Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are a couple of scientists who work in different fields at the same university and share an apartment. The beautiful but not-so-smart Penny (Kaley Cuoco) has moved in across the hallway and a she and Leonard commence an on-again-off-again love affair. Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon Helberg) were the two additional members of the group, but since they have been joined by two new love interests, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and Amy (Mayim Bialik).
I’ve loved a lot of the comedies of Chuck Lorre. From the early days of My Two Dads, Roseanne and Cybil to Dharma and Greg, he’s made me laugh. Although I can’t say I’m a fan of all of his work – he did produce Two and a Half Men. (Which I tried. I remember Jon Cryer from films in the eighties, but I just couldn’t do it).
Personally, I believe that The Big Bang Theory is the best of all of them. It’s extremely well written, with a science consultant to ensure that the jokes are actually based in fact. And I can’t recall a sitcom character I’ve enjoyed as much as Sheldon. Magnificent. It’s just a shame that it has been treated so poorly by the commercial station that screens it. I could never tell when a new episode was on or whether it was one of the hundred of repeats each week. Thank goodness for box sets and DVD shops.