Be the Other Girl

I am a Canadian with an addiction to numerous things that would take too long to list here.

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Switch the Colors

January 18, 2013

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Whereas The Big Bang Theory sees nerd culture as an object of ridicule, Community celebrates it. Community’s laughing with you whereas Big Bang is giving you a wedgie and laughing at you. When TBBT makes a pop culture reference it uses it as a punchline, it names a show like Firefly and asks you to laugh at it. When Community makes a pop culture reference it commits. Community makes a whole episode based on a trope or a genre, it doesn’t just use paintball as a plot device it takes paintball seriously and bases two season finales around epic battles of paint. Community doesn’t laugh at the idea of playing D&D it bases an episode on it.

Community positions us, its audience, as Abed. It knows that we are knowledgeable about the things we love, it knows that we understand tropes and genre conventions, it gives us the benefit of the doubt and treats us as intelligent human beings who will not only understand the meta pop culture references, but will find them funny and love the show for it. Community tells us it’s cool to be a nerd. If Abed is better then we are better. Community is a warm hug of acceptance whereas The Big Bang Theory is a pantsing and a punch in the face.

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Shouting Into The Void: The Problem With The Big Bang Theory…  (via kenyatta)

Absolute truth

I still love Big Bang Theory though.

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    This essentially sums up precisely why I dislike Big Bang Theory (the show).
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    ^This too! The OP talked about that towards the end a bit.
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    If you looked at the show even closer, you would realize its pretty sexist as well. The character Penny is pretty much...
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