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December 18, 2018

BIG BOURGEOIS THEORY. Jonah Goldberg is asking the important questions:

[T]he writers of Friends at least had their characters struggle to make ends meet in a plausible fashion. The cast of [The Big Bang Theory] did everything right. Except for Penny, in high school they would have been considered losers by pretty much everyone on Friends (except maybe Ross and Rachel). The BBTers worked hard, got the best grades at the best schools and have, in fact, landed perhaps not the most lucrative jobs for their fields certainly among the most prestigious. They should be doing all right.

Why aren’t they?

Read the whole thing. Of course, part of the problem is the premise of the show — I doubt its creators thought that we’d be watching 12 seasons of the stuff. At this point, locking the gang into the same apartments, campus, and comic book store sets for this long feels a bit like the permanence of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital camp’s location and sets during the 11 seasons of M*A*S*H.