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Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Racey Role On The Client List

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Jennifer Love Hewitt? For me it would be sweet, nice and pretty. That’s why I was a little bit shocked after watching the first episode of the new show she’s starring in called The Client List.

The Client ListStatus: New SeriesGenre: Drama, FamilyRate: 5.3/10Original Airing: 8 April 2012 - presentRegion: USALanguage: EnglishSubtitle: EnglishSeason 1(Ongoing)Synopsis:Based on the network's hit 2010 original movie, "The Client List" will launch on Lifetime in 2012 with 10 episodes. In addition, the network has entered into a first look development deal for both series and movies with Hewitt's production company Fedora Films, it was announced today by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks. Hewitt's deal also includes her directing a future movie for the network. "The Client List" is about a Texas housewife (Hewitt), who, after being deserted by her husband, is left in deep financial straits and takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa in a neighboring town. When she realizes massages aren't the only services on the menu, she quickly grabs the opportunity to relieve her financial hardships by partnering with the parlor's feisty and disorganized owner to run the business. The series will follow her as she delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of women.
The Client List starts off very innocently. Jennifer plays a down home country girl named Riley with two children and a husband who’s down on his luck and jobless accepting disability checks that don’t cover their mortgage. Riley is forced to look for work and having experience as a massage therapist takes her friends advice and applies at a day spa and soon realizes that although they do take clients that only want massages the big bucks are made by the girls that provide a happy ending. Riley comes home after work and finds her husband has cleared out his stuff and left her high and dry with a house she can’t afford. Riley becomes desperate and starts becoming a classy prostitute.


I have very mixed feelings about this show. I think this show glorifies prostitution and they didn’t even do a good job showing what a real prostitute goes through every day. When she’s accepting clients that only want massages they show hairy backs and balding fat men. Then when she decides to accept clients that want the happy ending they show gorgeous glistening men with six packs who look like underwear models. I always thought the men who paid for sex couldn’t get it elsewhere for free or they had weird fetishes that any normal girl would be crazy to act out


Originally The Client List was a mini series on Lifetime and was brought back as a TV series by popular demand however not everyone was happy about this show being on television. The Client List was the subject of a nationwide campaign by Licensed Massage Therapists to stop the show in its tracks before it aired. The group is named Massage Therapists Against The Client List. It seems they don’t like how the show suggests that massage therapists provide the happy ending although many people joke about or believe that there are some out there that do. They have gathered signatures, 2,571 of them, to pull the show off the air.

“The Client List is a series that perpetuates the misconception that Massage Therapy includes inappropriate sexual contact. Massage Therapists are trained healthcare professionals and in most states are licensed and regulated by state medical boards. They adhere to a code of ethics and in some cases are under higher ethical standards than other healthcare professionals – because of these very same misconceptions. Many therapists are now working in doctor’s offices and hospitals and providing valuable therapeutic services. ‘The Client List’ is a huge step backwards.”

If you would like to watch this show and see for yourself what all the fuss is about it airs on Sunday nights on Lifetime at 10pm.

Starring:

Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley Parks.

Colin Egglesfield as Evan Parks, Riley’s brother-in-law.

Rebecca Field as Lacey, Riley’s best friend since high school.

Naturi Naughton as Kendra, a masseuse at the parlor.

Cybill Shepherd as Lynette, Riley’s mother.

Kathleen York as Jolene, another masseuse at the parlor.

Loretta Devine as Georgia, the owner of the massage parlor.

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8 Signs You’re A TV Junkie

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My name is Julia and I’m a TV addict. I’ve come to terms with it and accepted the fact that I watch too much television. I guess acceptance is half the battle right? Ever since I was a child I was a couch potato. I loved Saturday morning cartoons and I could never fall asleep unless my TV was on at night. There was something about being entertained before bedtime. It was kind of like a bedtime story but better. I have complied my top 8 signs you’re a TV junkie and please note that if you can relate to all 8 of these never fear because there are many of us TV junkies out there. You are not alone.

8.You put your kids to bed early so you can watch TV. I’m sure many of us are guilty of this. The clock starts ticking down and you start to prepare for your kids to go to bed at exactly 8:00 because that’s when the good shows are on. Otherwise you’re stuck with screaming, crying kids begging for attention while you’re trying desperately to catch who got voted off Survivor or what new idiotic thing Snooki said on Jersey Shore.

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7.Your blood boils when your TV show is on a break. This has happened to me many times. How dare they deserve another break. Where’s my show and what am I supposed to do now? I’ve been waiting all day in anticipation and you guys so selfishly decide not to air a new episode again? On a side note there seems to be way more breaks for TV shows than there once was. Sometimes my favorite show won’t be on for weeks!!

6.Every new event in your life is compared to a television show. I find myself doing this with Seinfeld in particular. I remember one time someone told me they had a pony growing up and immediately I said “I can’t stand people who had a pony as a kid.” The funny thing was as soon as I said it everyone knew exactly what show that came from and laughed.

5.Your meals consist of easy things you can eat in front of the television. If it’s too messy and not easy enough to eat sitting on a couch then you’re not eating it for dinner in fact appetizers and snack food sound really good because you can eat them with your hands and save time on dishes so you can watch more TV. This is bordering on extreme and you may need help if you’ve checked this one off.

couch potato4.You think channel surfing is exercise. Moving your thumbs is not considered exercise and neither is getting up to go to the bathroom during commercials. You may need some serious help if this is the case or perhaps pick up a thigh master or some dumbbells to use while you’re watching TV.

3.Your TV never gets turned off even when you’re sleeping. Maybe you think to yourself that if you wake up in the middle of the night you’ll be comforted by the fact that your “friends” are on TV or maybe you justify things in your head thinking that if someone decides they want to rob your home they’ll bypass you because they’ll think somebody is awake watching TV. Either way at some point you should give your electricity a bit of a break and turn your TV off. I know it’ll seem quiet and a bit lonely but too much of something is never a good thing.

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2.All of your Facebook updates are about what TV show you’re watching tonight and all your tweets are about what happened on your favorite show. I’ve seen people that are doing this and it looks as if their entire life is wrapped up in TV and I always picture them with eyes glazed over falling asleep on chip crumbs with a half eaten twinkie in their hand.Maybe include a few other things you’re doing in the day and talk about your real friends instead of your “friends” on TV.

1.You start talking about TV like it’s reality. I know many of you have most likely done this at least I hope so or I’m bordering on crazy. Your friend phones up and you talk about what a character was up to last night on your favorite show or you start talking like characters on your favorite show or maybe you yell at the TV with the belief they can hear you. Either way when this starts happening it means TV is slowly creeping into your real life and you may need to take a bit of a break and enjoy the real world outside.

GCB Ruffles Religious Feathers

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I know many have seen the show GCB and found it to be funny and why wouldn’t you? It is funny. I like the script, I’m in love with the acting and I find its take on Christianity to be quite refreshing. I haven’t seen one religious show yet that has pulled off what this show has. Religious shows in my humble opinion have been on the boring side of things until now. It seems that not everybody shares my sense of humor because GCB seems to be ruffling the feathers of the religious.

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Originally GCB was supposed to be named Good Christian Bitches and that’s where the trouble began. ABC was contacted by many Christian organizations calling the name demeaning towards Christians and women even expressed their outrage stating that the word “bitches” should never be used to refer to women. They demanded the name be changed so they changed it to Good Christian Belles and later shortened it to GCB. New York city councilor Peter Vallone Jr has even gone so far as to announce a boycott on the show GCB claiming the series is “yet another outrageous attack on the Christian faith.” I have seen the show every Sunday and I have religious friends who actually watch it and enjoy it and I strongly disagree. I think the show has made light of a very touchy subject and has done it in a very tasteful way.

I think there is something very wrong with this world we live in. I am a firm believer in laughing at myself. I figure if I laugh at myself first then I’ll beat people to the punch and they won’t have a chance to poke fun at me because I already did it. I think these days everyone is much too stressed and takes things way too seriously. Where are peoples sense of humor? Many comedians have actually made a living at making fun of their religions or themselves and are quite successful at making light of serious topics. Why is GCB any different? I don’t see why people are so outraged. I come from a very religious family that does have a sense of humor but when it comes to their religion they take it very seriously. Maybe they constantly feel attacked and this may be what they consider to be another attack on their faith. I’m not too sure but I say get a sense of humor and appreciate that someone had the guts to put a TV show on the air about Christianity instead of some of the distasteful shows that are airing as we speak filled with teenage pregnancy, nudity and violence among other things. I haven’t personally seen anything like that so far on this show. I say stop taking life so seriously and stop focusing your attention on a silly TV show and instead focus your energy on the very real problems out there right now. Am I right? Maybe you have a different opinion that you’d like to express below. Please feel free.

Starring:

Leslie Bibb as Amanda Vaughn

Kristin Chenoweth as Carlene Cockburn

Jennifer Aspen as Sharon Peacham

Marisol Nichols as Heather Cruz

Miriam Shor as Cricket Caruth-Reilly

David James Elliott as Ripp Cockburn

Mark Deklin as Blake Reilly

Brad Beyer as Zach Peacham

Annie Potts as Elizabeth Stopper

The Unreal Housewives Of Vancouver

The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Reiko MacKenzie, Christina Kiesel, Mary Zilba, and Ronnie Seterdahl Negus

Usually I don’t watch The Real Housewives reality shows because I find them to be incredibly fake but being that I’m from British Columbia I wanted to see who television producers cast to represent the beautiful city of Vancouver. I myself don’t live in Vancouver because although it’s gorgeous the cost of living is too expensive for my blood. I actually live in a small town called Agassiz which is about one hour and 30 minutes from Vancouver. I still have the option to visit and enjoy the beauty and the shopping but I don’t have to live in the chaos. I was not surprised at who they chose and I resent the title Real Housewives Of Vancouver. First of all these women are anything but real. They use botox and get plastic surgery and dye their hair. That’s not real. Secondly most of them aren’t housewives. They have nannies who raise their children and most don’t cook their own meals. One woman is twice divorced and very wealthy, has no children and is definitely not a housewife. The majority of the housewives I know cook their own meals, some work and raise a family, they take care of their husbands and drive a minivan. They also have what’s called a budget. I guess that wouldn’t make for great reality TV and everyone loves drama. Here are the faces of The Real Housewives Of Vancouver.

Reiko Mackenzie

The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Reiko MacKenzie

“I live life in a fast lane, catch me if you can.”

Reiko Mackenzie is a Japanese-Canadian bombshell and seems to live life to the fullest. She enjoys mixed martial arts and has a huge garage full of an impressive collection of exotic sports cars.  Originally she had dreams of becoming a lawyer having earned her degree at the University Of British Columbia but after having her daughter she decided on staying at home to be a mother and from the looks of the lavish lifestyle she leads she is one of the lucky ones that doesn’t have to bust her butt to make a second income to support her family.  Her husband is a soft spoken venture capitalist and her mother lives with them as well. She seems like she can hold her own and what I wouldn’t give to have just one of her cars instead of the beat up mini van we drive around. All things considered she seems like one of the few that has her head on straight.

Mary Zilba

The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Mary Zilba

“I traded being a singer for being a mom, but now I’m ready to step back into the spotlight”

Prior to being a mom Mary Zilba had a successful career as a singer with many of her songs appearing on the top 40 chart although to be honest this is the first I’ve heard of her. She spends most of her time raising her 3 teenage boys ages 16, 15 and 13 but hopes to get back into the spotlight and perhaps this show is the way to do it. She lives in a luxurious waterfront penthouse and has recently got back into the dating scene but seems to pick the wrong men. Mary appears to be the meek one of the group. She hates confrontation and seems to care way too much about what people think of her. In the season premiere the ladies all went for a just girls vacation to Whistler and insults were being thrown at her left and right and she seemed to just sit there and take it. I actually felt a bit sorry for her. I wanted to scream at the television stand up for yourself!! Even her very best friend didn’t seem to have her back and just sat there smiling while one lady in particular bullied her and tried to pick a fight. I guess if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.  Mary Zilba was crowned Miss Ohio and was a contestant in the Miss America pageant and also volunteers her time for a number of charities.  With a good head on her shoulders and the biggest heart of the bunch I fear she’ll get eaten up and spit out by the rest of the group.

Jody Claman

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“Every Queen needs an empire and I built mine from scratch”

Jody is a very successful clothing store owner and a self-made business woman. She is a tough, no nonsense mother with a big personality and is brutally honest with whoever she meets. I find her to be one of the more annoying women of the bunch. She is constantly dressing over the top with gaudy jewelry and loud clothes and if the spotlight isn’t on her then it’s time for her to leave the room. Immediately on the first episode she causes waves in an all girls vacation to Whistler. She bullies Mary and throws insults at her left and right and ruffled a lot of feathers in the short time they were there. She feels she’s telling it like it is but I think there’s a way to get your point across without hurting peoples feelings. Although I find her personality to be too over the top I will give her lots of credit for what she’s done with her career. Jody was a single mother struggling to make ends meet and started her own catering company with only $800 to her name. She started off baking muffins and bake them she did. She made muffins morning, noon, and night and went from making $300 per day to making $50,000 per day. That is inspiration in what is a tough economy. She feels anyone can make something of themselves if they put in the time, effort, heart and soul and I believe she’s right.

Christina Kiesel

The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Christina Kiesel

“Vancouver is a goldmine and I love to go digging.”

Christina Kiesel looks at life with a very carefree attitude and lives a life of leisure having traveled to 30 countries in the last 4 years alone with her home base being Vancouver.  She is twice divorced and left very well provided for and many of the girls turn their noses at the fact that she doesn’t have to work and seems to have no problem finding new men or “sugar daddies” as some might call them. Although I honestly do like her personality, the fact that she doesn’t let anybody put her down and she seems like a genuinely nice and caring person I’m not sure why they cast her on the show. She’s not a housewife!! Then again none of the others seem to really be true housewives either. Christina mainly spends her days with an outspoken and successful  hairdresser named Kevin Chase and finds girls to be competitive and backstabbing so she chooses to have very few girlfriends. I think Christina has already seemed to spice things up on the show and seems to be causing a lot of jealousy. Many of the girls refer to her as a goldigger so I’m betting on lots of drama where she’s concerned because this is one woman who doesn’t back down and has no problem standing up for herself. She let fans know in her first Real Housewives blog, that she will NOT be returning for the second season if renewed because, there is nothing left for her ‘character’ to tell but we’ll have to see if she changes her mind.

Ronnie Seterdahl Negus

The Real Housewives of Vancouver: Ronnie Seterdahl Negus

“At this stage in my life, I can afford to say it like it is and look good doing it.”

She owns four houses side-by-side in a prestigious waterfront gated area in Vancouver. Her luxuries include a private jet, a yacht and a Napa Valley vineyard among other things. Ronnie has been happily married to her husband for 10 years and has 4 children as well as a step-daughter that range in age from 5-23 and she volunteers for many charities. She is Marys best friend on Real Housewives of Vancouver but I have a strong feeling their friendship is about to unravel. A best friend in my eyes always has your back and when her friend Mary was being insulted and bullied on an all girls vacation by Jody, Ronnie sat there and smiled. I don’t think Mary appreciated not having her friend in her corner when push comes to shove but I guess we’ll have to see how that all plays out.  Hopefully the next time her friend is being picked on she’ll stand up for her.

Do you think the producers got it right? Do you think these are the right women to be representing Vancouver? Please feel free to comment below and if you want to tune in to Real Housewives of Vancouver it airs on Wednesday nights at 10 pm ET/PT on Slice.

Are You There Chelsea? Is A Hot Mess

Are You There, Chelsea?Status: New SeriesGenre: ComedyRate: 8.5/10Original Airing: 11 Januaryt 2012 - presentRegion: USALanguage: EnglishSubtitle: EnglishSeason 1(Ongoing)Synopsis:"Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" is based on the book and comedian/talk show host Chelsea Handler. This show follows the adventures of Chelsea (Laura Prepon), a twenty-something woman who doesn't let anything stand in her way of succeeding in her life. With her friends, who know that it is Chelsea's way or else, Mark (Jo Koy) and Shoniqua (Angel Laketa Moore) are there to add support for their friend. However, Todd (Mark Povinelli) doesn't take Chelsea's attitude and keeps her mannerisms to a minimum.Chelsea Handler, herself, makes a reoccurring appearance as Chelsea's sister, Sloan, a woman who is married and has a new baby. She and Chelsea share a commonality together, that is vodka. "Are You There Vodka? It's me Chelsea" follows the life of a wonderful woman with a story to tell. Created by Chelsea, this show dives into the famous woman's life and takes the viewers on a journey of who she is and how she has lived her life.

Are You There Chelsea? (formerly known as Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea) is a comedy based on Chelsea Handler’s best selling novel Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea which was published in 2008. It began airing on NBC on January 11th, 2012.

I will be the first to admit that when I sat down and watched this show I had very high expectations for this show to succeed. Not because the previews made me laugh or I read the book because I haven’t read the book. In fact at first I had no idea it was even based on a novel at all. It was because it was starring Laura Prepon who played “Hot Donna” on That 70s Show. It seems that even Laura Prepon can’t save this show and actually I am really unimpressed with her acting in this show. I think what made That 70s Show such a huge success was the talented actors as a whole and not just her.

I have watched every episode that has aired and many might be wondering why I would watch every episode if I was so unimpressed by this show and I will tell you that it’s because I like to give every show a shot before I pass judgement. There have been some TV shows that had a rocky start that I grew to love but I don’t think that’s this show unfortunately. Yes I do have a sense of humor and I do like comedies. This has nothing to do with my taste in TV shows. There are many shows I watch that are clever and funny and have made me burst out laughing. I find that Are You There Chelsea? is over the top rude and crude and the style of writing and comedic one liners are not well written at all. The main character is not believable as a waitress and the supporting actors are hit and miss. One of the many mistakes people make when casting actors for a TV show is sticking a good, well known actor on a show and thinking that the actor will make the show a success no matter what. Seinfeld didn’t become famous because of Jerry Seinfeld. In fact if he was the only actor it would be boring. Seinfeld made it big because of the acting team as a whole. Each character was hilarious and blended well with the other.

The one saving grace for Are You There Chelsea? is Chelsea Handler, who wrote the best sellng novel, who plays Chelsea’s born again sister Sloane and Chelsea’s roommate Dee Dee who is played by Lauren Lapkus. Both are funny and their acting styles are very refreshing in an otherwise lackluster show that, in my humble opinion, is a hot, hot mess!!

If you would like to check out Are You There Chelsea? it airs on NBC on Wednesdays at 8:30.

Your opinion may be different than mine so whether you agree or disagree please feel free to comment below.

Cast:

Laura Prepon as Chelsea Newman
Jake McDorman as Rick
Lauren Lapkus as Dee Dee
Lenny Clarke as Melvin
Ali Wong as Olivia
Mark Povinelli as Todd
Natasha Leggero as Nikki More

Damages

I recently opened a Netflix account. A free month was offered and I can never refuse anything free so I signed up. My main thought was that my kids needed something very easy to use and I loved the fact that I could add it to our Wii which is currently in their room. I refuse to put cable into their room because all I could picture was them channel surfing all night but not really watching much of anything so Netflix was an excellent option because they can pick what they like and watch it, pause it, and get back to it. There are also no commercials. I hate my kids watching commercials because they usually end up begging me for something they magically figure we need because some kid on TV was having so much fun with it. Anyways, enough about Netflix. I’m on here to write about a spectacular TV show that I ended up watching on Netflix for hours on end named Damages. A show many of you have not yet watched but NEED to check out.

When I first read reviews on Damages my first thought was here we have yet another lawyer show but looks can be very deceiving. This show has taken me on quite the roller coaster ride with it’s superb acting and thrilling script. You never know what’s going to happen next…literally. The twists and turns left me on the edge of my seat and I fell in love with each and every character no matter how cold and evil they were.

Damages begins with one of the main characters running out of an elevator bloody and confused onto the street then it goes back to tell the story of what happened to her. I love when a show grabs your attention in the first minute and keeps your attention all the way through. It’s a sign of wonderful writing and acting.

As you continue to watch Damages you get to know (or think you know) each and every character and what they’re capable of doing to win a case. There’s a young lawyer named Ellen Parsons who is fresh out of law school and looking for a job. She is approached by a brilliant lawyer Patty Hewes and given the opportunity of a lifetime. To work at her firm and become her protegee. She takes on the challenge and that’s where everything begins. She soon comes to the realization that Patty Hewes will do whatever it takes to win and will stomp on anyone who gets in her way.

I can’t say enough good things about this show. Each character plays their role so well. If you want to check this show out you can watch it on Netflix or rent or buy all four seasons.

Damages was originally airing on FX and is now broadcast on DirecTV. It premiered on July 24, 2007 and they are currently producing the fifth and final season as of October 2011 but they have not said when it will air. Who knows what will happen in season five. Will Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons go head to head like the final show in season four suggests? I’m excited to find out!!

There have been a few teasers as to who will be joining the show for season five. Word is that Ryan Phillipe will play a major role as well as Jenna Elfman, the star of Dharma and Greg, who will play an investment bank employee troubled by her company’s conduct. I think we’re in for a treat and I can’t wait.

Cast:

Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parson
Tate Donovan as Tom Shayes
Ted Danson as Arthur Forbisher
Anastasia Griffith as Katie Connor
Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fiske
Noah Bean as David Connor
Timothy Olyphant as Wes Krulik
William Hurt as Daniel Purcell
Marcia Gay Harden as Claire Maddox
Campbell Scott as Joe Tobin
Martin Short as Leonard Winstone
Lily Tomlin as Marilyn Tobin
John Goodman as Howard T. Erickson
Chris Messina as Chris Sanchez
Dylan Baker as Jerry Boorman

Season 5:
Ryan Phillipe as Channing McClaren

The Big Bang Theory=Big Laughs

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I can’t quite figure out why but The Big Bang Theory cracks me up every week. I think what makes this show work is not the writing although the writing is amazing. I always wondered who writes Sheldon’s lines. Is it someone super smart who knows every big word in the human language or is it someone who reads dictionaries all day long to write Sheldon’s dialogue. If anybody has a picture of the writer or knows a little something about him I’d be interested to hear it. Anyways, back to what makes The Big Bang Theory hilarious. I think it’s that every character fits so well together on this show. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle. If one piece is missing it ruins the entire puzzle.

Sheldon, whom I believe to be the star of the show, is brilliant. I wonder how many nights he practices his lines over and over again to memorize them. His script is the most difficult script I’ve ever heard in my life! I can barely pronounce one word in his script let alone the slew of complicated scientific facts he spews every episode. He’s also funny with all of his rules, OCD tendencies and over thinking every situation in his life. I will admit I do like Penny although I think she appeals to the male audience more. Her character is the dumb blonde. She never quite grasps any of the conversations the socially awkward “geeks” are having and her knowledge of Star Trek and comic books  is quite lacking which everyone always finds appalling. Howard Wolowitz and Rajesh are the two characters that make me laugh the hardest. Howard is goofy, has no idea how to deal with women and his loud wardrobe alone makes me crack up before he even speaks. Rajesh has the funny tourist character who can’t speak to women unless he’s drinking alcohol but has more luck with the ladies than his overly confident friend Howard. Leonard is funny in his own way and he’s the only one in the group who ends up dating Penny. The new character Amy Farrah Fowler, Sheldon’s friend but others believe to be his girlfriend, fits in perfectly! She’s Sheldon except a woman. One episode I would love to see them do is a makeover episode for Amy. I think that would pull in plenty of viewers. From drab nerd to fashionable beauty. I also think it’s about time they  finally give Sheldon a girlfriend. I’d definitely watch that.

A little bit about The Big Bang Theory:

The Big Bang Theory is created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. It has won the best comedy series TCA award and Jim Parsons won the award for individual achievement in comedy. The show has also won People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy and Parsons also won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series. He was also awarded a Golden Globe for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series-Comedy or Musical. Something you may not know is originally the writers went a completely different direction with the characters in the original pilot. Only Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons were in the cast and the female lead, Katie,  was played by Amanda Walsh and was envisioned as tough but vulnerable on the inside. They refused to pick up the series but gave them a chance to revise it because, as hard as it is to believe, it sucked. They rewrote the entire thing and cast Kaley and Simon and Kunal and were finally approved to air what would later be known as one of the funniest shows on TV.

Cast:

Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon’s roommate and friend and in earlier episodes he was dating Penny.

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, Leonard’s brainiac roommate with OCD tendencies.

Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Leanord and Sheldon’s good-looking but intellectually challenged next door neighbor.

Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz, the overly confident friend with a loud wardrobe.

Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali, the shy friend who can’t talk to women without drinking alcohol.

Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, Sheldon’s friend.

Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski, Penny’s co-worker and Howard’s girlfriend.

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