September 24th, 2010
05:34 PM ET
Before the “bangers” start sipping the haterade over what I am about to say, let me be clear: I still heart “The Big Bang Theory.”
That being said, I wasn’t as amped over this season’s premiere as I anticipated.
Don’t get me wrong, I hold fast to my belief that the series is one of the best comedies on broadcast television, but I miss the dynamic that was Penny and Leonard’s relationship. They were so sweet as a couple and I love the way actors Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki play off of each other.
Thank goodness we can count on Penny and Sheldon’s relationship not to change. He remains as exasperated as ever by his neighbor and I loved his nod to her and Leonard’s new status as just friends: “I thought you broke up with her. Why is she still here?”
Much attention has been given to Jim Parson’s Sheldon Cooper as “the star” of this sitcom, but I also herald Cuoco’s Penny for how she holds her own. And kudos to the show’s writers for crafting a storyline where Penny finally had the opportunity to school Sheldon on a topic in which she has more knowledge than him: dating.
And on that note, three cheers for the new couple that is “ShAmy.” I love, love, love Mayim Bialik as Sheldon’s lady friend, Amy Fowler. It’s absolutely hilarious to watch their “relationship” unfold in such a clinical and impersonal way complete with scientific puns sent via text. LOL indeed Sheldon.
The other "love story" on Monday night's show had me trying to anticipate how far the writers were willing to push the envelope when it came to Wolowitz and the robotic hand. It was the perfect blend of visual and adolescent humor and Raj gave voice to my thoughts when he said "A robot hand has got a death grip on your junk dude. That's funny!"
I can't wait for the rest of the season to see what might develop with the whole Sheldon/Amy possibly procreating storyline. I would also love to see more of Penny versus Sheldon, but given Cuoco's recent injury that's on hold .
So what did you think of the "Big Bang" premiere? Thumbs up or thumbs down?
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