As a fellow nerd, I can relate a lot to the characters in the Big Bang Theory. The scientists go through a lot of the same things that me and my friends experience -- from being socially awkward, to being made fun of, and just wholeheartedly loving science. I think the actors do a very good job turning a lot of awkward moments into funny memorable events. And they make science look cool -- AKA they don't bore the audience with science jargon, they just emphasize bits and pieces of the important parts. I definitely recommend watching this show. The characters seem genuine and it's a light-hearted comedy.