The Biggest Loser is a gateway show for me.
As I launched into my adult life I set out with a sort of... hmm... distaste... disregard... distain... of television. I lived in three different apartments before Andy and I got married and never once did it cross my mind to sign up for cable service.
I think it started when I was still living at home and I realized that I didn't like the show Friends. To be more accurate, I realized that I DID like Friends, or at least found it entertaining, and I wished that I didn't. Something clicked in my brain that I was laughing at situations and comments that if I were to participate in, in my real life, would be appalling to me. I realized that I was finding depictions of sin and dismissal of God, entertaining.
So, I try to keep the television off as much as possible.
At least, until the Biggest Loser came along.
But that was just the beginning.
... I have a LINE UP.
People! I have a show each night that I look forward to!
GAH! THIS CAN NOT BE!
American Idol. American Idol? Me? Watching American Idol? I never thought I would see the day!
Throwdown with Bobby Flay (I'm okay with this one. It is a food show. Food shows are totally allowed!)
And now, the cherry on top, is that I know what made last night's Rose Ceremony on The Bachelor "the most exciting one yet."
I don't know what to say for myself. The facts don't lie, and neither does my DVR.
I may not need an intervention yet, but if you come to my house and find US or People lying around, please, PLEASE do something to save me from myself.