Beauty and the Geek was the order of the night for our family last night.
We usually have a rule that we eat without the television on but given all the pre-show hype Beauty and the Geek 2021 had been receiving, we decided to tune in.
That, combined with the fact that our oldest son is a little keen on the odd game of D&D (Dungeons and Dragons … not Desparate and Dateless LOL) and we all thought it would be some fun Sunday night viewing.
So the show starts with Sophie and her beauties … (let’s talk about how the editing made them all look a little brainless in another past). A bunch of lovely ladies introducing themselves who all gather excitedly on the wharf down at Sydney’s Quarantine Station.
Geek alert; a collection of men come smashing through the waves in a rubber dinghy.
The format for the first episode of Beauty and the Geek is that each geek is then revealed one by one. The wardrobe team for the show have obviously been very busy as each guy looks geekier than any geek could possibly look! Loud colours, ill-fitting pants, ties with polo t-shirts and beards and hair cuts that have obviously been growing out for quite some time.
Sorry if we sound cynical but from the very first episode hubby, the kids and I are picking out the geeks that we thought would be the stars of the big reveal at the show’s conclusion. “He’ll look great once his hair is cut and he loses the beard” says one of my daughters and “there’s no way that guy sits in his room all day playing computer games” from the other.
Seems our kids are onto the fact that reality TV is rarely that! What guy who is genuinely shy and introverted is going to put himself onto national television?
One geek who was clearly hamming it up for the Beauty and the Geek premiere last night was the Nunchuck Master George. In his intro he claims to spend most of his spare time playing fantasy roleplay games, is socially awkward and would rather have a night in with a Bruce Lee movie than talk to a woman.
However scratch the surface of his hastily grown out beard and you’ll discover he’s a budding actor!
His professional headshots shared online show he is usually much more clean-shaven that he appears in the new season of Beauty and the Geek.
A viewer wrote online, “George is a bit hot” and another said, “Alright I’m already in love with George”.
Viewers tweeted that it would be obvious George would star in the makeover episode that features in the series.
“All George needs is to trim that beard and he’ll be fine,” one person wrote. Another said, “Just wait for his transformation”.
Some however were suspicious, “I like George (not sure he’s a ‘geek’ though)” one wrote.
Beauty and the Geek’s George doesn’t hide his acting dreams.
In his Beauty and the Geek introduction/bio George admits he ‘dreams of one day becoming an action movie star’ and is inspired by martial arts icons Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
However, a quick search online shows the keen movie buff is no stranger to the cameras, playing lead roles in small films Consequence and Painkiller, which were both shot in 2016. Granted it was a while ago but we’re not sure he can really be carrying off the full socially awkward geek he claims to be.
Wondering what George from Beauty and the Geek will look like on reveal night? Here’s a little inspo! His acting ‘head shots’ found on Facebook definitely show a much cleaner, leaner George who could hardly pass as a geek!
Funny though that since we started writing this article this morning, his Facebook profile is currently no longer public. Perhaps Beauty and the Geek producers got wind that we all got suspicious and got him to switch to private!
All that said, watching Beauty and the Geek as a family was fun! It certainly broke up our lockdown low for an hour anyway.
Did you watch Beauty and the Geek? Reckon you’ll hang in until the big reveals?