Big Laughs...For Adults Only!
Once upon a time there were two self-proclaimed “nerds” named Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons). They, and two close scientist friends, lived their lives peacefully; by day applying their brilliant minds in the world of science, and by night watching movies, gaming, and wishing they could talk to girls. All is well in the world of the nerds until a beautiful girl named Penny (Kaley Cuoco) moves in next door. Penny introduces them to “average” people, living “average” lives, doing “average” things. And the plot will only thicken when love and romance develop and drama ensues.
I’ve never tuned into this quirky little comedy, but when Clearplay released the first 3 seasons filtered, I figured I should check it out. The result is based on 3 criteria. First criteria, the humor level. You may think that you have to be in the world of science to understand the ongoing witty banter that the four boys have, but I discovered that anyone would get the jokes. It’s hilarious to catch a glimpse of what it might be like to be a brilliant mind discovering a pretty average world. My second criteria, the plot strength. The whole premise is set around Penny and the four boys and how their worlds collide. Each episode is filled with everyday average events but the four nerds add a dimension of pure hilarity! Last criteria, the clean factor, which is where the scale tipped. Since the whole cast is single, the majority of the show is based on sex. Introduce the “nerds” into this world and of course you’ll have sexual innuendos a-plenty. In the end, I give The Big Bang Theory a big 7/10 stars.
Motherly Advice: I had my filters set on least for The Big Bang Theory and when I watch season two I’ll turn it up to medium. As I previously mentioned, the series puts a LOT of emphasis on sexual innuendos, so though I was spared any sexual scenes, or even heavy kissing scenes, I still heard a lot more sexual references than I’d prefer. There are a couple of episodes where drinking is played out as a “cool” thing to do, and almost every episode shows Penny’s bare midriff. Because of all the references to sex, I would say this series would really only be appropriate for adults 18+.
Trisha~ Biggest negative for Big Bang Theory: The theme song gets stuck in my head forever!!