Prepare to enter phase nine of television’s perpetual laughter experiment as THE BIG BANG THEORY successfully fuses the elements of science and sitcom. Our two genius roommates – Leonard and Sheldon ¬– and their friends are back once again (smarter, but no wiser). Last season, Sheldon went soul-searching (on a train, of course) and was prepared to make some substantial revisions on his Relationship Agreement with Amy, when everything changed. Leonard, meanwhile, was off to Vegas with Penny to finally tie the knot in the season finale. Howard finds himself alone with Bernadette after the sudden passing of his mother; while Raj is not only talking to women – he’s getting exclusive with Emily (Laura Spencer). Together, they will all learn that life is far more complicated outside of the lab as love and friendship never produce predictable results!
Sheldon and Amy finally slept together once but their relationship hasn’t progressed past that. At the end of season 8 when Amy broke up with him, Sheldon revealed an engagement ring that he was going to give her and she found about it when his grandmother (Mee Maw) came to visit, but that hasn’t gone anywhere.
Leonard and Penny are married but you can barely tell. Of course, we don’t want all of them to settle down, buy houses, have babies and 401-Ks – where’s the comedy in that – but they seem to have stagnated. I find the references to science solid for the most part, often causing me to research a trivial piece here or there. But what really gets me every time is how I see so much of the funny stuff happening all around me, all the time, in people that don’t even realize what they’re doing! The insecurities, the quirks, the foibles… They’re all there. Ten times over. And that’s what makes it all the funnier.
Are you ready to see this season, then get the new DVD.