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Today I'm going to talk about one of my favorite shows, The Big Bang Theory. I love this show. But recently I've heard a person or two throw out the opinion that the show doesn't show realistic nerds but Hollywood's version of nerds. I disagree.
The average nerd (and the most likely to comment in the above fashion) is a person of average to above average intelligence whose tastes run to sci-fi, comics etc. I lump myself in there. The nerds presented on Big Bang Theory are REAL nerds, SCIENCE nerds. And it's this I think that sometimes accounts for a bit of a disconnect with the viewing audience. I know nothing of astronomy, engineering or physics. Science was my absolute worst subject in high school (at least chemistry was).
I'm here to tell you, the nerds on this show are accurately portrayed. Sheldon is the know-it-all nerd, Leonard is the almost-normal nerd, Raj is the shy-nerd and Howard is the wannabe-womanizer nerd. I know these nerds, each and every one of them. Many of the nerds I have met are THIS close to inventing Paper Rock Scissors Lizard Spock or building a mechanical arm. So I don't wanna hear any of this bull about my show not accurately portraying nerds. It gets the stamp of approval from a real nerd. One who has his Green Lantern rings lined up on his computer monitor while he watches Fringe.
Besides Kaley Cuoco is hot.