The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is an American comedy series written for television and created by, amongst others, Chuck Lorre, who is also responsible for blockbuster series like Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. ?The show focuses on on the comings and going of five characters living in Pasadena, California. Four of them are brilliant yet socially awkward scientists, namely Caltech physicists Leonard and Sheldon, astrophysicist Raj, and aerospace engineer Howard. The fifth character is Penny, a pretty waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon. The main source of comedy for the Big Bang Theory is the clash of the intellectual but geeky world of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj with Penny's more down-to-earth and socially much more developed world. Over the years the show has been hugely successful and the recipient of countless awards, including several People's Choice Awards and Emmy's.