Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Big Bang Theory - The Communication Deterioration

While Penny (Kaley Cuoco) balances the possibility of renewing her acting career and weighing it against her new successful job Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) work together on a NASA project which they decide both Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Howard (Simon Helberg) are too controlling to be a part of. The final nail in the coffin of Penny's acting career is satisfying allowing her to realize the toxicity of her former profession and compare it to her current job. Given the tease of a possible role in an upcoming movie I half-expected the show to steer her back to a potential career-making role but I'm glad to see the show has continued to take a more realistic view towards her acting career.

The other storyline is interesting in choosing to pair Howard with Sheldon as the group's most dynamic personalities. Like Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) I'm not sure I buy that premise, but it does provide the basic structure of the story to mix things up and put Raj and Leonard together in a storyline without the other two characters (a combination we've seen very little of over the show's run).

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