I have been an avid watcher of the reality competition show since the first season when Caroline Rhea was the lackluster host and the weight loss wasn’t nearly as impressive as it is these days.
Each season has gained a little more steam. With the increased popularity of the show and its results, the contestants have gotten larger and more unhealthy, so the transformations have been more radical (20lbs weight loss in a week!)
This season, they admittedly chose contestants that were not as morbidly obese as they had in recent seasons. I had no problem with this, at first. It was a nice change from the pace that they had been on, if you don’t weigh over 300lbs, you’re too small for The Biggest Loser. I knew that the weight loss would be slower and less dramatic.
However, one thing that I didn’t anticipate, was that the contestants would be there, less for the life saving habits and more to win a game. It was less a dire situation than seasons past.
This season, it seems to be all about the prize. It has been wrought with strategy, bullies and alliances. Forget who has lost the most weight, worked the hardest or needs to be there the most as a life saving measure. I understand that it’s a game, but I fully believe that the reason the show popular is because of the inspirational changes and not about who got to pick the confetti out of their hair.
I say bring on the old contestants who understand the true point to this show!
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