How Not to Dress Up Like “The Big Bang Theory” Boys This Fall

The gang of geeks paired with the hottie Penny has been a recipe for sweet success on television. “The Big Bang Theory” will move into its 7th season pretty soon, and there has been a great reaction to the spoilers released so far.

Sheldon’s unique sense of humor, Leonard’s social awkwardness and just the sheer hilarity of the situations Howard and Raj get themselves in are great to watch.

The boys may have a great sense of humor, but not many would like to emulate them when it comes to style.
If you’ve been prepping up the wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming season, then this post will guide you on how NOT to dress up like the Big Bang Theory boss.

Sheldon

Sheldon’s style is all about layered clothes. He starts off with an undershirt with a round neck and full sleeves. He usually prefers statement tees over a standard under shirt.

The tees have the typical Bazinga! exclamation sign over them, Star Wars inscriptions, rock, paper, scissors or something scientific printed over them (it’s becoming too mainstream).

If you want to avoid dressing up like Sheldon, then go for simple tees with no scientific garb printed over them. A snazzy gingham shirt is also a great option as it can come in handy on multiple occasions. You can wear such shirts to a wedding, homecoming, business dinner etc. and look as dapper as possible–without coming across like an even more sociopathic version of Niles from the show “Frasier.”

Howard

Howard’s style is from the 70s. His poofed up hair tucked behind one hair, and shirt tucked into the pants (a bit too small) is reminiscent of a fabulous era that is long gone.

Howard wears checkered shirts in bright colors. He also buttons up the shirts and doesn’t roll up the sleeves.

So if you want to avoid looking like Howard then wear formal shirts, with no checkered prints. Try to make your look casual, and roll the sleeves as far as they can go. The next thing Howard is known for are bright pants and a shiny new belt. Avoid shimmering belts and wear simple black colored pants.

Leonard

Leonard typically sports army jackets, dull printed t-shirts underneath and a baggy pair of jeans. Also, he mostly wears oversized clothes. Thick rimmed glasses are another classic Leonard trademark.

Avoid emulating his style as oversized clothing can make you look like a fashion disaster. As for the glasses, they aren’t necessary, but you can go with lens of a rimless frame. Brightness is the key to your wardrobe when it comes to avoiding Leonard like looks.

Raj

Unlike the traditional Indian, young Raj likes to show off with tacky and nerdy outfits. His sense of style is largely made up of sleeveless plaid sweaters and a simple full sleeved shirt underneath. In some cases, he also wears front open sweaters, with plain shirts underneath.
To avoid Raj’s old-age style, you can consider high neck and polo neck sweaters. Make sure that the sweaters are in solid colors like gray, brown, black and blue.

The style ideas will help you avoid looking like the fashion outdated Big Bang Theory doppelgangers and let you do something different this season.

How do you plan to dress up this fall?

  

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Bullz-Eye’s 2013 TV Power Rankings

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When we published our first TV Power Rankings in 2005 listing the best shows on television, the revolution in TV viewing habits was well underway with cable shows like “The Sopranos” raising the bar for TV dramas. Meanwhile, DVDs and on-demand viewing started to change the way we watched our favorite programs and discovered new ones. Since then, the changes have only accelerated, and now many teenagers and people of all ages are addicted to streaming TV, watching everything by their own schedules. Many have even “cut the cord” and eliminated their cable TV subscriptions altogether. Water-cooler discussions about “must-see TV” have given way to shows aimed at niche audiences.

With these developments, the quality of the shows has improved dramatically. That may not be true for sitcoms and most of the stuff on network TV, but many have called this the new “golden era of television,” as the cable networks in particular have given talented writers and directors the freedom to create masterpieces like “The Wire” and “Breaking Bad.” Now with Netflix triumphantly entering the fray with the excellent “House of Cards,” the bar keeps getting raised even higher. I watch fewer movies these days as the quality rarely matches that of the best TV shows, which also have the advantage of developing characters over a much longer time period.

“Breaking Bad” has been one of our favorites for years, and it tops our list again as it completes its final season. When it’s all said and done, it will be part of every conversation of the best TV shows ever. Our list is dominated by cable TV dramas and we’ve left off reality shows. Some are entertaining, but none match the quality of the programs on our list.

We’ve kept spoilers to a minimum, but you might want to avoid some of the write-ups if you want to avoid learning about plot developments.

1. Breaking Bad

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Expectations for the fifth season of Vince Gilligan’s “Breaking Bad” would’ve been running high anyway, given that Season 4 concluded with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) bringing an explosive end to Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) while also revealing just how far he was willing to sink to get things his way. It doesn’t get much lower than poisoning a child to trick your former partner into working for you again, but the knowledge that it truly was the beginning of the end (i.e. the final season) really amped up the adrenaline. With posters for Season 5 showing Walt surrounded by stacks of cash and emblazoned with the tagline “Hail to the King,” the question at hand was whether or not Mr. White would be able to keep his ego in check successfully enough to take over Gus’s meth empire. The answer: not entirely. Although Mike (Jonathan Banks) agreed to join the operation more out of an attempt to help keep Jesse (Aaron Paul) safe, he quickly grew frustrated and tried to bail out, only to end up in a terminal tussle with Walt. Meanwhile, the domestic situation in the White house has reached all new levels of tension, thanks to a power struggle of sorts between Walt and Skyler (Anna Gunn). As the first half of Season 5 wrapped up, however, the biggest reveal of all took place, with Walt’s DEA-agent brother-in-law, Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), finally discovering that he’s the infamous Heisenberg. This show has yet to disappoint, and there’s no reason to think it’s going to start now. – Will Harris. Check out our “Breaking Bad” blog here and our Fan Hub page here.

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Bullz-Eye’s 2012 TV Power Rankings

So…where were we?

Oh, fine, let’s go ahead and deal with the elephant in the room: it’s been nine months since Bullz-Eye doled out its last TV Power Rankings. What can we say? There were a lot of good shows on the air between May 2011 and February 2012, and somewhere around late October, it just kind of reached a point where we said, “You know what? It’s way more fun to watch TV than it is to write about it.” Eventually, though, the powers that be pried us off the couch (there’s still an indentation where we were sitting), set us back in front of the computer, and said, “Look, the readers demand to know Bullz-Eye’s take on the best shows of the past year* and, frankly, they’re starting to get a little belligerent about it.”

(*Rounded up for statistical purposes.)

So here we are, ready to offer up our list of the 25 best shows on television** as well as several shows bubbling just under our list, plus a new section called “Still Too New to Call,” where we praise shows that seem pretty damned good after their first few episodes but simply haven’t been around long enough for us to feel comfortable including them in the other two lists.

(**Okay, technically, it’s the 24 best shows on television plus one show that hasn’t been on since 2010, but we’re so excited about that particular show coming back that we included it, anyway.)

All told, we hope you’ll walk away from this piece either nodding your head in agreement or wondering why you haven’t been watching some of these shows. If not, however, there’s a perfectly good Comments section that’s just waiting for your opinions about what’s good on TV.

Everybody ready? Then let’s get this thing started…

25. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

No, it’s not quite the same show it used to be, owing to the fact that the cast now consists of almost as many women as it does men, but with the series now in its fifth season, the trio of Kaley Cuouo, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik have probably infused “The Big Bang Theory” with more laughs than the it would’ve had at this point if it had stuck strictly to the original four geeks. The only question now is how much longer we’ll have to wait for Raj to come out of the closet…because, seriously, you don’t need to possess gay-dar to see that that’s what they’re leading up to.

24. Weeds (Showtime)

When we first picked back up with Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) for the seventh season of “Weeds,” she’d spent three years cooling her heels in the clink while the rest of the Botwin clan had been chillin’ in Copenhagen, but with Nancy being shifted to a halfway house in New York City, a family reunion was only inevitable. Big shock: Nancy started selling pot again. Possibly bigger shock: even going into its eighth season, “Weeds” is still reliably entertaining.

23. New Girl (Fox)

When it comes to watching “New Girl,” one’s level of appreciation is directly proportionate to how one feels about the concept of “adorkability,” which Zooey Deschanel brings to the small screen in seemingly limitless quantities as Jess, a too-cute twentysomething who moves in with a trio of guys on the heels of an excruciatingly bad breakup. As with most ensemble comedies, it’s taken time for the chemistry of the cast to find its feet, but it’s coming along nicely.

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