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Old November 11 2010, 05:26 PM   #31
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. . . even close to something like How I Met Your Mother.
And we fans of TBBT thank God for that.
Actually, I'd put them on about the same level. They're the only two traditional sitcoms I watch and I think they're both torn between the fact that they have some truly original ideas but are committed to following sitcom conventions. That's why they're both standout sitcoms but fall short of greatness and occasionally dissolve into really bad cliches. Yes, I take television too seriously.
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Old November 11 2010, 05:35 PM   #32
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I was wondering why there wasn't a thread for the show last week and now I see one.

I quite like it. In fact, it's the only sitcom I currently watch.

Loved the episode a couple weeks back with Katee Sackhoff and George Takei.
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Old November 11 2010, 05:40 PM   #33
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. . . even close to something like How I Met Your Mother.
And we fans of TBBT thank God for that.
Actually, I'd put them on about the same level. They're the only two traditional sitcoms I watch and I think they're both torn between the fact that they have some truly original ideas but are committed to following sitcom conventions. That's why they're both standout sitcoms but fall short of greatness and occasionally dissolve into really bad cliches. Yes, I take television too seriously.
I wanted to like HIMYM really badly, but it just wasn't working for me. I rented the DVDs and started watching and I just wasn't laughing, except when Neil Patrick Harris was on the screen. He was hilarious, but he alone was not enough to make me continue on with the show. I actually really really like the other actors on the show but their characters are not at all likeable or funny to me, it was sad.

I have steered clear of comedies for the past several years because they just aren't funny, they are so typical and cheesy. The only exceptions have been Arrested Development, Big Bang Theory, and now Modern Family. Modern Family airs Wednesday and Big Bang Theory on Thursday, so we save them to watch together on Friday and it's like the perfect comedy block for us.
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Old November 12 2010, 12:26 AM   #34
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Arrested Development would be my favourite American sitcom of the 20 years or so. Modern Family I just can't get into. I've tried. My girlfriend loves it but aside from a scene here or there it doesn't work for me.
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Old November 12 2010, 01:40 AM   #35
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I just started Modern Family last night. We watched 3 episodes so far. It's alright. I laugh a few times. But it's nowhere near the level of 30 Rock or Office or anything like that. I don't get the praise.
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Old November 12 2010, 01:51 AM   #36
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I do wish TBBT would do more of the geeky stuff we saw back in season 1. I watched an old episode where their lights are being controlled by internet users all over the world .

Scrubs is my favourite comedy of all time but TBBT is a dam funny runner up.
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Old November 12 2010, 02:20 AM   #37
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Old November 12 2010, 02:29 AM   #38
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So Charelyn Yi was on Conan last night

She mentioned that she auditioned for a popular sitcom. She didn't get the humor and desperately wanted to get fired.

Apparently the show she auditioned for was The Big Bang Theory.

She mentioned the scene was heating a cup of noodles with a laser beam.
Good woman

Though actually she wasn't very funny herself...
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Old November 12 2010, 02:34 AM   #39
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I just started Modern Family last night. We watched 3 episodes so far. It's alright. I laugh a few times. But it's nowhere near the level of 30 Rock or Office or anything like that. I don't get the praise.
It helps that I wasn't expecting much when I first watched the premiere, I watched a sneak preview online before it aired and so there hadn't been any reviews or praise yet. I was hooked by the Lion King scene where he holds the baby in the air...I was literally rolling on the floor laughing when I saw that, it was so perfect. And the show has continued to impress me, not because the story lines are all that original, but because of specific moments in the show that just excite uncontrollable laughter in me. And I would have agreed with you about The Office a few years ago, but it hasn't been making me laugh out loud all that much in the past couple of seasons.

Anyway, back to Big Bang Theory...Kaley Cuoco was written out of two episodes entirely and mostly out of a third one because of her leg injuries (horseriding incident), but I can honestly say I didn't really notice her absence right away. I think the show was still pretty great without her. She does make a nice addition though.
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Old November 12 2010, 03:25 AM   #40
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Old November 12 2010, 04:08 AM   #41
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maybe ive not seen enough, as im watcing on UK channel E4, but couldnt Penny have just appeared via Sheldons robot? the robot doing all the walking for her.
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Old November 12 2010, 04:13 AM   #42
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For what reason wouold Penny do that? She doesn't have a broken leg, the actress does.
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Old November 12 2010, 07:21 AM   #43
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I love when they make Star Trek references. I haven't been this happy about a Star Trek reference in the show since Sheldon mentioned "The Star Trek: The Original Series/Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Trouble with Tribbles Crossover Episode" twice in one episode. Sheldon quoting "Star Trek: First Contact" for dramatic effect and Leonard taking a shot at "Star Trek: Nemesis" elated me.
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Old November 12 2010, 01:21 PM   #44
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and Leonard taking a shot at "Star Trek: Nemesis" elated me.
Yeah that was probably my biggest moment of the night.
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Old November 12 2010, 04:59 PM   #45
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For what reason wouold Penny do that? She doesn't have a broken leg, the actress does.
I believe that is why a TV has writers, to get around little problems like this, after all Sheldon had not broken his leg, and he used it.
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