The Big Bang Theory Starting Its New Season Off With A Big Bang
The Big Bang Theory, no I am not talking about "a cosmological theory holding that the universe originated approximately 20 billion years ago from the violent explosion of a very small agglomeration of matter of extremely high density and temperature". (Thanks Wiki)
I am talking about the CBS hit show about a bunch of geeks that nabbed the TCA (Television Critic's Award) this past summer.
Yes geeks have been cool for quite a while now and the word geek has received some long awaited respect. Who can forget Revenge of the Nerds?
Nerds really became popular for a while there. That is, I should say MOCKING them was popular. Many people dressed us as Nerds for Halloween parties and I even came across a Revenge of The Nerds Cruise!
Times have changed, and nerds or geeks, (which ever you prefer) have been totally reinvented since the Revenge of the Nerds movies. Geek seems to be the popular term now over nerd. They are no longer portrayed nearly as geeky as before. The days of bullying and being beat up are long gone. (well a t least in the movies and on TV) It's no longer the norm to show a geek with tape on their eye glasses, pants hiked up to their nips and sporting a pocket pen protector.
Yep, geeks finally have their much deserved recognition. Not only in Hollywood, but in the real world too.
Geekdome even hit reality show status with Beauty and the Geek, and let's not forget the geeks on the TV sitcom Chuck where they run the fictitious "Nerd Herd" at the "Buy More".
In real life, Geek Squad and Rent a Geek company cars can be seen scurrying on their way to fixing people's computers in many states.
Years ago, it would have been considered rude or a joke to name your business with the name geek or nerd in the title and have it blazed all over the company cars.
But now more than ever, geeks and nerds are respected for their smarts and it has become the new sexy.
The Big Bang Theory's geeks certainly fit the new criteria of geeks. Although their clothes and personalities are not de-geeked completely, their look is nowhere near the full blown high water pants and taped glasses stereotype and they don't laugh like braying donkeys.
I have to say, I just plain adore this show. The cast members mesh so well together.
The show is based around it's two main geek characters in their twenties and also their neighbor Penny played by Kaley Cuoco.
Dr. Leonard Leakey Hofstadter is played by Johnny Galecki and Dr. Sheldon Cooper is played by Jim Parsons. Their character's MO's are two Caltech prodigies and their ditzy neighbor Penny who is a waitress at the local Cheesecake factory.
Leonard and Penny had a little thing going on and went on a date.