Saturday, January 08, 2011


Histrionics of Sheldon Cooper

Never been a sitcom fan but The Big Bang Theory is fast turning out to be an exception. The cast is just perfect but one actor does stand out.Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper, a socially inept nerd is first rate. Its an exceptionally difficult part to portray as the demeanour and expressions have to be just right. Add this to the fact that you need to convey the humor and make it believable so the comic timing should also be spot on. I dont mean that this is a one man show as the other actors do have their own space and playtheir parts brilliantly.The other thing that keeps you hooked is the writing. There is never a dull moment. Its no mean achievement that you are trying to infuse humor in converstations between four caltech graduates so dialogues must have a lot of scientific and technical jargon. So there is bound to be a lot of research that goes into the writing that deserves a lot of credit. The show is quick to gain ratings in its fourth season and could well turn out to be one of the most successful ever.

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