Most of my movie, tv series discoveries actually come via referrals from friends...case in point being the last few TV series that i have been hooked on like Dexter , Entourage , How I Met Your Mother or lately Boardwalk Empire
Now lately after lot of subtle and not so subtle nudges and prods from some of my friends i have discovered the joys of nuclear fission as the worlds of geeks and hot chicks collide...no im not talking about Beauty and the Geek have to admit that my guts cant take reality television....but thats a different story. Now case in point being The Big Bang Theory which could be explained as "centered around five characters: two roommate Caltech geniuses, experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter and theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper; their neighbor across the hall Penny, an attractive blonde waitress and aspiring actress; and Leonard's and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends Howard Wolowitz, an Aerospace engineer and a non-PhD from JPL, and Rajesh Koothrappali, a particle astrophysicist postdoc also working at Caltech. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys are contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense. Three other supporting characters have also been promoted to main cast status for a few episodes: Leslie Winkle, a Caltech colleague of Leonard, Sheldon, and Raj; Bernadette, a microbiology student who works with Penny part time as a waitress; and Amy Farrah Fowler, a friend of Sheldon, who is a girl, but not a girlfriend"
You can get a feel of the show here: http://youtu.be/fX0FXhWicEI