Normally when I turn to the Style Network it's a lazy Saturday on the couch. As I lay around, flipping the channel, I'll sometimes wind-up watching one of their many kitchy reality shows like- How Do I Look?, Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? or if I'm in the mood for a whole lot of bobblehead-type action, Giuliani & Bill. That's about it. But the other night, I happened to tune into their original series, Ruby. You know the one about 500+lb woman, Ruby Gettinger's ongoing struggle to lose weight? And all I can say is O-M-G.
This might be one of the best reality shows EVER. I don't know if it's her heavy Southern accent or her extra girly/ prudish ways (which seem so hilarious on a this grown ass now 350lb woman) but I am in LOVE with Ruby.
When she talks about wearing dresses to hide her weight (um, who hasn't done that?) or being embarrassed to have her ex-boyfriend Denny who is like a personal trainer or some such nonsense see her wearing a bathing suit, I promise you my heart aches. And then, in the very next breath she's being hilarious and making fun of herself and having a better time than most folks I know... Sigh. It's fantastic.