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This is a discussion on NTs hate The Big Bang Theory. within the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Originally Posted by Proteus That's just it, the show isn't about this type of stuff. It's a caricature of geek ...
I love it.
I hate my name. It has nerd in it. Leo-nerd!
The laugh track is annoying though.
Last edited by Sonny; 03-31-2012 at 01:12 AM.
I've seen every episode of that show, and the only reason to watch it is Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler.
I hate sitcoms and TV shows in general, though sitcoms get 90% of my vitriol. I might hate the Big Bang Theory less than other sitcoms but it doesn't mean I'm not going to hate it.
I get bored easily. Like, extremely easily. I will play a video game for three days and nights straight and then never go back to it because I'd be totally bored by it. Now I don't even play video games because they're all the same and thus boring. The same with entertainment.
I don't like it because the jokes feel incredibly forced and the characters are more of a mash up of nerd stereotypes than representations of real people. As far as sitcoms go I like Modern Family the best.
yeah it's alright, not as good as 2 and a Half men though
It's too forced for me. It tries too hard. However, most sitcoms do.
Not the worst show ever, not the best.
Of course one could complain about the caricuristic characters, unrealistic situations and annoying laugh track. But this is an enormous waste of your time, considering IT'S A SITCOM. If you can't deal with these things or don't like sitcom humour, that's fine. It doesn't mean the show is poorly made - it's just conforming to a genre, and there's nothing wrong with that. No, technical jargon and endless references don't make the dialogue clever. But it can still be entertaining.
I think the "geeks" who object to the show are annoyed by it because they feel like their world is being portrayed in a way that doesn't relate to them. People get annoyed because they personally don't fit the stereotypes. "I'm a scientist but I don't spend all my time watching sci fi", or "I'm a comic book fan but I don't dress up in silly costumes", or "I play video games but I don't have terrible social skills".
I can imagine how you would be annoyed if you're part of a subculture that for years has been made fun of, and is suddenly made "chic" in an unrealistic way. Yes, the show is a mish-mash of geek stereotypes. But it still manages to normalise these characters, who in most other shows would be nothing more than the target of a brief and bad-natured joke. If you're a "geek", a comic book fan, a physicist, whatever... I don't think people will actually believe that you live the life portrayed in the show. If you care about how "non-geeks" perceive you in relation to your geeky tendencies, I think this show can only be doing you a favour.
One complaint against the show however, that I do think is extremely valid is the feminist argument. And by the way, whatever happened to Leslie Winkle? I love Bernadette and Amy but IMHO the show was better before they were the female leads.