The Biggest Loser Episodes

2004, TV Show

The Biggest Loser Episode: "The Biggest Loser"

Season 4, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: The players begin to compete as individuals rather than teams. In other events, the contestants are tempted by doughnuts; and a triathlon challenge allows a player to go home for a day.
Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2007

Season 4 Premiere Season 4, Episode 1

With the oldest contestant ever losing the most weight ever in one week and the return of Jillian, I can already tell it's is going to be one awesome season of The Biggest Loser. I'm not a huge fan of reality shows, but this is one where I can understand the fascination of watching people's lives on television. I can't wait to see these people go through life-changing experiences and see how much their bodies will transform in a few short months. The secret Black Team is an interesting twist, although I wish they hadn't given that away before the show even started. It would have been a lot more exciting hearing that after we had already met the contestants - we would have felt sorry for those being sent home. But since I assumed they'd go to Jillian's secret team, which they mentioned at the beginning, the very long buildup of a mysterious person on a motorcycle was a bit unnecessary. Maybe it's a little unfair to pick favorites this early in the game, but I am all about loving Jerry. He's not only the oldest person in BL history (62), he also proved he deserved to be there by being the first to reach Bob in the desert race and also made BL history by losing the most weight in one week. When it was only him and Kae left to weigh in and they had to lose 25 pounds together in order for the Blue Team to win, I thought there was no way since they were the smallest man and woman there. And then they ended up losing 51 pounds between them! It was really unbelievable seeing 12 people lose almost 200 pounds combined. And congrats to Phil and Neil, who dropped below 400 pounds. Like I mentioned earlier, it was so great to see Jillian, back after being gone last season, and pushing the secret team through her psychotic boot camp. I'm really curious to see their insane weight loss results and, of course, how the other two teams will respond to her return. Bob and Kim were rock stars as usual, and it's also fun having Alison Sweeney as the new host to provide a fresh look to the show. It's pretty surprising I didn't cry once in the entire two hours, because usually there's always at least one out of the many emotional breakdowns every episode that get to me. Come on, admit it - you cry sometimes, too. It's not surprising that Amber was the first from the Red Team to be sent home, but I'm sure it had to sting a bit that she got four consecutive votes. She was the only one who needed help completing the first challenge, she told Kim she wanted to go home and she lost the least amount of weight. She clearly couldn't handle the intensity, but it's impressive that she continued to work hard and lost 65 pounds at home. Next time we'll begin meeting the rest of the 17 contestants.... Can't get enough of The Biggest Loser ? Check out our Online Video Guide . show less
With the oldest contestant ever losing the most weight ever in one week and the return of Jillian, I can already tell it’s is going to be one awesome season of The Biggest Loser. I’m not a huge fan of reality shows, but this is one where I can understand the fascination of watching people’s lives on television. I can’t wait to see these people go through life-changing experiences and see how much their bodies will transform in a few short months. The secret Black Team is an interesting twist, although I wish they hadn’t given that away before the show even started. It would have been a lot more exciting hearing that after we had already met the contestants — we would have felt sorry for those being sent home. But since I assumed they’d go to Jillian’s secret team, which they mentioned at the beginning, the very long buildup of a mysterious person on a motorcycle was a bit unnecessary.Maybe it’s a little unfair to pick favorites this early... read more

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Popular reality fare about overweight people competing to drop pounds. Divided initially into teams, the contestants are aided (and bullied) by trainers and must participate in physical reward challenges. At the end of each episode, there's a weigh-in that helps determine who is sent packing.

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