I quit watching Biggest Loser a couple seasons ago. I couldn’t stand the game play any longer. I still read the brief episode recaps on msnbc.
It seems like the show has reached the point that the contestants know it too well. They’ve got the game play down to a science. This season there’s been multiple weeks when contestants gained weight as a strategy. A few weeks back, three people gained weight in one weigh-in.
They are calling it gain-a-palooza.
It doesn’t seem like the original idea of losing weight and getting healthy works on this show. I quit watching after they started including more and more super morbidly obese contestants. People that weigh 375lbs and up. I think they even had a 500lb contestant. That’s not a frigging game anymore. That’s life and death. Back in the early seasons the men were around 300 lbs and the women a mere 225lbs. That’s getting seriously unhealthy too, but it’s not life threatening.
I watched the first six seasons. Game play was always there. You always had idiots water load one week and then show a good number the next week. But, from what I’ve read, it seems like the game play has totally taken over.
Has the show lost it’s way? Has it jumped the fat guy, uh shark?