Biggest Loser reveals trainers Brett and Cara as Dan and Don gain weight

The Biggest Loser finally revealed the identities of its mystery trainers last night, Cara and Brett, who were not a mystery at all, especially because Jillian Michaels said their names in an interview. Jillian is quitting the series after this season.

Meanwhile, the show didn’t quite live up to its name–or did, depending upon your definition of “loser”–as its competition element encouraged two contestants, as twin contestants Dan and Don gained nine pounds so Dan could go home.

Because I didn’t have 31 hours free last night, I didn’t watch, but Ree Hines recaps the episode and quotes Bob Harper, who said he “was so offended” by the weight gain, as if it hasn’t happened before. Thankfully, he’s not offended by shameless, relentless product placement.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.