July 24, 2006

All pain, no gain

After this past week's episode of Project Runway, I did stay on to watch the premiere of Work Out, to see if it was any good. Was it? Well, let's just say I wasn't in a rush to get this post up.

My main motivation in watching it was that I knew the main person on the show (Jackie) is a lesbian and was recently on the cover of The Advocate. Alas, I can not say that having a lesbian is enough to keep me watching.

The premise is a bit odd. Following the supposed success of Blow Out, they are featuring an exclusive fitness center that is headed by a big personality. Jackie has a couple trainers who have been on staff with her for awhile, and several new hires. They are pretty much all being constantly reviewed to see "if they have what it takes." Jackie also has a feisty and constantly jealous Brazilian girlfriend.

On the upside, there is a straight guy (Brian) who is quite attractive, but he's the bad boy who's probably destined to be fired mid-season for ratings. Brian's big star client is Jody Watley. If she wasn't such a has-been, that might actually be impressive. There's also an extremely built straight-acting guy (Doug) who is actually gay. Of course, you only see him for about 2 minutes in the first episode.

And then there's Rebecca. I thought her face looked a bit familiar in the opening credits, but it was not until she opened her fat mouth that I knew who she was. She's the same Rebecca that was teamed with mama's boy Adam on season 6 of The Amazing Race - the horror! And just to put the final nail in her coffin, who is her big client for the premiere? Victoria of the loathsome Jonathan & Victoria from the same season. When I saw that I vomited in my mouth a little.

From that point on, this show was dead to me. It did not get more interesting, and the rest of the season appears to involve a lot of bitchy fights and drunken sexual innuendo a'la The Real World. I don't need to see that.

I'll be sticking to my Will & Grace reruns on Lifetime instead, thank you very much.


Stef said...

Wait, Rebecca's one of the trainers??? And Victoria still exists on this plane of the universe? Yeah, I don't need to see recycled reality personalities on a recycled-premise show. Thanks for the warning. I'll skip it.

ScottE. said...

No angry lesbians for me, thank you.

Brunette said...

Gah, that is Rebecca! She sure looks... different.