What You NEED to Do Is Stop Yelling at Me

Tuesday nights are tough on my ears. First, Jillian Michaels’ new show Losing It, The Biggest Loser trainer enters the lives of a family. The weight is one of many symptoms of the family’s disarray and Jillian comes in to save the day. It is a lot like the Biggest Loser except without the weigh-in. Which means alot of tears and TV psychology. And yelling. Jillian is known as the “mean” trainer on The Biggest Loser, she’s not necessarily mean, but her style of motivation. It makes me cringe because that is not my style of being motivated.

Over on Fox, Chef Gordon Ramsay excoriates the contestants of the show, consistently telling them to piss off and using other bleepable terms of endearment. It is no surprise when contestants freeze up, cry, or even yell back.

I guess I’m not bothered that people respond to this type of “motivation”, it is why people sign up for boot camps, but there are plenty people who enjoy watching it. It is quite uncomfortable to see someone get a new ass hole (except for the few times when they really do deserve it), but the contestants just want to cook, or lose weight. Yes, they sign up for the show, so they know what they are getting into, but that doesn’t make the yelling any less unnecesary.

Is it funny or frightening to see reality contestants get yelled at?

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~ by 2muchtv on June 22, 2010.

2 Responses to “What You NEED to Do Is Stop Yelling at Me”

  1. I like Jillian on the Biggest Loser, but I not too much into Losing It. I get the concept, but I don’t need to watch it happen. I used to watch Hell’s Kitchen, but then the yelling got to be too much for me. I much prefer Top Chef or the Next Food Network Star.

    • I don’t know why I continue to watch Losing It. I have a low tolerance for reality-based psychology. The show is a little too melodramatic, and it oversimplifies the emotions that go along with gaining and losing weight. I have an idea of what it is like to face weight challenges and it’s not as cut and dry as they make it out to be.

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