Reality TV

Reality TV in the States is something that makes me shake my head. Really?

A prime example  is the Biggest Loser, don’t get me wrong, I think the idea behind the Biggest Loser is valid, there is a significant number of Americans (and to be fair people in other countries) that are obese, not overweight, but obese. The thing that gets me is that right now it’s the 9th season of the Biggest Loser in the States and the contestants keep on getting bigger and bigger and bigger and a growing number of contestants each year talk about how they are such big fans of the show and that they’ve watched practically every show, etc. and yet they still have horrible eating and exercising habits.

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s American Idol…I can’t believe that that is the most watched TV show in America, why? Mr. Tony talked so much about Posh Spice on last night’s episode that I found it online and wow. She is a lollipop person with 0% body fat who as Mr. Tony said looks like she hasn’t digested a meal in fifteen years. And the unbelievable push to be “famous” and rich was evident by the reasons that some people gave for being at the auditions. American Idol the karaoke game as we learned is not a good gauge about whether you have any singing talent at all or not.

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3 responses to “Reality TV

  1. Confession: I LOVE The Biggest Loser. The reason is that — unlike 95% of reality shows — BL actually does change lives for the better. It might have some of the same silly competition aspects and stupid challenges, but it does educate a lot of people about healthy living and nutrition and at the end, the contestants truly have their lives back.

    Other reality shows — no way! 😉

  2. baikeunsook

    I like the Biggest Loser but the people get more and more ridiculous. “I’m such a big fan of the show, I’ve watched every episode, etc….” But they still eat ten plates of deep-fried, processed, chemical-based manufactured food a day and don’t do any sort of exercise at all.

  3. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: REALITY TELEVISION MAKES ME PHYSICALLY ILL. There was some show on in the breakroom at work tonight, some hybrid of reality show & contest, and one of the guys actually said, “If I had to choose btwn being attractive & intelligent and attractive & ignorant, I’d choose attractive & ignorant so I wouldn’t worry about anything.” WTF. I walked out of the breakroom w/o finishing my food.

    Here’s a thought: If ppl quit watching shows like that, they’d stop making shows like that.

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