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Great Comedy From Two And A Half Men's Creators,
This review is from: The Big Bang Theory - Complete Season 1-5 [DVD]  (DVD)When I first saw the outline of this show I thought "this is never going to work: 4 professors hanging out, how are they ever going to find enough material?", how wrong I was, this is still a funny, and interesting show from it's conception 6 years ago.
The show revolves around the 4 lead characters, Sheldon, a real stickler - who is obsessed with Star Trek, physics and cleanliness. He's got a flat mate, Leonard, who's a bit more chilled out, but still he's really into computer games, comics and collecting cards. They all go to university, where they work, and have good friends in Howard, a bit of an imaginary ladies man, and Raj, he cannot speak in front of women. The show all starts with the lads meeting their new neighbour, sweet Penny from Nebraska who's just trying to get ahead in her acting career.
Some of the best moments come from ignorance - like Sheldon not understanding irony, Penny not understanding geek culture, and Raj just saying odd things. There's also Howard's mother who's a hoot, and Cripkey and the comic book store owner.
We see them go through all sorts of situations, from a break-in to meeting Stan Lee. The show is just so versatile it's just amusing to see them go through the different situations 4 geeks would dare to venture into.
As I said, this is a great show, nicely presented here. Sadly some of the earlier DVDs are highly compressed barely making the 4GB mark. This does show some sort of degradation, which I would have hoped would not be around on these box sets. I was going to get the Blu-Ray release but wanted the portability of the DVD versions so I could watch them where ever I wanted rather than being tied to the PS3. The audio is pretty good and in some cases comes in English, French and Spanish. There is no audio description which is a shame as it was on the E4 broadcasts. There are subtitles in the for-mentioned languages - just surprised it wasn't subbed in Klingon for a joke!
There are 16 disks in total, in two folders, which are well held together. Thankfully the packaging protects the disks well here. The box is about the size of 4 or 5 DVD cases side by side, so if you do order this make sure you're in for delivery as it will not go through the front door letterbox.
Well worth getting - either for yourself or a mate who loves this show, it is well presented, fun and will keep you watching time and time again.