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    Again, I agree with Kimrs. Cher was so obviously "playing" the game last season and it was pretty lame. I also agree that the girls are not so cute this time around (for the most part) I miss Brittany from season 2. She was too adorable. *I think that was her name, with the cute squeaky voice*
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    Here's a fun preview article from TVGuide.com:

    Beauty and the Geek Preview: One Plus One Equals Threesomes?!
    by Sabrina Rojas Weiss

    When Beauty and the Geek first debuted on the WB (remember the WB?) in 2005, many assumed it would either be a bad dating show or a cruel prank. Happily, it was neither. Exec producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg managed to make it a sweet, good-natured "social experiment" in which two opposite groups helped each other become more well-rounded and understand each others' worlds. Any friendships and romances were just the surprising side effect. Well, something different must have been in the air when they were filming the third go-round (premiering tonight at 8 pm/ET, on the CW), because when we caught Goldberg between his myriad projects, he told TVGuide.com that this year's beauty-geek connections shocked even him.

    TVGuide.com: When Beauty and the Geek premiered, you called it a "social experiment." What have been the highly scientific results so far?
    Jason Goldberg: We've had a hookup on every single show. I never thought we were going to get that, and this year, the hookups are unbelievable. Threesomes! It's fantastic television.

    TVGuide.com: Are they relationships, or just hookups?
    Goldberg: Big-time hookups. Unbelievable.

    TVGuide.com: Have you talked to any of the cast from past seasons?
    Goldberg: I actually don't communicate with them. I've been told that a couple of girls have gone back to school, and a couple of guys are mixing it up with multiple women each. God bless 'em.

    TVGuide.com: What's different about this year's cast?
    Goldberg: Each year we've had a single standout guy and maybe a standout girl. This year we have a totally well-rounded group of kids. They're all unique in their own right. I think that, whereas you focused on one person in the past — whether it was Tyson [Mao, Season 2's Rubik's cube guy] or [Season 1's] Richard Rubin — this year there are so many people who have a thing. I think this is our best season yet. It's mind-boggling to me how a guy like that ends up with a girl like that, and yet it happens. I can't explain why, and I can't explain how. But this year, boy, did it go there.

    TVGuide.com: My biggest question every time I watch the show is, where do you find these people?
    Goldberg: We have an amazing casting department. The show's popularity really took off, and I think that everyone found us. We got a lot of online submissions.

    TVGuide.com: If they're applying on their own, are they really as geeky or as dumb as they need to be?
    Goldberg: I don't think it's that simple. First of all, the basis of the show is, "Let's celebrate people who are different, embrace it a little bit." In the first year, no one knew the show they were walking into. Certainly in the second year and the third year, you had some people who thought they were going to pull a fast one. And it didn't happen, because at the end of the day we get in the room and ask the right questions.

    TVGuide.com: So you're pretty confident there are no ringers.
    Goldberg: There can't be. We put them through lie-detector tests. You can watch the scale move back and forth or up and down and see whether or not they're full of it.

    TVGuide.com: Are there new twists this season?
    Goldberg: There is a twist at the end of the first episode. At the end of the first two seasons, it wasn't about winning the money, but a lot of people [accused other teams] of not deserving to be there, or of being there for the wrong reason. So this season we put them right to the test and said, "Here's a bundle of money [you can take if you leave the show now]. Do you want to go for the experience, knowing that you're probably not going to win?" And then we watched that play out.

    TVGuide.com: Are you ever going to do a show with geeky girls and himbos?
    Goldberg: We've thought about that. It just depends on when.

    TVGuide.com: Do you think it would work?
    Goldberg: There's no question that it would work. It's just a question of when we're going to shoot it. That's really what it's about. We've had it in mind for a while.

    TVGuide.com: Are you involved with the European versions of the show?
    Goldberg: We just sold the formats. I get to see them, but they're in full control. They're very risqué. It's a very different show in Europe.

    TVGuide.com: They can show more on TV there.
    Goldberg: My god... the bathing-suit competition is different.

    TVGuide.com: What was your favorite challenge?
    Goldberg: I'm a huge fan of the makeover. I think it does really well. But there's a piece of me in all of them.

    TVGuide.com: Were you a beauty or a geek in high school?
    Goldberg: I was a geek.

    TVGuide.com: You and your wife [Soleil Moon Frye] have a year-old daughter. Does the show make you think about how you're going to raise her to be more well-rounded?
    Goldberg: I do. I'm thinking about sending her to Oxford. That's about it.

    TVGuide.com: Who makes you sadder in their raw state, the beauties or the geeks?
    Goldberg: I think they both make me happy, they're so unique. I am not a fan of conforming. When I see these people celebrate themselves in their own right, I think it's so cool.

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    Thank you for the article ShrikingViolet ~ very interesting.

    Threesomes (plural?) ?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimrs;2187654;
    I just hope there is no "hidden" geek like Cher was from last season. I hope these girls truly are pretty clueless. Season two was not fun to watch because the same couple was always winning.
    Caitalin and Chuck were always winning in season 1.

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    I really hope he was just going with typical cliche answers in that interview, because I can smell the BS from here

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    This show is hogwash. It's insulting and derogatory to people, and what's really screwed up is they keep editing in clips of guys saying "Oh, it's so great to be around so many beautiful women, bla bla bla"

    What the #$@()#? I know the formula for creating explosive power far greater than 10 nuclear warheads. It's simple, put two "beautiful" women together in the same room - then put a male. ANY male, not just a "hot one" and run for mothaf#($)@ing cover.

    Who the hell would want to be around all those insecure, self centered people who's only plus point in the world is their looks (by most of their own admission)

    Beautiful women are a dime a dozen. Just look at this show, and see how each of these girls is more or less indistinguishable from the next (in particular the white blondes) They might as well have cloned Paris Hilton 8 times.

    And in a way, these women are just as "geeky" as anyone else. What else would you call someone who pours over fashion magazines, analyzing every detail, frets over their hair to inhuman levels, constantly worries about whether they look fat in this or fat in that? Tell me. is knowing 100 shades of brown any better than knowing 100 digits of PI? Heck no. it's equally useless.

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    I enjoy the show.

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    I think the show is awesome. Not only does it have tremendous enterainment value, it offers a very healthy social message. One that our society is way overdue for, i.e. we all have stories (and baggage) - even the prettiest and smartest of the bunch. We all have to remember that at the end of the day, we are all just humans trying to make our way.

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    You're not crazy, Jexter. It's a fun show. You don't even have to justify liking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsten1526;2193811;
    Caitalin and Chuck were always winning in season 1.
    I agree, but I think that was due to Chuck, not because Caitalin was a ringer. If any of the women from season 1 were smart, I would say it was Mindi she carried her team. Richard was an idiot

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