A new show that is premiering on September 22nd on Lifetime is called “Livin’ Large.” With a name like that, the show could be about virtually anything. In reality, it is something of a new platform for Lifetime, in the form of a reality television show that follows a large family that is well, large.
In this family, there are several siblings and all of them are significantly overweight. That is how the show got its name in the first place. The family that is being filmed is the Stepney family and the cameras basically follow them around throughout their everyday lives, showcasing the highs and the lows of daily life.
If you really want to know more about the episode, you might consider these five things that aren’t already widely known about the individuals that are being filmed. Keep reading to find out more information below.
1. They aren’t really all that interested in weight loss
You might think that the show would focus on their weight and maybe even on a weight loss journey. While that is not out of the question for future episodes if the show is successful, that is not what the show is designed to focus on. In fact, there is not a single member of the family that is really interested in losing weight. They feel like they are the way they are and people can accept them for who they are as opposed to rejecting them until they meet society’s standards when it comes to appearances. This is a rather refreshing take, especially when you consider the fact that there are so many shows on television right now that center around weight loss.
2. They want to change people’s perceptions about weight
While they aren’t really all that interested in losing weight, they do want to change people’s perceptions about someone who is overweight. These people are driven and they are successful, two things that are not commonly associated with overweight individuals. Part of their reason for doing the show is to hopefully show the public that individuals of all sizes can achieve their hopes and dreams. The world is not just for those who are thin.
3. They deal with their challenges through humor
In some cases, the show could practically serve as a comedy. These are people that are well-equipped to deal with challenges and have learned how best to handle them. In most cases, they are able to laugh at the situation and find a way through it as opposed to letting it get the upper hand.
4. They don’t let stereotypes hold them back
Again, it all comes down to them proving to the audience that people who are overweight can have a full life and achieve everything they want without feeling like they are not fulfilled unless they become thin. They are out to redefine everything there is concerning stereotypes and weight. Good for them.
5. They provide a perfect study in group dynamics
Anytime you get a group of siblings together and you have an entire family on a show, you know things are going to get interesting. While families typically love each other more than anyone else in their circle, they also have times when they simply don’t see eye-to-eye. This is even more true when you have a large group like this with several different people who all have different ideas. The show should be worth watching for none other reason than that fact alone.
There you have it. If you haven’t considered watching the show, you may not know what you are missing. There are only six episodes to begin with, so tune in and see what you think.