How do you explain the Big Bang Theory winning the People’s Choice Award?
Jorge Rybar
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The big band theory is the show about nerds as seen by hollywood that nerds love to hate. 
I disagree with the frequent criticism levied against TBBT that it mocks geeks/nerds, or the undue praise that it heroizes scientists. It’s a comedy show about a bunch of quirky characters with some arbitrary connection to establish setting, and as such speaks mostly to relationships with a sciency/nerdy backdrop flavor. It should no more be expected to be realistic than FRIENDS was (half-broke twentysomethings with NYC penthouse flats) and only signals one thing : geek culture is sufficiently mainstreamed to be a recognizable setup for a broad-appeal comedy show.

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