Category — Beauty and The Geek
Last night on Beauty and the Geek Australia Millie and Chard won the $100,000 prize money which they will share. They ended up beating favourites, Kirsty and Jason and Alin and Dane.
The show started with a medieval challenge and finished with a formal dance with public speaking, which made me wonder if they actually scripted it themselves…
They also had to dance. The cast again were lovely this year and it was great to see the guys grow in confidence and hopefully this will have a long term effect on them, however as I said previously there was something about this series that did not make me connect with it as the previous series have.
November 30, 2012 15 Comments
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?
November 23, 2012 15 Comments
Can they stop casting air stewardesses as beauties in these shows as it does not make me want to fly. Jessica is a prime example of this when she could not work out a three letter word using the letter C, O and T! Seriously what she be like in a mid-air emergency.
Hopefully her she is faking her dumbness, which would not be a surprise as I suspect there a few geeks there faking their geekness. Hellloooo Rich. Also it looks like the retro stores in the inner city suburbs have been raided yet again for their outfits. The hipsters in these neighbourhood won’t be happy!
This show is always enjoyable if not taken too seriously and most of the cast are likeable though some are duller than others.
Jessica revealed her spelling prowess in the first challenge where the girls had word challenge. However those canny producers made sure the girls were in bikinis and searching through sticky fluid and feathers to find those letters. Bre and Oliver won when she was the first to make a five letter word.
Rich has a crush with Greta and asked her for a hang out. He sent her a letter but was worried she would not turn up, however he should have known the producers would be shoving her threw the door. In fact he sealed the deal and got a snog. Do you think there is a bonus in their contract if they snog a beauty or a geek in the house?
Also it is not a bad strategy as a potential romance will keep you longer in the house. Note neither of those teams were nominated tonight.
The geeks had to style and shoot their beauty in lingerie for their challenge.
Kristy was having a hard time getting sultry. She looked great in her lingerie but hid it all under a feather boa and cushion and gave a girl next door smile. Jason seriously must have been muttering in his head “Down boy”.
The winner of the photoshoot challenge judged by Brynne Edelsten (nice cross promotion), was Dane and Alin. He looked shocked but this meant they were safe from elimination.
October 12, 2012 39 Comments
Beauty And The Geek the show I always think I will hate but love is back this Thursday on Seven at 8.30pm.
The premise of the show is each geek is lined up with a beauty and they compete in challenges each week to be the last team standing to win $100,000. The beauty’s aim to teach the geek’s how to be non-geeky and the geeks try and impart knowledge to the beauties.
This year the show has changed production companies from Southern Star to Shine Australia so it will be interesting see if there are any changes to the format.
The show is again hosted by Bernard Curry who has been finding some success overseas.
This year the big twist is a secret millionaire geek in the house which seems to be the trend on reality shows this year. George was the secret millionaire on Big Brother.
The cast is:
- Jack 23 – who is described as an internet entrepreneur looks like he could be the millionaire but I suspect he is more a paper millionaire. Anyone lost money on the tech bubble in the early 200o’s will know how spurious these things are;
- Yiran 19 – Part time medical student and part-time badminton coach;
- Dane 19 – Health Science student;
- Nathan 25 – Computer Programmer
- Jason 23 – Unemployed town planner
- Matt 19 – Psychology student
- Oliver 22 – Legal aide – I am presuming that is working there not currently accessing it;
- Rich 24 – Aerospace engineering student;
- Cody 19 – Online community manager;
- Chard 22 – Biomedical student.
The beauties are:
- Courtney 19 – a former receptionist – which must be code for currently unemployed;
- Nikki 23 – Nanny
- Alin 19 – Events host;
- Greta 22 – Unemployed beauty therapist;
- Chontelle 18 – Special effects make-up student;
- Jessica 24 – Former flight attendant but she was a building surveyor prior to that;
- Bre 18 – a retail assistant;
- Kristy 23 – Window dresser;
- Kim 21 – Unemployed;
- Millie 18 – Retail assistance.
Last season was a cracker as Jordan and Lachlan hooked up, unfortunately they have now split, Jimmy kept the wise cracks coming and Gilbert unexpectedly revealed six pack.
Hopefully SEVEN will be able get the formula right again this year and it will continue to be an entertaining show.
And yes there will be recaps. For more information about the contestants go to the official website here.
Beauty and The Geek starts on SEVEN on Thursday 4 October at 8.30pm.
October 2, 2012 30 Comments
If you want to get on Beauty And The Geek you might want to get your skates on as the date for applications closing is 10 June.
This year it will be Series Four with production moving from Southern Star to Shine Australia.
It has been a high rating show that shows at the end of the year on SEVEN. And last year one of the geek’s, Lachlan, hooked up with beauty Jordan. So that should motivate some of the boys out there.
If you are interested in applying for the show go to this website here.
June 4, 2012 No Comments