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I Hate The Biggest Loser

October 1, 2009

loserI watched the show for the first time Tuesday night.   WOW! It was brutal!

I’m all for helping people lose weight.  Even pushing them to do things they didn’t know they could do. I think it’s great helping individuals learn how to eat and workout properly.  But do they have to be such jerks about it?

Here is what I did not like about the show.

  1. Two hours?  Really?
  2. How does humiliating the contestants make them feel better about themselves?  The weight of the contestants ranged between 250 – 480 lbs.  Why on god’s green earth would any of these people take their shirts off on national TV? I’m not over weight and I’m not skinny either and their is no way in hell I would stand on a scale with a sports bra and spandex shorts for the world to see.  Give these people some dignity, let them wear a t-shirt to weigh in for crying out loud.
  3. The trainers.  Do people really need to be yelled at, belittled, made to feel worthless, cursed at, and “motivated” with phrases such as ”I think I’m going to run over there and throttle you with my bare hands.”? Not to mention they dropped so many “F” bombs I lost track.
  4. Why must they play mind games with people?  Evil, just plain evil!
  5. How does being isolated from distractions for four months help these people to be healthy in the real world?
  6. Is it healthy to lose weight that fast?
  7. Finally, gratuitous product placement.

What did I learn from the show?

  1. Never hire a trainer.  If I want to be yelled at I would join the military.
  2. Deep down most people are just down right nasty, selfish, rude, immoral and deceitful.
  3. As a viewer I sure as hell didn’t learn how to eat better. I didn’t  even pick up any tips on how to properly work out.  No help whatsoever on how to do it on my own.
  4. It’s okay to be a sell-out, hypocritical bitch.  The trainer, Jillian Michaels, appeared to have this no-nonsense attitude towards exercise and diet.  Then, to my surprise, I discover that she is endorsing diet pills.  Yup, the quick fix, preying on desperate people, solution.  Shame on her for trying to get people to drink the kool-aide. By the way these diet pills cost $99.00 per bottle.

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In conclusion, this show is a reality show. It’s as stupid and vacuous as any reality show. It is devoid of anything useful.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    October 1, 2009 6:29 am

    Yah!!!! I agree, but I hate all reality shows.

  2. October 1, 2009 4:34 pm

    Ok…. I was going to let it go – but I just can’t.

    You don’t HAVE to watch it. TV’s optional.

  3. October 1, 2009 6:46 pm

    Yeah, you should have “let it go”. Just what are you suggesting? Are you suggesting that she never watch the show for the first time ever? That she should have known that she didn’t like it before she even watched it for the first time? Please, let’s hear from the queen of vague blogging just what you you meant by that comment. See, I told you you should have let it go.

  4. October 1, 2009 8:43 pm

    Wow. Did I touch a nerve or what with DK? All I was saying, is that you don’t have to watch it. I can appreciate the blog about hating the show. I hate the show. I hate ALL reality shows… All reality shows suck. I have to believe that it was known within 20 minutes that the show was hated – so then turn it off. I really wasn’t trying to be a bitchy as DK suggested I was being.

    And all personal trainers don’t act like that. Those people CHOOSE to be on that show, actually, they TRY OUT for that show – so they know what they’re getting into. The meaner, and the shittier people are on those shows = higher ratings.

    Remember Melrose Place when it first started years ago? Everyone was nice to each other and they were all friends – and the ratings sucked. Once everybody started sleeping with everyone’s boyfriend and ‘making the viewers mad’ – the ratings increased.

    That’s what sells. They do it on purpose.

    Nancy – if I offended YOU – I apologize. That was not my intention.
    DK – bite me.

  5. nancyk5000 permalink*
    October 2, 2009 8:18 am

    No worries 🙂

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