17 Early ‘00s Reality Shows We Almost Forgot About
Beauty and the Geek
Do you like outdated gender stereotypes? Then this reality TV dating show, which premiered on The WB network in 2005, might be for you! In Beauty and the Geek, beautiful but supposedly superficial and unintelligent women were paired with supposedly smart, but socially awkward guys. We guess that the point was to learn there’s more to everyone than what meets the eye, but this show actually did more to enforce gender stereotypes than it did to make any statements on the perils of judging a book by its cover. If you want to know the deep depravity of early ’00s reality TV, just know that this show went on for a full five seasons . We promise to never complain about the Kardashians again.