When The Big Bang Theory started six years ago, it was a landmark for television content. For once, comedy show focused on the lives of true self-identified nerds absorbed in the realm of science, and the comedy revolved around the celebration, instead of abuse, of geekiness. We came close with characters like John Dorian and actors like Seth Green, but something in The Big Bang Theory had hit the nail on the head by inspiring us to both celebrate and laugh with our favorite nerdfolk. But somewhere along the way, probably shortly after the pilot, Chuck Lorre and the team of writers realized that it is still easier to make fun of nerds instead of celebrating them, and now, The Big Bang Theory is a giant pile of worthless crap. Allow me to explain why.
I never watch Jeopardy unless I need to make myself feel smart by answering a few easy questions. Today, I felt dumb as a brick, so I heated up the ol’ Toshiba looking for a few free ego points. That is how I met Leonard Cooper, the adorable afro’d mini-megabrain.
“Cancel your plans to cancel your plans for Friday, Oct. 19: NBC has decided to delay the season 4 premiere of Community.”
Excuse me. I just vomited in my mouth a little bit.
Community is a show with a simple message. Be a good person, do good things for the people in your life, and discover that being good is its own reward. It’s a cheeseball lesson for pussies, largely. That doesn’t make it wrong. Community is my favorite show on television, so don’t assume I dislike it. I very like it. For all of season three I had a Thursday night ritual centered around watching it twice. I’d take a 30 minute break between watches for Wednesday’s The Soup, so I could have my extra Joel McHale fix. I do love Community and every cast member on the show, and that’s why my honest heart knows that the show is just too cheesy to be accessible to a lot of people.