Thursday, January 8, 2009

Biggest Loser Bummer

Why did they do this??? On the first episode of the Biggest Loser (couples), they sent home 9 people with the hopes that they would get to come back in 30 days. This completely ruined the excitement of the first week huge losses.

Here is how it worked:
1. There were 11 couples
2. The team that won the challenge had immunity
3. The team that won the weigh in had immunity
4. All other 9 couples had to choose one of them to go home
5. At the end of 30 days, if their partner was still in the game, then they would return

This was announced before the weigh in so it ruined the fun of the weigh in. People lost anywhere from around 10 to 30 pounds so it should have been fun, but it wasn't since if they didn't get the top spot, they knew they had to send someone home.

I can't help but feel for the people on the show. They get this great opportunity to lose some serious weight, but I wonder how successful they will be by going home and only being on the show for one week. I wonder if this "twist" is the result of last season's less than stellar results of the people who went home early in the game. This should definitely keep both partners motivated...but still, I didn't' like that it ruined the fun of the first week.

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