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84 of 97 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Step Up From Series 5 But Not Quite Gold
The Big Bang Theory continues into its sixth season and for the most part, its a positive one. Howard and Bernadette being married adds a new flavor, there are less awkward Amy/Penny ideas thrown in (Series 5 painting for example) and the whole Penny/Leonard will they?/won't they? has settled down so other elements of the series can be focused upon. It's still funny,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great.
Slightly better than season 5, with a few really great episodes or scenes, but something is getting stale and they just can't seem to shake it.
Published 6 months ago by Steven Duerinckx


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84 of 97 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Step Up From Series 5 But Not Quite Gold, 5 April 2013
This review is from: The Big Bang Theory - Season 6 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
The Big Bang Theory continues into its sixth season and for the most part, its a positive one. Howard and Bernadette being married adds a new flavor, there are less awkward Amy/Penny ideas thrown in (Series 5 painting for example) and the whole Penny/Leonard will they?/won't they? has settled down so other elements of the series can be focused upon. It's still funny, there's some great episodes and ideas thrown in, Episode 8: The 43 peculiarity has more of an old-style Big Bang feel with the five core members going it alone and it benefits.

Several new dynamics also help the series avoid a pattern of diminishing returns. Howard in space provides some of the funniest scenes in the season for a start. Among the best additions to the series come in two new characters, Sheldon's assistant Alex who has won some of the fanbase over as a better match with Leonard than Penny - but that's later. The other who comes in at the latter end of the season is Raj's girlfriend Lucy. Lucy is one of the most interesting characters shown so far, socially awkward, timid but well-meaning and the two have quite poignant scenes together as they both have social anxiety issues. Combine that with some very creative episodes such as The Bakersfield Expedition where the guys are stranded on the way to Comic Con, The Closet Reconfiguration which hits a new level of depth concerning a letter from Howard's anonymous father. and others.

But Series 6 also has its problems. The dynamic between Penny and Leonard is not only tired and getting increasingly dull, but the relationship is one more spurned by jealously (Penny considers breaking up with him and then competition arrives in the form of Alex and she's interested). Also the writing is getting more dull as "shock" stuff is used such as loads of sex (not on screen but implied) and low cut dresses. Big Bang Theory is probably going to go on and on until its been milked rather than go out on a high. Whilst not as bad as Series 5 which felt like the TV equivalent of a sell-out album, Series 6 does feel at times to be shifting into a less creative direction and feels like some wise changes would work out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift, 4 Jan 2014
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It was the perfect gift for my mum at Christmas, She Loves The Big Bang Theory and I couldn't find season 6 with out it being with 3, 4 and 5 but I didn't need those as she had already got them. Amazon saved me by having season 6 separate from the others. I would recommend this to anyone who loves science and comedy :) Very pleased with this purchase!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Bang year six, 31 Jan 2014
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A box set containing all twenty four episodes of Sit-com the Big Bang Theory. With all twenty four eighteen to twenty minute long episodes spread over three discs.

The amount of back story and character development the show has built up by now doesn't make this an entirely ideal jumping on point. But if you're reading this then you've doubtless followed the show all the way so far, so that won't be a problem.

This year sees Howard and Bernadette getting used to married life, which starts with the former in Space. Leonard and Penny's resurgent relationship face a few potential bumps along the way. Amy and Sheldon continue their somewhat unique dynamic. With the former never giving up on the chance of it getting more intimate.

Meanwhile Raj is just looking for love. And possibly finding it.

This season does a stronger job than the last two of getting all the increased cast involved. Amy is only missing from two episodes and Bernadette from one. Although said larger cast size does mean many episodes can involve splitting them up into separate storylines, and only every so often will you get one with all the main characters together and just one main plot.

Those who still hold out for the pre Amy and Bernadette days will probably like episode eight, in which neither feature.

But all in all, it's a very solid season and a slight step up from the fifth one as they get more used to the newer dynamics. As the characters get older they are now more focused on relationships than their hobbies of old - although the latter do still get a look in - so many storylines can be focused around such things. But they all work well.

Attempts to make Stuart more of a regular don't quite work out as he does initially get more to do. But then rather gets forgotten about in favour of Raj's dog.

If you want a sitcom where the characters don't change and keep on doing the same old thing, then you're not going to be so keen on this season. But if you want one where they do grow and learn, then this is for you. Speaking of character development and changing the status quo, there's a very good bit of that right at the end of the season finale...

The dvd has the following language and subtitle options:

Languages: English, Castilian Spanish, French.

Subtitles: English, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish.

It contains the usual flyer with address of website and code you can use to download a digital copy of it onto a digital device.

Disc one has two featurettes, both running for just under ten minutes. The final comedy frontier and Houston we have a sitcom. The former is an entertaining watch about the two astronaut guest stars of the year. The latter is also space themed with the cast making a long distance call. This featurette is awe inspiring and has to be watched.

Disc two has a Q&A session with the cast at a convention. This runs for twenty seven minutes and the length allows for some good questioning and interviewing which is very entertaining viewing.

Disc three contains four interviews with the actors all about the character relationships over the course of the season. These run from six to nine minutes and can be watched individually or all in a row. All are entertaining.

There's also a nine minute long gag reel. Which is mostly people forgetting their lines, but is still fun. And there are a couple of genuine laugh out loud moments in there. In particular the final outtake of the reel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 12 May 2014
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We used to sneer at US comedy but it is really head and shoulders of what we can watch on UK TV. I don't have a TV so buy box sets of programmes that I think I might like and I was not disappointed by TBBT. Good characters, famous guest stars and funny jokes - what more could you ask for.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 13 Sep 2013
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There's no doubt that American TV sitcom has been going steadily uphill since Frasier in terms of quality, characters, and humour. Of the current crop, this show is by far my favourite and this box set delivers 24 episodes of wonderful comedy. When you have strong characters and a great cast for good writers to milk, you can't go wrong. Comparisons to Friends are just not valid in my view apart from the fact that the ensemble is about the same size. Friends left me completely cold, but even if you don't generally like the American sense of humour, give this show a watch, and the previous five seasons too :)
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE RE-ENTRY MINIMIZATION, 10 Aug 2013
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In the cult tradition of SPARTACUS, the halls of every science department now echoes: "I AM SHELDON"!

Currently into its fifth season, THE BIG BANG THEORY proved to be one of the most funny TV sitcoms ever aired. Even if the show seems to have slowed down form its initial explosive impetus, I had not laughed out loud this hard ever since the best days of FRASIER and SEINFELD - and BIG BANG is **consistently** brilliant!

Sheldon Cooper is unavoidably the king of the show - the massive black hole this Universe revolves around if you will. A child prodigy, now theoretical physicist PhD in his 20's with absolutely no social skills or known sexual drive. Sheldon may be on the verge of unifying the fields but cannot drive a car to save his life or break a smile even remotely resembling that of a mere homo sapiens.
His equally super-intelligent (yet sexually frustrated and somewhat confused girlfriend), Amy Farrah Fowler, received a far more enlarged role this fifth season. Even if her addition opened up some girls-night-out moments, she was not a very good addition and she unbalances the show. Her character only manages to blur the focus form Sheldon (there is only room for one idiosyncratic genius!), diffuse a number of comically charged situations and gum up the show's flow.

Leonard Hofstadter is Sheldon's roommate and primary ...keeper. An experimental physicist himself (who Sheldon tries to "help" by steering him towards a teaching career), he juggles Sheldon's idiosyncrasies with his personal neurosis - not to mention his crush on his neighbor Penny. Which crush, like lunar eclipses, follow a predicted yet unavoidable periodicity.
Leonard tried his hand in a long-distance relationship with his friend Raj's sister, Priya, but he seems incapable of breaking the gravitational pull of Penny. Opposites do attract, at least for a while.

Howard Wolowitz is the only one with no PhD (and Sheldon will never let him forget it). An engineer whose crowning achievements were a mechanized arm that is used in the space shuttle and a liquid waste management solution before he blasted into space himself. He also managed to wreck the Mars Rover in hopes of landing a girl (but he made sure no one can prove anything).
The fact that he is a short man with a severely outdated and misguided sense of fashion, until very recently still lived with his mother, insisted on using a collection of pickup lines straight from men's magazines advice columns - and yet carries himself as God's gift to women is just hilarious.
Howard used to be the show-stealer. Whenever he entered the scene you just knew he would offer such an outrageous perceptive that would render you speechless before bursting into laughing. Now, if only Howard's character was allowed to continue in its stellar trajectory. He has been weighted down by (his now wife) Bernadette, who is cute as a button and very likeable, but also cramping his style. Not to mention that she, slowly yet inescapably, is turning into his scary mother.

Rajesh Koothrappali is a particle astrophysicist with a fashion sense close to absolute zero and a severe case of shyness - to the point that he cannot speak in front of women unless inebriated. He keeps using the "poor Indian" defense although his father is a rich Bentley driving doctor. His character, even after he may have found his own soul-mate during the sixth season, remains underdeveloped.

Then there is Penny. She is the proverbial good girl next door who came to California with stardom aspirations but so far works as waitress and suffers a sequence of bad boyfriends (Sheldon has in fact calculated the exact number of them, extrapolated from a bell-curve that started at 14)- and, obviously, from her neighbors.
One of the best sixth season moments: when lovely Alex triggers her jealousy radar and has the mind to keep her man happy. And the boots should definitely stay.

The show unavoidably makes use of previous sitcom combinations (the odd couple, the unfulfilled love-interest mismatch) but even if one manages to discern them they are used in such a fresh manner that all that is left is great entertainment!

The way to truly enjoy this is to own it on DVD. The writing is so smart and the jokes fly so fast (many of them non-verbal) there is just no way to savor it during its weekly air time. Well, may be Sheldon could but then again, who can compare his intellect with his?

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Broken, 14 July 2014
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I bought this DVD and 1 of the discs doesn't work at all??? So angry about this as it's ment to be a new DVD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 July 2014
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Excellent DVD thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good way to continue, 5 July 2014
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Of course it's really impossible to compare this season with first 2 or 3, which I think represent the most funny and hilarious TV show ever done. Nevertheless, the whole story does not get boring at all, and the "formula" is always the right one.
Keep on! Continue on this way, and God bless TBBT
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bang!, 2 July 2014
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As always, a season filled with laughter and smart-written jokes.
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