Big Bang Theory - hilarious comedy. Both my wife and I can watch it over and over again and still laugh out loud. Particularly Sheldon who is such a great character yet we both have known/worked with people with his "special needs".
I don't think any of the jokes are too high brow, I am a physics graduate but my wife's not and she has found it just as funny, maybe more so as it was her request for the box-set. Maybe she sees similarities with Leonard/Penny and us................
Sheldon - neurotic, OCD, autistic, theoretical physicist shares a flat with his colleague Leonard when a gorgeous waitress called Penny moves in over the hall and Leonard is smitten. Their friends Howard, a female obsessed Jewish aerospace engineer, and Rajesh, an Indian Astrophysicist who cannot talk to women unless drunk, often are round for "Halo" nights and comic-book-store excursions.
There are many minor characters and in the later series Howard and Sheldon actually get partners and Rajesh's sister becomes pivotal.
This box set is great value for money as though the individual episodes are about 25 minutes long, there are a total of 87 episodes in this set! 17 in the first series, 24 in the second and 23 in the third and fourth.
Highly recommended - 5 stars, you'll love all the characters and sympathise with Penny!