Through the process of this week's articles and group discussion I've come to realize the many flaws in television shows that feature regular, every day Americans in situations where the show helps them out. While the premise of the show such as "The Biggest Loser" or "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is fantastic, people getting help sounds like a good way to spend airtime, but in reality, the ways the shows are set up are practically exploitative towards the people being helped in the show. There isn't a 100% guarantee that those on the shows will reap the benefits of having life changes stick with them for the rest of their lives. Many times after the show is finished, the aftermath of getting a brand new home or another chance at being healthy again doesn't necessarily secure the idea that that person can keep up with the bills or the extremely healthy lifestyle they adopted while on a weight loss show. Laura Ouellette and James Hay's article really helped me in understanding a little bit more about the ways people can govern themselves and create what it means to be a 'good citizen'. The article as well as today's discussion made me realize even more how versions of the 'good citizen' can change constantly depending on what citizens are consuming as well as how they reinvent the term for themselves.