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#1 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio

I discovered this sitcom back in 2012. I enjoy it. The core group being comic book fans appealed to me. I enjoyed the episode with Stan Lee. I hated the episode where Raj put down dressing up as Aquaman, that showed ignorance from the writers. I hate the gay mannerisms that Raj developed in later episodes too. Overall it's a very good show. Good acting, funny, creative, different. So what things do you guys enjoy of it? What turns you off about it? Who's your favorite character or episode?

#2 Edited by russellmania77 (15396 posts) - - Show Bio

Not me

#3 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it but always hated that raj couldn't speak to girls

#4 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

it is OK. Characters are all DC fans though..

#5 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: Nah, they Acknowledge marvel no doubt but DC still gets more plugs overall.

#8 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone: I think it's because of the WB influence. The DC bias will be stronger. But they do talk Marvel and the man himself (Stan Lee) guest starred.

#9 Posted by lightsout (1829 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, there are

:D

Yea, they are pretty ignorant when it comes to comics. They apparently fact-check the science, but don't care to for comics/sci-fi. I mean..the one where they argue over "kryptonian sweat" perma-staining Superman's costume...*facepalm* (lacking both science & comic knowledge). I don't have a problem with Raj's behavior, I think it's funny. But they do need to just man-up & just make him gay. There's been so many signs he & Stuart would be an item. I feel the show is more character/cast driven - that they're funny personalities more than the writing being stellar (that, & the nerdy novelty of it all. Normally I'm not huge on multi-camera comedies).

#10 Edited by russellmania77 (15396 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackdog2009: u seriously asking me that? Sigh... ok. "Any big bang theory fans here" -not me, understand now??

#11 Edited by dondave (37520 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it

@kgb725 said:

I like it but always hated that raj couldn't speak to girls

He can talk to girls now

#12 Edited by Vaccine (277 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the show. Yes, it has gotten a little stale as the seasons went by but most TV series experiences slumps (here and there) as the number of seasons increases.

Enjoy: PENNY.

Turn-offs: I've never liked the Leonard character. I find him....annoying. Yes, even more so than Sheldon. Go figure.

Fav. Character: None. I'm okay with most of them.

Fav. Episode: There are quite a lot of good ones (for me). The most recent episode that I can think of (remember) is where Howard discovers his dad's letter and the rest of the gang had to give their own interpretation of the content of the letter in order to allow Howard to continue with his own imagination of what his dad was like. Each of the gang's interpretation was fake except for one and no one was to tell Howard which was the truth. It was up to him to decide on which story he preferred/liked best. It was a cool episode. :)

#13 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
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#15 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave: Yes I know it just took so long is what I mean

#16 Posted by Zijuun (854 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the first few seasons, I've watched episodes here & there. I haven't produced a single laugh with the current ones, they spam the laugh track way too often & if there was no laugh track, this show would utterly suck.

Though, this show is one of the only things I like on television (with the exception of animations).

#17 Edited by TheFirstLantern (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the show but sometimes i feel very annoyed by the writing. Cant put my finger on it yet.

#18 Edited by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: Wearing the logo bearing merchandise seems to always be a DC win on this Show.

#19 Edited by lightsout (1829 posts) - - Show Bio

@vaccine: That was a good ep, the emotion was very earnest

(weird, it didn't post right)

@zijuun for what it's worth, it's in front of a live audience (and to "defend" the people laughing at the things, I'd imagine laughing comes easier in a situation like that - live & with others).

#20 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13176 posts) - - Show Bio

i like it.

#21 Posted by ccraft (5278 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't tried it yet, I just finished SOA on Netflix, idk if BBT is in Netflix or not.

#22 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio

@thefirstlantern: It happens. I feel they lost track of Raj. The Sheldon being asexual is also annoying. They're very good with continuity though. I haven't seen much of the most recent episodes. Did Sheldon's sister ever appear again. That was a good one.

#23 Posted by lightsout (1829 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackdog2009: I would say they're not very good with keeping personalities consistent though (and I don't mean character growth) - specifically Sheldon. They have him be confused about certain things for laughs, when logically his "computer brain" should understand it.

#24 Posted by Mercy_ (92704 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope

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#25 Posted by cameron83 (7344 posts) - - Show Bio

It's okay.

The only thing I don't like is the dumb discussions that they have sometimes (eg,lightsout mentioned Kryptanite sweat,and I think I remember that episode). But I need to keep context in mind and realize that they are just doing it for comedy,not actual points.

And there seems to be a slight DC bias.

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#26 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone: True but whenever something from Marvel is present it at least involves the narrative or Stan Lee

#27 Edited by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The episode with 'Hulk hands!' was funny!!

2. Sheldon is Flash and runs to the Grand Canyon.

3. The Superman catches Lois in mid air, would kill her argument, was pretty awesome.

#28 Posted by lightsout (1829 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: I swear I wasn't being a nit-picker on that point, haha. I legitimately think if they care about being accurate scientifically (since these men work in the field), then if they wish to portray them as very well-versed fans of "nerd stuff", they should get those facts correct as well.

re: DC - they film on a WB studio, so there's probably a "deal" (/"requirement" lol)

#29 Posted by cameron83 (7344 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: I swear I wasn't being a nit-picker on that point, haha. I legitimately think if they care about being accurate scientifically (since these men work in the field), then if they wish to portray them as very well-versed fans of "nerd stuff", they should get those facts correct as well.

re: DC - they film on a WB studio, so there's probably a "deal" (/"requirement" lol)

Agreed.

But it doesn't bother me really with the DC thing because they also make mention of Marvel as well (and they don't smear it).

I mean,it's not exactly an equal representation,but whatev's lol

However,I laughed my ass off when the girls argued over Rulk lifting Thor's hammer (I think I even know the issue).

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#30 Edited by lightsout (1829 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: Very true, even having Stan Lee on. (Although I must say that given I lean-DC so I like it :p. When Sheldon "ran away" to the comic shop & was reading Teen Titans (#93 I think), I thought "ooo! I'm reading Teen Titans right now!" lol)

haha, I loved that part!

#31 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I was until S3. Show's been going downhill since then, but it seems to have picked back up a little in the last season.

#32 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Its alright.

I hated the episode where Raj put down dressing up as Aquaman, that showed ignorance from the writers. I hate the gay mannerisms that Raj developed in later episodes too.

Yeah I definitely agree with you on that. It felt very forced and unfunny.

The DC bias comes from it being a WB property. But I'm cool that at least the next generation will know who the Justice League are.

#33 Posted by Dernman (15105 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen more hate for the show then love for the show on comic sites including Comic Vine. While it's not as good as it once was I still enjoy it.

#34 Edited by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio

love it at first. then it got more money then its worth. then it died to me.

#35 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (17458 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it at first.. now I only watch if I don't have anything else to do..

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#36 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched a few episodes. Doesn't do much to positively portray comic book readers. That being said it's a comedy so I suppose it wouldn't do much to positively portray any demographic.

#37 Posted by Cezar_TheScribe (2614 posts) - - Show Bio

#38 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1821 posts) - - Show Bio

@spinningbirdcake: I think a spinoff show on Stewart in his comicbook store is a wasted opportunity.

#39 Posted by Krazy_Carmine (92 posts) - - Show Bio

I also discovered the show in 2012 and became instantly obsessed

#40 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't watch shows with laugh tracks unfortunately. They grate. As much hate as this show gets for stereotypes, I did read a very positive article comparing the 'Penny' character in the early season 1 to the less stereotypical version that debuted after the writer's strike. It made sense to me.

#41 Posted by Manchine (4169 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the show since the very start. Its one of the few shows me and the wife actually agree on watching. That and Fringe. =)

#42 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (5646 posts) - - Show Bio

It's an O.K. show.

#43 Posted by MatteoPG (1927 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it, even though it perpetrates a wrong stereotype about comic book fans/science enthusiasts: socially awkward, only talk with big words, uncapable of holding their liquor, unskilled in bed... I mean, they could have spread them over the characters, but they are all like that.

#44 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (5615 posts) - - Show Bio

Here I Iz Boi!! But yeah I love me some Shamey!

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#45 Posted by Rossnrachel4ever (82 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it, but I don't like most of the characters. Sheldon can be pretty funny, but sometimes I want to strangle him. Same for Howard. I don't care for Leonard at all, but his mom cracks me up. Penny is cool, but I don't like the other girls, although , when they decide to see what comics are all about and end up getting into an argument about Thor and Red Hulk is one of my favorite moments from the show. Raj is my favorite character and I really just watch now to see what happens with him. The stereotyping doesn't bother me so much because it's so cartoonish I don't know how anyone could find it believable. That and all the guys are pretty successful, so it could be worse.

#46 Edited by HeckTate (1220 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of the show overall. It follows the same basic formula of all Chuck Lorre Sitcoms: take two extremely stereotyped groups of people who you would expect to clash and make them interact with each other. Plus I hate that they try to pass off long or underused words as jokes to an audience that doesn't understand what those words mean. So for instance, they think it's hilarious to use "coitus" instead of "sex." My biggest hang up with this is that fans of the show think it's so great how they put these "nerds" forth as the main characters when normally they'd just be background losers. Yeah, it's great how they perpetuate stereotypes about how socially awkward intelligent people are, way to break the mold, guys.

#47 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (4334 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally have really enjoyed the show since it's beginning and have seen every episode. I dig all the comic and sci-fi references and enjoy picking stuff out of the backgrounds. I totally think Penny is hot, and is the icing on the cake.

#48 Edited by GraniteSoldier (7853 posts) - - Show Bio

We and my wife have enjoyed the show from season one. My favorite character is Sheldon, hers is Penny. There aren't any characters I dislike, although we both got tired of old Howard before he got married. He was the most annoying and least interesting.

The stereotypes I feel are slowly being broken down, but that's just me. I read comics and enjoy sci-fi and in my not-so-humble opinion am quite intelligent. If the stereotype bothers you, I think you take it too seriously.

#49 Posted by Deadgod (1434 posts) - - Show Bio

Stopped watching it after 4th season , it got stale after that , laugh tracks started getting abused to the point audience laugh is heard for every nerd or cultural reference .........& if you watch the show with all laugh removed on youtube it sure baffling how can any live audience which they claim to filmed in front of them can even find it funny & it becomes more of gripping drama about the day in the lives of four sociopath nerds having discussion on how to spend their evening lol . Also just too much stereotyping & never portraying comic book fans in a positive manner

#50 Edited by RustyRoy (12769 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it.