The Biggest Loser - Winning by Losing - is anyone watching the biggest loser: Australia?




kissingginger
01-03-2008, 07:57 PM
Just curious, as I get it on tv here in Canada and wondered if anyone else was watching it? Maybe I am on a repeat season I don't know, but Jillian and Bob are the trainers.


Catsgetnhealthy
01-04-2008, 08:28 AM
I watched Season 1 this past weekend. Love the Aussies!!! :D

Angie
01-04-2008, 11:29 AM
I'm watching, I love it! I don't understand though, when do people get voted off? I watched the whole thing last night, and there wasn't an elimination. The other times I've watched, same thing, only I had missed a part, so I just assumed that it was done while I wasn't watching. Is there a separate elimination show?


Angie
01-04-2008, 11:34 AM
Oh yikes. It is Season 1 of TBL Australia that is airing in Canada now...and don't go searching for info online if you don't want to know what will happen. I just saw the final 4 by accident. Shoot!

SoulBliss
01-04-2008, 11:35 AM
If I had a way to see it, I'd be watching.

JerseyGirl69
01-04-2008, 11:41 AM
Michigan, how do you get it there?

MorticiaAddams
01-04-2008, 12:06 PM
Michigan here and I watched it on the BBC channel I think, Also watched some of the UK I believe it was ? Don't remember the channel that was on thou.
It would be awsome just to have a biggest loser channel so you could watch them from everywhere that they have them !!:carrot:

practiceliving
01-04-2008, 12:58 PM
I'm in Canada too, and watched an episode on Slice last night, and was amazed at how different it was from American BL. The contestants were more harsh with each other (that whole spat between Wal and that other guy on the couches? yikes!), for one thing.

I really liked how Bob and Jillian were portrayed - it seemed a lot more "real" than their portrayal on BL in the US.

Hun.e.B
01-04-2008, 03:44 PM
I watched the whole 3 day marathon on the fox reality show over the new year. It was good, but yes...sooooo long between weigh ins and kick offs, and they'd end an episode in the middle of weigh ins or not show who was voted off. A really long season, they must have shown the show every night to have that many episodes. Lots of twists and turns and alot of it I wish they'd do on the American version but I wont get into it so it doesnt spoil it for ya!

~melissa

Catsgetnhealthy
01-04-2008, 04:25 PM
Michigan, how do you get it there?

It was on the Fox Reality channel.

Catsgetnhealthy
01-04-2008, 04:28 PM
A really long season, they must have shown the show every night to have that many episodes.
~melissa

I finally figured out that's what they did.

mumtoliam
01-05-2008, 02:39 AM
I am from Australia and I think you are talking about the first season - that was a nightly series - in fact the next 2 seasons were also nightly. Daily episodes Mon- Fri, Elimination night Sunday! Season Four will kick off soon!

mumtoliam
01-05-2008, 02:45 AM
From memory I think Bob'd dad passed away mid of the series and he had to fly back to the States... if not it was season 2.

Antares
01-05-2008, 12:05 PM
That was season 1, when Bob had to fly back. I liked season 2 a lot, mainly because of Damien...he was such a big inspiration, seeing that 400+ pound guy do the things he did. Powering up the hill and up those stairs was just amazing to watch. Although the whole training situation was weird in Season 2 :)

One thing I like about the Aussie version is you see the trainers a whole lot more, and see them training a lot more. That's really why I watch the show, I don't like the drama that much, though sometimes I get into it and start liking/hating some contestants, usually I just wade through all that to get to the workouts.

Hun.e.B
01-05-2008, 12:45 PM
yeah, in Season 1 bobs mom died of a massive heart attack, and jillian took over both teams for a short term. It was extremely emotional! I'd love to see more seasons but it takes so long to watch!

You are right Antares you definetly see alot more of the trainers in the Aussie version, but I thought it was way more drama filled, maybe because you see so much of everyone since there are so many episodes you get even more attatched or dislike someone even more. I thought it was really emotional. Also, anytime anyone ever had immunity they were water loading you could count on it. I liked the rule they finally made that if you gained you were automatically up for elimination even if you had immunity.

The other thing I really like was how they determined who would be in the final 3.

Angie
01-05-2008, 02:45 PM
The other thing I really like was how they determined who would be in the final 3.

How did they determine that?

I wish they would air it daily here too! It will take forever to get to the end, they are only showing 1 episode/week on slice. :dizzy:

Hun.e.B
01-05-2008, 03:09 PM
It was done by total weightloss percentage. so the 2 with the largest weightloss percentage were guaranteed to be in the finale. So they voted out one of the 2 lowest weightloss percentages. I thought it was very fair.

~melissa

kissingginger
01-05-2008, 03:32 PM
Thanks for the info everyone....from what I can gather, I am watching season 1 - bob's mom died....and the last episode I saw they did the soccer match against each other and Wal apparently lost the game on purpose as part of his game plan. And also, they do things in Aussie TBL - like they made someone go to the other team. wow!

And yes, strangely there was no vote-off...so I'm not sure what happened...I remembered they voted Jo off from another episode.

Antares
01-06-2008, 06:10 AM
There are more surprises coming up kissingginger... AJ (the host) was right when she said "Don't assume anything" :)

Catsgetnhealthy
01-06-2008, 08:07 PM
I am from Australia and I think you are talking about the first season - that was a nightly series - in fact the next 2 seasons were also nightly. Daily episodes Mon- Fri, Elimination night Sunday! Season Four will kick off soon!

Oh I wonder when they'll air those here? Or if they will. I watched a show today called Outback Jack, american girls and an aussie guy. He narrows it down to one. I taped the last 3hrs, but love watching just to see the beautiful scenary. Can't wait til the day I fly there!!!

Catsgetnhealthy
01-06-2008, 08:09 PM
That was season 1, when Bob had to fly back. I liked season 2 a lot, mainly because of Damien...he was such a big inspiration, seeing that 400+ pound guy do the things he did. Powering up the hill and up those stairs was just amazing to watch. Although the whole training situation was weird in Season 2 :)

One thing I like about the Aussie version is you see the trainers a whole lot more, and see them training a lot more. That's really why I watch the show, I don't like the drama that much, though sometimes I get into it and start liking/hating some contestants, usually I just wade through all that to get to the workouts.

When and on what station did you get to see Season 2? Don't they have 2 other trainers join Bob and Jillian?

mumtoliam
01-06-2008, 11:30 PM
From memory - it has been over 12 months since Season 2, the red and the blue team are trained by new trainers, but Bob and Jillian make cameo appearances.

Antares
01-07-2008, 07:39 PM
When and on what station did you get to see Season 2? Don't they have 2 other trainers join Bob and Jillian?


Well, unfortunately I didn't get to watch them on a tv station. A friend gave me them on a DVD-R. I'm a big fan of the show and watch recordings of them when I work out sometimes, so those were a great boost when he gave them to me.

And Season 2 introduces the new trainers, which was kind of a bummer since I'd prefer Bob and Jillian, but they did a great job anyway.

kissingginger
02-07-2008, 11:54 PM
hi Antares :)

You were right - don't assume anything! Today's episode I saw they voted off Harry and Fiona & gang were having their fits over their stuff being moved. I was SO sad to see Harry gone. :( And they've just announced there will be no more red and blue team. Oh MY!!

Cheers ;)
Ginger

Antares
02-11-2008, 10:42 AM
The new season of Australia started up last Tuesday. So far it's been pretty interesting. Anyone else watching it?

kissingginger
02-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Antares, I'm in Canada and I don't think it's on any of the channels I get. Can you tell me what station you are getting it on?

Cheers, Ginger