I thought that tonight’s episode was by far the best. However, it still had moments that I thought were unfair. More on that in a later blog. I thought that I should pay tribute to the couple eliminated. Or should I say triple?
It will probably be a little weird for the twins Ellie and Brook in terms of dealing with the outside world and ‘fame’ (used in the loosest way possible). In my opinion they never got that much air time, you can’t tell them apart and you really don’t know much about them at all. For that reason I don’t know whether the public would have had any chance to warm to them or not. I also have the feeling that whenever relationships form on Beauty and the Geek whether in the Australia series or the US series, the audience never says “aw that’s lovely” it’s always “He is not a geek” or “She doesn’t really like him. She just wants the attention”. Whilst Daniel is copping almost all of the flack, hopefully Ellie won’t get too upset or be hassled too much.
I never really understood the whole reason for putting the twins in the show. Not Ellie and Brook in particular, but the idea of ‘twins’. I thought that the idea would be to fool the Geeks and prove that you should not judge someone on their looks but really get to know them as a person. But it would have made more sense to have Geek twins to see whether the Beauty is really getting to know the Geek as a person or whether they are all about looks. But the twin secret was revealed in the first 20 min of the show. From then on, having one of the twins do the challenge and the other sit out was kind of awkward, and then we only see them as ‘the twins’ and not Ellie and Brook. So it did not really work. I read on another forum that maybe one of the other contestants discovered the secret so they had to reveal everything really early on in the show. Now that would make more sense.
Then we come to George – who is now extinct like one of his dinosaurs. (Had to say it). George was a crack up. There are rumours that he is a ‘fake’ geek but I don’t believe it. No-one could be a that greater actor. Plus I don’t care anyway. I watch Beauty and the Geek for light heart-warming entertainment. We have Law and Order to put people on trial. Sometimes (make that 90% of the time) it is the luck of the elimination quiz questions as to whether you stay or leave the mansion. You get given 300 pages of study material and you better hope you memorise the right stuff. So George had some bad luck last night. I knew both of Daniels answers without the study material but had no clue on Georges (I guesses 2007 for miss universe). George provided great entertainment. I reckon he thought stripping completely naked would make him win the challenge. Or maybe he was asked by the producers if he wanted to do it. So props to George for giving it a crack of the whip. I did not think they could show nudity on the show. I just hope that the video footage of the nudie run that Corin, Peter, Xenogene and myself did last year does not resurface…..