Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

The Big Bang Theory links at Sitcoms Online / The Big Bang Theory Photo Gallery


The Big Bang Theory - The Complete First Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete First Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray/DVD
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Second Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Second Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray/DVD
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Third Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Third Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Fourth Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Fourth Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Fifth Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Fifth Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray/DVD
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Sixth Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Sixth Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray/DVD
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Seventh Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Seventh Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray/DVD
The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eighth Season

Buy The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eighth Season on DVD
/ Blu-ray/DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Current Sitcoms > The Big Bang Theory
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

SitcomsOnline Digest: Another Attempt at a Magnum P.I. Reboot?; New Warner Archive Releases for November
Fri-Yay: How Are This Season's Sitcoms Doing?; COZI TV's 3rd Annual Munster-thon
Freeform Announces Comedy Block for Wednesdays; The Simpsons Documentary Airs on Fox Sunday
COZI TV to Air Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke Specials; Roseanne Revival Gets Underway for ABC
Wyatt Cenac Heads to HBO Comedy Series; Nat Geo Acquires Running Wild with Bear Grylls
New Comedy for Sundance Now Service from Peep Show Stars; Showtime's SMILF Gets Set for Premiere
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 16, 2017)


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series The Good Place - The Complete First Season Green Acres - The Complete Series Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season

10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Sixth Season
10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series
10/03 - Rules of Engagement - Seasons 1-4 Collection
10/10 - The Brady Bunch - A Very Brady Christmas
10/10 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series
10/10 - Frasier - Christmas Episodes
10/10 - The Honeymooners - Christmas Laughter
10/10 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Christmas Episodes
10/17 - The Good Place - The Complete First Season
10/17 - Green Acres - The Complete Series
10/17 - Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season
10/24 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2017, 08:37 PM   #1
um
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 26, 2015
Location: New York
Posts: 751
Default Big Bang Theory Jumping The Shark?

I don't see any thread for this sitcom. Maybe it is not a sitcom. I would not know for sure since I hardly watch TV anymore. However I might have seen some scenes from Big Bang Theory when I visited a friend and her TV was on.
It looks like a lot of the TV sitcoms that have been around for several years, about people who are slightly older than college age.
It seems that sexual encounters are a big part of the plots in a lot of these sitcoms.
However I found an online article stating that the show is going through a downward spiral.
I actually dont know how long BBT has been on the air, but does anyone know if it is jumping the shark and how?
Are the jokes getting un-clever and un-funny and are the plots getting boring and is it hard to know what to think of the characters, whether they should change from being the always-same people they always were, or whether they have changed too much so that they are not the same people who made the show somehow good?

It would be interesting to hear about a modern day show and how it is not what it used to be and it is time to take it off the air.

I mostly have heard about shows of the 70s jumping the shark.

I mentioned this is a different thread but my friend told me that Big Bang Theory is a good TV show because the actors are really so good in it.



https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...-young-sheldon
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2017, 08:43 PM   #2
Torgo
Forum Veteran
Art by Baby Torgo
 
Torgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,030
Default

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/...play.php?f=701
__________________
"I'm going to go do something productive. I'm gonna go watch television." - Ray Peterson, The 'burbs

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries." - Stephen King

"There's nothing wrong with G-rated movies, as long as there's lots of sex and violence." - Elvira
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2017, 09:41 PM   #3
Mr. Television
Forum Legend
Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries
 
Mr. Television's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 06, 2003
Location: Were you're not
Posts: 60,363
Default

For many years it was the best sitcom on television. It still might be but I haven't watched any current tv shows since last fall so who knows. I know I never used to miss an episode but I've been missing a lot lately.
__________________
Sonny
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2017, 09:46 PM   #4
Alan Brady's Hair
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 30, 2014
Posts: 2,843
Default

Big Bang Theory is now in its 10th season. My opinions:

-The show had two main stories: one the day -to- day lives of scientists -comic book nerds-horny young guys; the other the on-again/off again love story of one of the guys (Leonard) and Penny, the pretty young actress across the hall;
-Seasons 1-4 were very good, with a peak at the end of Season 3 and beginning of Season 4 that rivals the best of any sitcom ever;
-At that point, the Leonard - Penny thing began a series of tedious turns that weighed the series down through Season 7, though it was still pretty good overall;
-One thing that went unusually well beginning in Season 3 was the addition of permanent, funny love interests for Sheldon (Amy) and Howard (Bernadette), who are both still around;
-Sheldon Cooper, the biggest genius among the geniuses, may be the funniest exasperating character ever on a sitcom;
-Season 8 was a mess, possibly because of a chaotic summer of negotiation which got enormous contracts for the three man actors;
-Seasons 9-10 have seen a little bit of a rally, as I think these no-longer-young characters are slowly be re-worked into a fairly conventional domestic sitcom. It's not hilarious (not must see anymore), but usually funny, and interesting to see the changes;
-New contracts are being negotiated for Season 11. They could go on indefinitely as they are, or carry on in some different form(s) if people decided to leave.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 10:54 AM   #5
robyrob
Moderator
Forum Legend
certified wackball#3
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,343
Default

this shohuld be on the BBT page
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
loaferman
Forum Regular
Member
 
loaferman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 23, 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 522
Default

The current week's episode was one of the worst that I have seen. The show was at their peak in the early seasons. When it started getting stale they were able to add new characters that actually worked and it held up for a few more seasons.

Now with the characters aging and the "its all been done before" syndrome they have to stretch things thin, but with episodes dropping down to like 18 minutes to 19 minutes it has become more and more of a skit that ties in to other episodes than a full stand alone episode.

CBS needs the show to help establish new sitcoms so it will run 2 more years with a full plan for the show to end after that.

My main fault with the show is that while Sheldon and Amy are a perfect match, the other guys get impossibly hot girlfriends/wives. I guess they had to put Penny with Leonard with the show running so long. I would have made her his unattainable object of desire. That would seem much more real than the route they went.

The show is now becoming the later seasons of "Friends" in a lot of ways. I'm not so sure it is "shark jumping" as it is worn thin.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 01:23 PM   #7
Mace Dolex
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 12, 2013
Posts: 2,206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by um

I mentioned this is a different thread but my friend told me that Big Bang Theory is a good TV show because the actors are really so good in it.
I don't know about them being that good, they're being paid to read off lines. Outside of the show I don't think they can carry another TV series.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 08:24 PM   #8
Alan Brady's Hair
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 30, 2014
Posts: 2,843
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loaferman

I guess they had to put Penny with Leonard with the show running so long. I would have made her his unattainable object of desire. That would seem much more real than the route they went.


I think that Penny has to be translated into show business standards. She stopped being unattainable when she turned 30 and wasn't famous.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 02:05 AM   #9
Edison
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 01, 2006
Posts: 945
Default

Coitus inevitabilis ?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:23 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.