Beauty And The Geek – I Not Sure Whether It Is You Or Me But We Need To Break Up?
Dear Beauty and the Geek,
I think we may need to break up, and I am not sure whether it is you or me.
It has been a big year of reality TV so maybe by the end I was a tad jaded, but previously you have been one of my favourite ways to end the TV year.
I am still trying to work out what has changed between us.
It has always been enjoyable to see social inept young men (well most of them, there usually was one or two not so geeky in there), gain confidence and social skills even whilst doing some pretty silly tasks. Sure it was hokey but always fun.
Yes the viewer knows you get the geek to grow beards and hair, and dress them in retro clothes to make their transformation more spectacular but I never minded that.
Also the challenges in previous years were funny but we were not laughing at the geeks but with them and always were cheering them on.
This year the tasks just seem stupid not silly and they feel oh so drawn out. The geeks and beauties are always likeable but they are just not entertaining due to the challenges they are in. The real man challenge was an example eating a pie and skull a coke, “intimidating a tough guy”, and then eat wasabi and arm wrestle. It just came across as plain stupid. Not like the challenges like building and riding their own go karts.
The romances between Rich and Greta, and Milly and Dane seem set up. Unlike the crushes and romances of previous seasons which did appear to have a bit more reality to them.
The show was never that “real” but it was always great to see the journey and transformation of those geeks.
Maybe the show is tired or maybe I am, but I am looking forward to the break from you.
Best wishes for your future,
PS. Are you enjoying Beauty and The Geek this year? If so what are you liking about it?