Sep 302015
 

“The Big Bang Theory” isn’t my kind of show and Chuck Lorre’s humor doesn’t do much for me, however, the series is quite popular thanks to some geek cred and all. This 2-disc set from Warner is fairly basic with some OK bonus material but solid video/audio transfers.

 

 

“The Big Bang Theory”: The Complete Eighth Season
(2014-15)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Comedy
Warner Home Video | NR – 478 min. – $49.99 | September 15, 2015

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Chuck Lorre & Bill Prady (created by)
Cast: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Gag Reel
Digital Copy: Yes
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


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THE SEASON

Synopsis: Sheldon (JIM PARSONS) is rescued from his soul-searching cross-country train trip (older but no wiser), and that means “The Big Bang Theory” gang’s all here. Enroll in the comic curriculum to observe Leonard’s minor surgery, which signals major catastrophe for Sheldon, Howard’s (SIMON HELBERG) obsession over his mom’s relationship with friend-turned-freeloader Stuart, and the unexpected results of Penny’s (KALEY CUOCO-SWEETING) technique as a pharmaceutical rep. Discover ways to re-create proms not attended, or holiday celebrations not especially beloved, and play a new game based on Raj’s (JUNAL NAYYAR) dating life. Savor online fan fiction by Amy (MAYIM BIALIK), watch Bernadette (MELISSA RAUCH) take indelicate command of some delicate family matters.

Quick Hit Review:
I’m not the biggest fan of “The Big Bang Theory” or of Chuck Lorre’s brand of humor but the cast at least has some chemistry with one another though Jim Parsons’ schtick is getting quite tired though the Emmy and Golden Globe voters still seem to love him. That said, I did at least laugh more than I ever did with “Two and a Half Men” and “2 Broke Girls” (two other CBS “comedies”) but that’s really not saying much…

Episodes:

  1. The Locomotion Interruption
  2. The Junior Professor Solution
  3. The First Pitch Insufficiency
  4. The Hook-Up Reverberation
  5. The Focus Attenuation
  6. The Expedition Approximation
  7. The Misinterpretation Agitation
  8. The Prom Equivalency
  9. The Septum Deviation
  10. The Champaign Reflection
  11. The Clean Room Infiltration
  12. The Space Probe Disintegration
  13. The Anxiety Optimization
  14. The Troll Manifestation
  15. The Comic Book Store Regeneration
  16. The Intimacy Acceleration
  17. The Colonization Application
  18. The Leftover Thermalization
  19. The Skywalker Incursion
  20. The Fortification Implentation
  21. The Communication Deterioration
  22. The Graduation Transmission
  23. The Maternal Combustion
  24. The Commitment Determination

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5

The two-disc set is housed in a standard HD slip case and side slides into a matted slip cover. Inside is an episode guide and redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Disc 1:
Shooting Stars: BBT on BBT (5:00; HD)
is a behind-the-scenes featurette on Billy Bob Thornton’s guest stint.

2014 “Big Bang Theory” Comic Con Panel (28:20; HD) – The writers, and Wil Wheaton, discuss the then upcoming eighth season of the series.

Disc 2:
It’s a Quark…It’s an Atom…It’s the #BBTSuperfans! (12:29; HD)
– Three superfans from across the world won a trip to L.A. to see a live taping of “BBT”.

Constellation Prize: Chuck, Jim and Kaley Make the Hollywood Walk of Fame (3:52; HD) – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Chuck Lorre get immortalized on Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame.

Here’s to You, Carol Ann Susi (9:47; HD) is a memorial to the actress who played Mrs. Wolowitz.

Gag Reel (7:17; HD)


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Warner Home Video releases season 8 of “The Big Bang Theory” onto Blu-ray presented in its original televised 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As with the previous releases, this is a show that will always look good in HD with bright colors in just about every scene to go along with sharp detail levels. There were no obvious signs of aliasing or artifacts making for a clean transfer that matches up with how it was originally aired.

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is fine but nothing extraordinary. The dialogue sounds clear in each episode and the music/score makes the most usage of the front and rear channels but the bulk of the audio comes through the center speaker.



OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, “The Big Bang Theory” isn’t my kind of show and Chuck Lorre’s humor doesn’t do much for me, however, the series is quite popular thanks to some geek cred and all. This 2-disc set from Warner is fairly basic with some OK bonus material but solid video/audio transfers.

 

Published: 09/30/2015

 

 

 

 

 

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