Does anyone else hate those makeover shows?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)
  1. brimancandy profile image77
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I hate the shows were someone gets a makeover.

    They usually take some average women dressed like she is doing yard work, with no make-up on. Cut, and color her hair, slap hooker make-up on her, and dress her like she is going out to eat at an expensive restaurant. I fricking hate that!

    You want to impress people with out all the BS, put the women back into the same outfit she was wearing before you did your stupid make-over. Or just once, take her out of the fancy outfit, and slap her in some farmer jeans and a tank top.

    I hate it even more when the make-over a man. They usually pick some guy who looks like a long haired country hick with a scraggly beard, give him a decent haircut, and shave his facial hair, and, usually highlight his hair, and trim the unibrow. then stick him in a suit and tie, or something that he will more than likely not ever wear again.

    I often think, if they asked me to do it, I would say. yeah, you can cut my hair, color it, and dress me nice. but, don't even think about touching my facial hair. I will take you down!

    I have seen some women who looked better before they were made over, and some who just looked like street whores when they were handed over to these hollywood hacks.

    Does anyone agree?

  2. mr. daydream profile image61
    mr. daydreamposted 8 years ago

    Personally, I think there's too many reality shows period! And they're all so repetitious from American Idol and all the reality show clones it inspired, from Survivor and the reality show clones it inspired, from The Bachelor and all the shows it inspired, the makeover shows, the weight loss shows, the washed-up (or soon-to-be-washed-up) celebrity dance shows, etc, etc. It seems like they all exist to create a batch of 15 minute fame seekers who tries desperately to parlay those 15 minutes into lifelong careers (Know-it-all republican, Obama basher and View co-host Elisabeth Hassleback and the supposedly reformed reality show villainess Omarosa). Reality shows take up about 2/3's of primetime TV. I miss the 70's and 80's when there were more sitcoms and dramas on weekday evenings. I was wondering when the reality TV show craze will ever die out, but unfortunately it looks like they'll be around (to say that least) for a long, long time. Waaaaaah!!!

  3. profile image0
    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I hate makeover shows. I hate how they take a beautiful, wonderful, and unique individual and change them into the exact same person they changed the last person in to.

    In fact, the ONLY makeover show I enjoy watching is "Extreme HOME Makeover." To me, that is the only makeover show that is worth its salt. Those people really deserve new homes.

    1. brimancandy profile image77
      brimancandyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You hit the nail right on the head. I saw one show, where they took these 3 ladies who had beautiful long hair, and gave each of them a Hiliary Clinton doo, and almost identical outfits. very sad.

      It's like they are attempting to turn america into a shop and whore our products culture. Which it seems why everyone gets so upset when someone like Lady Gaga or Adam Lambert comes along to give them all the middle finger.

      Just walk into into popular clothing store and try to find mens jeans that don't look like they have been worn by a rap star for under 40 bucks.
      One reason why I but most of my clothes at Goodwill.

  4. yenajeon profile image81
    yenajeonposted 8 years ago

    I hate certain ones. I really really hate the ones that involve plastic surgery and the like. (So pretty much all extreme beauty shows are ridiculous)
    Like on Extreme Makeover show they hand out surgeries like candy. They'll do 12 surgeries all in one day, yuck.
    I'm sure those people have problems later on down the line...

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can't help wondering whether the TV companies who put out these shows aren't getting some sort of kickback from plastic surgeons. 

      There was a programme on British TV called Ten Years Younger a while back, which was the same as your Extreme Makeover when it came to dishing out the surgery.  They would take their victim and parade her in a public place, asking random people how old they thought she was.   Then they'd do the makeover, and do the same age-guessing poll again.  All accompanied by a smarmy voice-over.  I watched the show a couple of times but found it made me squirm, so I desisted.

  5. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    I dislike them too. Yes, some of the people they showcase are 'extreme' cases but most are average folks who perhaps have more priorities than 'looking good.'

    I'm not saying having pride in yourself, inside and out, is bad, but I feel these shows are promoting a certain look and generic ideal instead of individuality.

    It just promotes superficiality like the media always does, giving people body image issues when they don't fit such high standards of beauty and put little emphasis on the actual person.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)