The US edition of the Faking It, a British show in which someone is given several weeks to learn to fake their way as an expert in some field, has now launched. The first episode in which a Harvard grad geek girl transforms herself into a cheerleader was watchable, if not as witty as the typical UK installment.
I’ve noticed a couple of things about these transformations. Usually, the transformation is sufficient to fools the qualified judges. And usually, the transformed individual claims a new-found respect for the career that they’ve faked… as though “hey, it’s so hard that it took me most of a month to learn to do it” is a reason for respect.