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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 23, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Shedding for the Wedding Image
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  • Summary: Nine overweight couples compete to lose the most weight during a three-month period to win their dream wedding in this Sara Rue-hosted reality show.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Health & Lifestyle, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Feb 22, 2011
    75
    Producers clearly encourage some to-the-camera carping, but the overriding emotional tone is one of bonding and growth. And respect. In a reality competition!
  2. Reviewed by: Marisa Guthrie
    Feb 24, 2011
    70
    Like The Biggest Loser, Shedding for the Wedding is ultimately feel-good reality that also aims to make its contestants feel better.
  3. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    Feb 23, 2011
    63
    There's nothing terribly original about the Shedding, although it's a hoot to hear about the couples' theme weddings.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Feb 23, 2011
    40
    Shedding for the Wedding is a plate-load of empty calories, a lot of huffing and puffing we're meant to take as compelling even though there's little compelling in the presentation; it is just speedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Mar 15, 2011
    40
    Depicting their triumphs and setbacks with imperfect sincerity, smooshing together various reality-show formulae with an awkwardness that is at times touching, the series sheds light on a corner of the psyche where the princess-y obsessions of the wedding culture meets a mutation of the great American tradition of self-improvement.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 23, 2011
    40
    Frankly, none of the couples really stand out by reality-TV standards in the first two episodes, but the basic template contains enough relatable elements--struggling with weight, and stressing about wedding details--to carry the show along.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Feb 23, 2011
    10
    Vulgarian avarice, unfortunately, is one of the high points of Shedding For The Wedding. Far more disconcerting is the number of couples who say they want to lose weight because sex between fat people is--well, let's spare the details and just say "yucky."

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