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THE BIG BANG THEORY: "THE BAKERSFIELD EXPEDITION" REVIEW

This week's episode of Big Bang Theory attracted a bit of controversy because the commercial showcased Penny and the girls venturing into Stuart's comic shop - "Where no woman has gone before." The show has always attracted its share of flack for what many see as reinforcing negative stereotypes and ridiculing geek culture. At times it really does present a simplistic, '80s teen comedy-esque view of how nerds look and behave, but I've generally found Big Bang Theory to be too innocent and harmless to get so worked up about such things. But to reference one of the nerdiest sci-fi novels ever written, maybe it's time to upgrade that rating to "mostly harmless."

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