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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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57

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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 972 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. 90
    Big Bang is the funniest new sitcom of the season.
  2. With so few traditional sitcoms on the air this year, the new ones had better be good. Happily for viewers, Fox's "Back to You" and CBS's Big Bang Theory qualify as generally welcome newcomers.
  3. 80
    Half the fun in this outlandishly funny sitcom is that Penny is so spacey that she doesn't appear to recognize what hard-core nerds Leonard and Sheldon really are--even the presence in their bathroom of Luke Skywalker No-More-Tears Shampoo doesn't tip her off.
  4. "Chuck" has interests similar to those of the heroes of Big Bang, including a lack of interest in chasing women, but his comedy is more inventive--the better bet in a new era in which the nerd no longer loses, but the best nerd show wins.
  5. It's just the same joke endlessly repeated--the everyday translated into geek-speak, and the obscure and difficult treated as if it were common knowledge.... These are perilous times for sitcoms, and Lorre & Co. may want to think up another.
  6. 50
    While it's got that professional Burrows sheen of unerrant joke delivery--especially from the talented Galecki, who can do this in his sleep--you have to assume the pile of scripts on his desk in this hurting age for the three-camera studio-audience format isn’t what it once was.
  7. 20
    Even if the jokes on this show weren’t tired and mean-spirited, it would be hard to care about any comedy that hates its own lead characters so much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 284
  1. Sep 23, 2010
    10
    Although it can sometimes feel like jokes are repeated, the show is a shining example of geek culture, full of funny comic, movie and videoAlthough it can sometimes feel like jokes are repeated, the show is a shining example of geek culture, full of funny comic, movie and video game references that young people, like me, will lap up. Expand
  2. GokulP
    Sep 6, 2009
    10
    This is the funniest comedy tv show i have ever seen.Being an Engineering student i really love it. If you are a lover of Technology, women & This is the funniest comedy tv show i have ever seen.Being an Engineering student i really love it. If you are a lover of Technology, women & fun then watch it. Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    10
    I give this show an A+ 10/10 because it is soooooo funny. I mean who doesnt love horny geeks trying to get a hot girl, and having one geekI give this show an A+ 10/10 because it is soooooo funny. I mean who doesnt love horny geeks trying to get a hot girl, and having one geek have so many querks is the best. My favorite sean is season 4. Expand
  4. RitaB.
    Oct 23, 2007
    9
    What a great show. Intelligent dialogue. No off-color comments, cast works well together. And didn't I see the blonde in "8 Rules"?
  5. May 30, 2014
    9
    Bazinga!
    This show is hilarious and the cast really make a HUGE difference. Everyone loves Sheldon and his classic pranks, plus Penny(Kaley
    Bazinga!
    This show is hilarious and the cast really make a HUGE difference. Everyone loves Sheldon and his classic pranks, plus Penny(Kaley Cuoco) is hot.

    The Big Bang Theory is intellectual, as well as funny.
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  6. Mar 5, 2012
    6
    I will be very honest, as much as the characters in this show are very amusing, funny and comes off as hilarious in many places, the wholeI will be very honest, as much as the characters in this show are very amusing, funny and comes off as hilarious in many places, the whole show entirely however is not very funny. The whole science/comic book nerds idea and their interactions with the real world and people should have been plain funny but the show relays so much on cheap jokes, bullying, stereotypes and overuse of the same old cliched laughs tactics. I think its 10 times better than Two and a Half Men but worst than the much funnier New Girl. I still find some parts of the show funny and nice to actually to sit everyday and finish this show and that includes the character of Sheldon Cooper. Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2014
    0
    I realized after watching this that the people around me laughing were less than I had imagined. This show changed my life, an awakening ofI realized after watching this that the people around me laughing were less than I had imagined. This show changed my life, an awakening of sorts. It sunk in with a profound sense of finality that I am not like them, that I had outgrown my environment. Expand

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