The Big Bang Theory...

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    alchemist

    alchemist Not on holidays

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    ...best comedy on television right now?

    Discuss

    (anything with lines like "he has more tics than a Lymes disease research facility" has to be a winner)
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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    Adore this show. Sheldon is just pure comedy gold. And yeah, the lines in it are amazing; sharp, witty and oh-so-clever.


    Possibly the best one is Sheldon being drunk while giving a speech.

    The show's fondly known as "Bazinga" (as in, "woot, Bazinga is on tonight!") after Sheldon's brilliant catchphrase.
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Excellent show. Sheldon is the perfect comedy monster, surrounded by the other comedy-magnet characters.

    (Shame that Channel Four** shows two episodes one week (good) and none the next (bad), like this week.)







    ** - I still can't get digital, so can't see BBT on whichever of Four's digital channels it's on.
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    sloweye

    sloweye Lord Shaman.

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    Not seen as much as i'd like but what i have has been very good.
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    Rodders

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    I love watching this show. I've always had a soft spot for nerds. (I enjoy the IT Crowd too.)

    Still missing Spaced though. :(
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    Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Former Comment Giver

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    Absolutely love the show and have watched it since it started. My wife started watching it with me, and thought it was the worst comedy she had ever seen, but still watched it with me, now she can't stop! So it's good enough to win people over. (She has been buying me the box-sets as gifts now and then which is even better)

    I love the fact that the science (even if I can't follow it) is apparently real (The whiteboards seen around the apartment always contain science in-jokes amongst the equations - not that I get them), the geek jokes, the brilliance of the characters - where else would you find a show where the main traditional geek character (Leonard), normally the comic relief is the normal character.

    Pure genius, and one that is rapidly becoming recognised as such, thankfully, two major acting awards for Jim Parsons (Sheldon) The Golden Globe this year and the Emmy last year, and the show has just been picked up for another 3 seasons.

    My favourite episode too many to choose from!
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    cornelius

    cornelius former axe demon

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    I've been following TBBT since season one (through the internets... I know, I'm bad) and I like the show a lot.


    *CAUTION: the next comment may be considered as a spoiler, or create false/negative expectancies. It's just an impression of mine, don't let it weigh down the entire series)







    I'm a bit worried after seeing the last couple of episodes of season 4 because they tend to put in a fair bit of "drama" and drop the emphasis on the "sience" and "geek" -the laughburst caused by swift wit is turning to a bit of a more occasional grin. It wouldn't be the first great series to go down the pipe because that "drama" poison sneaking in. Said drama often conflicts or even contradicts the past episodes. It does give some broader perspective on the characters, but I'd like to keep my comedy a comedy.

    C.'s 2C
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    thaddeus6th

    thaddeus6th Active Member

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    I love the series. What more need be said?
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    Moonbat

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    I'm a big fan too. I love Sheldon's T-shirts, so much so that when I pointed one particularly cool t-shirt to my girlfriend she got it for me for Christmas. She hated the show when I first watched it, but it has grown on her.
    I also like the theme song,

    The whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started, wait!

    Sometimes the comedy is quite poor and predictable, but Sheldon is a classic character and the science jokes are just brilliant. I love it.
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    Dr.Jackson

    Dr.Jackson Certified Space Monkey

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    I don't really like the show that much.


    *Bazinga!*


    Unsurprisingly, I am actually a big fan of the show. I watch it every time it's on and have yet to find an episode that I haven't liked. I think one of it's attractions is that, although it is quite geeky at times, you don't need to get all the sci-fi or science jokes to enjoy the show.

    It has been emphasizing the nerdy in-jokes less this past season or so, but the humour is broad and so appeals to a wide audience; partly what helped it gain recognition in the Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Largely of course, I doubt that it would have done so well without the brilliance that Jim Parsons brings to the role of Sheldon Cooper. The other characters and situations are funny, but Sheldon appears, for many, to be the pivotal character for the show.
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    Rodders

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    Sheldon is great, but the other characters are also good. especially Raj, who often has the best lines in my opinion.
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    alchemist

    alchemist Not on holidays

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    Agreed, they even change the day it's shown on some weeks. It seems though, that C4 are only about three episodes behind the US.
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    Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Former Comment Giver

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    Oh I agree that Sheldon is the stand out character, but I think all the characters are excellent, from Raj and his 'problem' with women to Howard and his mother; while I think it has to be noted that Leonard, who comes across as the normal one of the group would be virtually a geek caricature in any other show!
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    Star Girl

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    I love this show! I have a huge crush on Leonard and Sheldon is just so funny.

    I always seem to miss it because I always forget when it is on TV.

    The one where they get The Time Machine is just amazing.
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    Cayal

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    Love the show, only started watching it this year.

    Have to give props to the writer, it can't be easy to write those lines.
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    Daisy-Boo

    Daisy-Boo Purr-fectly crazy

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    I haven't found season 4 as funny as the previous seasons. It's still a very good show, no doubt about that, but it's lost something. It feels a little flat at times. As much as I love Sheldon, I think the show is becoming a little too skewed in his favour. The character developments of Howard and Raj, and even Leonard, are stagnating somewhat.

    For me, the charm of the show lies in the interactions between all five characters, rather than how all of them react to Sheldon.
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    thaddeus6th

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    I think that's a pretty fair comment.

    However, the show's still very enjoyable, and hopefully the writers will head off the danger of it becoming Sheldon & Some Other Scientists.
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    Menion

    Menion ze Spaniard!

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    Sheldons great and all. but I prefer...er... the guy in the turtle necks. Can't remember his name.
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    Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Former Comment Giver

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    Howard Wolowitz (and his mum)
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    Null_Zone

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    I really like it although they tend to come across as the Renaisance Geeks rather than the ones I tend to meet. They are fantastic at every interllectural persuit rather that just incredibly specialised.

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