'The Big Bang Theory' recap: Fright Might

There are times while watching The Big Bang Theory that I'm struck by how unusually real the characters are allowed to be. The show is often at its sharpest when it just lets Leonard, Penny, Raj, Howard, and Bernadette — and even deliciously over-the-top creations like Sheldon or Amy Farrah Fowler — loose into a human-scaled dilemma and allows us to watch them try to figure it out, without any heightened, sitcom-y shenanigans to get in their way.

This week's episode was a prime example: While hanging out at the comic-book store, Leonard unwittingly landed the digits of Alice (True Blood's Courtney Ford), that rare breed of stunning woman who sports body piercings and peekaboo tattoos in tantalizing places and is also really, really into comic books, so much so she's drawn one of her own. Well, okay, that's not the most believable of scenarios, but Ford did a great job of selling Alice as a real person who was really into Leonard. And Johnny Galecki did a great job of selling hisvery real moral dilemma: Sleep with the woman who is sitting right next to me, or be faithful to the girlfriend who is thousands of miles away in India? Read More...



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