TV Fan – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

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April 5, 2013 by rachelcmann

Cast of characters in The Big Bang Theory. Fro...

Cast of characters in The Big Bang Theory. From left: Howard Wolowitz, Leonard Hofstadter, Penny, Sheldon Cooper and Rajesh Koothrappali. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Big Bang Theory (TBBT) is a huge show, after it’s fourth season it was renewed for three years, which is pratically unheard of. HUGE. It is based on nerd culture, guys who are incredibly intelligent, socially awkward and obsessed with all things geek. They consistently fail in their relationships, particularly with women, and find solace in each other and comic books. Over the years (and seasons) the boys have grown considerably, all have significant relationships and have evolved as people.

The show catches some flack from our quadrant because some think it takes the depiction of geeks too far by highlighting and encouraging stereotypes. Personally, I think the show is funny as hell. Jim Parsons has won and deserved Emmys for his portrayal of the over the top OCD PhD genius asshat who makes everyone else’s life miserable through his insistence on doing things his way. But if you go back to Season 1, he has made considerable changes and compromises to become a better friend and person. Especially with the addition of Mayim Bialik‘s Amy Farrah Fowler.

Kaley Cuoco as Penny has moments when she reverts to the dumb blonde actress without a clue from Season 1, and that’s always been my least favorite aspect of this show. Sure, they needed someone as different from the boys as possible, but did that have to make her

The Big Bang Theory set

The Big Bang Theory set (Photo credit: NASA Webb Telescope)

soooo stupid? Most people look like dolts standing next to these guys, they didn’t have to make her comparable to a rock. I like Cuoco as an actress and think she does a good job with the part, I just wish her character was a little more well rounded.

It’s not for everyone (that everyone includes my parents which actually kind of surprises me). And that’s okay, if you’re a nerd and you love the show because you can relate – awesome. If you’re not a nerd and you think it’s funny because some jokes are universal – great. I mean we don’t have to be vampires to enjoy vampire shows (or hate them because you think they portray vampires in a negative light).

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I'm Rachel and I'm a geek. A nerd. A dork. Like most of us, I enjoy and consume a LOT of pop culture. This is my blog about things I like that I think you will like too.

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