The Big Bang Theory shot to popularity when “nerd culture” went mainstream

Television ratings aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days of not only everyone watching one show at the same time, but everyone even knowing about the same shows is long gone. There’s so much TV out there that it’s impossible to keep up. The idea that somewhere around 80 or 90 million people tuned in to watch…

It turns out that Claire being attracted to her son's abs makes for a bad episode of Modern Family

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I’ve said it more than a few times before, but I’ll say it again: Modern Family is very bad at situating its characters in a specific time and place. Some of that feeling of untethered time is just the nature of the sitcom, but some of it is bad storytelling. “Yes-Woman” brings us a lot of cringeworthy moments, and…

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