Blu-ray Review: THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON

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THE BIG BANG THEORY was created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady who also serve as executive producers with Steven Molaro. The sitcom stars Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz, Kunal Nayyar as Raj Koothrappali, Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski and Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler.

The Big Bang Theory revolves around two genius roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper who remain socially challenged, but always produce hilarious results with their friends. With Leonard finally engaged to girl-across-the-hall Penny after countless proposals, the possibilities for happiness seem endless…while the probability for laughs is a foregone conclusion. What’s unknown is how this might impact the ironclad “Roommate Agreement” he’s entered into with Sheldon. Add to this, Sheldon’s uncomfortably close relationship with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler; Raj’s newfound ability to talk to and date women; and Howard and Bernadette’s solution to an in-house caretaker (their friend Stuart) for the always outspoken Mrs. Wolowitz, and the worlds of science and sitcom are about to hilariously collide!

In season eight, Leonard and Penny are now engaged and at in the finale it looks like they’re headed to Vegas to elope. Of course a little quag gets thrown in for some uncomfortable humor. Penny has also finally entered the business world and left behind the Cheesecake Factory. Sheldon and Amy’s relationship grew more this season but by the finale it looks like Amy had gotten tired of waiting around on Sheldon who was actually getting ready to give her a huge surprise – like an engagement ring! We also saw the final installment of Fun with Flags. BAZINGA! Sheldon also didn’t like Penny’s new hairstyle at the beginning of the season. Howard and Bernadette have settled in nicely as husband and wife and are a hilarious couple to watch. Bernadette shows a more angry and intimidating side this season. Howard also suffers a family tragedy this season with the loss of his very loud mother, played magically by Carol Ann Susi who unfortunately lost her battle with cancer. She will be missed! Raj also finally finds himself able to talk to girls and ends up finding someone he’s interested in but by the end of the season he’s also a little afraid of her and for good reason.

The writing for this fan favorite sitcom hasn’t lost a step in its eight year run – now getting ready to premiere season nine. Season eight focuses on the group of friends who are still dealing with some growing pains as well as their relationships, both personal and professional. The chemistry is still there with this talented cast and it shows on screen. It also always interesting to see what Sheldon is going to come up with next and how his friends are going to react to it. The Big Bang Theory is also known for its cameos and season eight featured the return of Wil Wheaton, as well as LeVar Burton, and even Stephen Hawking who gets in on the comedy action. There’s also some fun gadgets that get played with (or destroyed) during this season.

The packaging comes with a nice slipcase. The artwork on the front features the main characters as you can see up top and the back includes season eight details, some images and the impressive list of extras. There’s also a booklet inside that includes a list of the episodes with synopsis, more images, and series credits. Both Blu-ray discs feature the cast on them. Inserting each disc, the menu screens were simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear.

Bottom line is, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season was a fun ride as we watch these hilarious characters continue to grow in their personal and professional relationships. This wasn’t the best season to date but I have to admit that The Big Bang Theory still has that comedy magic and is still “Must See TV” as far as I’m concerned. It is still the best comedy on television. I’d also like to add that there’s not another series that features the chemistry that this amazing cast has and it shows on screen and in the gag reel that’s included. This 2-disc Blu-ray set releases on September 15th and is definitely worth checking out.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 24 Episodes / 2 Discs / 478 Minutes

  1. The Locomotion Interruption
  2. The Junior Professor Solution
  3. The First Pitch Insufficiency
  4. The Hook-Up Reverberation
  5. The Focus Attenuation
  6. The Expedition Approximation
  7. The Misinterpretation Agitation
  8. The Prom Equivalency
  9. The Septum Deviation
  10. The Champagne Reflection
  11. The Clean Room Infiltration
  12. The Space Probe Disintegration
  13. The Anxiety Optimization
  14. The Troll Manifestation
  15. The Comic Book Store Regeneration
  16. The Intimacy Acceleration
  17. The Colonization Application
  18. The Leftover Thermalization
  19. The Skywalker Incursion
  20. The Fortification Implementation
  21. The Communication Deterioration
  22. The Graduation Transmission
  23. The Maternal Combustion
  24. The Commitment Determination

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English / Dolby Digital 2.0 Spanish

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: Good Stuff! The impressive list of extras include four new featurettes including the show’s 2014 Comic-Con panel in San Diego, a hilarious gag reel, a nice tribute honoring Carol Ann Susi, and a digital copy of the sitcom.

  • Shooting Stars: BBT on BBT
  • 2014 The Big Bang Theory Comic-Con Panel
  • Constellation Prize
  • Here’s To You, Carol Ann Susi
  • It’s A Quark…It’s An Atom…It’s the #BBTSuperfans!
  • Gag Reel
  • Digital HD Copy
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