10 reasons why Community is better than The Big Bang Theory

We just can’t let it go! The great Big Bang Theory debate rolls on. This week’s What We’re Watching Wednesday is conclusive* evidence that Community is better than The Big Bang Theory.  1.       The lack of studio audience laughter We know that Charlie has waxed lyrical about this already, but it cannot be reiterated enough times: we are adults. We will laugh if it’s funny. We do not need prompting. You sound ridiculous. 2.       Chevy Chase Er, hello? Have you seen the Three Amigos? Or Christmas Vacation (topical)? Alright, alright, so maybe he is leaving, but I think we need to…

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Why I hate The Big Bang Theory

It’s the second of our new weekly feature, What We’re Watching Wednesday. Our launch peice last week on The Big Bang Theory sparked some debate around the office, and we thought it only fair to show two sides to the story. This week, Charlie tells us how he absolutely did not learn to love The Big Bang Theory. A lot of people seem to like The Big Bang Theory, it’s one of the more popular TV comedies of recent times. Some of my colleagues here are fans of the show, and one of them has just written their own blog piece…

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George R.R. Martin and How I Learned to Love The Big Bang Theory

This Wednesday we’re kicking off the first of our weekly What We’re Watching Wednesday promotions. Wherein, once a week a member of Team Gollancz will share with you a TV show or film we can’t stop talking about. Whether it’s a hot new TV series, old genre favourite, classic film or hotly anticipated new release this is the place to share and discuss what we’re watching. This week we’ve got a post from Mark about The Big Bang Theory (which seems to be everywhere lately!). This blog post has been thankfully reblogged from Unusually Tall Stories. You can check out…

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Hailing Frequencies Open

This is a follow-up in some ways to the post I wrote on Mars and whether there’s room for inspiration in the cerebral spaces or whether we’ve become culturally dependent upon athletes as role models… Neil deGrasse Tyson may not be a name that’s familiar to you. If it’s not, though, IMHO it should be. Dr Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, a regular on US television programmes such as The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and the sort of engaging, enthusiastic supporter of science that, frankly, we need more of, these days. Think…

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