The Emmy Awards used the hype surrounding Oscar week to mask its big announcement about reforming its categories. In addition to revamping what’s considered a mini-series and expanding its comedy and drama categories from six to seven nominees, it also set a strange precedent for what is now considered a comedy and a drama.
“The Space Probe Disintegration” seemed like it was going to be nothing more than an average “Big Bang Theory” episode. Leonard, Sheldon, Amy, and Penny were in the middle of a minor conflict that was barely a blip on the radar for all parties involved. The show’s true power couple, Howard and Raj, were off on their own misadventure. Then things got weirdly emotional, with multiple characters venting their frustrations with certain aspects of their lives. A standard episode became a memorable one just like that.
Before launching into the recap of a pretty standard “Big Bang Theory” episode, I want to pay my respects to Carol Ann Susi. The woman who voiced “Mrs. Wolowitz” passed away this week, and we should all take a minute to acknowledge her contributions to this show. RIP Debbie.
Well that was a biggie! “The Big Bang Theory” is a show that likes to take its time when it comes to tangible character growth, so when the milestones hit, you have to savor them. This week’s big moment was worth the wait, and the build-up leading to it was “Big Bang Theory” comedy hitting on all cylinders.
“The Misinterpretation Agitation” was a weird episode even by “Big Bang Theory” standards. Not only did it dive head first into the heart of nerd culture, but it tried to tackle the issue of gender politics in the field of science. Take a guess which storyline was most successful.