'The Big Bang Theory' Gets Robyn Asimov's Approval
'The Big Bang Theory' Gets Robyn Asimov's Approval
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Thus far, fans have been able to demonstrate their love for the CBS Monday night newcomer, The Big Bang Theory, given its positive audience buildup. But while supporters easily get tickled by its quirky ensemble and comedic storyline about two socially inept prodigies in their 20s who learn more about life and love when they meet a beautiful girl, some real-life physicists weigh in the show with mixed reviews and some backlash.  Nevertheless, the sitcom gets the vote of Robyn Asimov.

Asimov, daughter of the late Isaac Asimov who was known for being a professor of biochemistry and prolific author of a large body of science fiction and popular science books, openly reveals her fondness for The Big Bang Theory, which stars Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) and Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper).

"[It] is delightfully witty, a brilliant mix of intelligent dialogue with comedy, and absolutely spot-on regarding the wonderful, cerebrally sexy world of nerds… cheers to [the show] for making geeks truly lovable — as lovable as I found my father to be," she told TV Guide.

The reaction of Asimov, who is now chairman and trustee of her father's estate, is considered by the cast and crew of Big Bang Theory as a big boost to their efforts in the midst of some mixed reviewers handed out by some real-life physicists.

"We are our characters, so we are as thrilled to hear from Ms. Asimov as Sheldon and Leonard would be," show co-creator Bill Prady told TV Guide in response to the special rave.

As for show executive producer Chuck Lorre, he reveals that the cast and crew of Big Bang Theory have done its homework with regard to the subject matters featured on the show.

"We're working with a physics professor at UCLA who is the real deal. We're trying our damnedest to get the science right.  Minor misses we can live with, but I tell you, it'd be fairly interesting to put our consultants up against those guys and see what happens," Lorre said.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: TV Guide
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