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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Biggest Disappoinment - Biggest Loser Edition

So you all know of my love of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", right? Well, I am here to tell you that I will no longer be watching it. That's right, I am done.

**WARNING: SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!! IF YOU DID NOT WATCH LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER!!!**

I GET the whole thing with reality shows that they think it's more fun to have someone to hate thrown in to the mix, and yes, sometimes it is. But here's my thing, I just cannot watch someone week after week that I find totally contemptible and watch this show reward them for it. I just can't. I don't find that entertaining and I have no need to waste two hours of TV time just to be aggravated. Maybe those of you who have been watching haven't been as annoyed, but me? I was flat out sick to my stomach last night.

Okay, to recap in case someone out there is shaking their heads as to what I'm talking about, here it goes: In the first week, a contestant (Tracy) collapsed on the first challenge. They had to air lift her to the hospital. She was in pretty serious condition and the man who they paired her up with on the show did everything humanly possible for HER so that she would get her chance to stay on the ranch and get the help that she needs. Quality guy. Week two, she is released from the hospital but with limited conditions - she cannot work out like the others. I'm sorry, but right there she should have been replaced and allowed to come back next season. I mean, CLEARLY she has some serious health issues and cannot compete like the others. But no, she was allowed to stay. At this point, you still kind of had sympathy for her.

Week three had her in full out crazy mode and this was the beginning of the end for me. These contestants are part of TEAMS and yet this woman kept making decisions that effected her team but without consulting her partner and he was stuck with her bad choices. She was reprimanded by the trainers for her actions and then, sure enough, next challenge comes up and she does it again. THEN as if that wasn't despicable enough, she is a liar. She flat out lied to other contestants in a way that was hurtful and then tried to play the victim. And whenever she's confronted, she starts to cry. Give me a break!!!

Last night, she's back and has even more health issues and pretty much is allowed to do no more than walk from her room to the living room! EXCUSE ME... at this point what is the purpose of her being on the show? Wouldn't it be in HER best interest to have her in the hospital? I mean, if you are not allowed to do more than simply walking from the bed to the couch, aren't you putting her in danger by leaving her there? I don't get it. And if she were even REMOTELY likable, I would probably have sympathy for her. But she is not. At the elimination round last night she and her partner were torn on who to vote off and she was rather adamant on her stand. As her partner I would have been like "LOOK! You have screwed with me for WEEKS. This time, I GET TO MAKE THE DECISION!" But he didn't and so he had to vote his friend off rather than make her do what she doesn't want to do! So not only is this guy doing the workouts for two people, but he doesn't even get a say in how they vote!

Sorry, but I am done. I can be annoyed and aggravated in SO MANY other ways. I do not need to sit in front of the TV for two hours to do it. Next week's show promised more of the same so sorry, Biggest Loser, you just lost a viewer.

12 comments:

Kia said...

I agree! Totally aggravating & unfair to those who really deserve to be there...who have earned the right to be there.

A.Marie said...

I'm agreeing with you....she needs to go off the show and a more deserving person needs to replace her!

jenn said...

Well said! The only difference is that I will continue to watch, hoping she will get what she deserves, which is to be kicked off with a round of applause from the other contestants. No tears for her, I can assure you that.

Grampy said...

They always keep the bad guys as long as they can.We watch survivor and they have their bad guy. They like to interview them on the side.

Wendy said...

I'm guessing the producers let her stay on because 1) it made for more drama, and 2) they figured she would get booted next week anyway. She can't possibly keep up without working out

Though I don't know how the eliminations are structured at this point in the season because I keep DVR-ing these and not getting around to watching them.

Leigh said...

She does sound like a real witch (Tracy from BL). Makes me kind of glad that we never started watching the latest season, we've watched most of them, but found that it got repetitive. (We also quit watching The Apprentice and Survivor for the same reasons.)

Petula said...

I'm glad I haven't been watching this season. That doesn't sound fair and sounds extremely irritating. So... what are you going to do with those two hours instead? :)

Natalie said...

I can't stand her...but I'm still addicted to the show! Lol!

I agreed with the result of the voting...but think Coach Mo should've gotten the say on their vote...but only because I was thinking if they voted Black then 2 people would get to stay at the ranch at least one week longer, but if they voted BROWN only 1 person would get that chance. It's not necessarily fair to the BLACK team guy, but you know, he ended up doing awesome at home.

Karen said...

Wow. I never watch the show and now I am really glad. What a mistake the producers are making.

Frugal Vicki said...

I agree, you tell them. I love sexy chef on Hell's kitchen, and he let the guy who had to leave for health issues but DESERVED to be there come back this year! other than that, see ya later alligator. But then again, I am in bitter world right now.

Kathy said...

Reminds me of Survivor this season. One word: Russell. Everyone hates him, but somehow (through dumb luck, I suppose), he keeps hanging around. The producers must be thrilled to have him because he provides the drama. I hate that they even picked him to be on the show, but really, they knew what they were doing.

Sherry (Sheresa) said...

I feel the same, just knew she was gone, but to my surprise not!! I will still watch though, there is nothing else on and will wait because her time will come. Call me if you want to go on a walk together! I need the exercise!!