Usually a comedy starts off slow and you have to invest time before it gets better. If The Big Bang Theory gets any better, I may be needing some oxygen. Sure, there is a slow spot or two but the timing, the writing, the characters are all spot on.
And the geek references... the pilot had the normal Stephen Hawking reference along with quantum physics and a guy in a Flash tshirt. Tonight's episode had a wonderful exploration into how to get an Ikea box up four flights of stairs.
The winning idea contained a green lantern and a power ring
And then there was the light saber...
All I can say is watch this, watch it now, watch it on Mondays. They have the pilot on the web.