Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Big Bang Theory

Can someone please explain The Big Bang Theory to me? The show, not the actual theory. Lately I've been watching this show, because there's nothing else on on Monday nights it seems. I've heard so many good things about the show, but for some reason, I just can't get invested. I like the idea, but something about it just seems so forced.

Am I just out of habit from watching so many single-camera style shows that I can't appreciate a traditional style sitcom anymore?

Do I need to watch more episodes to really invest in the characters?

I read constantly, and they're always talking about this show and how great it is, and I just don't get it. I want to like it, but it's just not grabbing me.

Do you watch this show? Should I be watching it too?


Cassie V said...

I watch I Ashlie, and I love it. Sheldon kills me. I wasn't expecting to like a show about a bunch of nerds but I started watching it last year b/c it was on after "How I Met Your Mother". I don't watch it every week but when I catch it I'm glad I did. I'd say give it a little more time. Or maybe you need to see it from the beginning. I know they have previous seasons out on DVD now.

Anonymous said...

I love the show too!!! I was surprised that I would like it. Try watching from the beginning. From Sherilyn

ashlie said...

That seems to be the consensus - watch the earlier seasons. Maybe I'll pick some up to keep me busy after LOST is finished!

Joan Crawford said...

I'm with you. If I happen upon it, I'll watch to see Sheldon but that's it. It is funny...I just am not grabbed by it. I think I am going to start BSG after Lost - hopefully I will be able to obsess over it!

Jenn said...

I really like this show, but not having watched it from the beginning, I feel like I'm missing details.

Like, are they professors? Fellows? Apprentices? LOL. I have no idea, really. They aren't students, are they? No, surely not!

Then, for the loooooooongest time, I thought that the apartment building was a dorm, and I couldn't figure out how Penny fitin. The I realized it's just an apartment building…I think?


Maybe I should watch it from the beginning too:P

Sunny J said...

Any self-respecting geek should watch Big Bang Theory. You should also read some of producer Chuck Lorre's production cards here:

ashlie said...

Well, I wouldn't want my geek status to be in jeopardy! Sounds like I need to get involved with this show!

Anonymous said...


I enjoy this show everytime I watch it. It never fails to make me laugh out loud literally.

Not sure why it isn't entertaining might be on to something with the single camera angle thing.

The IT company we use at work here has a guy that reminds of Sheldon. He told me that everything they use on the show like formulas, equations and theories are all correct. I thought that was cool. They have some consultants to help with the math and physics.

Give it another try. :)

Aunt Jill

Dan Brown said...

I know the feeling. I PVR it, but if I happen to miss it I don't find myself wondering "I wonder what happened on Big Bang Theory last night?" Maybe it doesn't work for you because it's so relentlessly aimed at geeks. The references sometimes seem forced.

ashlie said...

I actually really liked the episode this week, I found myself chuckling quite a bit. It might be growing on me!