“The Big Bang Theory” And Why the Best Comedies Are Also The Best Dramas

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By Josh Axelrod

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.

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Big Bang Theory S8E12: “Son of a Biscuit”

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By Josh Axelrod

“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.

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Binge Central’s Top 10 Comedies of 2014

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By Josh Axelrod, David Oliver and Anamika Roy

10.) Big Bang Theory

Eight seasons in and most shows would be showing signs of a permanent decline. “Big Bang Theory,” on the other hand, is just as funny as ever. It’s not exactly redefining the comedy landscape, but when you turn on an episode of “Big Bang Theory,” you can always expect to chuckle a lot and laugh out loud a few times. And sometimes you cry too, like when Sheldon FINALLY told Amy he loved her. More often you’ll cringe, like when Stuart had a date with Howard’s cousin who Howard had, umm…I take it back, this is a stupid show. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. – Josh

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Big Bang Theory S8E9: “But He Died So Young”

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By Josh Axelrod

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.

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Big Bang Theory S8E8: “You Don’t Have Hormones”

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By Josh Axelrod

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.

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