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June 05 2010

Gina Torres' new show 'Huge' has a trailer. Premieres Monday, June 28 at 9/8c on ABC Family!

I don't even have a FaceBook so I have no idea how I came across it. The official ABC Family website doesn't even have a trailer yet!

I just saw this on TV. The show seems like it could be good, but I don't like the title.

[ edited by fortunateizzi on 2010-06-05 04:34 ]
I was thinking the same thing, I don't like the title.
The title reminds me that Season 2 of Hung premieres on HBO in a few weeks.

From the trailer and what I've read, it looks like it might be better written and more genuinely heartfelt than what it originally sounded like when pilot season premises were released by the networks. It still might just be intended to cash in on viewers who can't get enough of the reality-TV weight loss competition The Biggest Loser, but the writers could still spin something worthwhile out of it (Lost was made to cash in on Survivor and Castaway success/people liking to see beautifully filmed lush tropical environments with hot and/or interesting people populating them).

Where do they go with the "message(s)" in this though ? Be happy with whatever shape your body takes, so long as you're also attempting to stay healthy ? 'Cause it seems like the temptation would be to have many, if not most, of the young actors lose weight throughout the series until they're at a size that's deemed conventionally-TV-pretty. Hey, if the show inspires any of its viewers to eat better or exercise more, great, but it seems like it could easily go shallow.

[ edited by Kris on 2010-06-06 00:12 ]
I've caught a couple blurbs on ABC, including one last night that said Haley Hasslehoff was a star. Who?

So far I haven't seen anything that really says what the show is about, other than apparently being about overweight teens at a summer camp.

I don't like these vague trailers that hype up the stars & the directors but don't really tell you anything about the show/movie. If I want to watch a show/see a movie, I base it on what the plot is, not who directed or wrote or produced it. Yeah, I'll lean more towards giving something a shot if someone I like is in it (I'm looking at you, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself) but I still have to be interested in what it's about.

Take Repo! The Genetic Opera, for example: "Hey, cool, Tony's in a movie, and he sings. Wait. It's about...what? Organ repossession? Raise your hand if eww. But...huh. There's actually a more complex story to it. Well, ok, I'll see what other folks have to say about the gross factor." I ended up buying it sight unseen, and I'm glad I did. (Anyone else think that recent movie is a rip-off?) But it wasn't just because Tony was in it. I bought it because the plot intrigued me.

So...what I'm saying is: Tell me what it's about, and then I'll decide if I want to see it. Don't just tell me who's in it.

Oh, and Kris? I'm one of those who watches BL. It's a lot more than just a weight-loss competition for money. There have been a lot of inspiring contestants, and the Pound for Pound Challenge is a big deal: "For every pound you pledge to lose through June 30, 2010, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® — enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank."

http://www.pfpchallenge.com/About.aspx

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