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Hamoco350
06-19-2010, 10:10 AM
I couldn't find any other threads about this, so I wanted to ask everyone what their views are.

Huge is a new television show that will be airing on ABC, starting June 28th. From the previews I've seen, it is about a weight loss camp or "fat camp" where a bunch of young people are staying. One girl, who is the star of the show (played by Nikki Blonsky), is pretty clear about the fact that she won't be attempting to lose weight while staying at the campus.

I've heard many different views of this show and thought it would a good, interesting discussion for us here.

Personally, I'm interested. I am 19 so I feel like this show is directed at people like me. I mean, I've never seen a show where all of the main characters are obese and usually minor obese characters are portrayed as silly or over the top. Something about this really has me excited.

Linkage: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/huge?pollgrouping=443325&choice=5288
(You can view the trailor and etc. at the ABC website above)


mescelestus
06-22-2010, 07:05 PM
I don't think I am going to like this...I will try and watch it...but I feel like the portrayal will not be accurate, or they will make light of what one goes through as an obese teen.

Nightmare
06-23-2010, 05:52 PM
I couldn't find any other threads about this, so I wanted to ask everyone what their views are.

Huge is a new television show that will be airing on ABC, starting June 28th. From the previews I've seen, it is about a weight loss camp or "fat camp" where a bunch of young people are staying. One girl, who is the star of the show (played by Nikki Blonsky), is pretty clear about the fact that she won't be attempting to lose weight while staying at the campus.

I've heard many different views of this show and thought it would a good, interesting discussion for us here.

Personally, I'm interested. I am 19 so I feel like this show is directed at people like me. I mean, I've never seen a show where all of the main characters are obese and usually minor obese characters are portrayed as silly or over the top. Something about this really has me excited.

Linkage: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/huge?pollgrouping=443325&choice=5288
(You can view the trailor and etc. at the ABC website above)


Howdy ;)

I'm not one to watch these types of shows, although very briefly I have watched, "The Biggest Loser." For me, it's painful to watch these VERY large people doing these exercises, which in my mind shouldn't be doing at their current size. The stress on their joints with the things that they expect them to do is worrisome to me.
But, not for me to say.

And, I'm not one for being told what to do or what not to do. But, then again, given some thought as to that statement, perhaps I should learn. Because perhaps I wouldn't be going down this weight loss journey if I had actually listened to concerned family members, doctors, or even my body trying to tell me.......hey dummy, lay off the food!!! :p

But, for you being nearer their age, I think that perhaps it would be good for you to watch. Get some ideas, although you've lost a chunk of weight thus far that you should feel very proud of.

As for the girl that has already stated that she is not going to attempt weight loss. Then, WHY is she on the show?
Isn't that the reason to be on the show?

KELLI


erinbeth85
06-24-2010, 11:28 PM
I don't know, I have mixed feelings on that show. I enjoy watching shows like the Biggest Loser, but this seems different to me. It seems like just a regular TV show that happens to have overweight people in a fat camp... it doesn't seem to be inspiring people to change their lives, more just commenting on life. Maybe I'm wrong; it hasn't come out yet, so it's certainly a possibility... and actually, I hope I am wrong and that it does inspire people. I'll cross my fingers!

bama girl
06-25-2010, 05:26 PM
It's a fictional series, not a reality show, if that clears anything up.

I am kind of excited about it because although I personally decided to lose weight to be healthy and feel good about myself, I think it's really important that women of all sizes love their bodies. I think it's nice to see a strong young female lead who doesn't adhere to the unrealistic standards of Hollywood, knows it, and owns it. Basically, Nikki Blonsky's character is saying, "No one but ME is going to decide how I feel about my body."

It seems like the writers were trying to promote positive body image, so in a way, I think it IS encouraging people to change their lives. :)

results not typical
06-25-2010, 11:11 PM
I read yesterday an interview with one of the guys on the show, he didn't lose alot of weight, but says he did learn some new information about weight loss that he may use in the future, when he is ready to really lose. And it felt good to be around other young people that all looked like him, if you know what I mean. This show is being shown during the summer when there isn't much new on, so perhaps it will find a following.

Hamoco350
06-26-2010, 09:01 PM
Yeah, it's actually a fictional television show with obese/overweight actors and actresses. Growing up obese was difficult for me in so many ways, so I am pretty worried about that aspect of it. Like, if fat girls are getting hot guys and everything is funny and easy and etc. I simply can't relate. But I'm waiting and hoping..

rachael
07-20-2010, 01:41 PM
I think they do a really good job on this show. I like it.

ThicknPretty
07-20-2010, 02:02 PM
The acting is not great, I'm just going to say it. I WANT to like it and I've tried to watch a whole episode, but there is too much eye rolling and dramatic face-making for my taste. However, I do like that a show like this even exists and I can definitely see how it might be a relief for teenagers who are overweight to have something to watch besides the The Hills and The O.C., what with all the skinny chicks and buff guys. Maybe we will see more shows like this in the future...maybe one more geared towards an older adult audience?

K8-EEE
07-22-2010, 02:07 AM
HUGE IS GREAT!!! I really loved this show and how they portray teens as they really are. Wassup with those shows where everyone in the school looks like a model and is made up to the nines for math class. Anyone who ever felt like a misfit in high school (hello, 99% of us) will love these characters.

K8-EEE
07-22-2010, 02:09 AM
PS, you can watch the entire current episode ("Talent Show") free at the ABC family site, or on Hulu. Check it out!

K8-EEE
07-22-2010, 02:11 AM
PSS: Hayley Hasselhoff (daughter of David) is so gorgeous.

hpnodat
07-22-2010, 09:58 PM
I set the DVR to record all the new episodes and forgot about it until the other day. I watched 3 episodes in the same night. lol I did like it but I do think it's completely geared for teenagers. But I watched it because I was much like the main character when I was a teen and I felt the same way as many of the other characters feel. I think it's a positive show and might help some overweight and obese teenagers think about looking after their health.

JessLess
07-28-2010, 06:53 AM
I love it. It shows that fat people have the same normal problems as any other kids. I really relate to Nikki Blonsky's character Will. She wants to lose weight but has mixed feelings about bowing to societal norms.

My friend does great podcasts about the show here:
http://fatcast.twowholecakes.com/?p=44

bunnythesAINT
07-28-2010, 11:53 AM
I watch it but I'm still deciding if I like it or not, honestly. On one hand I liked the idea of the show but in execution I feel like something is...wrong. All the characters seem to be way too...I dunno I can't explain it but something always feels off to me.

ThicknPretty
07-28-2010, 12:21 PM
I watch it but I'm still deciding if I like it or not, honestly. On one hand I liked the idea of the show but in execution I feel like something is...wrong. All the characters seem to be way too...I dunno I can't explain it but something always feels off to me.


Ditto

SarahD140
07-28-2010, 12:45 PM
I tried to watch an episode, and just flat out could not get into it. But I'm 23, I can see how this would really hit home for a high school crowd or early college years. I know when I was like 13-20 I LOVED shows geared toward younger audiences. Guess I'm getting old.

ghost girl
08-06-2010, 02:54 AM
I like the show.

heysoulsister003
08-07-2010, 08:14 PM
I think I don't like this show because of Nikki Blonksy. I don't know why I don't like her, but she kind of puts me off from this show.

wendyland
08-11-2010, 01:48 PM
I'm 32 and I'm hooked on the show. I don't usually watch teenage drama shows, but gave this one a try. It's not the best show I've ever seen, but I enjoy it. I'm glad that there's a show that overweight teens can relate to.