During its 12-season run on CBS, “The Big Bang Theory” was a big hit for the network. The sitcom transformed Johnny Galecki’s (Johnny Galecki), Jim Parsons’ (Jim Parsons), Kunal Nayyar’s (Raj Koothrappali), and Simon Helberg’s (Howard Wolowitz) characters from single geeks on the prowl to married men with either freshly born or impending children. Well, everyone but Raj had still unmarried at the show’s end.
After a long on-again, off-again relationship, Leonard teamed up with Penny (Kaley Cuoco), a neighbour. Each man found his match with a different woman. Through an online dating service, Sheldon met Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), and despite their efforts to keep things platonic, they married before the series ended. Last but not least, when Penny introduced them, Howard eventually married Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch) and had two kids.
However, not every coupling was well-liked by the audience. On “The Big Bang Theory,” which of these couples lacked chemistry, according to fans who posted on the r/Television subreddit?
Fans call Leonard and Penny’s relationship ‘toxic’
Leonard and Penny had reported as “so poisonous for one other. But Leonard had such a nothing character that they never knew. What else to do with him,” according to user u/ScabbitAllPro. The Redditor then mentioned that the characters had supposed to be in their 30s. Still, at the time of their posting (about when Season 9 was running). Penny and Leonard had resided in two different apartments due to Leonard and Sheldon’s prior arrangement to share a residence.
All of the couples on The Big Bang Theory are dreadful couples that generally seem well-liked, in contrast to what u/ScabbitAllPro saw, according to u/itdothstink.
Fans frequently allude to the Leonard/Penny relationship as a toxic force on the “Big Bang Theory” subreddit, calling the couple “simply dreadful together” and criticising the show’s writing for the romance as “sloppy” and indicating that the affair had one-sided in Penny’s favour.
Whether viewers regarded the relationship as adorable or horrific, it was nevertheless a crucial factor in “The Big Bang Theory’s” long-term popularity.