So I am going to have a rant right here, right now. Don’t try to stop me.
Disclaimer: Being the second series of Beauty and the Geek Australia and the gazillionth season throughout the world, the contestants obviously knew what they were getting themselves into. They knew they were going to be filmed 24 hours a day over multiple weeks, that editing would occur and all the like. So please don’t comment on this blog entry highlighting this fact. Yes, I agree with you.
Now, you hear people come out of reality TV shows saying ‘it was all in the editing and that was not what I was really like’. I always used to laugh at those people and say ‘Yeah right. You said those things, acted in that way, take responsibility for your actions’. But in all honesty, think of this. You are filmed 24 hours a day for a week, which gets condensed into a 50 min TV show of which maybe 5 mins max will be footage of you. So you can see you can take the smartest or rudest or geekiest or funniest 5 mins of all your footage and edit your character into whatever you want. However, no-one and I mean no-one can fully understand this until it happens to you.
But that is not the reason for my ranting. I am really sick of reading all of the negative stuff that gets said about Beauty and the Geek contestants. They are acting, no-one can be that stupid, he is not a real geek, she is not really beautiful blah blah blah. This season it has happened to Daniel the most with not being a real geek. Most footage of Daniel has only been about pursuing Kara and Ellie. If any geek had a crush on a girl then they would still give it a shot. Yes they would be awkward and probably get turned down. Just because Daniel actually succeeded does not make him any less of a geek. Are you saying that it is impossible for a geek to ever get a girl? So geeks never get married? So that makes me screwed then doesn’t it? Lol. But with the story of Daniel, just remember that you have only seen a small part of what went down. How long did he pursue Kara for? Maybe it was only the first night in the mansion that he sat with her under the blanket and maybe the kiss with Ellie was a lot later in episode 3. That would be acceptable, but we don’t know what really happened. I don’t even know, but everyone should know not to judge people before knowing the truth. It may appear that I am defending Daniel but I am not. I am defending all of the contestants about saying hurtful things on forums etc without knowing the truth. Just enjoy Beauty and the Geek for the fact it is interesting TV.
The contestants went onto the show to try and improve themselves. Putting their lives in the public eyes, especially as geeks, is very tough to do. Then you read all of the horrible and hurtful lies all over the forums about the contestants. Geeks have been teased a lot before and then to be ridiculed in these forums does not help. I think that people are entitled to their own opinions, don’t get me wrong, but just remember that you are affecting the contestants lives and it can be really hurtful. It does no-one any benefit when you write stuff like this on an open forum. I was lucky last year as the worst I got was ‘Jeremy is boring’ or ‘Jeremy with his spray tan looks like an Oompa-Loompa’.
So in conclusion to my ranting:
- People can have their negative opinions, but no-one wants to read about them in forums. It is only hurtful
- No, the show is not fake and neither are any of the contestants.
- Whilst the show is about self improvement for the contestants, for the audience it is light hearted, fun and heartwarming. Just enjoy it for that, and don’t overanalyze things.
Ranting over J