The Boston Herald calls it "TLC's latest attempt to exploit a family for ratings." Monsters and Critics says, "Trainwreck reality TV doesn't get much bigger than the TLC effort, One Big Happy Family." Variety says, "One Big Happy Family joins a TLC lineup that often seems devoted more to pithy titles than anything else."
Looks like TLC's new reality show One Big Happy Family, which follows a morbidly obese family who are trying to lose weight on their own, isn't winning over critics despite its inspiring premise.
"With Mom, Dad, daughter and son each weighing in at well over 300 lbs., the Coles are reminded daily that they literally do not fit in, as everyday situations such as buckling a seatbelt and sitting in a restaurant booth are challenging," TLC said in a press release. "But, as big as they are, their love for each other is even bigger-and when one of the family members is diagnosed with a life threatening health issue, the family unites to change their lifestyle for good." Read more about the show here.
So, is there anything wrong with TLC turning the cameras on a morbidly obese family who aren't afraid to share their most embarrassing moments or their ignorance about healthy living? Do you agree with Boston Herald critic Mark A. Perigard who says, "This family doesn't need a reality show. It needs an intervention led by a corp of professionals who can offer diet advice, exercise tips and reinforcement?"
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