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Old January 12 2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

So what do you guys think of the TV series "The Big Bang Theory"? Are they painting us in a favorable light or mocking us? Personally, I think it's really funny...in a good way.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

They're poking fun to us geeks but not in any way that is offensive. More humorous and enjoyable. At the same time, they are paying homage to the many things we love like Battlestar Galactica, time machines, and Star Trek concepts. And the geek characters on the show, though they appear like stereotypes, have some depth to them. Some of them undergo a level of growth as people in the series.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:33 AM   #3
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

Love the show! Have all seasons.

Classmates at law school told me I was the only person they knew who understood most of what the guys were saying. Not the theories, of course, but at least identifying the scientific subjects. And of course almost all of the SF references.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:35 AM   #4
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

I like it. Funny and the characters are similar to people I know ( even the guy in my mirror). Of course they go a bit broad at times, because it is a comedy and most comedies do that with their characters.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:38 AM   #5
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

Just another dumb sitcom. It's okay for 2-3 episodes, and then you notice the repetitive and forced humour in each and every episode. Fantastic cast though.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:47 AM   #6
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

No. Watch stuff written by, say, Judd Appatow, Kevin Smith or the movie "Free Enterprise", if you want good, "nerd friendly" humor. They clearly have affection for their subject, because they ARE their subject.

I don't get that vibe from BBT.

No matter how they pad it, it still comes across as "Look, NURDZ, HUH HUH."

Besides, it's Chuck Lorre. Creator of "Two and a Half Men".

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Old January 12 2012, 05:25 AM   #7
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

i don't have a problem with it, and i really do enjoy it. i get a bit of a kick on how the mathematics you see written in the background is actually real. or at least tied to what their talking about when they reference said writings.
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Old January 12 2012, 05:42 AM   #8
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

I've been watching through it recently and I find it pretty funny. Sheldon is hilarious, but I'd never be able to stand more than five minutes if I were to meet him (or someone like him) in real life.
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Old January 12 2012, 05:48 AM   #9
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

Kelthaz wrote: View Post
Just another dumb sitcom. It's okay for 2-3 episodes, and then you notice the repetitive and forced humour in each and every episode. Fantastic cast though.
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Old January 12 2012, 05:54 AM   #10
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No.
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Old January 12 2012, 05:55 AM   #11
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

I do enjoy it. But haven't watched much of the latest season, as I'll wait until the DVD is released later in the year, and enjoy all of it then.
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Old January 12 2012, 06:01 AM   #12
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I've been watching through it recently and I find it pretty funny. Sheldon is hilarious, but I'd never be able to stand more than five minutes if I were to meet him (or someone like him) in real life.
In real life all the other nerds on the show would beat Sheldon's face into hamburger meat.

IMO the show is damn funny. I watch just three sitcoms and Big Bang is the best if the three. Obviously there's some nerds on the writing staff because they get so much right (though exaggerated as it's a sitcom not real life)..
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Old January 12 2012, 06:07 AM   #13
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

I've known a Sheldon or two (and even a few Wolowitzes) and managed not to beat them to a pulp. I'm more of a Leonard, myself. Though I went through a Raj like stage.
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Old January 12 2012, 06:08 AM   #14
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

I don't watch it regularly, since I'm not a fan of sit-coms in general, but I do really like what I've seen. I've seen hubby's friends do EXACTLY what Sheldon does at the comic store, heard hubby himself use the same arguments that Sheldon does,, and have listened in to hubby and his pals' conversations; it could easily pass for a script of TBBT.
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Old January 12 2012, 06:50 AM   #15
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Re: Big Bang Theory, yes or no?

I despise it. The writers seem to think that throwing in a reference to a sci-fi show somehow makes them "smart" or "hip" but it comes across as pandering. The jokes are flat, the characters even flatter and the situations contrived. I've sampled a few episodes due to how highly received it's been by sci-fi fans and I find myself hating it each and every time.
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