Does anyone remember that song “The Geeks Get The Girls?” It was on the radio for like a mili-second sometime when I was in high school. I don’t know. It was kind of dumb, but I think that Josh Schwartz took it as a mandate.
I say this because a few years later we got Seth Cohen.
Anyway, ever since then it’s become like it’s own genre, where dorky guys wind up with hot cool women.
And there’s never been much of a reversal on that. I mean, there aren’t a whole lot of movies or TV shows where dorky girls hook up with cool hot guys.
There’s Pretty in Pink, and arguably She’s All That, but She’s All That forces main character Laney to become a cool hot girl. Then came Ugly Betty, but Betty was still always with dorky guys. (Even though they were totally adorable.)
30 Rock is the exception. Liz Lemmon’s relationships, with the exception of recurring ex whatever, Denis Duffy, were with smart confident good looking men. (And that Wesley guy, but she resisted that.) Floyd the lawyer (Jason Sudekis) Dr. Drew Pinksy (Jon Hamm!), Carol the Airline pilot (sexiest man alive 2010 Matt Damon), and her now husband, Criss (James Marsden).
First of all it’s nice to see James Marsden get a girl. With the exception of 27 Dresses, James does not have luck with the ladies. He continually loses them to the more higher profile leading men like Patrick Dempsey, Ryan Gosling, Superman, and an off camera death because of that time he lost his girlfriend to Superman. (To say that Jean Grey chose Wolverine over Cyclops would be inaccurate. She exploded Cyclops and then Wolverine couldn’t be exploded because of his healing powers. Also, #25daysmore!)
Anyway, last night on 30 Rock, Liz and Criss got married. Liz wore a Princess Leia costume (the only white dress she owned), and basically, Tina Fey struck a blow for dorky girls everywhere.
Thanks Liz! And Thanks Tina. You are the Josh Scwartz of girly-ness and we love you.