12 things to hate/love about The Big Bang Theory

Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons in an episode of Big Bang Theory.
Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons in an episode of Big Bang Theory.

MISREPRESENTATION of Geekdom, unrealistic and  'who would put up with an awful roommate like Sheldon' are some reasons people might not like The Big Bang Theory.

The show has been making headlines lately as the lead actors vied for bigger pay packets for their roles on the sitcom - with three reportedly winning triple amount of pay per episodes on a three-year contract.

There are those of us who enjoy a good giggle --- at Sheldon's unrealistic, self-centred, childish view of the world; or Wolowitz's desire to be a womanizer (failing dismally) or trying to wrap your head around why a blonde actress would be keen to hang out with a bunch of neighbours that love video games and comic books.

Then there are the nay-sayers that have come up with this list of reasons why they hate Big Bang Theory:

  1. It's not funny, it is 'American' humour
  2. Characters aren't believable
  3. Storyline is stupid and makes no sense
  4. I hate forced 'audience laughter' the queues that you SHOULD be laughing too.
  5. What they wear
  6. Penny wears skimpy outfits while boys wear layers
  7. They're not very nice to each other
  8. Racist stereotypes
  9. People generally like Star Wars or Star Trek, not both
  10. Massive stereotypes re nerds and scientists = nauseating television
  11. Why would anyone in their late 20s/early 30s still have housemates - particularly an obnoxious awful roommate like Sheldon Cooper
  12. Nothing actually happens


Meanwhile, the lovers list these reasons for liking the show:

  1. Bazinga - a catchy word
  2. Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty - a catchy tune
  3. Sheldon's relationship with Amy - both geeks, one is hot for sex/affection while the other wouldn't know or understand the meaning of intimacy
  4. Sheldon's treatment of his 'friend's' and the friendship agreement with Leonard
  5. The mothers - Leonard's psychoanalysing mother, Sheldon's overly religious mother, Wolowitz's overbearing mother (and here you thought your mother was bad)
  6. The little personality traits the writers came up with for the characters
  7. Raj's inability to talk to a woman unless he is drunk - which many a man could relate to (us woman can be intimidating)
  8. Penny's struggles to let go of dating good looking men that treat her badly for nice guys that struggle with confidence in a relationship
  9. Sheldon's annoying use of manners and not always understanding when he is being rude
  10. The experiments/science jokes - you probably need to be a certain amount of geek to get those
  11. The Besties - Raj and Howard, Sheldon and Leonard, Amy and Penny --- reminds me of the 'Odd Couple'
  12. The way writers described the 'people do grow on you' concept  with the Penny and Sheldon friendship

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