For those who remember sitting down to watch one of the first episodes of The Big Bang Theory, you’d have never guessed the show would run for as long as it has, nor would you guess it would ever become the #1 sitcom on TV. And Emmy Awards? Never. If you were to bet on these things back in the day, they would have been bad bets, because the show…well, it wasn’t good. Ironically, it is so successful because it is mindless television. And here are the 10 worst things about it.
10. It’s Not Funny
Pulling the filed labeled, “Most Obvious,” let’s address the fact that this show isn’t funny. The jokes aren’t even jokes. At this point, the writing team is so lazy they rely on terrible laughs from a terrible laugh track. There are more than a few videos available in which the laugh track has been pulled from the scene, and these are examples of the horror. If you’re under the impression that a situation comedy should be full of comedy in order to be wildly successful, you’re wrong. We could beat this dead horse for hours, but we’ll leave it at this: watch an episode and see how many references to “geek” culture are used in lieu of jokes. Characters will say things that make no sense, but they’ll toss in keywords like Game of Thrones, Star Trek, any scientific term…cue the laugh track.