‘The Biggest Loser: Second Chances’ Review

The battle of the bulge is finally back; a second chance on life to get it right. The lean, mean, screaming machines  (Bob, Jillian, and Dolvett) are back to change the lives of fifteen overweight contestants. Each contestant has a personal story to tell and hopefully it will inspire others to keep moving and become active. Not only were there some smiles, but some had some fear when approaching The Biggest Loser ranch. People are missing their spouses, their children, and they know this is what they have to do, to live a longer, healthier life.

Two of the contestants who have made headlines are season two American Idol winner Reuben Studdard, and Olympic Weightlifter Holley Mangold.  These two along with the thirteen others here want to change their life. These trainers want to point out that this is “not a TV show, this is a life or death intervention.” When entering the doors of The Biggest Loser Ranch, contestants notice a bunch of flags showcasing past contestant’s success stories. It just shows that if they can do it, you can do it.

The contestants begin to work out the first day to see who the best fit for Bob, Jilllian, and Dolvett’s teams. This is the true test. It started day one and saw how much this group can accomplish and grow week after week. “People were already puking, passing out, and crying,” Bob points out, “let day one of season fifteen begin.”  The workouts are going to be intense, but this is all for their well-being. Through blood, sweat, and tears, we will see who has what it takes to take control of their new life. The contestants will learn the proper ways to work out as well as properly preparing a healthy meal option.

The first weigh-in finally came in and the host, Alison Sweeney, mentioned that there is no yellow line/no vote this episode. “For the first time, there is a trainer save.” It’ll be interesting to shee who is willing to give it all they have for that save. The total weight loss for the group was 270 pounds. That’s pretty impressive for a first week.

The two contestants that really brought their best were Reuben and David. Reuben lost a total of twenty-one pounds, while David lost a total of thirty-eight. When hearing, David’s results, he pounded his chest in pride and got emotional. He has a warrior tattoo on his heart because he wants to prove that he is tough and a fighter. David lost his first wife to brain cancer and chose to be on The Biggest Loser because he wants to be there for his daughters.

The blue team (Bob’s team) and the red team (Dolvett’s) were safe from elimination. They had the highest totals of weight loss, which left the white team (Jillian’s team) facing elimination. Craig should have been happy that he lost thirteen pounds this week, but he felt very disappointed. His goal was to to be a leader, not the weakest link. He didn’t want to leave after week one. Craig fell below the yellow line, but felt that his time was not enough. He deserved to be on the ranch.  Jillian decided to use her trainer save. Since, Jillian decided to use her trainer save, there was no elimination in last night’s episode.

Posted on October 16, 2013, in NBC, Network Television, Primetime, Reality TV and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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