What did everyone think of the challenges in the first episode? I actually think that they was a little bit unfair. Well, maybe unfair is not the correct term to use. But I am not good with words so I will leave it like that and try to explain.
Challenge 1 : Geeks design a swimsuits. The Geeks were given a box of materials that reflected their personality and they had do design a swimsuit for their Beauty. Now there appeared to be only 1 item that could be used as the bra cup (think of the Spiderman masks or the large shells). As that is the main component of the swimwear, it really does not give the Geek a chance to be creative. The Geek could be more creative with the smaller items, but I don’t think that would really affect the final judging. Also if the swimwear fell apart, then that would be the fault of the Geek too, but that would be unlikely. So, in my opinion, how well the Geek could be creative and the Geeks ability to design and construct a swimsuit was extremely limited, and some of them had no chance what so ever (think of the graduation hats on Ellynie-may). This was a similar challenge to the dress and fascinator challenge from last year, but back then we could all choose any dress and any materials to use on the fascinator. So I feel the challenge worked last year, but missed the mark this year.
Challenge 2 : Beauties make a bird man rally flying contraption. The Beauties randomly chose a contraption to build. Yes, it was random. All Beauties appeared to build their contraption no problem. So where is the skill involved in the challenge? Is it in the ability of the Geek to jump far off the peer? And some of those contraption (well most of them) were doomed to sink straight down. So again, I don’t think that the challenge really showed which Beauty was the strongest in aeronautical engineering design and construction.
So both challenges, I guess, were just for a bit of a laugh and potentially make both Beauties and Geeks look stupid. But I have to say, it makes totally awesome TV! But in terms of a serious competition with $100,000 on the line, I hope the future challenges are based more on skill and also the ability of the Beauties and Geeks to learn off each others.