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TV Tonight: "Beauty and the Geek"

TV Tonight: "Beauty and the Geek"

As reality dating shows go, "Beauty and the Geek" has always been one of the sweeter ones. But I still wouldn't give it too much thought if not for a special new twist this year: One geeky girl and one jock guy will be introduced into the house to shake things up. Thank goodness — finally, a smart chick on one of these things! (The CW, by the way, doesn't want us to see their faces till tonight's premiere — that's them blurred out there on the right.) Maybe someday we'll get a dating show with all smart girls and hottie guys, but until then, I suppose I can settle for this small nod to the brainy gals among us.

Also on tap for this season, which starts with a special two-hour episode: the beauties teaching third grade, the geeks performing an autobiographical rap in a crowded club, and — of course — the contest for Prom King. Will any of you be indulging in some "Beauty and the Geek" this fall? To watch a preview,


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Scarlet Scarlet 8 years
I hate this show: it propagates the myth that women can't be pretty and smart at the same time. Blehh!
SapphireSky SapphireSky 8 years
Watched last night's premiere. They picked quite a cast. Will be interesting to see how having a "hot guy" in the mix will change the dynamic of the "beauties" bonding w/the "geeks"
JennaV JennaV 8 years
Blech...the show is so contrite :oy:
tati33 tati33 8 years
good point UrbanBohemian
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I am so torn about this show. On paper the concept is great, but once it comes to life it seems nauseating. The contestants are seem like their stereotypes times ten.
nikecold nikecold 8 years
I agree with Kramp it exemplifies the depths to which women have sunk, especially in times like these when women can be smart, succesful, independent AND beautiful. Sure it feeds that bad perception about society and the relation between intelligence and beauty or rather lack thereof. I do hope that some day the women will be the smart ones, but I guess that's the whole point of the show. One end has to be clueless about socializing, pop culture, beauty and style, while the other has to be clueless about real culture, academics, common knowledge, etc. I do believe that smart women are everyday becoming more versatile meaning that they are not only smart but they can put a decent outfit together and figure out what mascara is. Look at that girl who used to play Winnie Cooper on Wonder Years, she works for mensa or something of the sort and is still very pretty and her wardrobe isn't limited to a grey carigan and goucho pants. Which means they tment wouldn't be clueless about style and whatever, besides we'd be complaining just as much if they only put frumpy smart women on there. HUGE POST...sorry :P
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I love this show, my favorite part is when they "makeover" the Geeks. See i have the special talent to spot the hotness in geeky guys and when the first show is aired i know already who will have an amazing makeover!
cgmaetc cgmaetc 8 years
I've never watched it before, but because of the new 'twist' i may check it out. I still say you CANNOT convince a hot guy to choose a geeky girl, ever! Ashton Kutcher's boyish charm be damned!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Kramp, you make a very good point.
Hootie Hootie 8 years
Great point Kramp!!!
Hootie Hootie 8 years
I'll have to check it out! Having a smart girl in the house will stir things up!
krampalicious krampalicious 8 years
i can't help but hate this show. i know they try to put a positive spin on it, but it merely perpetuates the myth that smart women people are ugly in a society that worships pretty dumbasses.
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