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The Big Bang Theory Season 3 Episode 5: The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary

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Kevin Sussman has only appeared as Stuart on a few episodes of TBBT, but from his first scene I knew the comic book store proprietor was the perfect foil to Jim Parsons’s Sheldon. Stuart’s oh-so-gentle mocking of and ambivalence toward Sheldon are exactly what’s needed to drop him down a peg or two. I thought it wasn’t possible to create a better nemesis for Sheldon.

I was wrong.

Tonight, a “delightfully evil” Wil Wheaton appeared in a classic episode that I hope will lead to more Wheaton guest spots in the future. It’s definitely the hardest I’ve ever laughed at someone killing a bunny.

If you’re not familiar with it, Wheaton has a great blog where he shares his perspective as an actor turned writer/actor. He already shared a brief post about creating the episode, and he’ll have a more in-depth report on the shoot during the next week. It’s a great look from the perspective of a fan of the show, an affection that I think was the key to Wheaton’s great performance tonight.


October 19, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Television | , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Big Bang Theory Season 3 Episode 5: The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary

The Internet’s Wil Wheaton Comes to The Big Bang Theory

If you follow @wilw on Twitter or read his excellent blog, then I’m not telling you anything new.  If you’re trying to remember who Wil Wheaton is, then follow the links and check out the preview for next week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, a show that is making a serious run for my favorite current comedy.

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Internet, Science, Technology, Television | , , , | 1 Comment

TNT Orders 15 Episodes for Leverage Season 3


I just recently got on the Leverage bandwagon, and I’m doing my best to bring everyone with me.  It’s an extremely entertaining show, with a rock-solid cast who work together like they’ve been doing it for years. So after last night’s outstanding episode (the best so far of season two in my opinion) I was thrilled to see this announcement over at Variety.

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on TNT Orders 15 Episodes for Leverage Season 3