(The TV show, not the actual theory)
I watched about half a dozen episodes, and found it intolerable. The humor was nothing beyond what I’d seen a lot of times, none of the geek nudge-nudges made me chuckle, and I freaking HATE laugh tracks.
Entertaining fluff. I don’t seek it out but I’ll watch it if it’s on.
I’m tempted to loathe it, but I don’t think I’ve seen enough of it to dislike it that much. The four or so episodes I have sampled definitely give me no reason to try it again. It ranged from merely not funny to outright annoying.
There needs to be something between “It is my favorite show” and “It’s Alright.”
I think it is one of the more consistently funny shows that has been on recently. It has it’s ups and downs but overall it is a very good show. It isn’t my favorite, but it is way better than just being alright. I didn’t start watching it from the beginning but caught some reruns and then had my wife watch them with me. Now it is one of the shows that we look forward to each week.
It seems to be on all the time in re-runs so those are typically the episodes I catch when they’re on. I have no idea what day of the week or what network current episodes air on.
There needs to be something between the last two non-“other” choices as well.
I don’t like the show, and I admit to not understanding why so many people love it. I’m like, you think this is the best sitcom evah? Have you even watched sitcoms before? Because it seems very average to me, if not somewhat stupid in it’s humor sometimes. But I was never a regular viewer, and I’ll never watch it anymore.
But, I’m not bothered if people like it, own it, talk about it. I’m not bothered that it exists. If it became the longest running show on TV, I wouldn’t care. If it went off the air tomorrow I wouldn’t care.
Also between “don’t care for it” and “loathe it.” It’s certainly better than garbage like 2 Broke Girls or Two and a Half Men, but that’s damning with faint praise. I’ve seen 3-4 episodes but not sure I ever finished one. I find the canned laughter incredibly grating and the humor… just not that funny.
I do like some sitcoms - Brooklyn 99 and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are current favorites. I actively dislike BBT, but not with enough energy to say I loathe it.
A fan will probably be along shortly to indignantly point out that it is NOT a laugh track, but an actual, live audience!!!
As if that changes anything for the viewer.
I tried a few episodes (probably about a half-dozen or so), because some smart people i’ve talked with—including people on this message board—said that it was great. I don’t think i laughed once, and the audience laughter also put me off, so i haven’t watched it again since.
My only active feeling of dislike for it comes from the fact that it seems almost impossible to turn on my TV set without stumbling across an episode. It’s on ALL the fucking time!
It’s between ‘don’t care for it’ and ‘loathe it’ for me…and honestly, the only thing keeping it from 100% the latter is the fact that Bob Newhart has had a few guest appearances that I thought were actually pretty cool. But other than Newhart’s involvement, yeah, I’m in the camp that doesn’t understand what is so great and what the big deal is about such an overwhelmingly mediocre sitcom (and I’ve done my damndest to give TBBT a try, including the Newhart appearances).
Never watched it, don’t have much interest. Based on promos I’ve seen, I’d find the characters too annoying to want to spend the time with them.
I like it okay. The stories and dialog have become quite predictable over the years, so I took it off my DVR’s recording schedule. I don’t feel like I’m missing anything.
I went on the high side, but it really isn’t my favorite. Although a rerun is the default watching if there isn’t anything else on. But when they are cooking, they beat any other show on hands down. Yes, I’ve watched Kimmy and Brooklyn. Yawn.
But I’ll give you my opinion on it anyway!
You’ve got to love the Dope.
I’ve never seen an episode of Buffy, and have no interest in ever doing so, so here is my review. I did see a preview I think. There is this girl (I think) who really hates Vampires, and I guess there are lots of them where she lives. Anyway, somehow she is really good at killing them and does so every week. I think there are woods or maybe a forest involved. I saw one preview that I think was for this show that had a werewolf and that just totally took me out of it. Despite me never seeing it and it getting high ratings and millions of fans… trust me, you don’t want to waste your time.
I hope this was helpful. Just wait for my reviews on any of the numerous comic based shows and movies that I haven’t watched and don’t plan to.
:: Sorry Seanette I don’t mean to pick on you… this just seems to be a very common thing on these boards. ::
I picked the first option. The wife and I absolutely love it, but I’m not sure it’s my “favorite” show. I’m not sure what my favorite one is. That answer changes day by day.
It’s ok. I don’t go out of my way to watch it during the year, but will borrow the DVDs from the library once the last season is released.
A long time ago I went to a gym with only one TV. BBT was usually wrapping up just as I got on the treadmill, so I tried watching a few minutes of it a few times.
There was one joke: “nerds want to have sex but nobody wants to have sex with nerds. HAW HAW HAW.”
I started to listen to music instead.
You mean the show where two of the four nerds are now married with one of the wives pregnant, and the other two have been in long term relationships and have all had sex?
I don’t want to sound like a cheerleader for this show, but maybe you should have watched more than a couple of minutes a few times… kind of relates to my earlier post.
It isn’t my favorite show, but it has been consistently more funny than not over the years.
I’ve never watched new shows, only repeats.
Seems like the first few years had great stuff; now it’s cycling downwards.
I consider The Big Bang Theory to be the most entertaining TV show that comes on at 8pm ET, on Thursdays. Take that for whatever you think it’s worth.