While I’m pleased to see an LA Times article on the increasing number of geek-coded female characters in mainstream TV, I still balk at the twin swords of fail on display:


1. the tired old presentation of geeks as “twitchy, socially awkward, hyper-passionate” and “basement dwellers”; and


2. the notion that geeky women (who, the article notes, “look good in glasses”) are now allowed to be geeky provided that they are still smoking hot.