The just concluded season of The Big Bang Theory has mirrored Friends in some uncanny ways, especially the love triangle between Leonard (e.g. Ross), Penny (Rachel), and Priya (Emily). Thursday’s season finale, however, took the Friends-ifying to a whole new level, after Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) woke up in bed together after a night of red wine and personal confessions. (Hers: She never should have broken up with Leonard. His: He’s such a sad sack, he’s taken to spending his nights downloading “increasingly shameful pornography.”)
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Talk about a season going out with a Bang: After spending four seasons torturing Leonard, The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper is getting a new roommate, as EW’s Sandra Gonzalez reported last night. Two things: 1) This, of course, presents an opportunity for high comedy — there’s nothing quite like watching Sheldon adapt to that which he hates most:
Wil Wheaton change, and 2) Who will this poor, poor person be? (Apparently, according to executive producer Bill Prady, it’s an existing cast member.)
It’s a scientific fact that opposites do attract. So as much as I would enjoy watching Amy Farrah Fowler shack it up with Sheldon — as Gonzalez predicts — I’m rooting for a different Big Bang Theory lady to take on the role of Sheldon’s roommate: Penny. READ FULL STORY
Yes, she’s hot. Like, ridiculously hot. Out-of-Leonard’s-league hot. I realize this, fellow Big Bang Theory fans. But that can’t possibly be the only reason that Leonard is interested in Raj’s sister Priya, right? After spending three seasons watching Penny and Leonard’s will-they-won’t-they-wow-they-just-did-now-what?, I’ll admit I was curious, and excited, about the prospect of a new love interest for the sitcom’s (much smarter than) everyman. (Not to mention thankful for the the fact that the show’s female perspective was about to get slightly more diverse.) But then the series gave us… Priya. The smart, grounded, practical — and did I mention hot? — Priya. Problem is, in the geeky, eccentric world of Big Bang, practical just doesn’t cut it. READ FULL STORY
The Normal Heart. Set in New York City in the early ’80s, the play follows a group of friends who refuse to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of the unspoken HIV/AIDS epidemic. The 12-week engagement begins April 19, with an official opening set for April 27, and must align perfectly with Parsons’ hiatus between Big Bang Theory seasons. READ FULL STORYThe Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace have joined the cast of director Joel Grey’s Broadway premiere of Larry Kramer’s
PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one? READ FULL STORYLast week,
the TV shows you love that everyone else hates. You bravely responded with a list of supposed travesties (Shasta McNasty), forgotten curiosities (Strange Luck), and much-insulted reality shows. (I’m so glad to discover that I’m not the only person who unabashedly enjoys the trash-tastic Real World/Road Rules Challenge series.) However, one thread on the comment boards turned the question upside down with a slightly more insidious question: What shows do you hate that everyone else loves?PopWatchers, ain’t love grand? Last week, I wrote a post asking about
Quite a few commenters turned their attention to one show in particular: Glee. Sam said, “I hate hate hate hate Glee. I don’t see how anybody about the age of 12 could stand watching it.” Strong words — but arguably harsher were ex-Gleeks like Janet, who said, “Glee is hands-down the worst show on television, and this is coming from someone who enjoyed the first season.” (All the anti-Glee feeling reminds me a little bit of the counter-buzz that developed during the sophomore seasons of The OC and Heroes. Although we can all agree that Glee hasn’t reached the depths of Bisexual Marissa Cooper and the Terrible Tears of Death…right?)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, since comedy is a highly subjective art, most of the other shows mentioned were sitcoms. READ FULL STORY
'Big Bang Theory' sponsors 'Soft Kitty' upload contest. What kitty would you include in your video? (Would a Tribble count?)
this kitteh, or this kitteh, or these kittehs, and thus erupting into a fit of cuteness-inspired shrieks. (It’s even hard to write this post looking at the photo to the left, since my hands are trembling with the thoughts of the adorableness of these felines. Yes, I’m one of those.) So I’m probably not the best person to compete in The Big Bang Theory‘s “Soft Kitty Upload Contest,” which asks fans to submit a video of them singing Sheldon’s favorite soothing tune in order to win a trip to a taping of the CBS sitcom.You know, I can’t even get through a round of “Soft Kitty” without imagining
Nevertheless, I’d love to see what kind of footage fans would beam onto the Internet. Surely, a Zazzy reference or two is completely and totally necessary to bag the win, but I won’t be impressed until I see Keyboard Cat whip together a version of the tune. Especially because that cat is dearly departed, so it would take some serious science to nab a cameo. (Or one heckuva bazinga.) Click here to submit a video, and, for a reminder of the song, click the jump! READ FULL STORY
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