Cushion Saturation', 'The Terminator Decoupling', 'The Work Song Nanocluster', 'The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition', 'The Hofstadter Isotope', 'The Vegas Renormalization', 'The Classified Materials Turbulence' and 'The Monopolar Expedition'.

Starring:
Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar
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DVD

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  • Big Bang Theory, The - Season 2 - Disc 1 ages_15_and_over
  • Big Bang Theory, The - Season 2 - Disc 2 ages_15_and_over
  • Big Bang Theory, The - Season 2 - Disc 3 ages_15_and_over
  • Big Bang Theory, The - Season 2 - Disc 4 ages_15_and_over
Runtime 8 hours 56 minutes
Starring Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki
Director Mark Cendrowski
Genres Comedy
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 19 October 2009
Main languages English

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Dr Evil TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 May 2009
Format: DVD
`The Big Bang Theory' was a surprise hit when it first came out last year with some of the funniest and best comedy from the US since the early seasons of Frasier. Now Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard and Rajesh return with an even more hilarious season than before, which I didn't think could be possible.

There are so many brilliant episodes in this series making geekiness the new cool. It takes the focus away from Leonard's passion for Penny, which was the main focus in season 1, and creates more stories for the rest of the characters. This time Sheldon gets a girlfriend without even noticing; Leonard begins to date fellow physicist Leslie...and so does Howard; a new neighbour threatens Penny's status as the sexy neighbour and uses the guys to her own advantage; the guys create their own robot for a competition; they meet Terminator and Firefly star Summer Glau on a train and try to pluck the courage up to speak to her; Sheldon develops a scientific theory for making friends; and Leonard's mother comes to stay.

If you watched and enjoyed the previous season, there is no doubt whatsoever that you'll love this season too as it does just get better and better and having 23 episodes this time as opposed to just 17 in the previous season, you get a lot more value for your money. The show has been given the green light for at least 2 more seasons so I look forward to seeing the next season later in the year now.
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62 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Anna on 8 May 2009
Format: DVD
Geek chic has become the style du jour (channelling Wolowitz, meshugana. You knows it.) and BBT is all about the chic geekery. Season 1 was largely spent cementing the main characters personalities and lifestyles and making believable the fact that a "normal" chick like Penny would really become friends with 4 geeks. And not 4 pseudo-geeks. There's Sheldon (played magnificently by Jim Parsons) - the exacting, egotistical, Vulcan-like theoretical physicist; Wolowitz - the tiny Jewish sex-pest (and the unheralded gem of the show); Koothrappali - the Indian physicist with selective mutism and a penchant for yoot lingo and, finally, Leonard - the show's "everyman": the bridge between the normality of Penny and the otherwordliness of the geeks.

Season 2 takes their characters and runs with them. Sheldon becomes even more monstrous and Sheldonesque (they introduce his laugh. His laugh is a breathy machine-gun pant and it's truly a beautiful, beautiful thing), they give us Sheldon in dungarees (dungarees!) and the relationship between Leonard and Penny develops, stalls, develops, stalls... and in a way that isn't remotely clunky or ham-fisted.

In fact, that describes the entire show. Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady must be bonafide geniuses - they dip their toes in things that are notoriously incomprehensible. They dabble in particle physics and rocket science and string theory with consummate comfort and ease. By the same token, the show is drenched in internet memes - it's absolutely up to date and on the crest of the wave. It's not slightly behind the times trying to appear cool: it's genuinely, so cutting-edge-it-bleeds cool. Plus, season 2 introduces Rock-Paper-Scissors... Lizard-Spock*. Genius!

Most of the series takes place in Sheldon and Leonard's flat, as in season 1.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Craig on 6 Feb 2010
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What a great series. Season Two is just as strong as Season One but now with more interpersonal stories around the three leads. What I like about the writing is that you don't have to be 'nerd' or understand the gags to have a great laugh. Unfortunately though, as I watch it, I realise I must be slightly nerd-like as I do understand all the science and Star Trek references and I too have a few of the items they have in their flats! God and I'm 46!
The season is definitely stronger in the writing as Sheldon's nuances come forth in each episode, Koothrappali and Wolowitz are there with their respective problems and Leonard finds love...a couple of times, which in turn makes Penny's reaction even more interesting towards him.
I love this show: the maths gags, the science gags, the Star Trek references and of course the fact that Penny doesn't seem to understand any of it...although she is starting to understand...
Highly recommended and hence why I give it 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Ashton on 13 Nov 2009
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Loved the first season so this was a super treat - very clever scripting well worth the money.
You'll watch it over and over
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Culley on 21 Oct 2009
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The Big Bang Theory series 2 has already received universal 5 star reviews. A richly deserved accolade indeed. The writing is superb and intelligent and most of all, absolutely hilarious. One personal test of the goodness of a programme I use is whether it can be repeatedly watched without loosing its impact or generating boredom. This was certainly the case with series 1 and will be the case with series 2. I have heard it being compared with Friends, but the Big Bang Theory is warp-drive powered compared to Friends' internal combustion engine, so don't be put off by this comparison!

Go and order this series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roman on 11 Oct 2009
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The naivity of highly intelligent scientists never ceases to amaze me. But then there are loads of intellegent people that work with you who have no grip on real life. Every one of the epesodes made me laugh and it's re-asuring that one can still enjoy comedy which does not require the use of the F word & crude situations. Looking forward to the next series.
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