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

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Season 8
The Big Bang Theory

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67%

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Critic Ratings: 9

72%

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User Ratings: 574
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 22, 2014
2
Air date: Sep 22, 2014
3
Air date: Sep 29, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 6, 2014
5
Air date: Oct 13, 2014
6
Air date: Oct 20, 2014
7
Air date: Oct 30, 2014
8
Air date: Nov 6, 2014
9
Air date: Nov 13, 2014
10
Air date: Nov 20, 2014
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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

Kaley Cuoco
as Penny
Johnny Galecki
as Leonard
Jim Parsons
as Sheldon
Simon Helberg
as Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar
as Rajesh Koothrappali
Melissa Rauch
as Bernadette Rostenkowski
Mayim Bialik
as Amy Farrah Fowler
Billy Bob Thornton
as Dr. Oliver Lorvis
Laurie Metcalf
as Mary Cooper
Regina King
as Mrs. Davis
Brian George
as Dr. V.M. Koothrappali
Jim Meskimen
as Doctor/Man
Matt Bennett
as Josh Wolowitz
Annie O'Donnell
as Mrs. Lorvis
Michael Dempsey
as Security Guard
Mark Sheridan Barrett
as Security Guard No. 2
Christine Baranski
as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
Carol Ann Susi
as Mrs. Wolowitz
Kara Luiz
as Jeanie
Paul Wilson
as Prof. Thorne
Michael Reetz
as Photographer
Molly Morgan
as Hostess
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Critic Reviews for The Big Bang Theory Season 8

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Saying that, every good show needs to reflect the time in which it is set, and in its own way The Big Bang Theory is attempting to do just that.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is just the episode we needed to quench our theory thirst.

Jan 14, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The old status quo is back in full force.

Sep 24, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

There's a lot to be excited about with regard to this coming season.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

I watched all seven episodes that had aired so far this season and didn't so much as expel air forcefully from my nose in response to any of the jokes.

Nov 19, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Actually, The Big Bang Theory is just the same as it ever was, which should reassure Sheldon at least.

Oct 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Penny's job, and the potential for her to gain confidence and out-earn fiancé Leonard for the first time, could prove to be the change that bears the most funny fruit this season.

Sep 24, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With the show safe for at least two more seasons, there's no motivation for the writing staff to try harder.

Sep 24, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Wow. That season premiere was an utter disappointment in the laughs department. It was more depressing than funny.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

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.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • 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.
  • Oct 18, 2015
    It's hard to believe this show is as popular as it is. The amount of storyline errors, errors in set design, acting errors, jokes that are not funny, pretty much everything makes me think that both the producers of the show and the audience had never been to college. Maybe the success could be chalked up to the fact that the producers are lobbying Hilary Clinton for support, she does seem very interested in the education system lately so there's a correlation right there. An example of how confused things are in The Big Bang is the character Raj. Raj had a problem speaking which is supposedly caused by women being present. However, when the old gang are in the lunch room or at the restaurant Penny works at, Raj, surrounded by women, could speak, except when he was looking straight at a woman. Maybe that was the problem, either looking a woman straight in the face was too much for him, or just his location while doing so. The inconsistencies are not nearly as annoying as the running gag aspect of Raj's predicament, and it is relieving that the character no longer has that problem. I'm going to bring up the character Penny because the actress Kaley Cucco has transcended her show to become a part of the steady diet promulgated by the organization behind those annoying 10 best or 20 things you should know etc lists. I haven't examined the lists carefully but they seem to be oriented towards convincing us that Ms. Cuoco is very beautiful. The male professor characters in the show, and often times their female counterparts, seem to have been convinced of Ms. Cuoco's beauty, though the lists obviously appeared after the show, it seems to be a case of mutual reciprocation that has become stuck in a very boring groove . For me, I have a hard time ranking her better or worse than the other gals in the show, the point really being made for me is that the constant judgements being passed on a character's physical appearance, and jokes associated with such judgements, was another cause of deterioration of my interest in the show. After watching more episodes than I would have liked to have watched, I have stopped watching it.
  • Sep 22, 2015
    The show is not what it was when it started. 8 years ago it was smart, sophisticated, higher-than-high school type of humor. Now it is not even funny anymore. It turned into a regular soap opera about who's going out with whom, and who's going to break up and move on in the next episode. Shame to the directors. Shame to the writers. Viewers - I do not recommend watching anything past Season 7. It's better stay unfinished than ruined like it became for me.
  • Aug 08, 2015
    It's clear that the writers of this show know absolutely nothing of who they're trying to depict. No actual "Geek" or "Nerd" would watch this garbage. It's just awful in every way and not funny. On top of all that it has a laugh-track! what is this the 1960s? Shame on everyone involved in this disgusting show.

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