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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
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7.8

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  • Creator: Bill Prady, Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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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. It may not be a creative breakthrough, but it's lots funnier than the universal equation would predict.
  4. I didn't get much of a sense where this show was going from the pilot, though there was nothing to hate about Big Bang Theory, and the writing’s every bit as sharp as "Two and a Half Men" and "Dharma & Greg," comedies overseen by Big Bang producer Chuck Lorre.
  5. This is a comedy that does what it's supposed to do, which is to make you smile and giggle at the appropriate points. Be that as it may, the pilot never ascends beyond the level of being cute and nice.
  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: 61 out of 283
  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. RandolphW.
    Oct 24, 2007
    9
    It's a great program and I love it...it is too elevated in dialogue and humor for the average viewer...I hope it lasts.
  5. Jul 24, 2014
    9
    Realmente divertida, no se a que se deben tantas críticas negativas. Allá por 2008 escuchaba que esta sitcom era muy buena y empecé a seguirlaRealmente divertida, no se a que se deben tantas críticas negativas. Allá por 2008 escuchaba que esta sitcom era muy buena y empecé a seguirla en su segunda temporada. Me encantó. Los personajes están muy conseguidos y que decir de Sheldon, magnífico. Todas las bromas siempre tienen gracia, a veces con unas risas de fondo algo exageradas, pero es algo típico de estas series que, al fin y al cabo, ya no me molesta. Decir que las mejores temporadas son las cuatro primera, a partir de la quinta la serie bajo un poco el nivel pero igualmente siempre que la veo me saca unas cuantas sonrisas. Para mi la mejor serie protagonizada por frikis. Muy recomendable. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2012
    6
    The show falls flat in terms of jokes & delivery to the characters.

    I've recently started watching this series from the high recommendation
    The show falls flat in terms of jokes & delivery to the characters.

    I've recently started watching this series from the high recommendation of a friend and the high IMDb rating of 8.6 and 8.0 from the users on here. I cannot fathom why this show is deserving of such a high score. I understand most (70 to 80%) of their science references, it's not funny. Even the ones I don't get are not funny, so I don't think it's a matter of getting them or not. I understand why the "jokes" are jokes, but I don't find them that funny. Perhaps it's because the jokes seem predictable as the whole setup of the show seems standard with nothing more added than the flavor of geekery. I'm not against geekery, Scott Pilgrim vs the World & The IT Crowd are fantastically funny shows. I feel this show is not. I don't understand why the studio audience is laughing when they do laugh either, it seems absurd to me as I think "really....you're laughing at that? And that too? Are you all drunk?". Perhaps the humor stems from the characters who are so stereotypical it's tiring and predictable. Niles and Fraiser on the show "Fraiser" were stereotypical pompous characters, but the humor around them were not predictable and they were funny.

    I really tried to like the series, I watched 7 episodes in total. I watched the first four episodes which I did not find funny. Then I asked my friend to name me what episodes he found the funniest, and watched them (S01E13 & S03E22). They were a little better, but wasn't doing it for me. So then I asked on the IMDb forum which they considered the best/funniest of the whole series. Many of them said S03E08, watched it and still not that great IMHO. I'm giving up on the series.
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  7. Jul 31, 2014
    0
    This should be called The Big Stereotype. As an admitted geek, this show is offensive. Being a geek doesn't make me a socially inept,This should be called The Big Stereotype. As an admitted geek, this show is offensive. Being a geek doesn't make me a socially inept, misogynistic little twerp who gets off on publicly stroking their intellect. I can play World of Warcraft and not cry like a little girl when something bad happens. Sheldon's account gets hacked and all he can do is burst into whimpering about how life sucks. Take away the laugh track, post it to Youtube, and you have a viral video that will have people talking about "Have you seen the latest video of a loser crying over a video game?"

    The laugh track is just absurd, by the way. I can tolerate laugh tracks when people are actually laughing at jokes. When it's used as a cue that you should be laughing no matter how stupid the content, it just makes things even weaker. "hey Sheldon, what are you doing?" "Trying to play Super Mario 64 on a badly coded emulator" and in roars the laugh track. Seriously? I don't see the joke. Unless it's how poorly written and executed this show is. In that case I can laugh out loud about how terrible that scene is. And the entire show is packed full of scenes just like that one. Extremely poor quality all around and laughably bad. I have tried many times, and not once has any moment I've glimpsed elicited a laugh, or even a smirk. How ironic is it that I want to laugh at the show itself, not what I'm watching?

    I have a lot of geeky friends, and not one of them resembles any charact...I mean stereotype on this show. Look elsewhere if you want geeky or cerebral humor.
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