I am hopelessly hooked by this American TV series. I am one of those people who do not have the time to sit each day and watch the box. However, there are certain American cultural soaps/sitcoms that come along once in a blue moon which we inhabitants of the United Kingdom take to our hearts. The last 2 for me were Fraiser and the early programmes of Hill Street Blues. How many TV programmes make you laugh openly, be honest? The Big Bang Theory does it every time for me. A pure enjoyment to watch. The writing/scripts are superb. The comedy/punchlines/references to previous Geek Science Fiction programmes easily translate across the Atlantic Ocean to the UK. Be surprised and watch a few of the programmes which are shown on E4. I became hooked and decided to buy the box set for posterity, and it is good value for money. I don't want to write endless sentences about the characters or references to specific programmes, just watch one of these and decide for yourself. Enjoy.