- Published on Thursday, January 10 2013
- Written by Felix Kay
If you consider yourself a geek (like I do), then be prepared for possibly one of the greatest reality love shows of all time. The new series, “Geek Love”, is produced by the people who brought you the hit shows “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “Auction Kings”, along with IGN Entertainment and takes viewers inside the fascinating world of the sci-fi dating scene for an insider's look into the lives of these eccentric singles and their journey to find the perfect match.
Inspired from the original “Geek Love” one-hour special that aired in 2012, the new web-based reality series will introduce us to a whole new set of lovably weird and wacky characters as they try to find their soulmate during real-life speed-dating sessions at New York's Comic-Con (just when you thought dating was hard enough, try doing so in a Darth Vader mask or Wonder Woman costume). The man behind the idea is Ryan Glitch, founder of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, who set up speed dating sessions at events such as Comic-Con with a goal to bring like-minded people together to embrace their idiosyncrasies and find love.
A few of the nine eccentric “Geek Love” bachelors and bachelorettes to make an appearance in the series include: Alex, a board game enthusiast and a devout "Bronie" (male fan of "My Little Pony") who keeps finding himself stuck in the dreaded Friend Zone; Casey Ann, who has been a Zelda-loving gamer since the age of two and describes herself as part-Geek, part-Girl; and Brittany, a Kindergarten teacher by day and Geek by night looking for the perfect gamer to grow old with. As each episode airs, viewers will get the chance to meet a new geek as they surge through Glitch's fun yet sometimes tough sessions.
I’m all about geek culture -- if I could figure out how to sign up for this show, I would. It’s not like it used to be back when I was in high school. With shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Comic Book Men”, geek culture has been elevated to a whole new level of hip. It’s come to a point where if you didn’t know that Batman fought Superman in Batman issue #612, you might as well consider yourself not part of the “cool group”.
Check out the first episode of “Geek Love” and meet board game king and Bronie, Alex, below, and catch the rest of the webseries Thursdays at 12pm, exclusively on IGN's START YouTube channel!
- Felix Kay, YH Staff
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