16 “Groundbreaking” Series That Are Actually Problematic TV Shows
The Big Bang Theory
There is only so far a show can get running off of stereotypes. Inexplicably, it’s been 12 seasons for this by-the-numbers comedy. While it’s one of the most beloved sitcoms on television, it’s also been problematic from the get-go. The show is blatantly sexist, full of stereotypes, and a little pervy. Every main male character is the archetype of a “geek,” with everyone else around them basically being touted as idiots. On top of that, all of these nerdy characters think they’re better than everyone else and it leads to highly misogynistic moments involving many women on the show. It may be one of the most popular shows on TV (somehow!), but it’s also one of the most offensive TV shows to come around in a long time. The fact that so many people watch it without even regarding its issues is even more troublesome!