If I'm watching anything when this is on, its usually Community. So I have only a tangential knowledge of these characters, of whom Leonard seems to be the least stereotypical. What I have seen, I haven't liked all that much.
I'm sure Jim Parsons is a wonderful person who is good to his mother, but does Sheldon deserve an Emmy? Seriously?
Life IS pain, Princess. Anyone telling you differently is selling something.
Tom: As someone who is much more a Community fan (and I'm lukewarm on BBT): yes. Jim Parsons/Sheldon carries the show. Sure, I was rooting hard for Steve Carell for this last Emmy, but Parsons is in the conversation.
I don't find this show even slightly funny. My family says it's because it hits too close to home. The last time someone told me that was when Napoleon Dynamite came out . . . this means I'm a Sheldon, doesn't it?