I'll apologize ahead of time for the sarcasm. I'm in that kind of mood today...
MTV's "Made": a show where high school kids decide that they want to be made into something they are not. Which, if I remember high school correctly, was pretty much the wish of everyone enrolled. No? But, MTV has (for a few years now) found teens who are willing to be publicly exposed and humiliated on national, cable television. While the idea is sort of fun and entertaining, I've noticed that they never take people who have an iota of experience or talent in the area they want to be "made" over in. So, you get the 400lb kid who wants to run a marathon. You get the prissy, "Cheerleader Barbie" type girl who wants to ride BMX. You get the kid with no dance talent who wants to be on Broadway or join the Kirov.
What happens when the camera turns off and the "coach" goes back to his/her world? High School is a lion's den. The camera and editing crews can, usually, only barely avoid filming outrightt contempt and vitrol on the part of the kids not being "Made". What kind of parent says, "Yes. Please let me sign my child's health, safety, and dignity away so that you can film him/her crying and sweating and suffering on MTV. "?
Wanting to try new things is a noble trait. Being courageous enough to put yourself in an uncomfortable position for personal growth is admirable. But, real growth comes from sticking things out beyond the six weeks of Made coaching. All that said, here are the MADE episodes I want to see...talk about life changing experiences...
MADE: I want to be...a Nepalese Sherpa!
MADE: I want to be a... Catfish Noodler!
MADE: I want to be ...that guy who empties the Port-o-Potty.
Frankly, anything less is a weak commitment and I question their desire to be "Made". ;)