Tv Sitcom : The Big Bang Theory

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TV sitcom: The Big Bang Theory The popular hit show; The Big Bang Theory has been one of the most successful sitcoms today. The show is going strong and is currently in its ninth season. The Big Bang Theory revolves around the lives of four friends, Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj whom are all scientists and their neighbor, a hot blonde named Penny. Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Raj all fits the mold of geeks in which, that all of the guys are super intelligent, are obsessed with comic books and action figures, and have little social skills when it comes to interacting with people of the other sex other than their own. It is evident that there are gender roles involved in the show particularly with Penny who is portrayed as a ditsy blonde that is known more for her looks than her brains. This shows the characters portray the typical gender role that the men are intellectually smarter than women and that the focus of the show is centered on the men. However, as the seasons continue we can see a shift away from this dynamic as more women characters are introduced into the roles. The subject for this character analysis will be focused mainly on two couples on the show, Howard and Bernadette. Howard and Bernadette’s character deviates away from the standard gender roles that were common in the early days of the sitcoms. Their gender roles showcase a switch in the male and female gender role much similar to the husband and wife in Still Standing. My principle of analysis

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