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The Biggest Loser
Member Name: Ninno
The Biggest Loser
Advantages: A reality programme that seems real
Disadvantages: Can be a long series
Can I say straight away that I love The Biggest Loser - no matter which country the programme comes from. Yes, the english version appeared more down market than the american and australian version but the stories are inspirational no matter which country it is set in.
The basic premise is that people who need to lose weight are holed up on a ranch and are undertaking a range of intense exercises and strict diets. Along the way they are pushed, urged and supported by their two trainers - Bob and Jillian - who deal with the mental anguish of weight loss as well as the physical aspects.
The constestants compete in teams and meet weight loss / exercise challenges along the way - each week monitoring their weight loss to see who is up for elimination. After each weigh in the two pairs / individuals who have lost the lowest percentage of weight are up for elimantion and the rest of the constestants have to vote to see which pair / individual are to be saved.
THis is a weight loss competiton / popularity competition. Huge amounts of weight are lost - even by the emliminated contestants at home - and a large amount of money is up for the person who loses the most amount of weight.
Best of all is the change in the individuals as they grow mentally and change their physical shape.
The formula works because the candudates have such different eprsonalities and the trainers REALLy crae about them - this does not coem over as one of those "I want to be famous for 15 minutes" reality TV programmes. The candidates really know that they have the chance to change their lives - at one recent challenge they were offerred $25000 to go home now - and they all refused. A real testament to their mental strength.
Summary: Real people solving a real problem.