19/01/2011

Biggest Loser Couples US vs UK

So this weeks UK version gave us more Brits berating themselves for having no self control vs the US version where it was still someone else's fault. When will our chubbies learn? I would be far more on side  if (a) there was more crying (b) when the trainer's try to do 'American' and psychoanalyse people, they made a better job of pretending it wasn't all nonsense... (c) the trainer's ripped into people like T US team do (d) the producer's never again think that half an hour of the contestants dangling from ropes is good TV????? Davina, who is the televisual equivalent of "Where's Wally" on this show, spent the entire episode looking like she felt her career had hit an all time low.  Even the dietitian was dull, no stern warnings of grave danger and she wasn't even medically trained. I won't miss the boring couple who were eliminated. Not good watching....


In complete contrast, on the US version: we had tears; we had recriminations; we had heart wrenching back ground music. The elimination saw Michael (of the dodgy hair's) Mum, literally pleading for his life whilst in floods of tears. I feared the contestants might drown at one stage. We also had this year's "gamer" put weight on and claim she didn't know how it happened. The resultant HUGE row between her and the trainers was Biggest Loser at it's best.  Now THAT was good watching....

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