**Warning #1** Post will contain talk about the finale of New Amsterdam and The Biggest Loser.
**Warning #2** American Idol talk in the comments section.
So hopefully you guys got sucked into the fabulousness of New Amsterdam. (all episodes are on line, if you missed any) This is most certainly my new favorite show. And in a world where my old favorites are drying up and dying off (goodbye, ER. Still pissed you didn’t end the show at Abby’s wedding.) it feels good to have new shows filling the television shaped hole in my heart. (and in case you were wondering, Samantha Who? is also a new favorite of mine.)
So the finale of N.A…it just seemed too damn soon. But I was thrilled that the lady doc was not “the one”. I wasn’t a fan from the beginning as she just seemed too practical and not very romantic. Anyone still wondering if his partner is “the one”? How do you feel about the flashbacks in every episode? What will we do if the show doesn’t get renewed?
Last night we watched the Biggest Loser finale (well fast forwarded through. Who in the world would want to watch a 2 hour recap show?) I am totally the home viewer that has a love/hate relationship with this show. It just shocks me that people can loose so much fucking weight in so little time. Giant numbers on those scales, people. Giant.
I also am the home viewer with a feminist slant that feels like the entire concept of the show if rigged for men to succeed. It is just a fact that women loose weight slower than men and that we have hormonal and emotional variables that sometimes make losing weight nearly impossible. And there were a few episodes of this season where I got so damn annoyed at the show. It literally became a men vs. women show. And the men- oh good night were they obnoxious. One of the leaders of the group was a former college football player and so every challenge he would demand that the men get into a circle, smash their clenched fists together and scream, “pride.”
I can not even begin to tell you how much that creeped me out.
And week after week the men dominated and I became more and more disgruntled. I still think it would be awesome if they did a show just focusing on women. (it would be like the Starting Over house meets Biggest Loser…ah, The Starting Over house. Best show to mock EVER.) But seriously- it would be cool if they did a season with just women and had a team of shrinks to break the pattern of emotional eating. I’d watch that show.
Well the finale was almost a nail biter. People had lost almost 50% of their body weight- in 4 months. Insane. Totally insane. But the final person to weigh in, a spunky gal that we watched melt away the pounds and shed her wallflower personality, stepped on the made for tv scales and held her breath. And she won. And fuck it if I didn’t get a bit weepy.
And that is why I took the dog for a walk at 11pm last night and 7am this morning.
**Another warning- Idol thoughts in the comments**