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I cannot believe that this show is halfway through its second season, and yet none of you has mentioned The Big Bang Theory!

In penance, I think all of you should go track down a few episodes *right now*.

Okay, maybe it won't appeal to all of you, but I think most of the SF fans and science-minded folks would find much to enjoy. A comedy about science nerds that manages to make the science accurate and the nerds (well, the two leads, at least) more than stereotypes! A cute blond girl who manages to be neither so dumb as to be awed by their intellect, nor so smug as to treat them as her social inferiors! Stories that do not end with some sort of moral come-uppance! What more could you want from a sitcom?

Now that I've done this public service, I must I go in search of BBT icons... If you can track it down, hope you enjoy!



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Dec. 29th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
You are the second person in as many days to mention this show to me. The first person said I needed to watch it from Episode #1. Yes? No? Maybe? Hey, and congrats on your upcoming book release!
~Barrie Summy
Class of 2k8
Dec. 29th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Well, I started by watching a couple of random episodes from the second season with Chris, who discovered it first, and those hooked me enough to want to see the whole thing from the beginning. It's not particularly linear, but there are some dynamics that develop between the characters that make more sense if you see it from the start. And some of my favorite lines are in the first episode. :D However, I think it's enjoyable no matter which episodes you see first.
Dec. 29th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
I saw it for the first time last week! My husband was flipping channels and called me in, saying "You'd love this, these guys are just like you."
Dec. 29th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
I LOVE this show. It's one of only three shows my bf watches. It started out a little shaky, it took them nearly the whole first season to find their footing. Once they realized the comedic gold they had by feeding Sheldon long scienfitic monologues and also giving Penny more of a personality instead of just "vapid, hot girl," the show really hit its stride.

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
LOL, I found an icon of that! (Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock!)
Dec. 29th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
I can't stand this show. I'm a How I Met Your Mother devotee (it's literally the only show I watch on television, including news), and this one is on before it, so sometimes i catch it, and I have never once laughed at anything that occurs. These guys are such stereotypical nerds! It's like watching old Saved By The Bell episodes, where the "nerds" would all wear glasses and pocket protectors. I know a bunch of nerds, but I don't know anyone who is like this. I find it so embarrassing to watch.

It's especially strange coming on before HIMYM, which is so brilliant and relevant to me and my friends, and you pretty much see the same jokes, except that they are presented as "out of touch" on Big Bang" and "generationally relevant and hipster" on HIMYM. The Big Bang "nerds" will compare something to Darth Vader, and this will somehow be indicative to how "nerdy" and "out of touch" they are with reality, and then in the very next show, a girl will mention Darth Vader, and this will showcase how cool and with it and worthy of dating the cool main characters on THAT show. I don't know who the Big Bang folks think they are kidding.
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
I've never seen HIMYM--will have to check it out! :)
Dec. 29th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
I love The Big Bang Theory! Sheldon is my absolute fave. His lines crack me up.
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
He is quite a character! :D
Dec. 30th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
This is my favorite must-see show right now, my son and I love it! I actually know some people who were like this--well, not that bad, but close!
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
They kind of remind me of my brother's friends--not the scientist parts, but the gamer/SF parts. :)
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
This is one of the funniest shows on TV (possible ever!).

I've mentioned it several times on my blog, going so far as to name it one of the ten best shows of last year (would have made this year's list, but I didn't want to duplicate shows).
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