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wdm1219inpenna

Posted:
6/16/2013 5:41:36 PM

The Big Bang Theory

Being a fan of M*A*S*H, I'm also partial to other classic shows such as "All in the Family", "The Honeymooners", "I Love Lucy", "Adam-12" just to name a few.

I've not been into very many shows post M*A*S*H. Cheers never did much for me, Friends did even less. But one program that's current that I actually laugh out loud at is "The Big Bang Theory". I was curious if anyone else from this board watched the show and what they thought of it? I just today received Season 1 as a Father's Day present from my wife and son :)

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
6/16/2013 9:08:30 PM

This show really turns me off, I have to say... I say this show is partly to blame for why nerds today are crazy and deranged people, and why I no longer consider myself a nerd.

I mean, if this were really a show about nerds, I'd be interested, but since this is a Chuck Lorre show, we instead have to put up with a show about sex maniacs that just happen to have neurotic tendencies, and frankly, I'm a little sick and tired of almost every show on TV using sex as a selling point.

wdm1219inpenna

Posted:
6/16/2013 9:37:28 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
This show really turns me off, I have to say... I say this show is partly to blame for why nerds today are crazy and deranged people, and why I no longer consider myself a nerd.

I mean, if this were really a show about nerds, I'd be interested, but since this is a Chuck Lorre show, we instead have to put up with a show about sex maniacs that just happen to have neurotic tendencies, and frankly, I'm a little sick and tired of almost every show on TV using sex as a selling point.

Valid points all. I reckon this show makes me feel the same, about not feeling like a "nerd". In the context that you wrote this, I can fully see where you are coming from. In that respect, BBT is definitely a "guilty pleasure" on my part. Agreed other shows seem to also use sex as an underlying, or perhaps not so underlying, device in which to advance a plot or character development. One show I happened to try to watch one time, but turned it off 15 minutes into it, was an ABC show called "Happy Endings". I suppose the theory behind BBT is a bit more endearing because these characters to me are likeable. But a very interesting take Big Daddy.

Dani

Posted:
6/17/2013 1:54:17 AM

I'm a fan of the show but I agree that there are a lot of sex jokes (some of them quite explicit) that are used for cheap laughs. And I don't think it portrays nerds in a good light either. I mean, the nerds I knew back in high school were socially awkward yet sweet and I found that endearing. Yet the main character of the show is a narcissistic, childish, unfeeling nerd who is frequently ridiculed by his friends. But hey, it's one of the most popular shows on TV right now (even more so here in Canada) and I'd say it's funnier and better written than most of the crap out there.

Ms. Flagg

Posted:
7/1/2013 2:08:21 AM

I watch it, I think it's pretty funny. Though like Dani said, some of the jokes are explicit so I often try to avoid watching it with my parents.

The people who consider themselves "nerds" at my school are sort of like the BBT gang. I mean with the comics, and the shows they watch, but they are a lot less sexually charged.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
7/1/2013 3:15:49 AM

Ms. Flagg wrote:
I watch it, I think it's pretty funny. Though like Dani said, some of the jokes are explicit so I often try to avoid watching it with my parents.

The people who consider themselves "nerds" at my school are sort of like the BBT gang. I mean with the comics, and the shows they watch, but they are a lot less sexually charged.

That's kind of my point about nerds... believe me, when I was growing up, sex was one of the farthest things from a nerd's mind, which is why the characters on this show come off as not really being nerds at all. But again, like I said, this IS a Chuck Lorre show, and I've often wondered if Lorre himself is something of an addict who likes to live out fantasies he may have through the characters on his shows.

Ranger O'Reilly

Posted:
1/24/2014 8:26:35 PM

I tried to watch this because people kept recommending it, I didn't last more than about 10 minutes. I found the characters all too similar and not very likeable. M*A*S*H works because there is a variety of characters, someone everyone can relate to on some level.

phantomeagle

Posted:
4/8/2014 10:58:35 PM

Big Bang.....
Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
This show really turns me off, I have to say... I say this show is partly to blame for why nerds today are crazy and deranged people, and why I no longer consider myself a nerd.

I mean, if this were really a show about nerds, I'd be interested, but since this is a Chuck Lorre show, we instead have to put up with a show about sex maniacs that just happen to have neurotic tendencies, and frankly, I'm a little sick and tired of almost every show on TV using sex as a selling point.

Here here.

wdm1219inpenna

Posted:
4/23/2015 4:34:39 PM

Isn't it funny how our tastes may change? I posted here about 2 years ago, but honestly, I've not felt at all compelled to watch any new Big Bang episodes in the past 2 to 3 seasons now. The "schtick" finally grew old for me. :)

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