It has been 10 years since the last original U.S series of Beauty and the Geek. Yep, you have to cast your mind all the way back to 2008 for a nostalgic hit of nerds and models awkwardly living under the same roof.
We are clueless as to why the world of reality TV has not followed up with a hilarious, entertaining and quirky show that had an awesome USP.
Watching computer programmers and lab technicians attempt to flirt with fitness and lingerie models was almost as cruel as it was entertaining, yet we lapped up every minute of it.
We’re one day hoping for a comeback but until then here’s 7 reasons why NEED a new series of B and the G.
I miss the days of T4 Sunday’s on @Channel4, watching Popworld, Shipwrecked, Beauty and The Geek, T4 Movie specials, Friends, the list goes on 💜
— Francesca (@_xFran) February 18, 2018
Geeks Are Cool
For starters, geeks are way cooler than they were back in the early 2000’s. With the uprising for Marvel and DC Comics on the Hollywood big-screen, and thanks to smash series like The Big Bang Theory, everyone loves a nerd these days.
The 2018 geek will offer so much more than the ’08 version, perhaps packing Crocs and a fold-up electric scooter.
Things Would Get Raunchy
Whether it’s a good thing or not, reality TV shows have got a lot raunchier over the past 10 years.
Past Beauty and the Geek seasons paved the way for some cute pecks on the cheeks between contestants. That was literally it.
Considering every other TV series now features shared rooms and under the duvet misbehaviour, the Beauty and the Geek house would be even more entertaining as nunchuck collector Clive makes his move on model Krystal in the shower room.
We Need these Job Titles
Okay, so the geeks gave us some of the most phenomenal job titles we ever heard of.
Audiences are sick of the fact that every reality TV star entering villas, lodges and houses come with the title of ‘personal trainer’ or ‘fitness model’.
Check out some of these classic characters from B and the G.
– Bill Lambing – Vice President, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Fan Club
– Shawn Bakken – Assistant Scoutmaster
– Joe Block – Speed Chess Champion
– Tyson Mao – Rubik’s Cube Record Holder
– Josh Bishop-Moser – Rubberband Club President
That Theme Tune Rocked
Do you remember that theme song? – “I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks, let’s make lots of money”.
Never has a song suited a TV series so perfectly.
Time For Gender Reversal
In season four and the producers modified the classic formula to include an extra team consisting of male “beauties” and female “geeks”.
Remember beauty and the geek
— Tessa (@tmf_16) February 17, 2018
This format would definitely go down well in 2k18 and we would love to see the likes of buff contestants from ITV’s Survival Of The Fittest mixed with geeky and socially awkward girls.
Technological Tasks Would Be Insane
The tasks for the beauties and geeks were pretty damn amazing. One day the geeks would be attempting to learn a hip-hop dance routine, explaining who the Kardashian family were or dressing their partners in what they perceived as fashionable outfits.
For the batch of beauties and their challenges involved things like repairing cars and navigating through libraries. But now, with the advancement of technology, and the tasks at hand could take geekiness to a whole new level.
Say goodbye to burning CD’s and say hello to challenges like creating a mobile phone app, completing a drone mission and explaining how to complete Pokemon Go in under two weeks.
The Producer Would Kick Ass
So, not everyone knew this, but the executive producer across all four seasons and 48 episodes was Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher.
If they could get Kutcher back in the hot seat then there is no doubt that Beauty and the Geek would kick some serious butt!