This week, The Biggest Loser goes to singles. A double elimination makes it somewhat ironic.
As a personal trainer and avid reality television fan, I find The Biggest Loser to be one of the most compelling and frustrating shows on television. Every week I rank the most appalling situations, quotes, and people on a scale from mildly irresponsible to downright dangerous.
Right off the bat, as a huge Bobby fan, I was very excited to see his awesome transformation so far, and glad that his father accepted his homosexuality so readily! Yay for Bobby! Okay, now on to the bad stuff.
Now that they’ve gone to singles, I suppose I’ll need to learn their names. Oops.
Hap literally pouts after losing the challenge because he is the worst. I hate him. There, I said it.
“First ever Biggest Loser triathlon?” I swear I have heard that specific claim at least three times over the years. Stop bull-crapping us, Ali Sweeney! Also, “there’s also a fourth component to a triathlon: endurance.” I gave my three-time Ironman husband the best WTF look at that moment.
Something about Ali’s hot pink geisha dress at the weigh-in rubs me the wrong way. Is it racist? Not…entirely?
The ring of fire challenge (derivative of every other “holding weight challenge” they’ve had) would undoubtedly cause some pretty severe cramping. Tip: don’t try extreme isometric endurance challenges at home. It’s really not worth it.
The breakfast-in-bed Subway product placement was so shameless you almost expected it to be twerking.
“I’ve been DYING to get my hands on some of you beautiful people!” Dolvett, although I’m sure the feeling is mutual for many at the ranch, that is sexual harassment and they don’t have to take it.
A double-elimination in our first week of singles leads to the demise of Hap (yes!) and Matt (who?). Both men are good sports about their exits…except they aren’t leaving yet. First we need to do the Annual Eliminated Players Return Challenge! We will see what happens in three weeks. Happy holidays, everyone!