This is another fluff entry, because I’ve been freaking out over all the junk I’ve got to sort out in my life right now.
So, I just want to take a break from all that for a moment and share an observation I’ve made recently:
The only reason to watch any sort of forensics show is for the socially awkward lab geek.
Why? I’m glad you asked, dear Creeter Readers! It’s because I’m a fan of the following:
-comic relief, even when there’s no tension that needs relieving.
-geeks, especially televised ones who happen to still be ferociously attractive.
-social awkwardness in general, as I participate in it every day.
And these are the socially awkward lab geeks that made me realize this theory of mine:
David Hodges, trace technician in the original CSI.
(I would also put bleached-hair guy, Greg Sanders, from CSI, but he’s not so much socially awkward. Besides, he’s no longer technically a lab geek now that he’s in the field.)
I just started watching (reruns of) Bones, and I’m sorry I didn’t start watching it sooner. I think I like it so much because every character on it is a socially awkward lab geek (well, Booth isn’t really a lab geek, but he’s still somewhat socially awkward in an “I’m trying to be a cool guy even though I’m an FBI agent with a heart of gold, and why won’t Bones realize I love her!!!” kinda way).
From left to right:
Dr. Lance Sweets, psychology geek. (Bonus points for being a Freaks & Geeks alumnus.)
Zack Addy, genius assistant geek.
Jack Hodgins, bug and slime geek.
And of course all the female characters, whom I also love, though in a very different way.
I am tempted to add The Big Bang Theory, even though it’s not a forensics show, just because of the rampant use of socially awkward lab geeks. But I will refrain. And just be happy with giving it a shout-out. Hey, BBT. Bazinga.
And don’t even get me started on Bill Nye.
So this list quickly dissolved into a mess of random “Yea, lab geeks!” Oh well. That’s how I do.
In keeping with the theme, I thought I’d offer this great nerd song called “I Love Computers” by Fat Truckers.
End of Line
P.S. I went through a phase of signing off all my emails and diary entries with “End of line” because of the movie Tron. And the geek love continues…