Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Biggest Loser Stuffed with Filling

No, this is not another post about Thanksgiving. But last night's Biggest Loser was allllll filler.

With only 6 contestants left, and writers still striking, NBC has no choice but to continue to air BL for 2 hours, a timeframe much too long for a show that can be completed in about 45 minutes.

The show started out with B's goodbye message to Kim, as well as a sappy montage of Red Team "through-the-years" type footage. Boo-frickity-whoo, sorry Kim, your team were a bunch of losers.

Next the remaining 6 are challenged with a day in the "real-world" where they had to rise at 6am, train in the morning, then complete a full day of work at a pizza restaurant, come home and train some more. If they were in the real-world, I doubt they'd be working out two times a day and still have time to do all the other things a real person in the world is tasked with.

(every commerical break from this point forward is featuring Clash of the Choirs... it's looks stupider every time I see it, yet it makes me want to watch it even more.)

Next up, the challenge. The losers have to bounce on a trampoline and punch a speed bag that is suspended at least 4 ft above their heads. Each round is 3 minutes, and the person with the lowest number of punches for each round is eliminated. With a 1 pound pass at stake, Nicole, Neil, and Bill are eliminated from the challenge, with the 3 black team girls left to battle for the prize. Hollie pulls ahead, and wins the challenge.

Weigh-in time.... Julie and Nicole fall below the yellow line, which means that Nicole is going home. She is the bigger threat AND it's 3-1 black vs blue members voting, and the 4 remaining black members are tight and loyal to one another.

Takes 30 min and more filler to find out that Nicole is indeed going home.

Next week, there will definitely be two black members up for elimination because Neil should pull a big enough number to stay safe. He's pulled himself out of his plateau, and should be able to hang on and make it to the finals. The only thing that could change this is if NBC decides that whoever has the lowest % next week is automatically eliminated... can't remember if they did that last year or not.

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