posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 11:29 AM
It really is just a matter of you liking Big Bang Theory and not Modern Family. You even go so far as to say that most knowledgeable people wouldn't
be able to watch Modern Family. On the other hand, you imply BBT is meant for an intelligent crowd.
I've never seen BBT, but I guarantee you it is not as smart or original as you think it is. I can tell you this because I know that it is the most
popular show on TV. BBT crushes in ratings, even in syndication, and it's a merchandising powerhouse. You know what the masses usually don't devour?
Intelligent or unique television.
I frequent a site that deals in a lot of television discussion and while reading about shows I do watch, I've seen a lot of criticism about Big Bang
Theory. Here's some of them: it has an overbearing laugh track, it relies on references more than content, the jokes are lazy and hacky, just glosses
over with a geeky sheen, the characters are more like stereotypical black-face representations of geeks, nerds, etc to be more appealing to a mass
audience, it's made by Chuck Lorre who makes nothing but traditional, easily digestible sitcoms like Dharma & Greg and Two and a Half Men, and that
it's not as smart as it pretends to be.
I've never seen Modern Family either, but I know that it's a wildly popular show as well. I've also seen a lot of criticism against that. None of
it has been about it trying to push a socio-political agenda, aside from just having gay characters acting like normal people. And sitcoms with
lessons are nothing new. Leave it to Beaver, Scrubs and South Park are three radically different shows that have often ended with lessons being
learned by all.
You know what, I went ahead and watched a few episodes of Big Bang Theory. I really don't like it. The plots are as dusty as they come, I started
calling jokes and I noticed that episodes don't ever end, they just stop. Give me a million shows where everything ties together in a lesson over one
show where the writers are too lazy to resolve things. It's definitely not a smart show, just because it mentions science subjects. That's all they
are is mentions. The jokes don't rely on understanding what's being said. The show seems to have nothing but contempt for most of its characters.
It's fine that you like it, but I wouldn't go around making threads about how other shows suck when compared to it.