Jun 26 2012
Well I haven’t wavered on Two and a Half Men by any stretch of the imagination. I still think that might be one of the worst shows on television. However, there’s another show that I used to knock for quite some time which oddly enough was created by Chuck Lorre (also created Two and a Half Men) and that show is The Big Bang Theory. Honestly I used to hate the show. And if it weren’t for TBS I’d probably still trash it simply because I didn’t give it enough tries.
However, for some reason I’ve really taken to it in the last month or so. And for the record, I still don’t think the show is outrageously funny. Granted I laugh more than I used to but it’s not really that laugh out loud kind of funny. Still that doesn’t take away from the fact that the show is enjoyable.
Anyway, here are five reasons I’ve warmed up to the show….
The Dialogue is Very Smart
Let’s face it, you probably can’t understand a third of what these guys say and that’s the point. Honestly I’m not sure how accurate the scientific dialogue is and I really don’t care. Have you ever seen a show that at least looks the part of this kind of sophistication? Probably not. The writing on this show is clearly top notch. And I think the “not understanding” part of it is more than half the fun. When these guys get into their crazy arguments about science you almost want them to go off in tangents that confuse you because that’s the exact point of those moments. We’re supposed to feel dumb and they do a good job of it.
You Either Like Jim Parsons or You Don’t
I tell ya I used to get annoyed as hell at Sheldon. He’s cocky, annoying, and even talks in a way that would bother most. And yet I’ve warmed up to how much of a dick his character is. Because deep down you know he’s that smart and that nearly allows him to make the comments that he does. Also that he makes fun of geniuses for being dumb is smart in itself. Honestly I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a character like this before. Like I said, I used to hate it and now I love it. You’re either all in or out with him.
Kaley Cuoco’s Outfits
Of all the characters on the show, Penny is probably my least favorite. However, she does serve her purpose: which is to look good in front of a bunch of geeks. The show goes out of its way to dress her in shirt that accentuate the cleavage and she’s always seen in girly pajamas type clothing. It’s a great compliment to the geeky nature of the program.
I Guess I’m a Geek at Heart
You see one of the draws of this show is that I think many of us are geeks at heart. While we might not have PhD’s and be as smart as the characters on the show, we face the same dorky problems they do. Namely awkwardness with women and also admitting our geeky nature to ourselves. Hell sometimes these guys are even in denial which brings me to my next point….
Rajesh and Howard are Definitely Funny
Howard is great because deep down he thinks he’s a ladies man. And deep down he wishes the stigma of geek wasn’t attached to him. At least when he’s around women. And that makes his character hilarious simply because of how far from that he actually is. And Rajesh? He’s just awesome. I think any time he says “dude” I laugh. Of the whole bunch he’s the one that’s most familiar with the “now” phrases.
*and lastly it’s just good wholesome mindless entertainment. I can escape the world for 30 minutes and that’s always a plus.
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