I avoided this show for years because of Murphy Brown. Murphy Brown was "about politics," but the extent of the "politics" was insipid references to people who were in politics.Hmm... Okay, I might be able to find time to check it out, if only to observe fine thesbian skills of smokin' hot Kaley Cuoco.
Like, "Gee, I haven't been this drunk since I did tequila shooters with Gary Hart!"
Wocka wocka. You mentioned a name I've read in a newspaper. How political.
I assumed the Big Bang Theory would be exactly like that, but swapping out political references for geek ones -- "Gee, I haven't been this drunk since I did tequila shooters with Gary Gygax!"
But it's not. It's actually smartly written, with some genuine care put into it. Apparently they have an on-staff scientist vetting all the science -- all the formulas, all the references, all the scientific analogies -- that appear on the show.
And the geek stuff is almost all stuff geeks actually talk about (or at least have thought about). Plot holes in movies, time-travel paradoxes, superhero continuity issues. Even when they talk about something that hasn't actually been a topic of geek conversation -- like Raj's contention that mummies are no different than zombies, except with respect to one minor fashion choice -- it's at least in the ballpark of a Real Geek Topic.
I wanted to mention it because last night's show, which should be on demand if you have that service, was a pretty good entry point for people who don't watch the show...
Friday, January 11, 2013
'I assumed the Big Bang Theory would be exactly like that... But it's not. It's actually smartly written, with some genuine care put into it...'
That's AoSHQ riffing on television's "Big Bang Theory":