Watch 1000lb Best Friends Season 1 on DStv

Big problems need Big Friends

International 14 April 2022

Watch 1000lb Best Friends Season 1, Mondays at 20:00 on TLC (DStv Channel 135).

Big problems need Big Friends

Meghan, Vanessa, Tina and Ashley are larger-than-life best friends who are battling morbid obesity together under treatment from Dr. Procter (the bariatric surgeon from TLC series 1000lb Sisters Too Large). They’re tackling the hard work with heart and a wicked sense of humour.

You could call them “accountabilibuddies”. Meghan and Vanessa go way back as old school friends who supported one another through constant bullying from the age of 15. TLC viewers have already been watching their struggles in Too Large Season 1. Now Tina and Ashley have joined their team as they encourage one another to keep trying – and Meghan is actually living in her lifelong friend Tina’s basement apartment. They’ll also be taking time off to go camping together and trying to have fun, despite the physical struggles of daily living. “The four of us, we have a different perspective of the world than thinner people. And it's nice to have people you can talk about those things with and not feel shamed for,” Tina says in the show.

Along the way we’ll get to sit in on the 4 friends’ therapy sessions, and discover the real mental struggles of morbid obesity, the damaging effects of how the world treats you, and what it’s like to live with a constant feeling of failure and fear for the future.

“I'm sick and tired of being fat and tired," insists Vanessa, who’s hoping that having 3 friends to back her up will light a fire under her. And she better get burning, because Dr Charles Procter warns her in the show, "If you don't find a way to do this, you're not going to be around for much longer."

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American fans compared the 1000lb Best Friends to the Sex And The City fab four and concluded that Meghan is the Carrie, Vanessa is the Samantha, Ashley is the Miranda and Tina is the Charlotte. What’s your take?

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