Essay We Are Cool

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Jennifer Dinh’s Column on “The Big Bang Theory” TV Show
10/19/11
The Big Bang Theory television series, produced by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, has earned its viewer’s attention. Based on the lives of four genius scientists along with a single female lead, they learn how to live together despite their individual eccentricities. Sheldon Hofstadter, an experimental physicist, and Penny, the girl next door, have been dating for the majority of the show. Their comical relationship highlights Sheldon’s awkwardness to Penny’s natural social skills whenever the setting placed somewhere unfamiliar to the geeks. After some time, they broke up and there has been a lingering sense of sexual tension between them. The bond between Leonard and his roommate, Sheldon Cooper, can be immensely irritating. Jim Parsons, the actor who plays Sheldon Cooper, miraculously is able to turn Sheldon, a compulsive and nitpicky person, into an amiable character. No other television show can top the witty sense of humor and the skillful acting in The Big Bang Theory, produced. At first I thought who would want to watch a bunch of geeky, socially awkward characters sitting around and talking? Until I got a chance to sit down and take a look, I noticed how hilarious these characters are. Characters like Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Rajesh Koothrappali, and Howard Wolowitz give viewers a burst of entertainment from their highly intellectual language to their blunt sexual innuendos. Out of…