Last week on Beauty and the Geek where socially inept dweebs have to form partnerships with superficial babes, each learning from the other we saw tall blond castoff Erika tearfully refer to the geeks as like, some of the greatest guys Ive ever met. Suddenly it was clear that this wasnt just another Average Joe. The show is trumpeted as coming from the daring mind of Ashton Kutcher, and while Im not sure being the new Allen Funt is necessarily daring, with Punkd and now this WB reality show, Kutcher is certainly having kid-with-a-chemistry-set fun in the fringes of reality TV. It was smart, for instance, to keep Beauty more of a silly experiment with a competitive element instead of turning it into one more unrealistic dating show. In fact, better than Erikas greatest guys Ive ever met revelation what rejected class clown hasnt heard that one? is when these hotties confess how little theyre called on in life to show intellect. But the education isnt so cute in the other direction. Im sure there are a lot of nerd girls out there watching this show with an Oh brother expression, wondering how long theyll have to watch their future mates make overconfident passes at swimsuit models before returning to the fold.
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