The Biggest Loser Is Mostly Bunk (But Worth Watching Anyway)
A veteran of reality TV, Burchett knows a thing or two about how different things can be on set. What’s being streamed into your living room is hardly replicable at home, he says, adding “one of the winners was working out for like seven hours a day.”
That being said, Burchett likes the show because he thinks it gives people hope. “They’re showing it can be done. I think there’s a lot of good in it even if it isn’t realistic.” So what is realistic? Both docs say losing one to two pounds over the course of one to two weeks is ideal. That’s an awfully slow timetable for a TV show, but works wonders for the average joe.