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The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

CBS 2007

The sitcom is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory - S12E24

#1 - The Stockholm Syndrome (Season 12 - Episode 24)

Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 2611 votes.

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The Big Bang Theory - S2E11

#2 - The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Penny starts dating Leonard's handsome colleague; Leonard and his friends are tortured by Sheldon's obsession with gift-giving etiquette.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 3055 votes.

The Big Bang Theory - S7E9

#3 - The Thanksgiving Decoupling (Season 7 - Episode 9)

An upset Sheldon protests when the entire gang drags him to Mrs. Wolowitz's house for Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 4911 votes.

The Big Bang Theory - S12E23

#4 - The Change Constant (Season 12 - Episode 23)

Sheldon and Amy await big news.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 3277 votes.

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The Big Bang Theory - S4E24

#5 - The Roommate Transmogrification (Season 4 - Episode 24)

When Bernadette receives her PhD, Wolowitz feels emasculated. Raj and Leonard swap apartments and Penny does something she regrets.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 2726 votes.

The Big Bang Theory - S5E24

#6 - The Countdown Reflection (Season 5 - Episode 24)

As Howard's mission to space approaches, Howard and Bernadette decide to get married before his launch, causing the gang to scurry into overdrive in an effort to stage the wedding.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 2906 votes.

The Big Bang Theory - S5E7

#7 - The Good Guy Fluctuation (Season 5 - Episode 7)

A cute comic book artist puts Leonard and Priya’s relationship to the test, while Sheldon tries to scare the guys for Halloween.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 3195 votes.

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The Big Bang Theory - S3E23

#8 - The Lunar Excitation (Season 3 - Episode 23)

While Penny worries that dating Leonard has ruined her for normal guys, Wolowitz and Koothrappali search for Sheldon's perfect match online.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 2702 votes.

The Big Bang Theory - S7E3

#9 - The Scavenger Vortex (Season 7 - Episode 3)

When the entire gang competes in a cutthroat scavenger hunt designed by Raj that tests their science knowledge and street smarts, it brings out the best – and worst – in everyone.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 4987 votes.

The Big Bang Theory - S5E21

#10 - The Hawking Excitation (Season 5 - Episode 21)

When Wolowitz gets to work with Stephen Hawking, Sheldon is willing to do anything to meet his hero.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 2931 votes.

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The Big Bang Theory - S7E6
#11 - The Romance Resonance
8.22
Season 7 - Episode 6

Sheldon's latest scientific breakthrough makes him feel like a fraud – and threatens to haunt him forever. Meanwhile, Howard's romantic gesture to Bernadette causes Penny to step up her game with Leonard.

The episode was rated from 4934 votes.
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The Big Bang Theory - S5E14
#12 - The Beta Test Initiation
8.21
Season 5 - Episode 14

Leonard and Penny deal with the idea of starting a relationship again and Raj finally finds a "woman" he can talk to without being drunk. Meanwhile, Sheldon decides to start a YouTube series entitled "Sheldon Cooper presents Fun with Flags" with the help of Amy.

The episode was rated from 2893 votes.
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#13 - The Closure Alternative
8.21
Season 6 - Episode 21

Amy tries to help Sheldon get over his compulsive need for closure when one of his favorite TV shows is canceled; Raj discovers a secret about Lucy.

The episode was rated from 3960 votes.
The Big Bang Theory - S6E23
#14 - The Love Spell Potential
8.21
Season 6 - Episode 23

Amy and Sheldon's relationship takes a surprising turn during a game of "Dungeons & Dragons;" Lucy and Koothrappali have an awkward date.

The episode was rated from 3949 votes.
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The Big Bang Theory - S5E23
#15 - The Launch Acceleration
8.20
Season 5 - Episode 23

When NASA moves up Howard's mission, he must face his fears and Bernadette's dad, thus putting the wedding plans in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Leonard says something surprising to Penny in the bedroom.

The episode was rated from 2891 votes.
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#16 - The Long Distance Dissonance
8.19
Season 10 - Episode 24

The gang is concerned when Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki, resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton.

The episode was rated from 9432 votes.
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#17 - The Werewolf Transformation
8.19
Season 5 - Episode 18

Sheldon becomes agitated when his regular barber is out sick. Astronaut training causes Howard to reconsider wanting to go into space. Penny beats Leonard in chess, the first time she plays.

The episode was rated from 2837 votes.
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The Big Bang Theory - S9E11
#18 - The Opening Night Excitation
8.18
Season 9 - Episode 11

As the guys prepare to go to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie, Sheldon plans a special event for Amy's birthday.

The episode was rated from 6896 votes.
The Big Bang Theory - S4E18
#19 - The Prestidigitation Approximation
8.18
Season 4 - Episode 18

Sheldon is baffled by Wolowitz's magic trick. Meanwhile, Leonard realizes dating Priya may make it impossible to continue being friends with Penny.

The episode was rated from 2775 votes.
The Big Bang Theory - S3E22
#20 - The Staircase Implementation
8.18
Season 3 - Episode 22

Leonard tells Penny about how he met Sheldon for the first time...and what happened to the elevator.

The episode was rated from 2779 votes.
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Last updated: sep 26, 2022

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I have been watching the big bang Theory ever since it first aired. Being an IT student at the time, the uncomfortable social situations and nerdy jokes spoke to me. However, much has changed throughout the seasons, more about that later. We start out with our four nerdy main characters. There is the recognizable fact of the three people with higher degrees (PHD holding Sheldon, Leonard and Raj) who make fun and feel themselves better than "simple" engineer Howard. There is the desperate search for love coming from both Howard and Raj, and the differentiation between the confident yet single Howard and the timid, uncertain just-as-single Raj. Sheldon is the one who has no sense of what's going on around him, and is only interested in his own world. Leonard is the humble cute guy who manages to get a date from time to time, an inspiration to Howard and Raj, although his on/off fling with Leslie gives us the impression that he isn't really that successful after all. Then we have the obvious babe, Penny, the complete opposite of our four nerds. She makes something stir in all three of them, but follows the cliché of going out with the "wrong" men, being dumb, and ignoring their advances. Even though these are all cliche’s, the inside jokes and the disarming clumsiness of the four guys made the first seasons well worth watching. Gradually however, as the show became more popular, the writers started to abandon what once made it so. With the introduction of Bernadette and Amy the female characters are drastically expanded, but they don't add any real value to the show. Bernadette is the caricature of Howards mother, where as Amy is an attempt to make Sheldon look more human. At the same time, we go from a show with it's own flair to a one-in-a-dozen sitcom. The laughing tape went from being an accessory to being the main engine of the show. The characters became aware they were going to make a pun and started smiling like idiots before they said it, and laughing like people high on weed after someone made it. The longer this series continues, the more painful it becomes to watch. The lines that are supposed to be jokes are simply not funny. The acting and stereotyping are more bearable in a highschool play. And, as stated in another review made before this one, the show changes from laughing with the characters to laughing at the characters. From a nerdy show to a show about nerds. Conclusion: if you're looking for some nerdy fun, watch the first three or four seasons. After that, it gets the same illness so many American shows suffer from, namely that it becomes a cash cow for the producers and starts a long, painfully slow, continuously prolonged process of dying a silent dead.They never seem to know when to end something great instead of going on to make it something mediocre.

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This show used to be funny and it's also used to be one of my favorite TV shows (hence I initially rated this show a 10 on trakt). But starting from Season 7 the show has becoming redundant and it's going nowhere with its forgettable plots. This seems like the show is now more on the money rather on the quality. I am so sad to say this but I won't continue watching this show.

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This show used to be great. Well, the first 5 seasons were amazing and so so funny... But I just feel like the writers have lost the plot and the actors don't seem that enthusiastic any more. The only people who must be excited about the show are the producers because they are raking in the cash. I hate that they split the cast into 3 separate subplots. This just made everything stop working and flowing well. Every episode is basically the same now (different settings, same terrible sub plots and jokes) and its just NOT FUNNY ANY MORE. I feel awfully sad to say goodbye but, I tried to stick it out to the end of season 10 but just can't. Time to move on.

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