My sophomore year of college was identified by living in this overrated building on campus, but also by my obsession with The Big Bang Theory. The Big Bang Theory is one of those comedies that you will either love to pieces or absolutely hate with a passion. I’m someone who loves The Big Bang Theory and will always be down for reruns. I love Leonard and Penny and I even have their bobble heads sitting on my bookshelf. I decided to write about why I defend this show against people who find it offensive.
The biggest argument going against this show is that it’s offensive by poking fun of living a geek/nerd lifestyle with endless trips to the comic book store, watching sci-fi TV shows and being socially awkward. The Big Bang Theory does play on these stereotypes of nerdy men who are sex obsessed and really shy. That’s bullshit since I have met a lot of geeky men *including my wonderful & adorable boyfriend* who don’t fit these stereotypes. I don’t really take this show seriously, as I like just watching their geeky lives play out in each episode. I’m also not insecure of being a geek like I used to be, so I’m able to laugh and identify with the characters on the show.
Finally, I am someone who completely loves Sheldon for a variety of reasons. Sheldon in my opinion is a clear cut case of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s super intelligent, yet socially he doesn’t understand cues. I wish the show would address this concept a bit more because it would be great to see someone acting out Asperger’s on a TV Show. Sheldon’s character would disprove the idea that kids with Autism/Asperger’s syndrome are stupid which is completely false.
What are your opinions on The Big Bang Theory? Do you find it offensive, or can you laugh along with each episode?