First I want to say, many of us are greatly hoping that what we have seen in the last couple of episodes of The Doctors is an indication of a return to the type of show that many of us have come to know and love! At any rate, you might appreciate this treatise of our outcry regarding The Doctors show. It was so wonderfully, professionally, judiciously and succinctly well-written by another viewer - lucylamb27, considering the perspective of the viewer and the evident intent of the producers. I hope the producers and the fab four doctors read her comments.
"Perhaps some are overlooking the original purpose and premise of this show: an informative medical show, hosted by four, licensed, board certified DOCTORS (hence, the title: The Doctors!). That is the format to which the loyal viewers have become accustomed over the years, due to the fact that it was unlike any others that have been offered to the viewing public in the past."
"There was NEVER any indication, at least to my knowledge, of any intent to CHANGE this format, and/or introduce a “co-host” who is a NON-doctor (which contradicts the title!) and, in my opinion, the majority who are objecting are doing so because there is no justifiable reason to make these unnecessary changes. The original format and panel were EXCELLENT, and thus the show was enjoying the success that the FOUR worked so hard to create!"
"If change is for the GOOD, that is one issue. However, when change creates tension, argumentative and profane screaming matches, and disrupts the entire flow of the show to the point of distraction, viewers will get lost, confused, uneasy, and disinterested; it absolutely removes people from their comfort zone, and WHY should that be allowed or tolerated, especially when they are left feeling anxious and upset by the “three-ring-circus” atmosphere?"
"Viewers were enjoying the level of comfort that they found in having the ability to learn about medical issues from professional, calm, mild-mannered DOCTORS. Listening to OPINIONS, loudly spewed forth- like lava from a volcano- from the mouth of a fitness trainer (who, in my opinion, does not appear to be able to exercise self-control or self-restraint), is 180 degrees from the original premise of the show, and has anything but a warm, welcoming, or calming effect on people!"
"The negative comments are being made based on the “judgments” that the entire quality, rhythm, and feeling of the show have changed, and not for the better; how else are opinions formed if not from making judgments and drawing conclusions from what is presented? It is unfair for anyone to minimize and/or dismiss the feelings of those who are unhappy with the new direction of the show; you may not understand or agree with that group, but also should not be attempting to criticize or accuse people of being resistant and closed-minded; are you not guilty of the same then?"
"The fitness trainer has been shown attempting to “counsel” and provide information and guidance to people in areas that can either be classified as medical or mental health concerns; they certainly have not been “fitness/exercise” issues, in my opinion! I would question the reason that anyone would seek the OPINIONS of a fitness trainer in regard to those types of topics (ranging from substance abuse to genetic birth defects, etc.), since there is nothing, at least of which I am aware, in the realm of fitness training that would provide credentials allowing the trainer to “counsel” in those areas of science."
"Personally, if I have a medical concern, I seek the services of a medical doctor for treatment. If I were to have mental health concerns, I would seek the services of a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for treatment. However, NEVER would it cross my mind to seek the OPINIONS of a fitness trainer, who is unable to provide treatment, in regard to my medical or mental health!"
"Short segments featuring fitness and exercise instruction, periodically, would be understandable, and welcomed! However, the DAILY distraction of yelling, arguing, over-talking, bad acting, and talk show format topics, is NOT!"