The Big Bang Theory : Season 5

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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7.6

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  1. Jul 10, 2012
    4
    The Big Bang Theory has only few shiny, funny moments, which are well written, joyful to watch and became at least more frequent than in former seasons. Obviously, those moments mainly base on mostly fantastic performances by Jim Parsons. He's the soul of the show, fixing the script by acting the hell out of it, which gained him many well deserved awards. But at some point, as reached manyThe Big Bang Theory has only few shiny, funny moments, which are well written, joyful to watch and became at least more frequent than in former seasons. Obviously, those moments mainly base on mostly fantastic performances by Jim Parsons. He's the soul of the show, fixing the script by acting the hell out of it, which gained him many well deserved awards. But at some point, as reached many times already, Parsons isn't able to make a screwed up script look funny. This show has never been, and won't be able to compete with those which are able to combine good writing an good acting, as e.g. Modern Family, Parks and Rec and 30 Rock.

    In the end, one personal thought: The last time, a show using laugh track has won an Emmy was Everybody Loves Raymond in 2005. I am capable of knowing whether something is worth laughing about or not. Fake laughs aren't comedy. Today, there is not one show that could possibly compete with Frasier or the already mentioned Everybody Loves Raymond.
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  2. Jun 14, 2012
    5
    I love "The Big Bang Theory" for seasons 1-4 but 5 really got me puzzled. The biggest change was that is Sheldon. The one I know and love is aloof, detached, and rarely gets emotional in any form. He also (to me) has no interest in informing the general public. The fact that he has a girlfriend, tries to make physics and flags more interesting to everyone else, and displays too many humanI love "The Big Bang Theory" for seasons 1-4 but 5 really got me puzzled. The biggest change was that is Sheldon. The one I know and love is aloof, detached, and rarely gets emotional in any form. He also (to me) has no interest in informing the general public. The fact that he has a girlfriend, tries to make physics and flags more interesting to everyone else, and displays too many human emotions really scares me. Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    6
    This show, once very good, is starting to fall off. Sheldon (Jim Parsons), the heart and soul of the show, can still be very funny. The writers, however, and experimenting too much with him, and the quality of the show dips when Sheldon dips. The crew really had a good thing going, but now they have changed it too much and it is starting to fall apart. I still give it a six because it isThis show, once very good, is starting to fall off. Sheldon (Jim Parsons), the heart and soul of the show, can still be very funny. The writers, however, and experimenting too much with him, and the quality of the show dips when Sheldon dips. The crew really had a good thing going, but now they have changed it too much and it is starting to fall apart. I still give it a six because it is only 2 years past it's prime, but it'll only go lower as the seasons go on. Expand
  4. scl
    Feb 28, 2012
    6
    I've been following this show since the beggining, now isn't great as ever, but Sheldon, Leonard and Penny always makes me smile, the fact is that now the others characters are so irrelevant (Howard, Raj) and I think they could do better
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  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Dec 2, 2011
    75
    It's bright and obvious as a cartoon yet written with a clean, precise patter of jokes. It's also very well cast. [12 Dec 2011, p.45]