'The Big Bang Theory': Evolution


Rather than do a weekly recap of the only funny physicists on TV, we've decided to do a bit more of reflective look at the series.There's an interesting phenomenon going on with "The Big Bang Theory," and it has nothing to do with modern physics, string theory or time dilation. The simple fact is that the show is morphing into a nerd version of "Friends." And that's aok with us.When the series first began, it was about the interplay between Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Then Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) slowly integrated themselves into the rotation. Finally Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Amy (via Leslie/Sarah Gilbert), joined the group. And thus the line up was set.For the longest time, even when the women's roles expanded, the show was still about the guys. The women simply offering a supporting role. But as we see in Thursday's (Nov. 3) episode,...



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