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  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 15, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    It will be the heaviest season yet. Also, I really think the season ending episode is really cheesy...I don't enjoy it at all. Does anyone else feel this way?

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/12/15/new.season.biggest.loser/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn


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  • gwuinsf

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    Dec 15, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    The show is definitely emotionally manipulative, but I think the stories of personal transformation are incredible. The think the show has the power to inspire a lot of people.
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    Dec 15, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    It does inspire, but at the same time they are feeding these people lines or telling them what would make the show successful. This should be about people overcoming obstacles and it falls flat at the end. But for those who get something out of this...good for them.
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    Dec 15, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidThe show is definitely emotionally manipulative, but I think the stories of personal transformation are incredible. The think the show has the power to inspire a lot of people.


    There was another thread about, looks, and the guy that would not get a second glance, or the time of day because of what he looked like on the exterior. Some of the guys that finish this show are down right hotties.
    Being from a large/fat/obese/ugly person before, and have gone through some life transformations myself, they still have the mindset of a large person. The guys out there that are shallow pray on the end result.

    I remember a part in the movie, 'the bird cage' . i've lost and gained over a 100 lbs.
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    Dec 15, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    I like the show. But I think the in-show advertising has gotten out of hand lately. I know they gotta pay the bills somehow, but I much prefer subtle product placement, rather than blatant product whoring.

    You can even see the uncomfortable facial expressions and body language in the contestants when they're forced to participate in the advertising. icon_lol.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 15, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI like the show. But I think the in-show advertising has gotten out of hand lately. I know they gotta pay the bills somehow, but I much prefer subtle product placement, rather than blatant product whoring.

    You can even see the uncomfortable facial expressions and body language in the contestants when they're forced to participate in the advertising. icon_lol.gif




    I'm just glad ziplock is sponsoring them and Bob has shown the overweight contestants how to use a ziplock bag. This show is all about education.
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:20 AM GMT

    I love watching this show and totally binge eating during.

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    Dec 16, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    xrichx saidI like the show. But I think the in-show advertising has gotten out of hand lately. I know they gotta pay the bills somehow, but I much prefer subtle product placement, rather than blatant product whoring.

    You can even see the uncomfortable facial expressions and body language in the contestants when they're forced to participate in the advertising. icon_lol.gif




    I'm just glad ziplock is sponsoring them and Bob has shown the overweight contestants how to use a ziplock bag. This show is all about education.



    hahaha. gotta love corporate sponsors. it's almost as bad as gladware on top chef.
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    I don't think fat people loosing weight qualifies as anything entertaining worth watching... It's always on at my gym.

    it's just slightly pathetic, like a freak-show icon_rolleyes.gif
  • westguy79

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    Dec 16, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    I love the show Biggest Loser. Of all reality TV, at least it has a semi healthy message about eating right and exercising. It also shows all the hard work they contestants have to do to get in shape.
    However, the season finale is always a disappointment because it is a big spectacle. I also hate the "Extra" and "Subway" commericials planted within the show.
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    Dec 16, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    From my perspective, a lot of obese people give up or just don't try because they think they've gone past the point of no return. But seeing these extremely obese contestants actually lose weight and get healthy might inspire others to take the initiative to lose weight.

    Aside from the blatant commercialism I mentioned previously, I think this is the only "reality" show that has any sort of real value. And yeah, I think the season finales are a bit much also.
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    Dec 16, 2009 1:18 AM GMT
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    I love watching this show and totally binge eating during.



    LOL, Your so awful! icon_cool.gif
  • josephmovie

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    Dec 16, 2009 6:59 AM GMT
    I only ever watch the finale anyway, and even then it's pretty boring. When are they going to run a show on what happened to them after the finale? We only hear about a select few of contestants here in Australia. Most of the time they don't even mention previous winners which makes me wonder how big they are now.
  • manpit209

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    Dec 16, 2009 7:02 AM GMT
    Biggest Loser is one of my favorite shows. It's very well produced and it's just inspirational watching these people find the strength inside them to get fit. It's really remarkable.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 16, 2009 7:03 AM GMT
    josephmovie saidI only ever watch the finale anyway, and even then it's pretty boring. When are they going to run a show on what happened to them after the finale? We only hear about a select few of contestants here in Australia. Most of the time they don't even mention previous winners which makes me wonder how big they are now.


    This season they actually had a BL special where Bob and Jillian visited past winners...and they all are doing great. One seems to have gained like 20 pounds or something and Bob said he would help him get back on track. I am surprised and pleased that the previous winners are doing well in regards to keeping their weight off.
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    Dec 16, 2009 7:26 AM GMT
    Celtic, most people who have made that journey stay on the right path. Fitness is a lifestyle not a hobby.
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 16, 2009 2:48 PM GMT
    They make the Asia version, Biggest Loser Asia. Shoot in Malaysia with participant from Asian country, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia , Hong Kong and Philipines. I just cant wait for the episod, it kinda motivate me to see this folk getting thinner and thinner. Some of the guy, getting more and more hot/handsome the longer they stay.

    Most overweight people are actually very beautiful. They just need to get rid of those layer of fat to reveal the beautiful person inside.
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    Dec 16, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidThe show is definitely emotionally manipulative, but I think the stories of personal transformation are incredible. The think the show has the power to inspire a lot of people.


    I agree... it does inspire me to work harder at the gym too, and I am not even dealing with obesity.
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    Wasn't there one guy from a few seasons back that gained all his weight back?
  • Timbales

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    Dec 16, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    I'm not a regular watcher. I saw part of one episode where they had to spin a wheel and eat whatever was under the cover and it was cakes and whatnot. That made me change the channel.
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Pinny saidCeltic, most people who have made that journey stay on the right path. Fitness is a lifestyle not a hobby.


    Statistically, most people gain it all back and then some.
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    lenoxx saidWasn't there one guy from a few seasons back that gained all his weight back?


    That was Erik Chopin. It's sad, too. He inspired so many people.
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    Dec 17, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
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    Eric Chopin says, "eat like a loser." Oh! oh! I just said that. I don't feel righteous or better. I feel sick. At least he's cute both ways. But, honey...sugar free jelly (barf), natural peanut butter (meh) on a rice cake (yawn) for a "filling" snack? I never saw this clip. I could have predicted a relapse by the description of that snack alone. Poor baby, let daddy feed you right but show you how to PAY for it! icon_twisted.gif