I’d like to personally thank The Biggest Loser for bringing me back to the show. I gave up on last season because, well, I was just bored. And I didn’t really find anyone all that likable. BUT NOW…a twist! And it’s a good one too, especially since it’s surprising people on the show, and in different ways. So, the twist is that there are two new trainers (who are being kept a secret) and the teams had to choose door #1: to be trained by Bob and Jillian or door #2: to be trained by the “unknown” trainers BUT gain FOUR weeks of immunity. For some, the decision was a no-brainer. OF COURSE we’ll take the four weeks. That’s huge! For some, the decision was a no-brainer. OF COURSE we’ll take BOB and JILLIAN. Allison was shocked that so many people chose the unknown trainers and Bob and Jillian were shocked that so many people chose to give up the huge prize just to train with them.
I think this is gearing up to be a good season. Interestingly, two of my early favorites have both already lost weight before coming to the ranch: Arthur – who was 646 pounds and dropped 139 before the premiere – and Courtney – who lost over 100 pounds after meeting trainer Bob. I hope they both stick around a while…and that someone convinces poor Courtney to lay off on the eye makeup. (yeesh) I also really like the yellow team…Rulon – a former Olympic gold AND silver medalist – and Justin – who is, well, not a former Olympic gold and silver medalist, but likable nonetheless.
Also, ANOTHER Tongan couple? Really? Which leads me to this:
that I fully attribute to swiping from this WONDERFUL website over here. But, you guys, this is really all the information you need. If you are Tongan and you have ever wanted to be on a reality show…this is it for you.
So, Ana the postmistress gets sent home. I have no idea who she is, really, and she was kind of interchangeable with her daughter…but, you know, she actually looked really good in her post-ranch video and I hope she meets her fitness goals. I hate when early cast-offs go home and don’t lose weight.
Are you watching? Early favorites? What do you think of this whole “unknowns” thing?