First of all, I should probably point out that I attempt to consider myself a televisual snob. We don't watch much TV, and the few things we do watch are ABC or BBC or SBS with no adverts. iView is my favoured channel for this reason.
Plus I am too "busy" Facebooking and blogging to watch much TV.
All that said, my lovely cousin Fiona reminded me today that "The Biggest Loser" started last night.
It's scheduling means that I am up to my armpits in washing the littlies hair, doing lunchboxes and ironing uniforms as well as clearing dinner dishes away, so I nearly gave up at the first fence.
Until I clicked through to the The Biggest Loser website and realised you can watch whole entire episodes on demand from the website on your computer screen!
So I just finished watching the whole of the first episode whilst Lexie had a nap and Charlie did some "Beados". (I know, I am a lucky lucky Mumma.)
The things that strike me about the show (and this is the 3rd season I have watched) are these:
1. I do not care if it is all "staged": it is still inspiring
2. The contestants are remarkable, and they are real and they make me feel humble.
3. Regardless of production standards of reality TV, they are real life people who are on a major diet and who are completing major amounts of physical training, which is just awe inspiring.
4. I am a sucker for emotionally charged TV
5. I do not care that I can no longer profess to be a TV snob. I love the show.
6. I am now addicted, again, to the Biggest Loser