Your Monday nights are about to get a whole lot funnier. As most of you already know, The Big Bang Theory ’s Season 8 premiere is kicking things off on Monday nights now in lieu of its normal Thursday night lineup. (Thanks, football.) But don’t let this little schedule shift keep you from finding out what Sheldon & Co. have been up to since we saw them last May. Sheldon’s gone MIA, Leonard and Penny are engaged, Raj is actually getting laid. (And no this is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill). Basically, Season 7 proved to be a bit of a game-changer for our beloved nerds, so tuning in is pretty much mandatory. However, if you do, indeed, find yourself unable to watch Monday night’s back-to-back episodes live, there are a few other options to consider for your viewing pleasure. So go forth and may the WiFi be with you.
Geek Out Online
CBS loves The Big Bang Theory, and they want you to love it too. So just in case you can't find your way to a TV screen, the site does a great job in providing the latest episodes on the show's main page as early as the next day. And the best part is it's completely free. All you need is access to the Internet and you'll be all set.
Experiment With On Demand
For those with cable providers that include On Demand, viewers can watch The Big Bang Theory's premiere the very next morning. Simply click the "On Demand" button located on your remote, type in the series you're looking for in the search bar, and let your nerd flag fly. It's just that easy.
Calculate Your Financials
If worst comes to worst, you can always cough up some cash and pay for the episode yourself. Amazon, iTunes, and Vudu always allow their customers to buy episodes shortly after they air. You can even purchase the entire season in advance, if you'd prefer. And the great thing about this option is that you gain unlimited access to all of the episodes you buy. Because, let's face it, some of these scenes you're going to want to re-watch again and again.
As I mentioned in my Big Bang Theory Season 7 recap, there are quite a few pivotal moments on this show that you've really just got to see to believe (i.e. Sheldon and Amy's lip-locking session). Stuff like that immediately finds its way onto YouTube. So if you miss the live premiere and have absolutely no luck locating it anywhere else, you can always search YouTube videos to see if there's an important scene that you missed. It's not the most ideal situation, but it certainly beats remaining completely in the dark.