For all the TV we watch, we inevitably recognize that not all of it is easy to track down. Pay-cable series dominate much of the casual conversation, yet relatively few subscribe to the services when entertainment comes for free on the major networks, or even cheaply with basic cable. So how are we to catch up on the latest 'Game of Thrones' or 'Dexter,' without waiting for DVDs or expensive services? With completely illegal and in-no-way-recommended piracy, of course! So what were the most pirated TV shows of 2012?
The Big Bang Theory
As fans of 'The Big Bang Theory' well know there are one or two things about society that egghead Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) finds a trifle superfluous. Yet you'd think for all the childish pursuits he and his fellow 'Big Bang Theory' nerds undertake, he'd be a bit more open to the magic of Christmas. Will the latest episode of CBS' mega-hit comedy "The Santa Simulation" find a way to change his mind? Check out a sneak peek inside to find out!
Enjoying its highest-rated season to date, 'The Big Bang Theory' is at no shortage of famous guest stars in its sixth year, already featuring the likes of Buzz Aldrin and returning 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' stars Wil Wheaton and Levar Burton, so who might be next to 'Bang' out an appearance? About the last person you'd expect Sheldon Cooper to tangle with, tough-as-nails 'Southland' star Regina King! Find out what's got Sheldon in trouble inside!
Because there can never be enough reasons to threaten the relationship between Leonard and Penny, right? 'The Big Bang Theory' will air its latest Halloween-themed episode tonight with "The Holographic Excitation" but it's Leonard who should really be scared. Upcoming episodes will see the introduction of a character from 'Mad Men' and 'Alphas' star Ryan Cartwright, one who might be in a position to put a dent in the newly reinstated couple's relationship. But is he all talk?
All Hallow's Eve will soon approach, and who better to get excited about all the costumed possibilities than the cosplay nerds of 'The Big Bang Theory"? But all is not well between our favorite couples, even in matching costumes, so what do the new clips reveal about Thursday's "The Holographic Excitation"?
Well, when your greatest claim to fame is being the earliest living man to walk on the surface of the moon, what else are you going to do? The last few years have seen a wealth of Hollywood appearances for legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, popping up in everything from '30 Rock' to 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' but will an upcoming appearance on 'The Big Bang Theory' season 6 prove to be the final frontier?
Sheesh, cut the guy a break, eh? While earlier today we learned of yet another out-of-this-world headache that Howard Wolowitz would face during his time up in outer space, it seems even back on Earth the challenges are never ending for 'The Big Bang Theory' character. In spite of his many efforts to distance himself from his mother over the years, what happens when she finds a new man of her own? And one with a face chewed off by hyenas, at that? Okay, we might be exaggerating a bit.
Let 'The Big Bang Theory' stand as proof, even from the deep dark recesses of outer space, there really is no way to escape an angry woman. Though everyone's favorite CBS nerd comedy won't return for another week, entering into a stiff Thursday competition that includes 'The Office' and 'Glee,' the eye has issued yet another clip from season premiere episode "The Date Night Variable." Last time, we saw Howard struggling to deal with his mother from afar, but who now is giving him a hard time from the confines of Earth?
Who wants to wait a full week for fresh footage of 'The Big Bang Theory' season 6 premiere "The Date Night Variable," when we've go a sneak peek clip right here? After all, it isn't every sitcom that plausibly gets to go to outer space, so why not enjoy it? And just because Howard Wolowitz is up in space, doesn't mean that he'll be any further away from the domineering influence of his mother! Will he successfully man up and move out?