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:
Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki
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Big Bang Theory - Season 2

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Discs
  • 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 Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg
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
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`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
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Nov 2009
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`Big Bang Theory Series 2' carries on where series 1 left off, with many hilarious geek jokes and great performances from this comedy cast. This has all the episodes from the series across four discs, as well as extras including a bloopers reel and a short documentary. The various episodes are as humorous as the first series and my personal favourite has to be the one where Leonard's mother comes to visit; to see her interaction with Sheldon is nothing short of genius and makes for twenty minutes of exquisite TV. Wolowitz is as funny as ever trying to find love (be it in it's physical or relationship form) and the lines he comes out with will make you both burst out laughing and cringe. Penny and Sheldon's relationship develops as well and the episode where they buy Christmas presents for each other is especially good and touching. You also get the tension between Penny and Leonard and whilst their love never quite blossoms, they do develop a deeper friendship over the series. I still maintain that Sheldon is the funniest character but to be honest they all manage to raise a laugh at regular intervals. The series finale is especially good and I can't wait to see how it will pick up in series 3, fingers crossed it comes this way soon! All in all if you liked the first series then it is a safe bet you will enjoy this as well. It manages to maintain the high standards it set out for itself and continues to make geek chic the thing to aspire to. Well worth a viewing.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian on 28 Nov 2009
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I don't normally go for American comedy, but Season One of this programme just grabbed me from the first episode. Very funny, inventive, well-written and well-acted, it became a must-see show on my TV schedule.

This second season is in many ways "more of the same" - not at all a bad thing considering the success of the first. It continues directly from the last episode of the first season, with Leonard and Penny returning from their date. The series continues much as you might expect, but with the added benefits that the characters are more established and confidently written, even more ludicrous situations are presented with good plausibility, and various guest characters add to the complexity of the stories and character interactions. There are some real classic moments in here - Space toilets, Robot Wars, Mars Rover mishaps, and Summer Glau, to name but a few.

Anyone new to the programme would be well advised to watch Season One first, as it introduces who's who and their numerous idiosyncrasies, allowing a better appreciation of this second season which largely assumes you know.

This DVD set is four discs with around six episodes per disc (23 total). The final disc also contains some short documentary and interview material, none of which is particularly riveting, although definitely worth a quick look if you're a fan, to get some behind-the-scenes insights.
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