TBBT is not a happy show. Whether it's funny is an open question, but I can find no way of looking that makes it happy. Accepting that I was essentially watching a slowly unfolding tragedy rooted in a very unsentimental and perfectly materialist worldview, it made much more sense...and became rather brilliant.
Since I kept drifting off into defending - or, rather, explaining my rather idiosyncratic fondness for the show - in the post about "Nerd Blackface," I figured I'd just go on about it in it's own post, since liking or disliking is not really relevant to "nerd blackface" being not ok. I suppose this is broadly a response to this essay, that kept getting linked there. I've probably overthought this, but it's exam season - overwrought theories on the internet are kind of my life right now.
So, I adore TBBT, because it is just so delightfully commie.
While I won't go so far as to accuse Chuck Lorre of being a Communist (although, has anyone seen his new show, Mom? Talk about class warfare) I am going to go ahead and say that TBBT easily supports a fundamentally Marxist reading.