We have a theory about The Big Bang Theory.

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It’s the question that has the world divided. Or our office, at least. Is The Big Bang Theory actually a terrible show?

It’s one of the most watched shows worldwide, racking up an average 20 million viewers per episode. And its stars have once again topped the Forbes highest paid TV actors list, with the men who play the stereotypical nerds Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Rajesh taking out the top four spots:

1. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory — $24.5 million
2. Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory — $24 million
3. Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory — $22.5 million
4. Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory — $22 million

The Big Bang Theory
Are we funny? I don't think so. Just keep smiling until the laugh track kicks in... Image: CBS

Kaley Cuoco came in a close second to Sofia Vergara on the actresses list for her ditzy character Penny, earning a massive $24.5 million.

How? We're baffled. Can the numbers lie?

This week on The Binge we asked: Is this show really worthy of all the accolades and the money it receives?

Sure, it has some merits. It brought nerds to the mainstream media. It's got more diversity than a lot of shows. Apparently some people inexplicably find it funny. It... Ummm... okay that might be all. And there are so many bigger problems with this show.

The problem with The Big Bang Theory. Original image via CBS.

Although it gave a voice to scientists, comic book fans and Trekkies who are normally just the sidekicks, it's a completely unrealistic representation of this geek culture. Enough with the stereotypes. The only intelligent thing about this show is its catchy theme song.

It's also really really NOT funny. Watch the YouTube videos that take out the laugh track, and you'll see it's true. Jokes? What jokes? *crickets*

Video via Brooks Show

If you're not convinced, host and recapper extraordinaire Jessie Stephens shared a theory on The Binge this week that made us all stop and rethink the way we look at The Big Bang Theory and all it's fans.

Do you know one person who GENUINELY likes The Big Bang Theory, who really really likes it, that you like?

Because I don't.

I know people who like it, but I don't like them.

Mind. Blown.

I think we have scientifically proven that The Big Bang Theory is a terrible show. You're welcome.

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