She’s blonde and beautiful, but don’t let that deceive you…” Thanks for that, guys.) In addition, Alex seems to be poster boy for the way that male geeks are consistently portrayed. He handles the date part well, in fact, but the woman who picks him tells him immediately afterward that she’s only interested in being friends.A man who still lives with his parents, is constantly told by women that they would rather just be his friend, and whose favorite (only? It is unclear what changed her mind, which doesn’t help (it might be that he admits to still living with his parents?Reality television comes with its own special slew of problems.It’s rarely real, often derisive, and always needs to tell a story (even if one isn’t there to tell). But at least with ’s new makeover, there appears to be a genuine attempt to show how difficult it can be to put yourself out in the open for the sake of finding that missing piece. is a Reality TV show that has British, American and Australian versions.The premise of the show is to get together a group of beautiful women and a group of geeks, and to pair them off with each other.There’s far less pointing and laughing this season, more explanations instead of highlighting “geek talk” and letting the viewer giggle at all the terms they don’t get.And the show even aims for some relevance while they’re at it; at times, the geekiness of the contestants brings up interesting points for card-carrying nerds and newbies alike.
On its second and much-improved round, is it a reasonable portrayal of the trials of speed dating? earned a fair amount of ire by oozing pure condescension; needing to label moments where people were “talking geek” as soon as a TARDIS was mentioned and the like.It makes no difference that Brittany is a geek in the end, and her dating decisions proved it—what we are all in search for is a compatibility, and we typically know when it rings true if we’re confident enough. For all the encouraging footage we see of geeks basking in the glow of the con, there are plenty clips of nerds saying things that are distinctly stereotypical and unflattering; one guy claims that he loves going to the convention to see all the scantily dressed girls.In addition, we can only hope that the show aims to showcase a wide variety of people from all walks of life.Alex seems self-deprecating, Casey Anne is on the timid side, and Brittany talks so fast to her prospectives that it makes your head spin.
We watch each of them interact on their 3-minute dates and see the follow up, both at the convention and beyond.
), and since there are no other male contestant episodes so far, it remains to be seen how men will come off on the show overall.