Confession Time: Believing in The Big Bang Theory   

So, we’re just a few minutes away from brand new episodes of CBS’ Monday night comedies and I had kind of forgotten how excited I get about my favorite shows until this moment. It feels like forever since I’ve spent time with Barney and Ted. It won’t matter how good or bad this episode is, that’s how much I’ve missed ‘em!

But this post isn’t about HIMYM. You see, before HIMYM airs tonight, we get a new episode of The Big Bang Theory and, for the first time this season, I’m actuallyBIG BANG THEORY airs Monday nights at 8PM on CBS. anxious to see it. Yep, you read that right. The show I once hated with a passion has won me over.

I can’t say if it was because Zac Levi admitted to laughing his off at the show or because I met the co-creator, Bill Pardy, while walking the picket line at Warner Brothers, but I decided to give it another shot once the well of new TV dried up back in January. And, to my surprise, I actually found it funny. I still don’t think it’s the laugh riot that so many others do I do understand the love it gets.

A lot of the things I didn’t like about the pilot have disappeared as the season progressed. Like Penny, who came off as very one-dimensional at first but actually has hidden depths that make her much more interesting. And the jokes have gotten much more organic than they were at first. Even when I don’t get what the guys are saying, I get how it’s funny.

My favorite episode so far has been “The Grasshopper Experiment” in which Raj’s parents set him up a blind date and then she ends up being more interested in Sheldon. Raj’s parents on the computer live chat had me rolling. Plus, I totally bonded with Sheldon with his annoyance over the way product descriptions online are misleading.

Oh! And there’s this exchange between Penny and Sheldon that I had to re-watch several times because of how much it made me laugh:

Sheldon: I’ll have a diet Coke.
Penny: Can you please order a cocktail? I need to practice mixing drinks.
Sheldon: Fine… I’ll have a virgin Cuba Libre.
Penny: That’s… rum and Coke without the rum.
Sheldon: Yes, and would you make it diet?

Ok, ok, I think I’ve proved my point. I was wrong. The Big Bang Theory is funny and it’s starting now so I need to go watch. You should too.

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