While ratings for the show’s down since last year’s finale, King of the Nerds is still competitive ratings-wise. That Appalachian show is still the top-rated original cable program at 10PM, but I hope King of the Nerds season two has something that’ll get people to watch.
Oh, hai. I may have reviewed King of the Nerds last season. I liked it. I also like to think that the giant, floating spirit-head of Ted Turner is somewhere in the sky nodding his head in approval. But enough about ME!
I had the opportunity to talk with King of the Nerds contestant Nicole, a chemist from chilly Wisconsin. It was a brief chat, but she’s so enthusiastic and eager about the upcoming season.
I don’t have a complete recording of our conversation, so I’ll write this interview summary working from my notes:
Nicole was “obsessed” about King of the Nerds as soon as she heard about it. She would watch every episode and discuss them with her friends.
Nicole was awestruck when she started participating. She praised hosts Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine and assured me that the method of determining the next King of the Nerds has been “ramped up.” While she enjoyed being with all of the other nerdy hopefuls, she asserts that fellow contestant Kayla is her “twin.” Their friendship may be something to watch in season two. Continue reading “Building Interview Chemistry with Nicole from King of the Nerds”
Happy 2014, everyone! It’s a new year and a new crop of contestants will battle to become King of the Nerds on 23 January. Are you glad your favorite geek-oriented reality competition owned by Turner Broadcasting (a division of Time Warner) is back?
Season two promises silliness, celebrities (I see Bill Nye and I think Yaya Han as the Scarlet Witch in the trailer), sarcasm (likely), and a sensational finale that will improve on the popularity contest that capped off the first season. The one where Celeste was voted as King and the voted revolted at the process. Except me. Continue reading “King of the Nerds – Season 2: So the Hype Begins…”
It’s a great privilege for me to not only interview a TV star, but a Ph.D holder and a Black female scientist, Moogega Cooper. Moogega is one of the final five contestants on TBS’ reality competition spectacular, King of the Nerds.
She has done plenty of genius stuff: she attended Hampton University while still in high school, earned her Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Thermal Fluid Sciences, and works as a Planetary Projection Engineer for NASA. (NASA!)