Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Reality Check: The Biggest Loser Couples

The Biggest Loser is back with the largest cast ever.

I love watching this show but have seen a trend that bothers me. The trainers are constantly talking about "inspiring America" however more than 45 minutes of last night's show was devoted to the weighing in and voting off process.

They also spend a lot of time plugging products such as Britta water, chewing gum, turkey, 24 hour fitness and SubWay on a show already breaking way too often for commercials.

I think that if BL really wants to inspire they could edit down the scale/house dramas and spend more time explaining the workouts and showing viewers more about the diets these folks are on.

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Amber Star said...

I think you are absolutely right. I've quit watching it. It wouldn't be too much of an incentive to people who are 487 pounds to think about working out in a gym on a treadmill or other equipment for 8 hours a day. It is hard to lose weight.

Marilynn said...

I've never watched any of the reality shows, but all kinds of shows have more and more ads, it seems to me. I record stuff on my DVR, such as early Numb3rs episodes, and watch DVDs, such as early Bones episodes, and I've noticed that "one-hour" shows that are 43 minutes long on a DVD are even less than that on the DVR! Greedy people!!