Season three proved to be yet another winning season. For those that haven't been watching, it follows two physicist roommates, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johny Galecki), their across the hall neighbor Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and two other scientist friends, Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar). The show is part THREE'S COMPANY and part a reworking of the Howard Hawks film BALL OF FIRE (where Barbara Stanwyck taught Gary Cooper and a group of professors about life).
It is no accident that the two leads are named Sheldon and Leonard. The two are named after Sheldon Leonard the legendary TV producer of such shows as THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW and THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. THE BIG BANG THEORY is on its way to become the same sort of classic comedy. While some could argue that the whole Sheldon / Penny romance weakened some of the tension in the series, the writers knew enough that they had a great supporting cast that they could always rely on.
Wil Wheaton returned as Sheldon’t nemesis. Stan Lee guest starred, along with Danica McKellar and Katee Sackhoff.
WHAT IS ON THE BLU-RAY?
The Blu-Ray has all 23 episodes on two discs, twelve on the first disc, eleven on the second. The DVD spreads them across to three discs.
Also on the second disc are the extras.
TAKE OUT WITH THE CAST (10:25) - All five cast members sit on the couch, eating Chinese food, and discussing the season, answering questions from fortune cookies.
SET TOUR WITH SIMON AND KUMAL (7:40) - The actors who portray Howard and Raj give a tour of the set.
GAG REEL (7:51) - Fun collection of missed lines.
SHOULD I BUY IT?
THE BIG BANG THEORY is on its way to becoming the sort of classic sitcom you will see years from now on TV Land. It is well worth owning.