The TV-show “The Biggest Loser” just started its very first season here in Holland. I’ve never watched the US-version extendedly, but the concept looks about exactly the same as the original show. The Dutch trainers even look a bit like their American counterparts. There’s a brunette female trainer who plays Jillian Michaels (but is way nicer -Dutch people would freak out if she was really like Jillian) and a blond guy who plays a young Bob Harper without tatoes (and like Bob Harper, it’s not that clear if he’s gay or straight).
I have to admit I do like to watch reality-tv in moderation to relax. But I also have to agree with the following article I found in an Australian fitness magazine. It’s funny how the TV landscape in Australia is so similar to what we see on tv here, although we live thousands kilometers from each other. Reality-tv is like the fast food of entertainment : it looks the same and tastes the same everywhere you go!