'The Biggest Loser' Premiere: A round of Second Chances for everybody!

allisonsweeney_thebiggestloser_s8_290.jpgWelcome to 'The Biggest Loser': Second Chances. In case you missed it the first time, this season is all about second chances. The producers are going to run this theme into the ground, aren't they?

This year, none of the contestants are related/married/friends or acquaintances.  They're all strangers. Which is an interesting dynamic we haven't seen in a few seasons. But before we really get to know their back stories, Alison Sweeney flags down the bus to a sexy beach in Malibu for their first challenge. What? Already?

The Challenge

We haven't even weighed in yet, but we might as well see who's in the best shape of the obese people. Which is kind of ironic. Alison reminds us about the oh-so-amazing marathon that Top 4 completed last season. Well, they won't have to do anything so difficult yet. It's just a mile. Anyone can walk a mile, right?

Apparently not so much. Daniel, who is back after losing, like, an entire person last season, was the first to cross the finish line. It's not surprising because he had months more cardio training than everyone else. He wins immunity and first choice of a teammate. Everyone else files in shortly thereafter. Except for Tracy. She's a Texan hot-head who thought for a short time that she could outrun Daniel. The result: being airlifted off the beach by a helicopter. Yeah, perhaps you shouldn't try to push yourself too hard in the first week. Just sayin'.

traceyyukich_thebiggestloser_s8_290.jpgThe rest of the gang makes it back to the ranch in one piece. Everyone sits around the campfire roasting marshmallows and telling their tales of woe. They've all had a hard time in life, but no one compares to Abby. She's a woman who lost her husband, 5-year-old, and 2-week-old baby in a car accident. I don't care what you say... you all cried too.

The First Weigh-In

Now that we've gotten to know each other, the teams are chosen. And it's straight to the weigh-in!

Team Orange: Daniel (312) and Shay (476) *The biggest man and woman in the history of the show
Team Green:  Allen (325) and Abby (247)
Team Pink: Amanda (250) and Rebecca (279)
Team Blue: Rudy (442) and Dina (253)
Team Red: Antoine (367) and Sean (444)
Team Brow: Liz (267) and Danny (430)
Team Black: Alexandria (309) and Julio (407)
Team Purple: Mo and Tracy  *Neither weighed in due to hospitalization

These guys are pretty big. Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels are shocked. SHOCKED, I say! They've never seen so many people over the 400-pound mark. The looks on their faces could be described by one word: Oy.

The Workouts

Since Bob and Jillian are joining forces like an extremely sexy and kick-ass superhero duo, all the contestants will feel the wrath of both trainers. This is not going over so well. Now instead of one person calling them names and screaming in their face, it's two people. As per usual, the workouts were littered with vomit, sweat, and moans of "I caaaaaaaan't!" Shay was officially the first person to give up, sob off-camera, and come back to the party. And remember the tales of woe? Yeah, um, Jillian doesn't give a crap. So don't bother.

The Weigh-In

Tracy has yet to be seen. What a sweet deal. She got to chill out in a hospital bed all week and she doesn't even have to get weighed. Instead, Mo had to weigh in alone as the Team Purple consul. Week one always boasts some major weight loss. Rudy was the week's biggest loser, with a whopping 28 pounds. That's not just major; that's mayjah! Amanda, who was America's choice, only lost six. But it was enough to keep her team from under the yellow line. Falling under this week was Team Black.

alexandrawhite_thebiggestloser_s8_290.jpgAlexandria and Julio both dropped 13 pounds, even though he had an extra c-note on her. Cue the violins: Julio whines about his family and asks for a reprieve. The others fall for it hook, line, and sinker. But it all worked out. Alexandria went home and dropped some poundage. And not only that, but she revealed that she had a crush on someone in the house! Let the speculation begin.



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