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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, Oct 16, 2013.
Any thoughts? Looks like it could be a pretty good season.
I wish Tivo could ignore a person, Jillian would be on ignore. I liked how she said she would not be using the save and then uses it the first episode. Way to stick to your guns!
The save just seems like a somewhat impossible decision. Not using it on somebody is a surefire way to say they're not worthy enough to keep fighting for and hinder any progress they may have at home, at least this early in the game. I think she was right to use it and get that stressor off her plate.
So far this batch of contestants seems pretty good. It will be interesting to see how it goes after a few weeks to see if any stand out as people I want to root for or against.
Im really surprised she used her save after last season. She was down to just Danni for about half the season and yes, Danni won but still.. you'd think it would be something you'd want in your back pocket for later on down the road.
I also think she realized she's got a big guy who didn't lose much on the first week so she'll try to make sure he has a big week 2 when everybody else starts to level off and they win.
I'm loving the 1 hour episodes, they've removed most of the BS and product placement!!
I hate the entire concept of a "save" on reality shows- if someone is eliminated within the rules of the show they should stay eliminated. To save one can be viewed as insulting to those that were safe because of how well they did. Plus as time goes on the "will they/won't they" aspect can even begin to overwhelm the real competition we are there to watch.
That said, if the show runners insist on incorporating a save into the rules of the show then I would use the damn thing at the very first opportunity just to get it over and done with. In that respect well done Jillian.
I am so much in agreement with you here- in a show like this where self esteem is such a big part of many of the contestants issues, not being saved could be devastating. TV drama be damned- these are people putting themselves out there to be judged by the world- something I could never do. To think that their feelings would be pushed aside for drama makes me feel ill.
And I know that goes for all reality shows, but IMO some of these people are in a very vulnerable place here and I do not want needless feelings of unworthiness cast upon them.
Shame on the producers for not thinking this through and coming to my conclusion
If you watch the early seasons (they're on Netflix and the like), they were originally an hour long. I like the one-hour format.
Yes I did, I hated when they went to 2 hours.
I don't think that's why she used it. If so she should have said it upfront instead of telling her team she would not use the save. The only thing she tried to save was face because her team lost again. No respect for that from me.
You know, when they first went to 2 hours it was ok, they had more workout footage. But then they built up fake drama & extended the weigh-ins, which made it EXTREMELY tedious. One hour is a good move.
My Tivo cuts off right after they are eliminated, are they not showing updates on them right after anymore?
They simply said we'd see her next week.
Yep.. like in the first 5 minutes.
I say this every season but I really wish this version was similar to the AU version although the AU version cut back to 30 minutes and episode last season and it was much shorter. Normally there are 70+ episodes and I think last season it was only 40something. The trainers are better, the challenges are better, its just a cooler show. Even the host is better.. they have Hayley Mills who I guess is some big deal swimmer in Australia.
Glad the show is back tho.. hate NBC is gone from Dish.. I have to watch in on Hulu the next day. So far Im enjoying this season and they seem to have a good bunch of contestants.
So Jillian has to resort to cheating. Nice!! Try to justify it all you want but you broke the rules.
That was really surprising. And really sucks to be on the White team because they probably had no idea what was going on and just did what Jillian asked them to do because they'd get yelled at if they didn't. And then they get penalized for it.
It makes me wonder though if they all drink a lot of coffee or something that Jillian tried to get them off of it for calorie reasons and just to take the caffeine pills instead.
I was really wondering why at the start of the episode we didn't get to see how Ruban looked. I guess this answered it since he's returning. Talk about a season of second chances...
A cup of black coffee is 2 calories. I would think if you drank tons of coffee you'd spend a lot of time peeing. Isn't caffeine an appetite suppressant, I think that's why she was giving the pills.
I think the whole kerfluffle was cooked up purely to get Reuben back.
She pretty much confirms that.
I tend not to believe people that just got caught cheating. She thinks she's a doctor but she's not. The bottom line is she should have had them cleared by the doctors.