The Big Bang Theory

Monday 8:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 24, 2007 In Season



User Score: 601


The Big Bang Theory Fan Reviews (492)

out of 10
16,201 votes
  • Sheldon is the worst thing about the show

    I sort of liked this show at the start, but then Sheldon started becoming more and more annoying

    He is either really autistic ("aspie") or just a flat-out a-hole. He is arrogant, condescending, self-centered, demeaning, and completely anti-social. He does not understand metaphors, sarcasm, or social cues. He takes everything literally and constantly says utterly stupid things. These are all symptoms of Autism (specifically Asperger's syndrome), and if he had that, then it would make sense and could be tolerated (like Max on "Parenthood"). However, they don't say that he is like that (they just call him "eccentric"), so coming from a supposedly normal and functional person, his behavior just makes him a raging jerk. Further evidence of his likely Autism is that he seems to be an "idiot savant"; good at physics and a few scientific things, but bad at everything else. I really don't know why they refuse to acknowledge what he really is.

    I ignored it at the start of the show, but it become more intense. There have been a couple of episodes where they actually addressed his behavior and the other characters complained, but they always just end up ignoring it and let him go back to being a prick.

    This show could be fun if they got rid of Sheldon, but that seems unlikely because some people seem to actually like him for who knows what reason.

  • Over-rated

  • Awkward nerds and a slut=hilarity

    This show is vulgar garbage and people that enjoy this dreck deserve to die in a fire.
  • season 8 of the damp sqib theory

    What's happened? This used to be good, now it is truly abysmal. Four episodes in now and I'm done, they can keep the rest. They have all been terrible with barely a titter. The writing and acting are so far down the toilet that there is no way they can pull it back. I assume the writers got a massive raise too, because no one seems interested in doing their job anymore, which is to entertain.

    I think like friends before it, the demands of those involved have killed the show and it should be put down immediately.

  • Who DOESN'T love this show? Me

    binged watched several repeats when I was home sick a few months ago, maybe 12 or 13 episodes.. So many tired old jokes from other shows over the years. the set up and jokes were visible from a mile away. The writers have 5 or 6 versions of 5 or 6 jokes and just mix them up from show to show, The lead knocking on the neighbor's door saying her name a thousand times cause he's OCD wasn't funny the first time and sure wasn't the third time it was used in the same sum total of this show is a bunch of supposed nerds with no life sitting on a couch eating take out food all the time summing up to each other how they have no life.

    Never understood how people got so wrapped up in the fake phony lives of the fake phony characters on Friends 20 yrs ago and still can't figure out why everyone is so wrapped up in the fake phony lives of fake phony characters on this show like some how they are real. It is a TV show, they are fake not real people.
  • Bazinga *10 second laugh track*

    Awful TV show
  • I have never understood why people like this show

    Maybe the worse show I have ever scene all the actors are horrible and the characters are unlikeable. Snarly humor mixed with no emotion= no care for the characters life and that goes for every sitcom but BBT takes it to a whole new level.
  • where is the evolution?

    One would think that over time these characters could mature. Sheldon might be a genius but since he has been exposed to some ordinary people why can't he grasp that he is obnoxius?
  • Not my favorite show

    Not much to say about this series...
  • How is this still on?

    This is the worst show ive seen in a long time. Horrible jokes, the laughtrack runs this failure even further into the ground. This show is on a good 3-4 channels every night for an hour at a time, how it is is beyond me and it drives me away from watching channels that have it.
  • When should it end?

    I watch this show and barely get a smirk. I find it hard to watch it too, not what I'm looking for. Sometimes I can't stand it. It's very overrated, it has nothing on those classic comedies which were able to dominate TV over a decade for its entire run, or so. It's such a not great example of fine TV. And they still use the excessively loud laugh track, even less points because of that. Tone it down a little.

    Just how much can Sheldon talk? He just babbles again and again, as redundant as can be, with people thinking he is a genius, he is indeed a brilliant guy though but not that funny. Gets annoying too. So he explains everyday situations or whatever that goes on, in a scientific way and Penny is always like "what?" They relied on that humor for 4 seasons maybe. Now the show has survived 6 seasons and it is so not a good one. Don't even care for the other characters, I don't find them interesting at all, especially the girls when they were added to the main cast. Weak. Maybe just Wolowitz, he says inadequate stuff that can be amusing.

    But really there, this show has no brilliance, style or sparkle at all and it doesn't deserve to be recognized as one the greats of the comedy genre. It's so average, such as the episodes and some characters. When have they had a remarkable episode, or a strong storyline through a season? Just because they are smart doesn't mean it's an intelligent show, it's not as clever as people think, perhaps theoretically, heh. One would expect mind blowing writing from supposedly geniuses, they play it safe. Oh and they are 30 something years old, Parsons is 40. I think they have no range. I have not seen them to prove they have substance, it's just a lot of nonsense, nothing to get you attached. Kinda disappointed with TV viewers. It's fine, people have the right to enjoy it, maybe even relate at times, just don't get delusional with it, I refuse to consider it a great program, certainly not the best currently on air or back when it started, surely not. And let's see if it gets worse as it continues, getting anywhere. Who knows on what is it going to end? Not expecting anything special though.
  • Big Bang

    This show does show how ridiculous it is to believe in the "Big Bang Theory". Hurray for that!

    Your show would be even funnier if you got rid of the sexual innuendo. Enough already!
  • i'm sorry, but this show is kind of terrible

    I hate to be that guy... Wait, no i don't. This show sucks. Watch something good like louie, archer, south park, family guy, raising hope or legit. basically anything on fox or fx.
  • Quite possibly the worst show I've ever seen.

    This show is just awful. None of the jokes are remotely funny. All of the characters are complete stereotypes and nowhere close to likeable or relate-able. The audience's laugh tracks are the some of the worst, so annoying to add to such an annoying show already. None of plot-lines are original and it's not the "smart" show that it claims to be. This show is an insult to intelligence. Open your eyes, people.
  • One-Liners? Annoying laugh tracks? Loud speaking and poor acting? Oh wait, it's a Chuck Lorre show.

    I don't get how people like this show. I can only imagine it's because of the subject matter. They want to find the nerd culture appealing, and everyone wants to jump on that trend train. I can't stand shows like this, that have "actors" talking almost as loud as they can without actually yelling, delivering one-liners one after another, with an annoying laugh track playing at the end of EVERY SINGLE ONE. It's a typical Chuck Lorre show. I haven't always hated Chuck Lorre's shows, but he's ruined the sit-com at this point and I'll simply have no more of it.
  • A clever title goes here!

    There is no hope for America.
  • Really, America?

    How does a show that makes fun of people with Asperger's become the most popular show on television? Seriously, people?
  • The Sitcom genre is on its last legs...

    I have seen my share of situational comedies on TV, some like the classics such as The Honeymooners & I Love Lucy & others in a class of their own like The Simpsons & Seinfeld, but unfortunately for those who like their comedy in a more juvenile vein, there's The Big Bang Theory.

    This is nothing more than a hodgepodge of lame sex jokes, as if told by nerds for nerds. I find this show so loathsome, mere words can't do justice to this execration of the sitcom genre.
  • A Disgrace To Modern TV

    This show is with out a doubt THE worst show currently on TV. It isn't funny, has poor plots, and is very repetitive.
  • Society really has stooped to an all time low....

    This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid.

    I should just end the review right here.

    What really angers me is that the perception of this show is that it's genuinely smart. (LOL) People of America, you can enjoy your stupid sitcoms, I don't really care, just don't go around telling other people that they don't like it because they don't understand "smart humor." The writing of this show is of the same "intelligence" as stuff like Two and a Half Men, Friends and god knows how many other sitcoms.

    The only thing that separates this show from conventional sitcoms is the so called "nerd" humor. It really baffles me that when people so much as hear a joke about right clicking a mouse, they die of laughter because guess what, it takes a real NERD to know the difference between right clicking and left clicking a mouse. Hell if you didn't get the joke the "studio audience" will be there to laugh right along side you.

    If you enjoy stupid shows like Two and a Half Men, Whitney, Friends, According to Jim and the 5 million other carbon copies, then the Big Bang Theory should quench your thirst.

    If you're one of the few people left in America that actually likes intelligent humor, here's a solid list of shows to watch before you tackle The Big Bang Theory:

    Early seasons of The Office (hell the newer ones are still 50 notches above TBBT), early seasons of The Simpsons, Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Community, Frasier, Seinfeld. Pokemon. (tee hee, OK I'm kidding here, TBBT is probably, slightly smarter than Pokemon)

    I have to say though, Chuck Lorre really is a genius. (No sarcasm intended) It takes a sickening amount of talent to to downgrade all your jokes from what could potentially been a good subtle joke to some in your face NERD LOOK AT HIM PLAY VIDEO GAMES ON A FRIDAY NIGHT one. I mean he obviously understands that stupidity reigns supreme in America as shown by the obnoxiously high TV ratings this show gets. He understands exploiting said audience will bring in what is probably millions of dollars for himself and who can blame him? Hell if I was the absolute smartest comedy writer in the world I'd probably make my jokes ridiculously simplistic just to suit the largest audience.

    Let me close this review with the words of Barack Obama.

    This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid. This show is stupid.
  • Terrible

    I don`t think a show could get less funny
  • drinking game

    I invented a drinking game to see if I could make big bang theory fun....

    rule 1: Drink, whenever I laugh during the show. as you may have guessed, by the end of the show......

    The bottle I had magically, had MORE alcohol then it started with, thanks big bang theory!

    I then decided to watch a 2nd show... but, came up with a new rule.

    New rule 1: every time there's a laugh track for a joke that IS NOT actually funny.. take a drink!

    as you may of guessed....

    I just got out of the hospital after having my stomach pumped.....THANKS BIG BANG THEORY!
  • shocking

    not even penny can save this load of rubbish
  • Can't figure out what all the hype is about

    I heard a lot about how funny TBBT was... so I really wanted to check it out. I like intelligent shows with a sense of humor so I thought thisshow would be right up my alley. I've tried watching it several times, yet I have failed to laugh once. Nothing about this show seems funny and I just can't figure out how it is so popular! I've tried watching it more than once thinking it was just that particular episode, but with no luck. Even my husband who is a science teacher and total science nut found it lacking humor. He made me change the channel after becoming bored. Overall, I don't see how this show has lasted this long and am surprised it wasn't cancelled long ago!
  • This show is just terrible

    I've tried to give this show a chance, not sure why? One of my friends LOVES it, and that sparked my interest I guess. However, BBT is one of the worst comedies I've seen in a long time. Nothing about this show is smart, witty, intelligent or slightly comical. I feel like people who find this show entertaining, like it only because they think it makes them seem smarter. It DOESN'T! If you want a smart comedy that actually is funny, I'd suggest you watch Seinfeld, The Office, Curb, Always Sunny...pretty much anything but this horrendous show. No show will ever compare to Seinfeld and the greatness that came from it, but there are some comedies from today that are hilarious, this is just not one of them. I understand everyone has different views, obviously because for some reason this show became popular. I just don't understand the appeal, I've heard this is shot in front of a live audience, but cannot believe that to be true when the constant laughing takes over every scene. No normal person would laugh that hard to such horrible writing, and half the people who watch this show i'm sure are not Science majors and have no idea what these actors are even talking about. A smart comedy this is not. I have a medical background and find it utterly annoying when Sheldon talks about Pernicious Anemia, or when the rest of them try and use "intelligent" words and the "lay person" is supposed to laugh hysterically over it. Give me a break, you're laughing along with the laugh track, not because it's actually funny! Okay, Im done bashing this garbage of a show. I'll stick with my Seinfeld and The Office and be completely content :)
  • I have tried!


    Two of my friends say this show is decent and worth watching. I have tried to get into it. But the show just annoy me. Too much fake laughter put in when the jokes are not even remotely funny. I am all for geeks taking place, but they just have to bring something to the table. Big Bang Theory just does not do that for me. I find myself quickly changing channel when the show comes on.

  • Worst show ever? Quite possibly

    While the title of my post is a bit of hyperbole, this is definitely the worst sitcom I have seen in a long time. I don't watch a ton of them anymore because you can tell they will be horrible without seeing them. I thought that about this, but gave it a chance due to the good reviews and recommendations from friends. I don't know what others see in this, but it is absolutely terrible. My girlfriend and I did not laugh or smirk once. If you enjoy Community, Parks & Rec, earlier seasons of The Office or Arrested Development or funny shows, under no circumstances should you watch this. If you like Two and a Half Men or According to Jim, then I would probably recommend this show because the humor and writing is very reminiscent of those types of "comedies."


    Just watched another episode, my 4th, and it's just as bad as the other three. I'm not trying to be rude, but I honestly can not understand why people like it. I am really looking forward to speaking with friends who like the show so they can explain to me what is funny it. The jokes are either tired and obvious or just plain not funny, the laugh track is insanely overused and usually used anytime anyone says anything regardless of whether or not something humorous happened/was said.
  • This show belongs on "TGIF" back in the late 80's. Sorry to say it's mindless comedy for simple people. With so many good shows on TV its ratings are a sad reflection on todays society.

    I think my summary says it all, but its just amazes me that so many people watch this uninspiring witless show. Put it this way without a laugh track I'm really not sure people would know when it is suppose to be funny. If you enjoy smart well-written comedies like Arrested Development, South Park, American Dad or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia you will not like this show.

    Its ironic but if you don't know what the big bang theory actually is chances are this show IS for you ;) Bottom Line: This show has done its part in bringing TV sitcoms back to the stone age from whence they came.
  • Yawn!

    I can't believe so many people apparently like this show. The jokes are all so predictable and the acting is awful. I have forced myself to sit through three entire episodes in an effort to see what all the fuss is about but I just can't stand this show. All the best to those of you who like it but I will be turning the channel to something else. I see it was co-created by one of the "Two and a Half Men" guys so I'm not surprised now that I hate it because that's another show I can't stand that is also a huge hit. I guess I'm just not part of the majority here. Enjoy your show.
  • Overused laugh track, lame stereotypes, clumsy writing. Not funny.

    Summary pretty much says it all. They overuse the laugh track to the point where, if there were a real auduience, they'd have all given themselves hernias. It's actually disturbing. The stereotypes are so sick it stops being funny - two white guys with big brains but no social sense, a white chick with big... well, her character assets certainly aren't mental, we'll go with that - but loads of fashion sense and social ability.

    So star girls are hot but scientifically dumb, star guys are smart but socially inept, and minorities are definitely not stars. That's it, unless they decide to add in a couple side characters - brilliant but heavily accented foreign exchange student seems like a likely one - and maybe badly-dressed geek girl with thick glasses. That's always good for a laugh. The only thing they got right was the geek speek. they managed to slip in quantum physics - horay for the twin geek bibles of Google and Wikipedia, which these writers can access like anyone else. In this no-brainer comedy, they got their science right.
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