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The Morning After: Theory Reconfirmed

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The problem with the idea behind A Second Look At… is that if the second look proves to be pretty much exactly like the first, the results aren’t so interesting. Thus with The Big Bang Theory, which last night turned out to be as stereotyped and predictable as the first time around.

The episode, in which Halo 3 figured prominently, did however raise the question: why does it always look so unconvincing when actors pretend to play videogames in TV shows? It’s usually just thumbs flailing around, and someone shaking a controller at a fake TV. Discuss. Or discuss any of the other shows you watched last night, or the strike-stricken talk shows that you didn’t.