When I first saw it, I just could not connect the dots!
Then after a while I did...so yes we love the show, and it is very different and funny.
Each character is just right too, so that is some smart casting.
I was exactly the same. It took a while to get into but OMG the characters are so well written and acted of course. Even the semi regular characters are so well written and drawn that they have such distinct personalities. From Howard's mum (don't know what they'll do now that the actress has died) to comic book store owner to Sheldon's professor rival with the lisp (sorry I am tired so I can't think of their character's names) they are just so brilliant all of them.
Try it seriously as many of us have said you have to really follow it closely for a while - prob starting at season 2 instead of one - but if you are a Seinfeld fan which I am - this really is the best sitcom since Seinfeld.
I used to like it a lot more than I do now. Every now and then I will catch a repeat or an episode I've not seen before. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes not. I read a scathing review and in it the reviewer said how the show reenforces terrible stereotypes and makes it okay to laugh at nerds and that darn review has kinda ruined the show for me. Now I feel a bit guilty if I laugh at the nerds.
Although I'm sick of the re-re-repeats, I did enjoy the first few seasons of this show. I find Sheldon's character endearingly irritating. I also find that the latter seasons often rely more on lowbrow humour than on wit, which is disappointing.
I love TBBT! I've probably seen every older episode (before this season) 5-10 times, and I STILL keep watching! I grew up in nerd city (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), and the cast is so much like people I've known. I got my grandsons to watch it, too. Great show!