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  1. Aigik

    This shows decline.

    Have you considered that maybe we don't give a damn about realism in a show? We just want it to be funny. That's it. There's a reason Larry David will never reconcile with himself and reform his behavior, why George Costanza never smartened up and straighted out his life, why Charlie Kelly will always be an idiot, etc. Because these characters are funny the way they are, and there's no reason to change them because of that fact. Don't fix what isn't broken. As I've said in another post, where did this rule come from that sitcom characters HAVE to evolve or the show is doomed to fail? It's Always Sunny is on its eight season and the characters are still the same, still in the exact same situation they were in in season 1. Seinfeld ended after 9 seasons with the characters still in the same situations they were in in the first season as well. Curb Your Enthusiasm is still mostly the same after 8 seasons. All of these shows were successful. Now let's take a look at The Office. Major changes were done to that show's cast, and now the show is currently being run into the ground. When they announced a ninth season, fans were practically begging NBC to cancel it in its facebook announcement. If you're a longtime fan of that show like I am, you should understand. Do you see we're I'm coming from? If you have a show that works, why change it? BBT wasn't having any ratings crisis that presented a "do massive changes or cancel it" scenario that I know of.
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    I seriously hate Amy Farrah Fowler

    You're right. Honestly, I think the biggest issue for me is the change in caste. To me, Amy and Burnadette have completely ruined the chemistry of the main characters as well as the chemistry of the show itself... I can't begin to express how excited I would be if the characters were written off after this season, because honestly, the first 3 seasons were some of the funniest seasons of any show I've ever watched. I miss that. I've missed out on like half of season 5, and I have a long flight tomorrow, so I'm planning on catching up on my laptop. Maybe the show's gotten better again since I stopped watching, I don't know. There's been some standout episodes that I really enjoyed from seasons 4 and 5, but I tend to dislike any episode in which Amy or Burnadette dominate the screen because I don't find either of them funny, and they're a constant reminder to me that they are the reason the show has gone so downhill (for me and others at least, don't know how you guys like these characters, but to each his own).
  3. Aigik

    I seriously hate Amy Farrah Fowler

    What exactly is dumb about the comparison? Did you not comprehend it? I think it worked quite well. People on here say that if you don't change the characters over the course of a show, the show is destined to fail. I gave an example of a show that did not change the characters over the course of its run, and the show did not fail. What about this did you not understand? That's nice that you like Amy, I'm happy for you. But you have to understand that the original fanbase of this show is not happy at all. We liked this show because it was different. But it's losing what made it funny. It's just not funny anymore. To us, anyways. I know it's not just me, because amongst everyone I know, not one of us watches anymore for the same reasons. There is one person I know who likes it though: my mom.
  4. Aigik

    Rank the seasons.

    Season 2 Season 1 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5
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    I seriously hate Amy Farrah Fowler

    Honestly, the girlfriends have ruined the show for me. I stopped watching season 5 halfway through. I'll be honest here... I'm really tough to please when it comes to good comedies. It's just that I feel like there's so much generic crap on TV as far as sitcoms go, it was a breath of fresh air when I started watching the big bang theory. Finally, a show that is unafraid to do its own thing, to stay clear of the romance and sex centered plotlines and jokes that dominate most of the other sitcoms. Unlike the sea of crap that populates the TV networks, I finally found a sitcom that was funny. Not just funny, hilarious. Then the writers saw the success of Sheldon's character, and thought they could raise viewership by adding a second Sheldon. We got Amy: an unfunny, unoriginal, poorly acted character that has the superpower of being able to suck the funny out of absolutely any scene she's in. As if that was bad enough, annoying Disney chipmunk Burnadette becomes a regular, and Raj pretty much gets demoted to a guest star to make room for the two unwelcome characters. At least I still have Curb and Sunny, but damn, I'm going to miss this show. And yeah, I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, told to GTFO and stop posting if I hate the show, etc. The reason I'm here is because I saw a facebook update of BBT and I drifted here, saw this thread, and had to post. I care because I'm a Big Bang Theory fan who doesn't like what this show is turning into. This is exactly how it started with The Office... And now that show has reached a point where longtime fans were practically begging NBC to cancel it when they announced it was getting a 9th season. I see this said a lot around here, but I don't know where people are getting it from. The must successful sitcom of all time had almost zero change in the characters throughout its 9 season run. I'm talking about Seinfeld. Kramer was always the goofball neighbor, George was always the neurotic moron, Jerry was always the "normal guy", etc. Since when is there this rule that characters *have* to change, or the show gets unfunny?
  6. I'm going to go ahead and say it: they have shifted their target audience to a female audience. I click on BBT's facebook update comments page, and nearly all of the responses praising the show are women. I'm not a sexist, but the fact that they have a new target audience is just fact. You can't deny this fact. The show's focus is no longer on nerd/geek culture, but on sex, dating, and romance. The Big Bang Theory seasons 1-3 are VERY different from seasons 4+. Once in a while there's a geek-centric episode to shut us up, but no one can deny that the vast majority of them are about romance and dating. I really wish they would get the show back on track, but it seems they are finding more success in their new demographic, so it'll never happen.
  7. This season so far is absolutely fantastic. This is the big bang theory I love. I'm just going to pretend season 4 didn't happen and skip that when I buy for my DVD collection.
  8. Aigik

    5.04 The Wiggly Finger Catalyst (Oct. 6)

    From the two previews I've seen, I'm really excited about this episode. Looks like classic big bang theory humor. So far this season is a HUGE improvement over season 4.
  9. Aigik

    How do you want the show to end?

    Lol that could work very well. I've come to the conclusion that getting rid of Penny would help. Have her get the dream Hollywood role she always dreamed of so she gets a happy send off. Leonard grows his balls back and dumps Priya and gets it on with this geek girl who's apparently coming up. Also we have scene where just guys are sitting in the apartment. There's a knock on the door, Sheldon opens the door and it's another Raj, with a long beard and disheveled look. He explains that he is the real Raj and his evil twin kidnapped him (at the beginning of season 4) and has had him locked in the basement ever since. The evil Raj stands up gives an evil laugh and jumps out the window. Oh I disagree completely on getting rid of penny. I believe that she was integral in the original chemistry of the show. Since the introduction of Amy her role has been watered down to simply someone to give advice to Amy, but if Amy were to have an "accident", things could go back to the way they were, which was the hilarious interactions between Penny and the guys.
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    5.03 The Pulled Groin Extrapolation (Sept. 29)

    Sheldon and his model train set was hilarious. The whole situation at Howard's house was funny. Didn't care much for the rest. I'd rate the episode an "ok", since nothing in it really stood out and made me crack up.
  11. Aigik

    Best EVER Episode

    For me it's between the Euclid Alternative and the Bozeman Reaction.
  12. Yes because people should never complain about falling standards or a drop in quality. The world would be such a better place if throughout history people just put up and shut up. Where has protesting and complaining or trying to improve things ever got anyone. Also the the negativity started with season four, but the finale tipped things over the edge. The point is this. Of course fans can and should complain about a perceived drop in quality, or a sense of disappointment about a specific incident on a show (assuming one is afflicted with such). But here, the same set of people have been putting forward the same set of complaints from several MONTHS. Why did the girls come on, why do they focus on relationships now, and the finale outrage. It gets old. We get where you're coming from now, and if the writers read this forum, they must have read your opinions by now. There is nothing constructive to be achieved from saying it again, and it just adds a sense of general negativity to what is supposed to be light-hearted discussions about a comedy show. Hence the 'move on' - with the hope that you can still continue to enjoy the show and be with us. Adding the old parable, for whatever it's worth.. two monks walking on a riverside, a girl is trying to cross, she asks for help. One of them picks her up and takes her across. They walk on, and an hour later, the other monk asks him: Why did you do that? It's immoral! Monks are not supposed to touch or look at women! His reply: I left the girl on the riverside. Why are you still carrying her around? There's a zillion sitcoms out there that focus on the dating and relationship crap. This show was a gleaming jewel in a field of crap. No longer. We complain about the girls because their dialogue is poorly written, the acting is abysmal, and they ruin the chemistry of the show.. The show had a perfect chemistry amongst the original cast that lasted for the first three seasons, and the addition of Amy, completely disrupted it. The actress who plays her is trying way too hard to emulate Sheldon, and she does a piss poor job of doing it. A large majority of the show's humor originated from the gang's interactions with Penny, but now that's gone, since Penny's sole purpose of the show is now to offer advice to Amy. Leonerd has become an unlikable douchebag who can't seem to stand it when his friends act like themselves. His sole purpose in the show is now to have as much sex as he possibly can. I can't even say anything about Raj, you may as well axe him from the show completely, since he plays absolutely no role and is absent most of the time anyway. I don't understand why Howard went from a hopeless ladies man to a dedicated husband-to-be practically over-night. He's just become a boring character. Sheldon is currently the redeeming factor of the show. Jim Parson' acting is still top notch, and his character hasn't been mucked with. The problem I'm seeing here is that since Amy is a female carbon copy of Sheldon with bad acting, many jokes that should have been given to Sheldon are given to Amy. What a damn shame. I miss all of the great topics that made for hilarious episodes when this show was in its prime. Now it's all about the same shit. Let's do a comparison of examples of episode topics: Seasons 1-3: Sheldon learning to drive Leonerd trying to watch football The guys going to a Halloween party Leonerd buying a replica time machine Penny getting addicted to an online game Sheldon trying to create an algorithm to make friends Sheldon wanting to go to the LHC with Leonerd The guys fighting over a ring from lord of the rings Seasons 4-5: Leonerd is dating Amy Leonerd misses Pria Leonerd is dating Raj's sister Sheldon is terrified of Penny's red sofa chair <--- YES! Drama between priya and the guys More drama between priya and the guys Sheldon's WoW account has been hacked <--- Seriously, you don't see the problem here? Do you actually enjoy this as much as you did in the earlier seasons, or are you in denial? We aren't going anywhere, and we will continue to complain, because we love this show just as much as you do, if not more. We just want the show to go back to when it was actually funny. There's still good stuff out there! Breaking Bad and Dexter if you want great drama. If you want comedy, some good things to check out: The Office seasons 1-5 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Eastbound and Down Arrested Development and of course... we still have The Big Bang Theory seasons 1-3. Check out some of the old stuff too. Friends and Seinfeld are both must watch.
  13. Aigik

    How do you want the show to end?

    I want Priya to get killed by an axe murderer, Amy's skin to get melted off in a lab accident, and Burnadette to get into a car wreck. Then afterwards, the main cast realizes they should get back to what they do best: being nerds. Then we get surprised with the show getting renewed for another season.
  14. Aigik

    Is there much nerd humour in season 4???

    This show has simply lost its focus. It's lost what made it special. My interests when it comes to sitcoms are different from the mainstream. I need shows that do something differently. Shows like The Big Bang Theory pre-season 4, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office pre-season 6, and Arrested Development. Unfortunately, most people don't like this kind of humor. They like the jokes to be obvious, and be spoon-fed to them. So networks change their shows to attract the mainstream and get better numbers. That's why The Office went from the awkward office humor to the goofyness that it is today. That's why Arrested Development was cancelled, and that's why The Big Bang Theory has regressed into a show focused on dating, relationships, and sex. It's a shame, it really is, and it's becoming more painful to watch for me as it continues to get worse. I'm experiencing the same thing with The Office right now. But I'm a dedicated fan, when I start something, I finish it, and I intend to keep watching both these shows for that reason. And that's why I respect both FX and the writers of It's Always Sunny so much. They are now on their seventh season and they still haven't sold out. I really wish I could say the same about The Big Bang Theory, but I can't. Once in a while, there is a glimmer of hope, where we get an episode that isn't focused on relationships and dating, and the last episode with the red sofa chair is a great example. I really hope they begin to phase out the dating and relationship shit, and get back to what this show is good at, but unfortunately, after seeing episode 3's preview, I really don't see that happening.
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