Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nerd Girl of Note #33

Kaley Cuoco first hit my radar on 8 Simple Rules... for Dating my Teenage Daughter. Gotta say, I didn't really feel her. Annoying, prom queen, popular girl? Pass. Since then she has done a lot of nerd-friendly stuff, including Charmed, and the excellent The Big Bang Theory as Penny.

In a lot of ways, Penny really makes tBBT work. Obviously Leonard and Sheldon are the focus of the show, Penny has a bigger effect than the plot device origin of her character type. She gets to be the wacky neighbor without being at all wacky. She provides sexual tension with Leonard, but also intellectual tension for Sheldon, and the show as a whole.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...


Mayren said...

i love this actress, she even did a stint on Charmed before it ended, but i love "Big Bang Theory". It's goofy, nerdy, and sooo funny.

I love that i work 2 blocks from CAL-Tech and can understand the occasional regional reference.
This show is surprisingly good about keeping regional references to a minimum.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I only saw a few Charmed episodes with her. I also remember her from some Lifetime movie, "Fat Like Me" or some such thing.

@Cal - Did you realize my last banner had Mila on it? Didn't really look like her, but it was :-)

Keith said...

She is very hot. I've never really seen her before, but she's definitely a babe.

Phronk said...

I approve!

I've only seen a few episodes of Big Bang Theory, but I just acquired the whole first season and can't wait to watch it. Partly because of her.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Phronk - You will not be disappointed. It is a smart, funny show.

Anonymous said...

She is amazing!

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