Fun fact: all the contestants primarily mentioned in this article are LDS.
Reality TV is bad. The genre just isn't good. Putting mormons on it
doesn't fix it.
@Hutterite:I disagree. Have you ever actually watched The Amazing
Race? This show is commonly referred to as a breath of fresh air in the reality
genre. I have watched almost every season, and I am hooked! I personally abhor
the fictionalized drama and camera-hogging that commonly afflicts so many other
reality TV shows. This show, however, features breathtaking scenes from all
around the world. It features contestants whose lives and relationships are
changed for the better because of their experiences. It is often very
inspirational.Now the show isn't perfect by any means. But I
believe it's a far cry from what most people think of when they hear the
phrase "reality TV." Don't believe me? Watch it sometime.
Hutterite is absolutely correct.p.s. reality TV is the greatest
@HookyYep, Amazing Race is pretty much the only reality tv I watch.
I would rather spend my time watching reality TV then to watch a sitcom or any
of the shows with the Hollywood gang. Nothing is PG anymore, but I like real
people who do have scripted things they say over these fakes who make lots of
money and support causes very contrary to my values and beliefs.
I'm appalled that the Biggest Loser is in this genre. Seriously? This is
NOT the way to lose weight and keep it off. How many contestants get hurt
during those ridiculous work out regiment? How many are pushed to their
physical limit? A balanced life is the key to losing weight. A slow, steady
weight loss is much more effective than a dramatic drop in weight. I honestly
do not think it is inspiring at all. Rather it makes out that being skinny is
worth it at any cost (including stress fractures). PS This from someone who
lost over 100 lbs. the right way.
MoJules - the "Hollywood gang" is exactly who produces these fake
"reality" shows.....and by the way, the "Hollywood
gang" you denigrate, is made up of JOB CREATORS who are one of the biggest
assets to our economy. No wonder Utah's trying to get more of them here
to create films and television shows.What do Britney Spears, Jessica
Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew McConaughey, Stacey Dash,
Stephen Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer, Drew Carey, Freddie Prinze Jr, Heather Locklea,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Danza, 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, Adam Sandler,
Sylvester Stallone, Vince Vaughn, Tom Selleck, Alex Trebek, Angie Harmon,
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joan River and snd Donald Trump have in common?THEY
ARE ALL REPUBLICANS.
I completely agree with "What is truth?" The Biggest Looser SHOULD NOT
be in a "genre" of "good" reality TV. Screaming at people to
"get them to lose weight", working them until they injure themselves,
and/or puke IS NOT a healthy way to lose weight. The participants are required
to lose too much weight too fast, and are booted off for not losing enough. Way
to promote eating disorders!!! I've read article by nutritionists and
physicians who discuss how unhealthy the show is, and how it promotes unhealthy
practices. I hate it and refuse to watch it! I don't watch the other 2
because I find them boring. I like a very few "reality TV"
shows--mainly on the Food Network and a very few on TLC (that aren't just
full of voyerism, but with actual people who are doing good and want to share
their lives). I do like one MTV show about "Jenks"---because of the
amazing lives he shows through his travels. But The Biggest Looser only
promotes mistreatment of people who are physically different or "not the
right size" and bullying (which is what the supposed "trainers" do
on the show).