The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 (2014 - 2015)


Season 8
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Air date: Sep 22, 2014

In the Season 8 premiere, Amy and Leonard take a surprise road trip to Arizona to retrieve Sheldon, while Penny goes on a job interview at Bernadette's company, and Howard has problems wrapping his head around Stuart's relationship with Mrs. Wolowitz.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2014

Sheldon is ordered to teach a class, and the gang is surprised when Howard signs up to take it; and tensions between Penny and Bernadette afford Amy an opportunity to play one against the other.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2014

Wolowitz is nervous after NASA asks him to throw out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Angels game. (C) CBS

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Air date: Oct 6, 2014

Raj's girlfriend, Emily, gives Penny the cold shoulder after he reveals some info about their past history; and the guys contemplate buying into Stuart's comic-book emporium.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2014

Amy and Bernadette accuse Penny of being a "buzzkill? after she gets an email from work during their Vegas weekend. (C) CBS

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Air date: Oct 20, 2014

Sheldon and Raj undertake an underground research expedition that turns into a test of how long before they get under each other's skin. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny argue about money, and go to Wolowitz and Bernadette for advice.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2014

Penny's flirtatious sales pitch leaves a doctor-client smitten and the guys must pitch in to help her deal with him, while, Bernadette and Amy debate whether female scientists ought to play the sexuality card.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2014

Amy and Bernadette organize a prom to be held atop the guys' apartment complex, but Sheldon is leery of all the prom pomp, circumstance and romancing that goes with it.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2014

Leonard needs surgery for a deviated septum, and Sheldon gets his nose out of joint because he feels an operation is too dangerous and that his roommate may not make it out alive. Meanwhile, a distraught Raj learns his parents have divorced on the eve of their 40th anniversary.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2014

It's a banner day for Sheldon as he bids a sad farewell to his "Fun With Flags" podcast. Meanwhile, Leonard, Howard and Raj probe a late professor's research in search of some hidden significance; and Bernadette is surprised when Penny reveals how her co-workers really feel about her.

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Relationships dominate Series 8 of The Big Bang Theory, but the gang continues to find difficulties around every corner. Penny and Leonard both blossom and flounder in the wake of their engagement, while Sheldon and Amy seem to make progress, though Amy is still unhappy about their slow pace. Raj, too, has a steady girlfriend in Emily, but she has a few quirks he finds unappealing. Howard and Bernadette face an awkward situation when Stuart moves in with Howard's mother and Howard becomes especially frustrated after they develop a mother/son bond. But, the gang bands together to help Howard cope with a big personal crisis.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Galecki
Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons
Sheldon Cooper
Simon Helberg
Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar
Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik
Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch
Bernadette Rostenkowski
Brian George
Dr. V.M. Koothrappali
Laura Spencer
Emily Sweeney
Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking
John Ross Bowie
Barry Kripke
Robert Clotworthy
Headmaster Edwards
Matt Mittelman
Tech Support
Max Alder
Zombie
David Barrera
Officer Hernandez
Chuck Lorre
Executive Producer
Bill Prady
Executive Producer
Steven Molaro
Executive Producer
Jeremy Howe
Writer
David Saltzberg
Writer
Eric Kaplan
Writer
Mark Cendrowski
Director
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Audience Reviews for The Big Bang Theory: Season 8

  • Dec 12, 2015
    Season 8 is another funny and great season of "Chuck Lorre's" hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory". The majority of the episodes have been good. The series finale wasn't very entertaining, sometimes I feel TV comedies are turned into "Soap Operas". The acting in Season 8 is good, "Jim Parsons" is still an amazing actor. This season was filmed very well, except sometimes I feel the "Chuck Lorre" doesn't work as hard on the show as he used to. Season 8 was still funny but not as funny as previous seasons, this is because it's the eighth season and a lot has been already done. "The Big Bang Theory" is still a humorous show, but not as good as previous seasons. If you are a person who likes comedies then I recommend watching "The Big Bang Theory" as it is a funny show. I give "The Big Bang Theory: Season 8" a 7/10.
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  • Dec 20, 2020
    Who in their right mind ended the season like that. Who thought, ‘For added drama l'm going to make Leonard technically cheat on Penny by having him make out with a fellow scientist when he went on expedition with Stephan hawking in season 6.' Seriously who made this happen!
  • Nov 25, 2020
    This show as a whole is terrible, this season is no different than any other season, it's bland, uses a laugh track to pass for comedy, all the main characters are terrible, but unlike other shows that have terrible characters like Seinfeld we're supposed to root for these people. It can be homophobic, sexist, racist all in one bland package, not worth your time.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    I LOVED season 8!! It was one of the funniest on the show since season 2, I really dont see why all the backlash. The ending was very disappointing for sure, but for the other 90% I had a great time watching it.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    This show is so funny, I can not get enough of it!
  • Jul 30, 2017
    A lot more good episodes than the last season, but I still can't help but think it wasn't as good. Maybe I just wasn't as invested in, like, the storyline or something. But, this season was pretty consistent, and pretty consistently just ok. Watchable, but nothing excelling like previous seasons. I definitely understand why it wasn't nominated for the best comedy series Emmy, I think I understand why the next two weren't, and I think they get worse (the next two seasons.) This is the last season I'll be reviewing, until next year when Season 11 ends, because I don't own Season 9 on DVD yet (whole Black Friday fiasco that you can could see on my YouTube channel dewlover420 if you wanted) and I've also already reviewed seasons 9 and 10 from when I finished them the seasons at the end of the their respective seasons! (2015-2016, and 2016-2017, in case that wasn't clear!) So I guess that just meant, or I just meant, that I won't be re-watching Season 9! I don't own Season 10 yet, because I wouldn't, because I get them every Black Friday (they're on sale for $10! All of them! The seasons! All of the seasons!)
  • Jun 26, 2017
    Though it's not up to the same standards as some of the previous seasons, The Big Bang Theory continues to maintain decent storylines with relatable and lovable characters, even if the jokes do begin to get repetitive.
  • Sep 27, 2016
    The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 Eight season and the engine is still running
  • Jan 17, 2016
    Having watched every episode up to season 8, I have found this season the least funniest. Though it wasn't in anyway "bad" it was just not up to the same standards as the other 7. I found that the jokes were reasonably funny, but none of them got me laughing out very loud the way some of the earlier episodes would.
  • Oct 27, 2015
    Generally pretty funny, even if a lot of the jokes seems overused. Good for some light-hearted entertainment.

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