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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-ray

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 9/12/15

This is the top-rated sitcom on TV and arguably one of the best (certainly on broadcast television). It's consistenly funny, even after 8 seasons. This is not the kind of comedy that surprises us too often. We know these characters and what to expect out of them. They make the same type of jokes (more or less) over and over. Yet the jokes are still funny because these guys are such great comedians and the dialogue really pops.

The show started with just four guys and one girl, but then they gradually added two other women. They have a nice tight group now. We know that Sheldon will be obnoxious and oblivious (and occasionally tug on our heart strings). Leonard will be insecure and a little whiny. Penny will be kind of slutty and condescending. They will make jokes about Penny's drinking, Raj's bad luck with women, Sheldon's lack of empathy (or his lack of sex with Amy), Howard's cluelessness, and Bernadette's bitchiness. We still love the jokes!

Although a sitcom's plot doesn't really matter too much, they do a good job of developing the characters and having relationships that we care about. We really want to see Amy and Sheldon finally get together, as well as Leonard and Penny get married. As long as they stay funny while they do it!

This season, Raj has a girlfriend, Howard's mom passes away, and Sheldon finally says "I love you" to Amy. These are huge plot developments. The show gets great ratings for a reason. They hardly ever have an episode that's a dud.  Some of them are just outstanding, like the ones with Bob Newhart. The one with James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher was also hilarious. This season, they had a really funny one where they tried to bring into Skywalker Ranch. The inside jokes for geeks are always good, too.

There are a lot of good features; my favorite is their tribute to Carol Ann Susi, who played Howard's mother (whom we never saw on screen).  I'm sure you will enjoy this set and the features. The best thing about a sitcom is that you don't have to have watched the previous seasons to enjoy this one.

MORE INFORMATION:

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES

THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON

ON BLU-RAYTM and DVD SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

Includes All 24 Episodes from the Eighth Season of the Most-Watched Entertainment

Series on Broadcast TV Plus All New Special Features!

BURBANK, CA (June 16, 2015) – As the most-watched entertainment series on broadcast TV, The Big Bang Theory continues to capture the hearts of viewers and critics alike, with original episodes averaging more than 21 million Total Viewers per week during the 2014-2015 season.  Now fans can relive all of the laughs of one of the best seasons to date when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season on Blu-ray and DVD September 15, 2015 for $49.99 / $44.98 SRP and includes all 24 hilarious episodes plus all-new extras including 4 featurettes as well as the show’s 2014 Comic-Con panel in San Diego. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season is also available on Digital HD.

The Big Bang Theory — which was already renewed for two additional seasons on CBS — 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!

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to bring all the laughs of The Big Bang Theory to Blu-ray and DVD with the release of The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “With The Big Bang Theory being the #1 show across broadcast television and a best-seller in home entertainment, fans can now add all the delightful moments of this memorable season to their collections.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season Blu-rayTM release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1 and feature 2-discs Blu-ray with a Digital HD copy of all 24 episodes from Season Eight.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season on Blu-ray and DVD includes 24 half-hour episodes:

  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

Packed with Special Features:

  • 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

 

About The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre & Bill Prady, who serve as executive producers along with showrunner Steven Molaro. The series stars Johnny Galecki, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 9 this fall, Monday nights at 8/7c on CBS and currently airs five nights a week in syndication.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


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