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Big Bang Theory – The Complete Third Season (2009 - 2010/Warner Blu-ray)


Picture: B-     Sound: C+     Extras: B-     Episodes: B



When The Big Bang Theory debuted, I was shocked and thrilled a show so funny and so smart had arrived and was hoping it would be discovered by a larger audience.  I thought (as you can see in my review of the First Season on DVD elsewhere on the site) it could be a hit if it was just discovered.  By my review of Season Two, an audience found it and it became one of the biggest hits on TV, as was the case with Family Guy in its comeback.  Now, as The Complete Third Season arrives on Blu-ray, it is now the biggest U.S. TV situation comedy since Seinfeld, setting records early on for syndication sales and the show is far from over.


That is more apparent in the 23 half-hourish episodes contained on the two Blu-rays in this set, showing that Producer Chuck Lorre has made certain that the ideas, performances, situations and scripts are as funny as before and too many TV shows have run into trouble by their third season.  Of course, you really need to start with the debut season to get the full impact of the humor, but if you watch any of the shows here, you can get the immediate impression of the energy and chemistry that has made this show as much a classic as any live action comedy on TV today.


Now if the U.K. hit The IT Crowd could just be a cross-over hit here in the U.S. and a cross-over telefilm could be made…


The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is softer than it should be with more motion blur and that is because Warner has squeezed too many shows on the two Blu-rays in the case.  This should have had at least three, but that is my opinion as a fan and critic.  Though I expected a DTS-MA lossless soundtrack, we only get a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on each show, which seems too compressed, too much in the center channel and is a point more than just myself is complaining about.  This is still better than a DVD could deliver, but not by as much as it should.  Extras include a Set Tour with Simon and Kunal, Gag Reel and featurette Takeout With The Cast Of The Big Bang Theory.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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