Remember a few years ago, on Sunday nights, when ABC’s lineup consisted of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Desperate Housewives”? You spent two hours sobbing, (sometimes three when “Extreme Makeover” was a long episode) followed by an hour laughing. Well, that was my family’s favorite TV lineup – after TGIF went off the air, of course! Unfortunately, “Extreme Makeover” and “Housewives” both ended this year, (not to mention “Housewives” got a little, um, crazier than usual?) and “Grey’s” was moved to Thursday nights a while back – so my cozy Sunday nights in front of the TV haven’t been the same in…well…years. However, they’ve made up for it by giving us a new “Extreme Makeover” show during the summer season!
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition – can I just tell you how much I love this show? Chris Powell works with the participants for a year, and each episode follows one person’s struggle to learn how to shed the pounds for good. I know, you’re thinking it can’t be very inspirational, because it sounds kind of superficial, right? But honestly, the transformations are life changing for all of them, and they face challenges that go beyond anything they could have ever expected. Just like any “Extreme Makeover” show, I dare you to watch it without crying. I DARE you.
Check it out Sunday nights at 9 (for 2 hours) on ABC!
Anyone else catch the show? Which transformation has been your favorite?