On the other hand, I caught up with the third season premiere of Beauty and the Geek, and I continue to adore the show against all odds. I thought it sounded horrible and mean, but it's much sweeter than I expected, most of the time anyway. In the premiere, the beauties and the geeks met and chose partners. In their first challenge, the women had to find three books based on the Dewey Decimal System, and the guys had to accomplish three tasks -- find a stranger to rub sunscreen on their back, to give them their phone number and to let them borrow a cell phone to make a quick call. In the next challenge, the guys had to do a standup comedy routine at a club, and the girls had been given some study materials on current events. When they got to the venue for the challenge, they were told that they'd be reading the TelePrompTer and interviewing the author of Freakonomics, which was part of the study materials they'd been given. That challenge was a disaster on almost all fronts. The comedy club bits were almost impossible to watch, but Nate and Mario both pulled through, especially Nate. And Sheree seemed almost professional in her interview and really impressed the judges, with Nadia doing reasonably well (though by the time she went, the judges were happy that someone could pronounce "enigmatic").