Has the Big Bang Theory lost its thunder?

Woman China Woman China
I've been watching The Big Theory for a while now and have wondered if it was just me who has been thinking it's lost what's made it special? I mean to me at least, it seems they rely too much on Sheldon for comedic releif, his come backs seem predictable, and it seems as if the whole Raj-Howard bro-mance has disappeared. Not to mention Penny and Lenard are just annoying. Then there is Penny hardly ever is seen without a drink in her hand.

Is it just me who thinks The Big Bang Theory should just end? Or is this me being cynical?
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Yup. Agree with you. It's gone downhill/ don't like it anymore
GONE! , VeganChick (is Gone) , Gunsmoke , Catan , sweetpea12 , surreptitious , evanescentowl
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Nope. Don't agree with you. TBBT is still hilarious- alive and kicking!
jr2012 , MrWishyWashy , Sammi , Silverwinds , Rokmai , rom323 , Jaimes , Adnerbmw , Allstars316
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Sortof. TBBT seems to have lost what made it special, but I find it still watchable.
AliMc , VeganChick (is Gone) , eri86 , Eyesonfire , Sera26 , Eloquence0 , dawnkye , requiem dreams , KinkyKatieJames , wicked48 , SneakersAndPearls , evanescentowl , MrsandMrbunnysoffun
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Rubbish. Who wants to take out my trash?
Beautiful-Disaster , friendswithfangs , Llewey , Trysexual , gwenevieve
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Total votes: 34 (32 voters)
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05/02/2013
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jr2012 jr2012
I still like it! I think the problem is the frequent breaks the show takes, it really takes me out of the "groove" so to speak when I have to wait 3 weeks for a half hour show like we have been for the past year!

Meanwhile, the reruns that come every single day are hilarious, sometimes even funnier the second or third time you watch them. You may come around to these newer episodes eventually!
05/02/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I love the show. I have been pissed about the breaks in between with March Madness and everything else. JUST PLAY MY SHOW PLEASE! I have all the seasons on DVD so far and will be getting season 6 too. This is one show that I can watch over again and still enjoy.
05/02/2013
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I still love it!
05/02/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I've NEVER enjoyed watching it.
05/02/2013
Sammi Sammi
I'm not a big comedy person, but I think this is still an amazingly funny show
05/02/2013
married with children married with children
I still like watching it.
05/02/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
I still watch it but I really think they need to wrap it up and end it because the quality has really gone down.
05/03/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The writers and actors get tired - you can see it in the story lines and the actors lack of enthusiasm. Definitely 'jumped the shark'
05/03/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by VeganChick (is Gone)
I still watch it but I really think they need to wrap it up and end it because the quality has really gone down.
Oh geez no! I hope there are plenty of seasons to come. I haven't laughed this much from a TV show since Roseanne, Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens, well I take that back, I really like The Exes on TV Land.
05/03/2013
friendswithfangs friendswithfangs
IMO, it never had any thunder at all to begin with. But as long as it's been going on now, I wouldn't be surprised if it had lost some steam. You can only make "haha. nerds." 'funny' for so many seasons.
05/03/2013
hillys hillys
i think it's not as much fun anymore. I stopped watching a year ago
05/03/2013
Llewey Llewey
I never watched it much since I don't like sitcoms, but am a bit of a geek (not "geek"). I dislike the show mainly because the moment I start talking about artificial intelligence, chemistry, biology, evolution, computer science, transhumanism, or space exploration/colonizati on I get insipid things like "LOL, you sound like [Amy/Sheldon/Leonard]!"

Yeah, no. I'm trying to talk about something infinitely interesting and incredibly awesome. I am not a two-dimensional character who wants to get a monkey addicted to drugs. The reason I made such a long list of topics is to show just how many conversational landmines I risk stepping on that trigger an annoying TBBT reference rather than a substantive response.
The show is overall monotonous and uninteresting, leaning heavily on stereotypes and broad caricatures... just like any other sitcom.
05/03/2013
dawnkye dawnkye
I still watch it out of loyalty and because there are still a few funny moments in each episode. But I agree with you that it's lost its sparkle. The first two and a half seasons were GEMS. I think with its increasing popularity, the writers toned down the quirkiness and went for the easier jokes.
05/03/2013
Gary Gary
I have never seen it. I will have to check it out.
05/03/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Beautiful-Disaster
I've NEVER enjoyed watching it.
Ditto...I hate it and all the male characters...I hate seeing their faces on billboards along the highways too. Sorry...I find most sitcoms cheesy.
05/03/2013
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by dawnkye
I still watch it out of loyalty and because there are still a few funny moments in each episode. But I agree with you that it's lost its sparkle. The first two and a half seasons were GEMS. I think with its increasing popularity, the writers ... More
That's exactly what I thought!!!! I enjoyed it when I watched the very early episodes but after a while it just became predictable. I enjoyed in the first few season I was kept guessing what would be and then... well, now I am bored with it.
05/03/2013
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by Trysexual
Ditto...I hate it and all the male characters...I hate seeing their faces on billboards along the highways too. Sorry...I find most sitcoms cheesy.
Seriously? Their faces are on billboards?
05/03/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
Ugh, I hate that show.
05/03/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by dawnkye
I still watch it out of loyalty and because there are still a few funny moments in each episode. But I agree with you that it's lost its sparkle. The first two and a half seasons were GEMS. I think with its increasing popularity, the writers ... More
I also feel like they are making Sheldon more and more of a baby.
05/04/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
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Originally posted by Woman China
I've been watching The Big Theory for a while now and have wondered if it was just me who has been thinking it's lost what's made it special? I mean to me at least, it seems they rely too much on Sheldon for comedic releif, his come backs ... More
Yeah it seems that Sheldon is way too "easy" as a character now. They do just rely on him for comic relief. it's kind of a bd show now
05/05/2013
ththpup ththpup
That show never had any thunder.
05/05/2013
solitudinarian solitudinarian
I've seen a few episodes but never really got into it. Even in the little of it I watched, it seemed to be the same thing over and over.
05/06/2013
Jaimes Jaimes
I love it! Every once in a while, it can be formulaic, but what sitcom doesn't have ups and downs? I just saw the Bob Newhart episode, and that man still has me rolling with laughter. I really love the ensemble they've built after adding Amy and Bernadette. I feel like it opened up new bits and opportunities. I still adore this show! It channels my inner nerd.
05/06/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
I love the show, its cracks me up. it reminds me of my husband and his friends cause they are all a bunch of nerds
05/06/2013
requiem dreams requiem dreams
I still like it but it seems to be missing something
05/11/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I still like it, but it's definitely not as funny as it used to be
05/11/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I haven't seen this season yet as I don't have cable and just end up purchasing the season when it comes out for TBBT. But I have heard similar grumblings of how people aren't as thrilled about this past season and that they feel like the introduction of all the girl characters has made it less funny when the guys were just "Nerdy guys who couldn't get girls with the one totally out of reach hot blonde girl-next-door neighbor." Now they all have girlfriends for the most part (which I think is cute and enjoy it) but I don't know, I own all the seasons up to date and I watch them pretty frequently.
05/14/2013
gwenevieve gwenevieve
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Originally posted by Woman China
I've been watching The Big Theory for a while now and have wondered if it was just me who has been thinking it's lost what's made it special? I mean to me at least, it seems they rely too much on Sheldon for comedic releif, his come backs ... More
It never should have started.

It's supposed to make "being a nerd" or whatever okay but it obviously doesn't, everyone just makes Penny look like the average blonde dummy (can we please stop being sexist? no?) idk

I just hate it

It's not funny

and people that smart wouldn't act like that
05/14/2013
wicked48 wicked48
Still like it but it's not as funny as it was in the beginning.
05/14/2013
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