Dear Biggest Loser producers:
You have a good show here. Don't keep messing it up by trying to manufacture drama at the expense of the feelings of the people on your show!!!
All right. We get it that there is no Vicious Vicky on this season's Biggest Loser. She was her own one-woman drama factory, so the producers could just sit back and watch her wreak havoc.
This season, we have a group of genuinely nice people. Sure, there's some game play, but it seems to lack mean-spiritedness...the contestants seem to really care about each other, even those on opposing teams.
Well, last night the show shook everything up in an obvious attempt to create drama that Biggest Loser fans really do not need and are NOT asking for.
After weeks of being trained by either Bob or Jillian, most of the contestants were forced to switch trainers. Most of them seemed devastated by this turn of events, including Bob himself, who really seemed heartbroken.
I'm sorry, producers. This is just MEAN. In fact, it could mean a real setback for some of these people. This heartless stunt indicates to me that the show really doesn't give a care about the fact that these are real people with real feelings.
By the way: the sappy musical montage of sentimental memories of Bob and his former team was just silly. The producers created the sadness, so now they're milking it with a those-were-the-days-my-friend montage? Give me a break.
Doubtless, the contestants will bounce back. Some of them, I'm sure, will even realize that their new trainer will challenge them in ways their old trainer couldn't or didn't. But that doesn't change the fact that it was a cruel, unnecessary maneuver on the part of the producers in an effort to gin up drama that we as viewers don't want or need.
Fellow Biggest Loser fan and blogger Sam Barrington says it well: "What is up with this!? It is a great show in-and-of-itself...it doesn't need all these gimmicky shifts!"