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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season

Johnny Galecki^Jim Parsons^Kaley Cuoco^Simon Helberg^Kunal Nayyar , Mark Cendrowski    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
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The third season of the wonderfully smart and silly comedy The Big Bang Theory is even better than the first two. When Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj--the show's quartet of supreme geeks--return from their research expedition in the Arctic, Leonard and his adorable neighbor Penny fall into each other's arms. In most TV shows, losing that sexual tension would deflate the entire series, but the writers and performers of The Big Bang Theory navigate these treacherous waters with aplomb; after a weak couple of episodes, the show regains its bearings with faux tattoos, sneaky behavior modification, lessons in football, a dislocated shoulder, a trip to Switzerland, pot brownies, and the one true Ring. Guest appearances by comic book legend Stan Lee, Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica, and former Star Trek boy genius Will Wheaton as themselves are used to remarkably good effect, and Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, as Howard and Raj, get better story lines than ever before.

But make no mistake: Jim Parsons, as Sheldon, drives the show. With Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) grappling with fairly conventional relationship issues, it falls to Sheldon to turn every potential cliché into an opportunity for unexpected lunacy. His combination of ruthless rationality, profound narcissism, and yawning neediness make Sheldon a remarkable comic creation, and Parsons plays him to the hilt. Even funnier than his relentless analytical approach to emotions is when he tries to be more human; his attempts to comfort Penny when she's injured are hilariously unnerving. Watching Sheldon "grow" over the course of The Big Bang Theory's progress is one of the show's greatest pleasures. --Bret Fetzer

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Aug. 24 2010
The Big Bang Theory is the funniest sitcom that has come along in quite awhile.

In answer to Buddy Ray who gave this sitcom a 1 star, I would like to answer his query of "Who would watch this? The answer is "Anyone who has a mind that enjoys a show involving vocabulary of more than one syllable."
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Restored my faith in television comedies Aug. 24 2010
For years I've become increasingly turned off by low-brow brainless laugh-track comedy, and when I started watching TBBT I was instantly hooked - the characters are hilarious, even (or, perhaps, especially) when the show turns into "The Sheldon Show", the writing is clever, and the concepts in the show actually require you to use your brain.

I was especially impressed when the show's rating climbed steadily, proving that there is a market for intelligent, clever programming. I agree with the other reviewer, this show is great, and I've never seen an episode I didn't enjoy - I can unreservedly recommend it, and the single negative reviewer can go back to watching the mindless crap on other channels.

If you've never seen it, you owe it to yourself to try it, you'll love it. (if you have a functioning brain)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WHOLE NEW UNIVERSE OF INTELLIGENT LAUGHS! Sept. 10 2010
In the cult tradition of SPARTACUS, the halls of every science department now echoes: "I AM SHELDON"!

Well into its third 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 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 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).
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Television!!! Aug. 25 2010
By L. J. Casey TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I don't typically watch television so I didn't know about this show until a 13 year old young lady told me about it....it is in a word "BRILLIANT". I have the first 2 seasons on dvd and look forward to seeing the third season that way too. For the person who didn't think it was funny, I'm sure you like to watch what passes for 'reality' television and you don't happen to posess a sense of humor it seems. There need to be more television shows like this(intelligent) and maybe I wouldn't be cancelling my satelite service. There is really not much on television worth watching anymore. Sad commentary on the entertainment industry as a whole.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "MUST SEE" SHOW! Sept. 1 2010
By Ogre
If you have a working brain, a decent sense of humour and appreciate wickedly funny, well-written comedy, this show is for you!

Quite honestly, it's the best sitcom since "Titus" and the funniest sitcom I can ever recall watching.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still funny, and I love it. Sept. 23 2010
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What can I say? My title review explains it. Just don't watch it at night if you live in an apartment. You'll get complains about how loud you laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Franchement drôle Feb. 7 2012
Une des meilleures sit-coms jamais créées, pas niaise, pas vulgaire, très drôle...et avec des personnages qui nous font penser aux gens rencontrés dans la vraie vie...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious... You Need to watch this Oct. 5 2010
The worst part of TBBT is when the show ends!! That's why having it on DVD you are able to watch episodes back to back...you don't need to wait for the following week. During Season 1, I only caught a few episodes... loved them. So I'm happy that they are now all available on DVD to enjoy.
Everyone needs to watch this show.... you owe it to yourself. I can guarantee you cannot watch one episode without laughing... and if you don't laugh... well I would recommend an appointment to the doctor's office
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by Kathryn
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived in good condition and fast
Bought as gifts for family. They like them.
Published 1 month ago by Terry Proveau
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by David Savard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This entire series without all the commercials is great!
Published 2 months ago by Al Rennie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bid bang what more can you say.
Published 2 months ago by keith bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Comedy classic of the future
Published 3 months ago by Hoppy
5.0 out of 5 stars Season 5 Big Bang Theory
This is just one season of the Big Bang. I have the Complete Big Bang collection. Season 5 is a gift. This is a great TV series!
Published 5 months ago by Mary Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say but awesome
I am not sure if buying DVD's and blu-rays is worth it in the digital age - however this series along with a few others is a keeper, the cast, the writing, the concept of the show... Read more
Published 7 months ago by escanga10
4.0 out of 5 stars You have to like it
Each season is better than the one before and as the characters develop they become more believable and very much like old, quirky friends. Read more
Published 8 months ago by ATC123
5.0 out of 5 stars Cant go wrong with the Big Bang Theory!
Bought this for my brother for Christmas. It arrived on time and in the plastic package. Brand New! In great condition. I would order again.
Published 8 months ago by Melissa Jacquart
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