Thursdays have kinda become the day when I get on here and do a
It's no surprise that this season has probably the worst contestants in the history of the show. It's not fair for me to make that call, because I haven't watched since the first season. But, from what I'm hearing - there has never been anything like it. This season has caused an uproar in the weight loss community - and there's good reason.
I have more to say about that subject, so I'm going to do a quick breakdown of this week's episode...SPOILER ALERT!!
This week, there was a temptation challenge. The person who ate the most got power of creating whatever teams that person wanted. They could make as many changes as they wanted - or keep things exactly the same. Daphne won by eating 1800+ calories. The temptation was supposed to be anonymous..but that didn't last long. Daphne made a stupid choice and only made one switch. Switching Conda and Jeremy. Putting AnaConda on the black team and Jeremy on the red team. Of course, it sent shockwaves through
the house, because they are all a bunch of cry babies. I knew what she was doing. She wanted to prove a point. To show them what it was like for her and her brother to be placed on an unknown team. Did anyone else get it? Of course not! They were too busy worrying how they were going to get rid of Daphne and praising the almighty AnaConda. That's become her new nickname, by the way. It was a stupid choice that sealed her fate - but I totally got why she did it.
Long story short, the black team ended up throwing the weigh in by losing stupid amounts of weight. There was actual footage shown of them all eating bread and crap so that their numbers were bad. Conda managed to actually gain a pound. It was with the intent to get rid of Daphne. Now, the twist came when Daphne stood on the scale. Everyone at home was hoping she'd be the biggest loser for the week and earn immunity. She stood on the scale and ended up gaining 2lbs!! Everyone was shocked. So, of course, Daphne was sent packing.
Now, in my mind, I knew exactly why she did that too. She was so tired of the drama, she'd rather go back home - where she had the most success - than be around a bunch of whine bag, self centered monsters that are still on the show. And I say GOOD FOR HER!!
It was reported by TMZ, yesterday, that the remaining contestants staged a walk-off when they found out the producers may bring back some of the eliminated players for a chance to win the prize money. The contestants weren't having none of that - and actually threatened to quit. I say, along with thousands of others, LET THEM QUIT!! I'd much rather have the eliminated players back for the rest of the season and see every one of the players left sent packing.
Bob also did an interview with Radar online calling the remaining contestants "bullies". He admitted that he didn't like most of the contestants on the season's show. He called them "nasty". He's also apparently sick of the negativity and game play that's spewing from the season.
I'm so frustrated with the show, it's not even funny. I found myself "liking" many negative pages this week like the I Dislike Conda page, I Dislike Kim page and I Dislike Biggest Loser 13. Looking back at what I did shocks me. I've never jumped on a bandwagon that promotes hate towards a person.... but I just couldn't help it.
I think my biggest frustration stems from the fact that NBC refuses to acknowledge any of the negative feedback it's receiving. Each week, I've read THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of Tweets, Facebook statuses, and blogs that all slam this season - and mostly Conda - yet there hasn't been a word from the show, the producers, or NBC. They even refused to comment to TMZ about the walk-off. Which, I totally think is a scheme to try and boost ratings.
Think about it for a second. They read all the negative comments about how upset everyone is over the aqua team getting sent home. Then they realize that maybe they could add a twist that brings them back once again. Maybe even knowing how the other contestants would react. It perks the interest of those people who are ticked off...and those people start watching again. Total reality TV game play.
I can honestly say that I really have no desire to watch any more of this season. Well, unless Conda gets sent home. That might change the atmosphere in the house, and cause the show to make a few adjustments... but I'm not holding my breath. I was able to see, this week, that there are people on the black team that are just as bad as some of the bullies on the red team - and that includes the people I liked, such as Emily and Cassandra. I even kinda liked the red team this week, once Conda was off the team. It just goes to show how much venom that one woman spreads around the house.
I really hope that NBC has been reading the comments. I hope that despite their silence, they are planning on never letting something like this happen again. Of course, it's hard to determine what people are going to be like once they are actually on the show... but they've done right for the past seasons I've watched.
The Biggest Loser is supposed to be a show about hope, inspiration, and determination. It's supposed to spread the message that people can overcome pretty much anything to lose weight and get in shape. It's not supposed to be about bickering, fighting, game play, and causing the weight loss community to protest and quit watching. I just hope that the comments are not falling on deaf ears. One can only hope, being that there is nothing else to go on.
Till next time. ;)