"The Line Substitution Solution" -- Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki). Sheldon hires Stuart to spend the day with Amy when he'd rather go to a movie screening.   Also, Leonard's mother, Beverly (Christine Baranski), comes to town and Penny struggles to make a connection with her, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 5 (8:00-8:31, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The gang prepares for Leonard and Penny’s second wedding ceremony. Sheldon and Leonard fear that Mary slept with Alfred the previous night, though they swear nothing happened. They do, however, plan to visit each other, irritating Beverly. Penny’s family arrives. Her mother worries that her son’s recent jail stint will cause Leonard’s family to think of them as white trash.

bigbangs10bluStudio: Warner Home Video
Year: 2017
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Run time: 552 minutes
Rating: TV-14

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Region: A

Chuck Lorre has a knack for creating programs that expose and explore the male gender dynamic, specifically and for a lack of a better term, beta males. This isn’t exactly a show about science, rather it is a show about what nerd’s are.

And The Big Bang Theory, is an exemplary show about nerds that – at the unfortunate expense if nerds, geeks and dorks everywhere – demonstrates why we find them so amusing and endearing. Though it made light of the mild abuse that nerds have to endure, it displays aspects of the masculinity that is, in general sense, not talked about within the wider realm of the man-o-sphere.

The success of the show, as in any show, is largely dependent on the superb writing as well as the exceptional acting by the cast. Jim Parsons is wonderful to watch as Theoretical Physicists Dr Sheldon Lee Cooper. While Parsons is rather cold in real life, his portrayal of Sheldon; the Asperger-like genius with funniest lines, quirks and gestures, make an otherwise highly annoying and obnoxious character likable – which is very difficult to pull off even for expert thespians.

But Sheldon Cooper, is a strong individual; smart, adept, confident, selfish, strives for excellence, unrelenting and resilient. I use selfish in this context as a good thing. Men, specifically Beta Males are taught to sacrifice their live and commit their entire endeavor to please women; which is portrayed magnificently by the other casts.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 1:78:1 aspect ratio. If this is a show that you have been watching on network television and on Blu-ray with each seasons release, you will not be disappointed. The print looks very good throughout without any apparent issues. Colors saturation is a tad bit on the stronger side. The detailed scenes stand out very well. Blacks are deep. I found the print to be crystal clear with no artifacts or print damage. The show looks great with the appropriate lighting considering the interior scenes of the show and at times some of darker looking scenes during some of the episodes.
Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. This is not an audio mix that you will go in expecting huge things from the soundfield as it is primarily a dialogue driven film. What you do get is conversations throughout the soundfield filling the stage. Dialogue was well balanced through the center channel. Don’t go in expecting anything extravagant with the audio mix as at times it does come off rather flat.
Print Quality: 8/10

Special Features

  • #JustAskBBT
  • Mad Props
  • The Ever-Expanding Universe of The Big Bang Theory
  • Who’s the Baby Now?
  • The Best of The Big Bang Theory: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
  • Gag Reel

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

This season was very funny as expected, but had great character development as well. This show is brilliantly written, has a fantastic cast, keeps you laughing from start to finish of every episodes, and shows that even particle physics can be funny.
Overall Rating: 8/10