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06 February 2014 @ 04:35 pm
The Biggest Gain  
This should be a TV show.
I’ve said it before: I want to be enjoying the 20th season of a show called The Biggest Gain. In this week’s episode we meet Ahmina, who is trying to overcome her fear of falling through the water (yes, this is a thing, my husband and I both have it) in order to learn to swim at age 33; Bob, a veteran who is coming out of a long spell of depression after becoming a paraplegic and wants to regain as much as possible of his former physical fitness; Charlene, who is battling agoraphobia; and Darius, a minor-league baseball player who turned down a non-athletic scholarship in order to follow his dream. By the end of this run, Ahmina will be able to float calmly in the deep end of the pool although swimming without a flotation device still activates her panic reflex, Bob will triumphantly lift his entire body weight for 10 reps using the armrests of his chair as braces, Charlene will be filmed reading a book in the local park for the first time since the bullying she experienced as a child drove her indoors, and Darius will have decided to become a machinist’s apprentice due to a job loss in his family. All four will be praised for their courage and relate their new insights in in-depth interviews, and Ahmina’s tears of joy when she realizes that the water really is holding her up will go viral on Youtube. All expenses are paid for the contestants, but viewers will vote on who gets the $250,000 prize for the Biggest Gain.
From Dances with Fat via a post by nancylebov
eglantine_breglantine_br on February 6th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
That would be an awesome show.
browngirl on February 6th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. I want this show too.
Sharon Kahndreamshark on February 7th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
Y'know, that could actually work as a reality show.
Magenta: Witch's Hatmagentamn on February 7th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
That is a "reality show" I would watch. It would be especially good if it was truly a reality show, and followed people who did not succeed at their goals as well. As far as I can tell most of the shows on now are heavily scripted and edited.
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