27 January, 2012

The Big Bang Theory - 'The Beta Test Initiation'

The 101st episode of the series gives us a nice little episode where very little happens, the jokes are mostly stale, and the writing is lame. So, obviously, the CBS audience must have loved the shit out of it.

Okay, here are the three "essential" plot lines in the episode.

Penny and Leonard are still going out on dates and decide to utilize the software designation method for their relationship. It's super boring. Break them up again, please.

Sheldon and that chick he's dating, Amy something, try to record a YouTube video series about flags. Kill me now.

And Raj falls in love with his iPhone's Siri. This part of the show is actually kind of funny and entertained me at times. Raj develops what appears to be an actual relationship with his Siri and it all ends with him dreaming about meeting the human form of her as she offers him sex at a moment he loses his ability to speak.

Like I said, if you dry hump the CBS lineup on Mondays and Thursdays, then this episode was probably genius to you. If you have a habit of switching over to the superior writing over at NBC, then this was mostly mediocre.

If I had to rate this one, I'd give it:

70 out of 100

Let's see if the next one delivers more of what this show has been able to deliver in the past. I would usually do quotables but this episode's not worth any more of my time. If you loved it, cool. But if you have taste, then you weren't impressed.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with pretty much everything you said. I still got quite a few laughs out of the episode (especially Kripke's Siri issues), but overall, a weak installment. Hopefully next week's episode will be better. They really need to tone down Raj though. He's become absolutely pathetic, and now it's just getting sad. Maybe it's time he spoke to women? You aren't going to keep him that way forever. That joke has been going on five seasons. Even Sheldon's got himself a girl!!