After hearing much chatter about it online I finally got round to watching all three seasons of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. And I love it. Then I discovered, however, that some of my bestest scientist friends really dislike it. They think it sets back both the quest for realistic role models in science and the positive portrayal of women. It seems like the cute little sitcom, immensely popular both in the US and in Europe, is dividing opinions (and here, and here) among scientists. It’s been a while since I played around with polls, so here’s one for you. What do you think?