Did we ultimately decide this was any good, or just glamour-geeking?
Regardless, if you can play your nerdiness broadly and want to be on TV, they might be looking for you. If you get on there, make us proud.
I still prefer nerdface.
I dunno... I was all ready to hate all over Season I, but I liked it a lot. You really can't go very wrong letting Curtis Armstrong in a geisha outfit decide who lives and who dies. Though there were some serious Clark Kents in the contestants (wearing the glasses and fooling no one). But they got happily eliminated.
I don't suppose we (geek/nerds, whatever) as a demographic can come together to 'just say NO' to all "reality" TV?
Nerdface minstrel reality show.
I was disappointed, it was turned into drama, then settled by a popularity vote afterwards. Some of the contestants started up vlogs but really didn't use their geeky powers for good.
This show just fills me with so much nerd rage. The fact that it's getting a second season blows my mind.
I did see The Big Brain Theory (hate the title) being advertised on The Discovery Channel. This seems like a show that celebrates intellect. Teams are challenged to solve engineering challenges with their intellect. That sounds like something I can get behind.
"Did we ultimately decide this was any good, or just glamour-geeking?"
We decided we just don't care one way or the other.
I literally still have no idea what this is even about.
@kpd_974 I actually did watch parts of maybe three episodes and the thing that surprised me most about it was the hosts. Louis was the sidekick, as opposed to the star, and Booger was the lead host. He was much better at it, to the point I wondered why Louis was even there.
And no, I will not call them by their real names. Their real names are Louis and Booger.
@10glfan59 So do you have any strong emotions about this show, 10gl?
@Big.Jim.Slade Reminds me of Discovery Channel Canada has a show called "Canada's Greatest Know-it-all" which is a mix of engineering challenges and trivia.
So on the very same day I wrote this, I get a message at my YouTube account suggesting that I try out for the show, with contact information and everything.
It's almost as if someone behind the scenes of the show saw my comment and sent me the message on purpose.
Frankly, I'm insulted that he just assumes I'm a nerd.
@rabidronnie ...about 60 minutes.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34
@rabidronnie A group of "nerds" are housed inside a mansion filled with every nerd cliche you can shake a light sabre at. Each week these nerds participate in weekly challenges with a nerd theme that represent the various genres in fandom. Winners are given immunity but losers must vote someone out. Eventually the ultimate winner, ideally, is the one who knows the most about fandom. Also, because the challenges are only one part the rest is showing the interaction amongst the contestants inside the house. The contestants represent various extremes of nerdom (Trekkie, Cosplayer, Furry, Pop Culture Geek, etc) and not actually anything truly realistic because that doesn't make good tv.
@OneMinuteGalactica I especially liked how Curtis insisted on calling him "Bobby" at every opportunity.I was all a-giggle.I'd be more disposed to calling him Booger if he broke out the "Who Farted" T-shirt.
It does make my nerd rage go up but not as much as it did when I first read about it. I watched one episode and they all seemed like real nerds but I still feels like it is poking fun at us.
@chart001 @rabidronnie [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/1OSiowb.gif[/IMG]
I'm pretty sure you forgot to include the fact that each contestant is the biggest genre stereotype possible. Trekkie's are in costume. There are "battles" in character, etc.
@rabidronnie I want to add that I have never watched one episode of the show but i do know my reality TV and this is probably not far off from the truth.
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