"I genuinely liked Big Bang Theory in the beginning but it has slowly become a mediocre jumble of stereotypical sitcom situations and nerdy-but-not so-nerdy-that-the-average-joe-won’t-understand pop culture one liners for cheap laughs. It plays off the trend that nerdiness has gone mainstream and yet has abandoned it’s once core audience for the canned laughter enjoying zombies that suck away ratings from quality television because it actually requires an attention span.
I’m sorry. That was a little harsh, I admit. I’m just tired of well scripted, well acted, thoughtful, intelligent, and thoroughly heartwarming shows like Community and Arrested Development getting the boot because modern America doesn’t want to think. They want to see overly tanned New Jersey-ians get in bar fights, and played out sitcom plots repeat themselves under different names and cast lists. Community and AD both do something that I see few shows attempting in this day and age: They present a group of flawed and realistic characters who, despite cynicism and mismatched views and burnt banana stands, come together as a family. Not because they feel obligated despite deep seated hatred, but because they can accept those disputes and flaws due to the genuine human connection between them.
Optimism and true wit has been lost not only in our entertainment but in our society and that both saddens and frightens me. As sardonic as I am, I am not without hope.
— User ToriRandall1 on tv.com.