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« Reply #120 on: 03-21-2012 20:54 »

Sad to say but it peaked last year and is just going downhill...

It peaked during the first episode. Thankfully, the decline so far has been slow.

Here, I made you a graph to show you what I mean.

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« Reply #121 on: 03-21-2012 21:12 »

do you know how hard it is for a sitcom writer to come up with dialog for a smart person? That's like asking a caveman to build you a skyscraper. Sure, they'll make a game effort, but after a few floors, it's just gonna collapse.
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« Reply #122 on: 03-22-2012 03:17 »

That's why they need to hire smart people to write the show... Granted then it would become too smart for the general populace but us nerds would love it much more.
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« Reply #123 on: 03-22-2012 03:21 »

if there's one thing hollywood executives hate more than good television shows, it's smart people. Both make them feel stupid, which is inexcusable.
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« Reply #124 on: 03-22-2012 03:21 »

What will they do if the whole world makes them feel stupid?
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« Reply #125 on: 03-22-2012 03:23 »

Invent reality tv.
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« Reply #126 on: 03-22-2012 03:27 »

do you know how hard it is for a sitcom writer to come up with dialog for a smart person? That's like asking a caveman to build you a skyscraper. Sure, they'll make a game effort, but after a few floors, it's just gonna collapse.
Futurama does it...and has been doing it for (technically) 7ish seasons. By the nature of first season, I presumed some of the writers on that show had physics backgrounds or something like it. I will have to listen to it with commentary now...I'm sure I had watched the extras before and heard something about people on the show having inteligent backgrounds. But maybe they don't write for them anymore. Or Chuck Lorre is extremely butthurt about the tanking of 2 and a half men.
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« Reply #127 on: 03-22-2012 03:33 »

and what did it get them? Abused in the schedule and then cancelled. Sure, they came back years later, but the point stands.
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« Reply #128 on: 03-22-2012 03:35 »

Yeah a lot of the writers on Futurama have degrees in science-y stuff.

So that's how that shit came around.. Hmmm bastards.
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« Reply #129 on: 03-22-2012 10:39 »

Gopher: So you would rather have a dumb tanking easily accessible show versus a witty ripe-with-intelligent satire shorter-lasting show? I am all for bringing some things back, like Futurama obviously, but some things need to stay dead. Why continue to film a show just to squeeze out whatever leftover profit juice is left to be made while pissing on its fans, The Office and Scrubs?!?!

I just hate when shows overstay their welcome. Very few shows were cancelled at or around the right time. You can tell because the integrity of the last season is similar to that of the first. Seinfeld and Arrested Development come to mind. I can't think of any bad episode of either. I think AD could have made it at least one more season (maybe two), but we'll never know, and just have to rely on its upcoming return this many years later...

Like, I love Firefly. Clearly, cancelled prematurely. But they did Serenity, which was great. Can you imagine them bringing back the show now, especially with fat Fillion? no no 
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« Reply #130 on: 03-22-2012 13:11 »

ehrm. Who said I was for bringing everything back? The hell? :rereads own posts: Nope, didn't say anything like that. first I took a cheap shot at the average intelligence of sitcom writers. From there, I segued from that to insulting the intelligence of network executives, and I ended it by insulting reality tv.
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« Reply #131 on: 03-22-2012 15:08 »
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I can't bear watching TBBT now. In my eyes it was the perfect show up until this season. The writers have lost that certain something I'm afraid.

I'm not sure if any of you watched a show called ROVE LA (he's an Australian TV personality) when our beloved Jim Parsons was a guest, but he basically said he can't watch an episode back (of this season) without cringing, so doesn't that say something!

Shows overstay their welcome sometimes, I get that/I accept that, but it'd be such a shame if Big Bang went down that route. It deserves the luxury of being cancelled before that happens, and having a proper send off, and by the state it's in now I hope it's soon.
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« Reply #132 on: 03-23-2012 23:22 »
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I was watching another episode of I Know What You Did Last Summer, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who knows? when I saw Leonard driving around in an old truck he stole from Roseanne and telling Freddie Prince Jr. to wipe that shit smirking grin off his face, to which FPJ complied with like a little bitch dog!!!
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« Reply #133 on: 03-23-2012 23:34 »

Update: They found him with crabs in the trunk of The Ghost Whisperer's Dodge Aries!!!
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« Reply #134 on: 03-24-2012 00:09 »

I have a friend who doesn't like the show because the characters remind him too much of people he knows. I personally love the show, but I've only seen a few of the newer eps, like the one were Sheldon befriends a bird. It was ok, but not the greatest. After reading some comments, I'm a little concerned with where this show is going...
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« Reply #135 on: 03-24-2012 00:11 »

I just bought season one I was going to start watching it as soon as I got home. But I left ti at work. frown Tomorrow though.
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« Reply #136 on: 03-24-2012 03:17 »

I was watching another episode of I Know What You Did Last Summer, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who knows? when I saw Leonard driving around in an old truck he stole from Roseanne and telling Freddie Prince Jr. to wipe that shit smirking grin off his face, to which FPJ complied with like a little bitch dog!!!

I totally forgot he was in I Know What You Did Last Summer. He was also the son in Christmas Vacation. And might I say, he was quite adorable.



D'awwwwwwwwww.
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« Reply #137 on: 03-24-2012 05:31 »

ehrm. Who said I was for bringing everything back? The hell? :rereads own posts: Nope, didn't say anything like that. first I took a cheap shot at the average intelligence of sitcom writers. From there, I segued from that to insulting the intelligence of network executives, and I ended it by insulting reality tv.
I was making a statement in regards to your position that Futurama, a smart show, got abused and cancelled prematurely. I was stating that I would rather have a short-lived smart show than a long-lived dumb show, or a show past its prime. I mentioned Futurama coming back because not everyone has been on the same page about its greatness (or lack thereof for some) as of late. That particular comment wasn't directed at you specifically but more of a general statement.
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« Reply #138 on: 04-07-2012 08:09 »

I hate the Community trolls on the TV AVClub. One week can't pass without someone commenting about how people should be watching Community instead of The Big Bang Theory.

Anyway this week (with Stephen Hawking) was pretty funny. Howard had some great lines and even though they only had one scene Penny and Bernadette were hilarious. Last week's episode was funny too. I like the show for what it is, so I guess it's easy for me to never get disappointed like a lot of people who watch the show are.   
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« Reply #139 on: 04-07-2012 09:26 »

I just felt like recent episodes have lost their charm and some scenes are tedious. Like earlier this season between Sheldon and Amy when she was in her lab cutting up a brain. That scene was unnecessarily too long.
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« Reply #140 on: 04-07-2012 09:49 »

I get that, Sheldon taking Howard's mother dress shopping was not necessary.
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« Reply #141 on: 04-07-2012 10:23 »

I missed the first 5 minutes of the episode so I have no idea why Sheldon was doing that, I just postulated that he had lost a bet with Howard or something.
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« Reply #142 on: 04-07-2012 10:36 »

Howard was going to let Sheldon meet Stephen Hawking but Sheldon insulted him so Howard was punishing him.
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« Reply #143 on: 04-09-2012 10:55 »

....oy

I liked the Spock doll episode better, even though the premise of it was stupid. But Leonard Nimoy pwns all. I just think they are getting lazy with the plots. Like you base an entire episode about Sheldon acting like a Zoidberg and covering up his mess up only to incriminate others? Eh? Just...so sad by it all this season frown The season premiere was the WORST.

Most memorable this season: Flags. I would have much rather enjoyed an entire episode about him going on about flags lol...
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« Reply #144 on: 05-11-2012 02:39 »

Tonight's episode was great! Howard and Bernadette were so cute smile. And did anyone catch Amy's reaction when Sheldon held her hand?
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« Reply #145 on: 05-11-2012 04:12 »

Ohmygod the last part of this episode can be described as an "aww explosion". I awwed so much. I loved the wedding and wanted to cry but when Sheldon grabbed Amy's hand I freaked the fuck out I was so excited. Too cute, I will watch it again tomorrow.
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« Reply #146 on: 05-11-2012 07:01 »

UGH!!! Our stupid DVR cut it off at the last minute! We still have yet to see the last few moments of the episode.
It ended right after the wedding when the rocket is about to blast off.

What happened after that?
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« Reply #147 on: 05-11-2012 07:05 »

Everyone is at the apartment watching. Bernadette and Raj hold hands and she says he loves him and then Raj says he loves him too (I think it wasn't supposed to sound gay but it did). Penny and Leonard are still fighting but they stop and hold hands too. Then Sheldon and Amy are talking and he gets so excited that he holds Amy's hand. It's very very sweet. And the last shot is the rocket blasting off.
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« Reply #148 on: 05-11-2012 07:32 »

I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised by that episode based on what the rest of the season has been like. The wedding scene was very funny for me - I like the idea of doing the flashback and forward. The ending was quite nice, you would have enjoyed it leia. It was very shippy, so to speak (rocketship...get it? hahaha, I cracketh me up laff ).
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« Reply #149 on: 05-11-2012 08:25 »

Thanks for putting that in spoilers! big grin
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« Reply #150 on: 05-11-2012 09:48 »

Yes, it's probably best if we spoiler the whole thread smile
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« Reply #151 on: 05-17-2012 23:07 »

Why did they need to be all shippy. I'm not sure I like Sheldon with anyone. Even Amy. I think he should have stayed asexual.
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« Reply #152 on: 05-17-2012 23:32 »

That's how I feel about the Doctor. I wasn't very popular in the forums.
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« Reply #153 on: 05-18-2012 03:38 »

It's pretty simple.  All incarnations of the doctor after seven aren't real.  That's just science fiction.  I have no idea why you'd like to torture yourself by watching it.  That's just asinine.
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« Reply #154 on: 05-20-2012 23:53 »

That's how I feel about the Doctor. I wasn't very popular in the forums.

I agree that The Doctor should have stayed asexual. Completely agree but nowadays everything has to be relationshippy all the time in TV even if to a lot of people the character really is someone who shouldn't have a lover interest and shouldn't need a love interest.
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« Reply #155 on: 06-16-2012 04:13 »

Bump.

Am I the only one when watching the opening of TBBT that the time line is off by a fair amount? Like horribly off. It's bothering me. I'd like it better if the time line matched everything. Maybe I'm being too picky. But it's a show about scientists and nerds so I don't think I'm being overly pedantic about it just based on that fact.
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« Reply #156 on: 07-19-2012 02:56 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmLQaTcViOA
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« Reply #157 on: 08-16-2012 04:46 »
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Mayim Bialik injured in a car accident, oh noes! frown
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« Reply #158 on: 08-16-2012 05:28 »

She broke her thumb. Now she'll be out for the entire season!
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« Reply #159 on: 08-16-2012 05:40 »

Whoa!
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