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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Big Bang Theory - Season 2 Complete [DVD] [2009]
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on 5 August 2017
I am very happy with this item and would recommend this seller.
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on 15 August 2017
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on 28 October 2014
Just for Sheldon and his witticisms the show is worth a buy.
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I find some of the comments in the Big Bang Theory very funny, it is a great series which we have collected. Very good humour.
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on 6 November 2017
Fantastic film, great acting and a compelling storyline.
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on 24 March 2017
Thought provoking as usual.
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VINE VOICEon 15 May 2009
`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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VINE VOICEon 8 May 2009
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. The Cheesecake Factory has disappeared, and we are introduced to the comic book store, along with its manager, Stuart. He is a comic book geek cum artist who puts a crimp in Leonard and Penny's possible relationship. In the comic book store - and prior to BBT, I had no idea comics and comic books were different things! - there's a silent character called Captain Sweatpants who hangs around in the background, and, even without dialogue, he's one of the better people on tv right now. That speaks volumes about the awesomeness of BBT's cast, and the writer's talent in creating characters.

This review has become far too long so, suffice it to say, Big Bang Theory is one of the most affectionate, funniest, warmest and cleverest comedies in a very long time. Season 1 was wonderful; season 2's 23 episodes actually surpass it and, thankfully, 2 more seasons are already assured.

* In case you want to play: Scissors cuts Paper covers Rock crushes Lizard poisons Spock smashes Scissors decapitates Lizard eats Paper disproves Spock vaporizes Rock crushes Scissors.
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on 6 February 2010
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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on 8 December 2009
In the cult tradition of SPARTACUS, the halls of every science department now echoes: "I AM SHELDON"!

Well into its fourth season, THE BIG BANG THEORY proved to be one of the most funny TV sitcoms ever aired. I had not laughed out loud this hard ever since the best days of 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 a 24 years old theoretical physicist PhD 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.
Best SEASON 3 moment (a very hard choice to make): attempting to condition Penny using positive reinforcement (chocolates) - but was also open to "mild electric-shocks with almost imperceptible tissue damage" to have her ready by dinner-time.

Leonard Hofstadter is Sheldon's roommate and primary ...keeper. An experimental physicist himself, he juggles Sheldon's idiosyncrasies with his personal neurosis - not to mention his crush on his neighbor Penny.
Best SEASON 3 moment: getting high on hash-cookies while on an asteroid-gazing camp-trip and rambling that he 'd rather have a different name as Leonard sounds like having "nerd" in it.

Howard Wolowitz is the only one with no PhD yet (and Sheldon never lets him forget it). An electrical engineer whose crowning achievement is a mechanized arm that is used in the space shuttle (and is now working on its liquid waste management solutions). The fact that he is a short man with a severely outdated and misguided sense of fashion, still lives with his mother, insists 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.
Best SEASON 3 moment: turning into Gothowitz by use of fake tattoo-sleeves to pick up "easy morbid Goth girls".

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 doctor who drives a Bentley.
Best SEASON 3 moment: wearing a T-shirt with a small speaker and a large selection of sound-effects, he uses it brilliantly to dramatize his answers. HOWARD: "But Sheldon, you ARE guilty". RAJEH: "[playing the Law & Order Doom-DOOM]!"

Finally, 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 - and from her neighbors.
Best SEASON 3 moment: waiting at the hospital with Sheldon taking her medical history. "Migraines?" "Well, I'm getting one now!"

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?

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