I’ve been meaning to post something about The Big Bang Theory for a while now but it’s taken me ‘till now to really understand what it is about the show that makes me uncomfortable. I’m not exactly a believer in the whole “only write about the things you like, don’t trash the things you don’t” trend which seems to be plaguing comments sections in negative articles lately, but I wanted to be able to really examine why I don’t like TBBT rather than just slagging it off. My main questions being - Why don’t I like this anymore? Why do I feel uncomfortable watching it? And why do I get so annoyed when I see people sing its praises online? The thing which really sparked this post was seeing a raft of comments on Facebook, below the last round of voting in Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards, claiming The Big Bang Theory to be “the best comedy on TV”. This made me angry so instead of posting an impulsive comment calling out their bad taste which I’d probably regret later, I decided to really analyse why seeing comments like that made me so mad when previously, although I didn’t really love the show, I’d never considered myself as disliking The Big Bang Theory.
Hell, I even have season one on dvd, it’s sitting right between Battlestar Galactica and Bored To Death in my alphabetised collection.
And here, I think, is where my problem with The Big Bang Theory lies…
Well this perfectly sums up my feelings about the show.
(Also, YAY COMMUNITY IS AWESOME)
I want this on a T-shirt.
TED2012 talk by the author Susan Cain on the power of introverts. Seriously good.
Why is this a thing?
MOM! MMMOOOOOOMMMM! BILLY’S TOUCHING ME AGAIN!
MOM! HE WON’T STOP!
YOU SAID YOU’D TURN THIS CAR AROUND IF WE DIDN’T KEEP OUR HANDS ON OUR OWN SIDE!
WELL TURN IT AROUND, MOM!
Putting up Tellison - one of my favourite bands - when they come to Sheffield in two weeks. Now that should be fun! Even get on the guestlist in return :D
(have yet to check with my housemates, but something tells me they won’t object…)
WAAAAAAAT. If I pass my driving test in a weeks time, I’m totally crashing this.
Reading Iain M Banks while listening to Four Tet/Boards of Canada/Explosions in the Sky. AWWWWW YEAAHHHH.
Three Trapped Tigers - Reset
Matt Berry makes things good. TTT are already ridiculously good. This video turns out to be actually amazing.