The Biggest Loser : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 19, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 5 out of 6

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Jun 18, 2013
    25
    There's a loathsome, mock-the-fatty undertow to Biggest Loser.
  2. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 20, 2013
    20
    NBC has presented one installment of "The Biggest Loser" so far - and one was enough to dismiss it entirely. [25 Oct 2004]
  3. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 20, 2013
    63
    Combine[s] the tension of the boardroom in "The Apprentice," the machinations of "Survivor," the tears of a Dr. Phil cry-athon, and the tonnage of a Weight Watchers meeting. [20 Oct 2004]
  4. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Chuck Barney
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    Jillian... was so obnoxious and smugly hostile in the opener that I found myself practically rooting for one of the big-bellied contestants to squash her like a common household bug. [26 Oct 2004]
  5. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Andrew Ryan
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    There isn't very much to The Biggest Loser. This could be the lowest-rung TV format ever devised: A reality show about people on a diet. [19 Oct 2004]
  6. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Virginia Heffernan
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    Somebody thought this would be exciting to watch? [2 Nov 2004]
User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Mar 3, 2011
    0
    here's a question.
    when the men,about to step on the scales, remove their t-shirts.
    what for? a t-shirt wouldn't add even half a pound to
    here's a question.
    when the men,about to step on the scales, remove their t-shirts.
    what for?
    a t-shirt wouldn't add even half a pound to their,what, 300-400 pounds.
    they want to give us a bit of a freak show,among the applause and the tears and the music and all that drama.
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