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Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big BANG!

– Barenaked Ladies, “The Big Bang Theory”

In the midst of this TV watching binge one show I’ve been enjoying hugely is The Big Bang Theory.

The show is about two socially inept prodigies, theoretical physicists at Caltech, in their 20s who are living across the hall from a beautiful, socially adept girl who does not share their level of intellect.

It does the whole humour through awkwardness during the first few episodes, playing of the natural opportunities offered by having the socially inept interact with a beautiful girl.

Then about 3 – 5 episodes into the season it grows up and finds its feet. It changes into some awesome character driven humour with excellent writing and one liners with real wit, which plays well into the characters and their disparate personalities. The acting becomes just top notch and the characters and their predicaments that much more alive.

It’s one flaw is its awful laugh track but that’s a small flaw in the bigger scheme of things.

If you’re looking for something to watch over the summer, I’d recommend it.