Donut guy was mean, but at least it was entertaining..
NBC wants guys like donut guy on the show. If everyone was all nicey nicey, ratings would go down the tube. You need a bad guy or two for conflict. This isn't a Lifetime show, this is network TV. There have to be winners and losers.
I agree with the complaints about how TBL measures "progress." It seems that measuring bodyfat % and total inches loss is more fair than weight lost. Under this system they really have no incentive to gain muscle, which is the only way you can change the SHAPE of your body. Sure, you can do cardio cardio cardio all day long, but if you're a pear shape, you'll just end up looking like a smaller pear. Actually I'd totally elimiate "weight loss" as a category and just go with a 50/50 combo of bodyfat % and inches. That rewards muscle gain because that expediates bodyfat loss, although I wouldn't want to punish a man for gaining an inch of mucle in the pecs or biceps, etc.
I am convinced that Aaron (the curly haired guy) could get pretty ripped in 3 or 4 months, but that would have to include weight training and muscle gain.
I enjoy the show but admit that our electing the leader of the free world is a bit more important. I think I can wait another two weeks for this one.