The show can be a little...cliche. You've got the nerdy guys with no social skills, the emasculated Indian/Asian guy (Raj), and the inexplicably hot girl who doesn't really have much of a life or background of her own.
All that said, it's pretty funny, even it it's over-reliant on stereotypes. It's also not obscure or independent at all, as it's on CBS and it's been renewed through 2015.
My favorite BBT character is Sheldon Cooper; why he's my fave.- 'cuz he's Sheldon Cooper the hilarious guy who despises when someone sits in his spot, he has the craziest quotes, and also no one can mess w/him (except Will Wheaton, and Birds) ^_^....
Some people are complaining that this thread is misplaced. If you read closely.... it says Independent/Obscure Movies &Television as the topic. There isn't another forum to talk about television series except this one.
Anyways, like everyone says, Sheldon is the best. Then comes Raj and Howard. Leonard just keeps whining.
When me siblings or I blurt out a random fact that's rather unnecessary, we say, you just pulled a Sheldon XD He's the best. I watch TBBT because of nerdy, scientific humour. My little brother likes the theme song.