The Big Bang Theory: Season 2 (2008 - 2009)


Season 2
The Big Bang Theory

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Critic Ratings: 7


Audience Score

User Ratings: 516
User image


Air date: Sep 22, 2008
Air date: Sep 29, 2008
Air date: Oct 6, 2008
Air date: Oct 13, 2008
Air date: Oct 20, 2008
Air date: Nov 3, 2008
Air date: Nov 10, 2008
Air date: Nov 17, 2008
Air date: Nov 24, 2008
Air date: Dec 8, 2008
Show More Episodes

The Big Bang Theory: Season 2 Photos

Tv Season Info

Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) & Bill Prady ("Dharma & Greg") co-created this new comedy about a pair of brilliant physicists -- roommates Leonard (Johnny Galecki - "Roseanne") and Sheldon (Jim Parsons - "Judging Amy," "Garden State") -- who understand how the universe works but have no clue about how to interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny (Kaley Cuoco, "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter") moves in next door. Sheldon is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz (Simon Helberg -- "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") and Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar, "Huck & Holden"). However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities ... including love.

Critic Reviews for The Big Bang Theory Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Jim Parsons is a riot and is reason enough to tune in each week.

Sep 11, 2013 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Big Bang has evolved beyond its simple premise.

Sep 27, 2013 | Full Review…

If they can keep the funny coming, I will keep watching.

Sep 27, 2013 | Full Review…

Sheldon is the main engine for the show's geek dynamic.

Sep 27, 2013 | Full Review…

Prickly Sheldon has become a character to love, and Parsons is doing something rare on network TV: making intellectualism admirable, even heroic.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Frankly, any show that weaves in multiple jokes about Comic-Con and employs its own science consultant can't be all bad.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I have to give the show's writers credit for zigging where I assumed they would zag, and saving all "the gang goes arctic" stuff for the coda (where, I confess, it was funny enough that I kinda wished this episode had been all-North-Pole-all-the-time).

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Big Bang Theory: Season 2

  • May 09, 2019
    Hilarious amazing love it
  • Dec 31, 2018
    This show is so funny, I can not get enough of it!
  • Dec 16, 2018
    Appropriately quantifies characters behaviors.
  • Oct 25, 2017
    Fantastic season I could not stop laughing
  • Oct 20, 2017
    Definitely saw a lot of improvements in this season. It's a sitcom, so don't expect much other than REALLY hilarious jokes or REALLY bad jokes.
  • Aug 20, 2017
    i really love their script and acting, smart but it isn't tedious and easy to be remembered
  • Jun 06, 2017
    Much better season! A lot funnier, and a lot more great episodes! The last third was better than the first two thirds, and the finale was great! I tried to watch it last night but fell asleep, as I wanted to finish this second season the same day/time I did It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia! The season finale cliffhanger was great, and I'm really looking forward to the next season premiere! I'm not sure if I'd say it's as good as the last season finale cliffhanger, but it's very close! Also, this season finale introduced one of my favorite things about the show, a word Sheldon will frequently use (at least for a few more seasons) in the show!
  • Feb 15, 2017
    BBT's Season 2 is ridiculously boring and refuses to give any potential to what the characters can do besides interact inside one apartment room, I don't get how this show gets such good ratings and earns infinite renewals. For example, in "The Panty Pinata", I get that Sheldon and Penny are destined to bully each other forever as yin-yang but that's all the episode ever made out to be, "Euclid Alt" had a funny ending but everything before that episode was pure repetitive failures of Sheldon to get a decent ride anywhere or to pass his driving test.
  • May 21, 2016
    This show gets even better and better :)
  • Mar 05, 2016
    The Big Bang Theory: Season 2 Still fresh and simply entertaining

News & Features