prady on season 6 in Season 6 Posted August 11, 2012 Whether it's still science-based and whether it's still funny are two different issues. We may argue about whether there's still enough science or not (and it's true that there's less than before). But the quality of the writing, and the humour, are not just for us to judge. The only objective measures of that are the viewership ratings (for the humour) and awards (for the quality). Since the more recent seasons have scored higher on both these counts than earlier seasons (it's present viewership is the highest ever, and it's getting award nominations as a series only now), there are no objective grounds of claiming that the quality has declined. I'm guessing that the general public doesn't analyze whether there are relationships on the show, or science or geek cred: people just want to be entertained. So if there are more people watching and enjoying it now, that means it's still successful from the point of view of being funny, no matter what other complaints we may have about it. Fair point. I retract my comment about a decrease in quality. I should say, rather, that it no longer tickles my funny bone, the more it moves towards being a "Friends" type show; a show I never found funny.