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The Biggest Loser 

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The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, is that "whomever loses the most...wins."
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Bob Harper ...  Himself - Trainer / ... 241 episodes, 2005-2016
Alison Sweeney ...  Herself - Host 207 episodes, 2006-2015
Jillian Michaels ...  Herself - Trainer / ... 183 episodes, 2005-2014
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The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, familiar to dieters the world over, is that "whomever loses the most...wins." Losing weight will be difficult, though, as the 12 contestants (six male and six female) will be faced with real-life temptations that their new approved weight-loss skills and resources should help them overcome -- if they want to win, that is. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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English

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19 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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The Biggest Loser 2 See more »

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25/7 Productions See more »
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Harley Pasternak was originally supposed to be a trainer on the show but once he began negotiating for a better deal he was replaced by Bob Harper. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.134 (2012) See more »

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Good points and bad
2 February 2010 | by the_frog_princessSee all my reviews

Before listing the numerous bad points I have to say there is one point about this show that is so amazingly good it almost makes up for the bad ones: it demonstrates with no doubt whatsoever that nearly ANYONE CAN BE ACTIVE no matter what their weight. A good deal more active than most people believe is possible. This is so important. It shows that change is possible. It also shows how people who do eat well and exercise can accomplish amazing things well before they reach their goal weights, that there are rewards for changing your lifestyle throughout the journey, not just when you reach that magical number you've been striving for on the scale.

Among the bad points are the cheap psychoanalyzing that goes on, which appears to be more for making drama moments than actually accomplishing anything constructive, product placements (especially for products one strongly doubts the trainers actually encourage the contestants to use), the necessity for some contestants to lose more weight than is healthy in order to win, and raising unrealistic notions of what constitutes an appropriate rate of weight loss or level of intensity of exercise would be safe for viewers at home without strict medical supervision.


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