The folks at Get Religion are pretty conservative, but recently tmatt made common cause with Hugo in denouncing makeover TV. Unlike Hugo, who mainly comes from a feminist perspective, tmatt attacks it for hijacking the Christian language of sanctification and redemption:
This show performs miracles in the lives of women, helps them exorcize their inner demons through secular forms of confession and produces transformations that could only be called "born again" experiences. Oh, there's lots of ritual cutting involved, too. Blood must be shed, if you want a new life.
Becoming a Swan requires faith. And I don't mean religion. I mean the faith that you'll be taken care of in the universe if you do your work.
TS O'Rama has been thinking along the same lines, but much less seriously, with the "Extreme Soul Makeover":
Dah-ling, you've let yourself go! Those are the seven deadly sins, not virtues, for heaven sakes. Thank God he starts where we are and not where we should be.
Fortunately we have a team of specialists here to assist: soulatologists, prayer stylists, alms artists, confessors, soul beauticians, spiritual personal trainers, and most importantly the Soul Surgeon, who never leaves a scar. He's always available and no appointments are needed, so don't hesistate to talk with him.