So those who know me know that I’m a big fan of “Beauty and the Geek.” For those unfamiliar with the show, it takes hot brain dead girls and geeky socially awkward guys and makes them team up to win $250,000. Along the way, the girls are supposed to show off they’re more than boobs and that guys who play games or talk about Star Trek are more than meets the eye. I don’t know what about hot girls thinking geeks are attractive speaks to me… But I digress.
While I love the show and concept, this latest season is starting to show some wear and tear. As mentioned, it’s a game show, and while it’s VERY clear all of the guys are there for the experience of social interaction, some of the girls are clearly there to earn a quick buck. The guys are getting makeovers and becoming less intimidated by sexy bitches… but many of the girls are lounging around in bikinis, manipulating men and not soaking in anything. The guys are learning how to perform in front of live audiences or go on dates, while the girls
are learning how to kayak and use a metal detector?
So what exactly is this social experiment proving? As it goes on, despite a fondness for the geeks, you’re rooting against them because you want their “better-looking” money-grubbin’ shallow halves to get the F out of there. Has anyone else experienced this show? Am I being naive? BTW, one of the “geeks” is in a Star Wars tribute band. He rocks.
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I completely agree with you. The casting of this season seems to have undermined the very concept of the show. Some of the geeks, specifically the first two to go, were not just socially awkward. They seemed to have actual personality disorders. And many of the blonde beauties are horrible people. In seasons past, the beauties would usually learn that geeks are people two, but in this season they’re mean and cruel. One blonde actually insulted a brunette with this criticism: “You’re down there playing chess like a geek!” Good to see you using the word ‘geek’ as an insult on the show, you idiot. I think the show has legs though, since I’m still watching it and it can be fixed with better casting.
Funny you should mention this – just set the tivo to record my first episode of this the other night. Had not yet watched it, but will!
Oh the horror of Arkham!
Yes! I remember that scene and CeCe’s attitude in the most recent episode wasn’t conducive to the advancement of this experiment either (bashing on Niels? C’mon, I teared up during that moment!) Essentially, you have CeCe, who, for some unknown reason because I think she looks horrid, is used to being treated like God’s gift to mankind acting like a spoiled brat, a Playboy model who has no personality or interest in anything but being a Plaything, a UFC ring girl who’s clearly in it for the money (am I crazy? She shares how much she loves Nate, and I’m sure she does, but would she stab him in the back for $125K? Absolutely), and Nadia. Of the remaining girls, Nadia seems to be the one “most likely to”, or rather, the one I’d most like to see win. She seems genuine, has a heart and the capacity to care about those around her. And they showed a clip of her once wearing a ST: TNG outfit (most likely Drew’s) and while we won’t see it in the show, I just like her spirit.
Until next week…
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