Originally Posted by lylemcd
And the first time they kill someone on prime time tv (make no mistake, they will), ratings will soar. And that will be the end of it. Reality TV will become snuff television and there's no looking back from that.
I can see this totally. Almost every season now they work someone out too hard from the first day and get them carted away in an ambulance. Not to mention the stress fractures and other nagging injuries the contestants get doing all the ridiculous crap those trainers put them through.
Getting the huge weight loss numbers and showing a huge transformation in little time is what keeps people watching I think. No one wants to watch obese people getting the results that are typical in everyday 'non gameshow' life.
The thing I hate about the show is the fact that when they get people to a level close to where they should be they don't adjust thier diet and routine to set them up for reality. The calories don't come up to a reasonable level, the exercise doesn't come down to something maintainable long term....it's really a set up for failure unless they figure out how to make it work on thier own. Some do, a lot dont.