The obesity industry needs to slim down

Dr Joe Kosterich

GP, Woodvale, WA

Far from being realistic, these shows, which started with Survivor, are soap operas without actors. The situations are contrived. The parts shown on TV are specifically edited for maximum drama, and it is all about ratings.

Whether it is Big Brother, or talent shows, there is a pattern. A group of hopefuls start out and one by one are eliminated either by their team or viewers.