The Big Bang Theory is now on it’s fifth season and I’m pleased to say that it is still going strong and I haven’t seen a regurgitated story line or joke yet. A lot of people seem to dislike The Big Bang Theory claiming that it is neither funny nor worth watching but I strongly disagree with this. For one, this show has won countless awards. In 2009, the comedy was voted best comedy series at the TCA awards and in 2010, the show was voted favourite comedy at the People’s Choice Awards. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper, has won numerous awards for his role in the show including the award for individual achievement at the TCA awards, a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical, and another Emmy award for Best actor in a comedy series. In my opinion, that says it all.
The characters may all be nerds but they are all very different individuals and it shows you that you can be clever and lead a normal life just like everyone else. Okay, so not quite like everyone else, but y’know the general life structure is the same. I don’t think you have to be particularly intellectual to understand the jokes in The Big Bang Theory, but I can see why certain people who may not be interested in or have a decent knowledge of science may find this show hard to follow. I actually learn quite a lot from this show as you pick up on the nerd-related banter between the characters and it’s sort of like learning without meaning to which is great!
|Sheldon’s mother comes to visit|
|Sheldon and Leonard think about starting a sword collection|
Personally, I think this shows great and whilst the characters may all be intellectually superior, they are all socially awkward and this is great fun. As the show has progressed, we’ve seen the characters develop and learn how to interact with other, should I say ‘normal’, human beings, though still retaining their loveable and geeky selves. If you’ve never watched The Big Bang Theory before, then I highly recommend it! You don’t really need to have watched the previous seasons of it to follow it which is great, and the only thing you’d need to know really is that once upon a time Penny and Leonard dated. Apart from that, everything else is clear I believe. If you’re already a fan of The Big Bang Theory and you’re wondering whether or not to watch this series- DO! It is still tremendously funny and will brighten up your day.