5-sentence review of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Septum Deviation’

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The Big Bang Theory” | Season 8, Episode 9: “The Septum Deviation”
| Date: Nov. 13, 2014


  1. I like “The Big Bang Theory” when Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) quirks are revealed to be basically childish desires not to lose someone he loves or to be hurt.
  2. I don’t like show when it resorts to dull banter about people being married getting on one another’s nerves as it did this week with Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch).
  3. I’m starting to think less is more when it comes to Penny (Kaley Cuoco).
  4. I know less is more when it comes to Raj (Kunal Nayyar).
  5. But Amy (Mayim Bialik) is finally starting grow on me.

5-sentence review of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Prom Equivalency’

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The Big Bang Theory” | Season 8, Episode 7: “The Prom Equivalency”
| Date: Nov. 6, 2014


  1. “The Prom Equivalency” exposes just how deeply flawed the relationship between Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is.
  2. Penny is nonplussed at the notion of a prom night for her friends, who, as the show likes to reenforce, weren’t as attractive as Penny and didn’t have as easy a time socially in high school.
  3. On the night of the festivities, Penny suggests Leonard send a picture of the two of them together so his buddies in the chess club can see he’s got a hot date; Leonard tells her he sent a bikini shot of her years ago.
  4. And therein lies the problem: The entire relationship is based on Leonard being in love with a beautiful girl above his social status — in high school.
  5. Penny seems like she’s doing a nerdy kid a favor and Leonard, an accomplished scientist, is just happy a beautiful woman is into her, which seems like a crummy foundation for a marriage.

1-sentence review of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Misinterpretation Agitation’

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The Big Bang Theory” | Season 8, Episode 7: “The Misinterpretation Agitation”
| Date: Oct. 30, 2014


  1. The message of “The Misinterpretation Agitation” seems to be that without the love their respective partners, the guys in this show would turn out to be like poor sad Dr. Lorvis (Billy Bob Thornton), who, while lonely, has a basement full of treasures, is rich and largely able to take care of himself; how tragic that would be.

5-sentence review of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Focus Attenuation’

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The Big Bang Theory” | Season 8, Episode 5: “The Focus Attenuation”
| Date: Oct. 13, 2014


  1. The guys decided to spend a weekend together coming up with new ideas to change the world, but it ends in them watching movies.
  2. The girls go to Las Vegas, where Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) get drunk and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) studies for her first gig as a pharmaceutical rep.
  3. Amy refers to Bernadette’s breasts as “hadron colliders” and asks what size they are.
  4. The joke is amusing, because Amy is basically asking what many male viewers have been thinking for a long time, but it’s also frustratingly objectifying for a show that’s supposed to be about smart people.
  5. Perhaps worst of all: She didn’t answer.