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      17.06.2013 21:41
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      If you have never watched it give it a try, you might be surprised!

      Yes its that time of year again when I'm glued to the tv for an hour a day (or 45 minutes if watching it on catch up on recorded) when I watch 15 very diverse individuals try to live in peace and harmony in a purpose built Eco house - yes its the return of Big Brother 2013!

      Every year I say I'm not going to bother, but after watching the 'live launch' (which was over 2 nights this time) I'm totally and utterly hooked. This series started on 13 June and is on for 10 weeks on Channel 5 from 10 till 11pm and it is also on a live feed for half an hour following the programme. It is called 'Secrets and Lies' and there promises to be a lot of both!

      There is a 'mole' in the house called Michael who is a professional actor but professes to be a postman from County Cork and a really nice chappy. He has been made head of house and is in control of different things within the house, but he is really in control of a whole lot more as he is governed by viewers who chose different tasks for him which are posted on the BB website.

      There have already been quite a few disagreements with two of the girls almost coming to blows but when things get out of hand Big Brother steps in to try and calm things down.

      This is definitely a love it or hate it programme, and I'm one of the former. I just love people watching, and although some people are surely acting at times they can't do it all the time so I think it shows the true characters of the housemates. I will be watching every episode as I feel that I'll be missing out if I miss one! Yes I have got a life before you ask, but I can't help it, I'm just a BB fan!

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        21.08.2012 16:15

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        Definitely worth watching this year

        I don't usually enjoy Big Brother, only watching it on opening night to see which gang of weirdos they'd rounded up in lidl this time round, or to see which z-list celebrities they'd scraped from the bottom of the barrel, but this time round, celebrity big brother has really won me over.

        The producers have managed to put together the perfect mixture of celebrities. They have beloved soap stars and tv presenters to win over the viewer's heart, the ex-badboy(s) who's turned their life around, the bitchy models/online prostitutes to keep the show interesting, and the eye candy for girls.

        The main event of this year is Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino. The Situation is from Jersey Shore, which is the most successful reality tv show of all time, and he's brought in record viewers for the past 5 seasons with his womanising, trouble causing and downright bitchiness.

        I'd keep an eye out for The Situation. He's going to cause a storm, as soon as he gets comfortable in the house. His newfound sobriety after troubles with prescription medication makes him much clearer and fitter than ever before. And keep an eye out for those perfect abs!

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        27.05.2012 11:21
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        Trashy but compelling viewing.

        When it comes to Big Brother I'm firmly in the 'Love It' camp. I don't think there's really any middle ground with this programme. It's not one you watch and enjoy occasionally.

        "My name is Nicky, and I'm a Big Brother addict" There should be a support group, because this programme takes over way too much of my life when it's airing. Originally this aired on Channel 4, then they canned it and Channel 5 took it on.

        The idea behind the programme is simple - get a group of strangers, chuck them in a house for a few months, set them silly tasks to determine their shopping budget, make them nominate each other for eviction, ply them with alcohol, watch in horror. The Big Brother house is iconic, and more so is the Big Brother diary room chair. The diary room is a huge part of the show. It's where house mates go to nominate each other for eviction, or to generally have a gripe or a good cry. It's often where viewers get to see the 'real' contestant, rather than the personality they pretend to be around the other house mates.

        Every week the house mates nominate two others to be sent out of the house, some house mates will try to vote tactically, others will just vote for who they like the least. The house mates with the most nominations (at least two) will then face a public vote, where viewers will vote to save their favourite (this was newly introduced when Channel 5 took over - Channel 4 urged viewers to vote to evict)

        What always strikes me is how they manage to find probably the most repugnant characters, the most naive characters, and the most arrogant characters in the UK. There are probably about two or three genuinely nice, sane people every year that I could see myself being friends with if we met outside of the house. Everyone else I'd cross the street to avoid. A lot of them start out seeming lovely (though there's always one or two that even on launch night you know are going to be trouble) and as time goes on they become bitchy and sly or they become an emotional wreck. It must be the pressure of the house!

        Much as I really dislike a lot of the house mates, they are the reason I watch. A house full of nice, sane, normal people would be boring. It's exciting to watch sociopaths scheming and using those around them for their own benefit. It's more fun watching more assertive members of the house call them out on it. And the aftermath of the arguments make good viewing.

        Most viewers of Big Brother also love a good house romance, and there's usually one or two. Watching people fall in love offers a unique insight into the initial courtship and honeymoon period of a relationship. I'm always rooting for a long lasting Big Brother relationship. It can get very awkward in the house though if love (or lust) is unrequited, it makes for compelling but cringe worthy watching.

        If there's one negative to this show, it's that I can feel my brain cells dying as I'm watching it, but it's just so addictive that I'm happy for my IQ to drop a point or two just so I can watch the whole summer long!

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          12.10.2011 23:46
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          A Loopy Bin shown on TV

          Why do I enjoy picking on wannabes that get dumped on our TV screens on shows such as Big Brother? Because they're asking for it. Big Brother has been around since the start of the millennium and was a huge success. Over the years it died down because of a lot of deja vu and the contestants got crazy but not a pleasurable crazy. They wanted attention; and they got it.

          The show starts off with strangers going into this big house one at a time in the public eye. After all the house-mates are in they're all very excited to meet their future house-mates. No contact from the outside world and they're just left with each other for a couple of weeks or even months under cameras 24/7.

          This show is scary as fuck. It's just disturbing because I always say to myself that I won't even watch a second of it and then I end up watching it. It's reality shows like this that makes me turn off my TV. Though I have to be honest, there are some moments that I really enjoyed (providing I remember what they are and I don't re-watch it cringing). I love it because I hate it so much and I hate it because I love it too much. Make sense? No, I thought not. It's a show that plays with the mind of not only the contestants but the viewers.

          Unlike the talent shows with the same style, it doesn't pretend to be glorious. Big Brother knows he's a jerk and he's proud if it. You know talent shows are like, "this is going to change your life forever and ever" whilst Davina MCcall says, "OH MY GOD YOU'RE THE GREATEST BIG BROTHER HOUSE-MATE EVER!" to everyone. Meanwhile Big Brother is still a jerk and the house-mates are still mad.

          In order for the house mates to earn luxuries they have to preform tasks that usually include assault courses. Sometimes Big Brother assigns different house-mates certain tasks. Sometimes when they fail the task the house-mates might not get what they want and they preform a massive strop. Every tuesday they'd nominate which house-mates they want to evict and then the public decide who they want to evict on Friday.

          On the long run, I find the show to be pointless. You don't learn anything, you can't remember everything and they use dirty tricks to pull viewers in. The only thing the show is good for is for screaming at the screen, but some people might view it as good eye candy. I personally think that they should have stopped doing the show after what happened between Jade Goody, Shilpa Shetty and that girl from S Club 7. But no, Channel 4 wanted to milk the Big Brother Cow as much as they can.

          They promised that this years big brother would be the last ever, but channel 5 adopted it instead. I think there's another series going on. I know the ultimate Irish trolls of European television more commonly known as Jedward made people gather interest in the show again.

          I find the celebrity versions of Big Brother a lot more entertaining than the regular Big Brother. I think it's because the regular version is far too long for my liking and I think just a couple of weeks is enough. I find with celebrities I like to watch celebrities make a fool out of themselves.

          Overall I still feel pretty mixed about the show because half the time I don't know if I should be disgusted at the house-mates or feel sorry for them because I can't empathize with them. Would I really recommend the show? If you asked me five years ago, I'd probably say yes. If you asked me now I'd say no because it's well past it's sell by date and lost any appeal it had in the first place.

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            08.05.2011 19:35
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            Not my cup of tea.

            When you thought it was safe to return to your summer TV viewing after we hung out the banners for the death I mean end of Big Brother last year. It seems like a zombie it's returned from the dead much to my dismay and possibly to others as after BB5 it has been the bane of my TV screen with the annoying people and fake fights.

            The Man responsible for this; Richard Desmond the boss of Channel 5, having endured this program since 2000 does this person not think we've had enough? Luckily Davina McCall has been smart enough not to return to the helm of presenting the show.

            I think originally it was a good idea and it was entertaining but after watching the same wannabee's go in year after year it starts to get a bit tedious after a while as they never choose anyone that's a bit different it's all the stereotypes, the blonde one, the angry one, the stuck up one etc. It's all the same.

            I can honestly say this year I'll be giving this one a miss, I don't know about you?

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              31.08.2010 17:28
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              go away Big brother!

              As Big brother is coming to an end and thank goodness it is cause this program is nothing but TV trash, a waste of time and the biggest piece of rubbish I have ever seen in my life and I have way better things to do in my life than watch this!

              Big Brother is all about people in a room 24/7 constant arguing, blah, blah, blah goes on forever, full of attention seeking, talentless, fame wannabes and they come out the house when they're evicted thinking I will still be famous in six months time cause i was Big Brother house mate - Most people would have forgotten about you by then. So basically they are only in that house in the middle no where just for fame, money and publicity.

              When it was the first series, it was good cause the house mates didn't know that there were cameras hiding in the house, but now they all know that there are cameras in the house and all they do is scream for attention in the cameras.
              The tasks aren't even that challenging cause it's stuff you probably would do if you were in a room filled with house mates and you were bored in the day/afternoon/evening and you had no money to go out.

              Overall, I have said nothing good about this program, thank god it's over so no more attention, fame wannabes and no more time wasting on TV trash - but I got feeling that something new will come! If I could give this review 0 out of five stars I totally would!

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                14.07.2010 12:39
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                I had vowed at the beginning of the end of Big Brother 11 that I was most definitely NOT going to waste countless hours watching it. As you might have guessed, I failed miserably! Aside from the last series I have always found myself seated at the start of each show getting very involved with all the contestants yet the only reason why I started to take an interest in it was because it first aired whilst I was at school. Everyone was talking about it and so, wanting to be included with the conversations I began to watch each episode. And the rest, as they say, is history.

                The idea of the show is very basic and when it first began back in 2000 I don't think the goggle box had witnessed anything quite like it. Placed into the Big Brother house, contestants, whittled down from thousands all enter the building not completely certain what to expect. 24 hours a day they are monitored with cameras and microphones which they have to wear at all times. Aside from when they are sleeping, washing or taking a dip in the pool. Although there is a television screen in this series no other forms of media or accessibility to the outside world are available to the housemates.

                Set a task at the beginning of the week they have to win to get a luxury budget for their shopping otherwise losing could see them indulging in rice and chickpeas. Something which strikes fear in the smokers as they know cigarettes and tobacco will not be arriving in a large quantity.

                The programme does have to change little things each year and this time round it has chosen the nomination process. Whilst each contestant still has to pick two housemates to put up for eviction, these few have the opportunity to put someone else in their place. Achieved by winning a task against their fellow possible evictees. Good and bad points come from this. The main ones being a person you like might get booted out because of someone else winning.

                You also have the tree of temptation which is in fact a chest of drawers in the bathroom area. Instead of Big Bro pulling housemates to the diary room, something which can look suspicious at times, it speaks to an unassuming housemate maybe whilst they are innocently just brushing their teeth, and sets them a task to win a treat for themselves or the group. This doesn't always go to plan however when you have a stubborn person and punishment is necessary. So far I have been a little disappointed with what has been dished out wanting them to be a little more ruthless!

                As each Friday dawns the eviction preparation begins and come 8:30 onwards you can see the nerves approaching on the housemates. Not exactly helped when you have the crowd chanting "Get Sunshine out!" at the top of their voices. After Davina yells the immortal words and the housemate climbs the stairs to inevitable booing and interview the remaining contestants are left contemplating life without said person in the house. The circle then beginning all over again.
                There is a total of 12 housemates currently residing, three of them only entering a few days ago. It is a slightly odd combination of people. Bristolian Josie and Australian John James being my favourite as some of their fights and how they speak to eachother mirror myself and my younger brother. Whilst John is clearly sensitive the duo spark up a good chemistry with lots of banter even though at times it can get a bit out of hand. Threats of leaving after one went a bit over the top did get me a little concerned recently!

                You have Steve, Corin and Ify. Three of which have not made much of an impression on me Corin mainly because of her continual screeching of "Oh my gawwdddd!!" Ben and Mario have an odd sort of friendship because the latter clearly has taken a fancy to the former but the feelings are far from mutual. Strangely Ben has no problem in resting his head on Marios crotch yet dare a kiss on the cheek appear he recoils like a small child. Dave is a close friend of the two who is very religious and open about his love of God. Caiomhe ( think that's right - pronounced Kee-Va) is not my favourite as I find her quite two faced although she has mellowed a lot since her side kick Shabby walked out. Andrew, Rachel and Keely have only just arrived so I don't have too much of an opinion on them other than Keely seems to be a bit of a sore loser and too bossy for my liking!

                The programme is into its 5th week now and although the twists and turns have not really appeared I'm sure that there is a lot more fun to come our way. Even though it will probably only be remembered at the last Big Brother as the personalities are not as vibrant as past series it will still be something which I will miss come each summer. It is shown on Channel 4, aired from times between 8:30 - 10:30pm. It also has spin off shows Big Brothers Big Mouth and Big Brothers Little Brother.

                I am a keen fan so obviously I'm going to recommend it to you, as it is the last one you don't want to miss out do you? No. Surely not!

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                  17.06.2010 11:30
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                  Great show

                  I am a MASSIVE Big Brother fan, and admit that i am pretty gutted that its the final year this year.

                  Big Brother began in 2000 and the concept of the show is like no other, something that had never been done before inthe UK. It is like a fly on the wall show, where 11 people were put into a house and their every move is watched 24/7 by multiple camera's and Big Brother. There are no hiding places at all!! Big Brother sets the housemates weekly tasks in order to win a shopping budget, if they win they will receive a luxury shopping budget but if they fail they get a basic one which is £1 per person per day - nightmare!!

                  Big Brother can seriously mess with the housemates heads, playing tricks on them, sometimes evil ones - one year there was a divide with the rich side and poor side. It is very psychological and all housemates talk to the shows psychologist on several occasions.

                  Each week the housemates nominate 2 other housemates to put up for eviction, and the two with the highest amount of votes will face the public vote. On Friday night the housemate with the highest votes will be evicted and meet the lovely Davina McCall :)

                  The winners:

                  Big Brother 1 - The first series, people had no idea what to expect and this made for good viewing as it was all new and exciting for the viewer. This series was made memorable for Nasty Nick trying to cheat and influence peoples votes! Craig Phillips was the winner of this series.

                  Big Brother 2 - This series of Big Brother is by far and away my favourite series, so many funny characters, especially the winner Brian Dowling who even now is my total favourite ever housemate!!

                  Big Brother 3 - This Big Brother is probably one of the most famous as this is where we first met Jade Goody (R.I.P). Jade captured the hearts of the people of the UK after a shaky start and she still remains one of the nations favourite housemates. The winner of this series was Kate Lawler.

                  Big Brother 4 - Possibly the most BORING series of Big Brother - i must admit i almost ended up giving up on this series as there was nothing to keep viewers hooked. The winner was Cameron Stout - who knows where he is now?!?!

                  Big Brother 5 - Big Brother knew they would have to shake things up this series and this one became famous for the first sex on the show and also the mother of all fights which resulted in one housemate being removed from the house. The winner was transexual Nadia Almada.

                  Big Brother 6 - This series was one of relationships, sex in the pool and a gay bloke becoming what can only be described as obsessed with another housemate. The winner was Anthony Hutton.

                  Big Brother 7 - The characters seen in the house this year were seen as the most outrageous so far - we have a Tourettes sufferer, a manic recovering anorexic and many many attention seekers. The main character this series was Nikki Graham, who at times was great viewing, but other times was a little disturbing. The winner was Tourettes sufferer Pete Bennett.

                  Big Brother 8 - Big Brother 8 was mainly memorable for Brian Belo and the "barbie twins", Brian was very similar to Jade Goody in some of his Brian-isms and this was hilarious to watch at times. He developed a sweet relationship with one of the twins and he was the eventual winner.

                  Big Brother 9 - Yet another BORING series - very little memorable about this and it was this series that gave us Rachel Rice as the most unexpected winner imagineable!

                  Big Brother 10 - Although this is last years series, again it was a little forgettable and the winner, Sophie again is also a little forgettable. The series seemed to revolve around a love triangle with an Irish goal called Noireen.

                  Who will be the winner of this, the final series??

                  As you can tell from this, i am an avid Big Brother fan (as sad as it is) and will definately miss it!!

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                    14.06.2010 22:51
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                    well past its sell buy date

                    So this is the final series of big brother...i certainly hope so..it has become stale and boring.
                    I didnt really start watching the first series until near the end,and i guess once id got into it i got a bit hooked,after having watched series 2 and some of 3 and a bit less of 4 and nothing of 5 and so on.i think you must get the idea,in the end its just got too predictable,to the point i just couldnt be bothered.
                    It has had a few good moments and a few wannabee stars,although only jade,nasty nick and alex come to mind.
                    Over the years theyve tried to change the basic setup a bit but in the end it all comes down to the same things,watching people,eat,dring,argue,have sex,and sleep,and although many people still enjoy it i think they are making the right decision to finish it this year,
                    unless of course the viewing figures go up and they change there mind!!

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                      11.06.2010 00:46
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                      Dull dull dull

                      What an incredibly irritating and dull programme. I don't choose to watch it myself but my husband does, if I'm in the room then I tend to watch it whilst I'm on the computer.

                      I've never seen a worse gathering of people in my life! The producers of this programme interview all prospective "contestants". They pick out a fair selection of attention seekers, hyperactive people, addicts, mouthy people, opinionated people etc etc etc. The people they select would guarantee that there will be arguments, intimate relationships and scenes created very often. The producers are playing the British public that choose to watch this and phone in to vote, giving the company that makes this millions of pound every week. They are really onto a good thing, millions raised every week and only paying out tiny production costs and a measly £75,000 at the end of each series.

                      This is a terrible programme that shouldn't be allowed to be broadcast in my opinion, it is in a group that I would call "the lowest of the low" making money and entertainment out of people that perhaps need more help than attention or fame. It is classed the same as programmes like Jeremy Kyle and Tricia. Oh and the fact that they play pictures of these people sleeping through the night is terminally boring!

                      When watching these programmes I find myself silently saying please realise that these companies are making money out of peoples misery and, in some cases, lack of education, learning difficulties and mental health issues. They are making a fortune from the British people. Please no more "reality stars". These people aren't stars and shouldn't get to publish their auto-biographies. Please let famous people be famous because they are talented not because they have the biggest mouth in Britain.

                      My conclusion, well, I think I've made myself clear on what I think of this programme. I've only awarded it one star because it's impossible to reward it any less.

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                        The end of an era...

                        Like millions of others, I've been hooked on Big Brother since its conception. In those early years the housemates only had one mundane weekly task to focus on, other than that they had to make their own entertainment and I loved watching the housemates interact, chat and develop friendships.

                        When Big Brother first started, the housemates had a real sense of normality - it was almost as if the producers had randomly picked 12 contestants off the street. But then, the Big Brother franchise really picked up the pace, the housemates became more and more flamboyant and by 2002 the show was more about attention seeking than human interaction.

                        Big Brother quickly escalated into a tabloid editor's dream. The late Jade Goody truly illustrated the media's fascination with the reality show. She was naive, she made silly remarks and she got naked on television... she made perfect tabloid fodder. But when Jade came out of the Big Brother house, the tabloids continued to report on every aspect of her life and in the process she made a small fortune. From that point onwards Big Brother becamemore about finding the next Jade Goody than genuine human interaction...

                        Celebrities also got in on the act, with a Big Brother spin off - Celebrity Big Brother. Each year, a number of celebs entered the house to compete against one another and win the series. Not only did they all go into the house having arranged a substantial appearance fee, but many re-launched their careers on the back of the series. Suddenly the whole series seemed very contrived.

                        Over the years there's been a lot of drama in the Big Brother house. We have seen arguments - we all remember 'fight night' in 2004 when food flew and Emma Greenwood was permanently removed from the house. Then there were the ignorant remarks: "East Anglia - that's abroad!"Jade Goody said to a bemused housemate. But there is nothing that the tabloids love more than sex and we all remember PJ and Jade under the bed covers; Michelle and Stuart under the tablecloth; and Kinga'sexploits with the wine bottle...

                        Big Brother will end this summer and although it's been a fun decade, I think the show has run its course. Big Brother was a noughties phenomenon - that shouldn't continue into the teenies. After all, there are only so many Jade-wannabes you can watch without leaning for the remote...

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                          31.05.2010 22:15
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                          Davina McCall and all the events make this a very entertaining show

                          Big brother is a reality game show that is shown on Channel 4 during the summer. There have been several series and this year is going to be the last. It is on every night for about 12 - 14 weeks (it varies with each series) any time between 8pm and 10.30pm depending on the day. Each show lasts for about an hour (or 45 minutes without adverts).

                          The idea of big brother is that there is a house with lot's of hidden cameras. Each series there are around 12 -16 contestants. In the first episode we see all of the contestants go into the Big brother house and learn a little bit about them. Once they are in the house they cannot leave until they are evicted. Each week all of the housemates (contestants) nominate two people they want to evict from the house. Once everyone has nominated, they two housemates with the most nominations are up for eviction. For the rest of the week the public vote on who should be evicted. The person with the most votes is then evicted on the Friday night live show.

                          By the end of the series there is usually 5 or so contestants left. During the last week the public vote for which housemate they want to win Big brother. The winner, quite simply, is the housemate with the highest amount of votes. On the final live show the last remaining housemates are evicted one after the other until only the winner is left. The winner, along with lot's of TV and magazine deals wins a large sum of money which can be between £50,000 and £100,000, this has changed a lot of series to series.

                          They do sometimes play around with the rules and change things for a week. Sometimes housemates can't nominate or other times, everyone will be will be up for nomination. They often twist the rules so that housemates don't know what will happen from week to week.

                          During the week the housemates compete in tasks and competitions in order to earn money for their food shop. When they have been awarded their food money for the week (depending on how well they have done in any tasks) they have to write a shopping list and then live on the food they can afford. This sounds simple but sometimes they only have as little as £1 per person per day to live on, which is not easy and often causes rows between the house mates.

                          All of the contestants are watched 24 hours a day and are even filmed in the shower. Those with sky and cable can view housemates through live streaming during the day and some of the night on E4. You can also watch live 24 hours a day on the internet through the website.

                          I have watched Big Brother from the very beginning and just love it. I do feel that they are doing the right thing in ending it at this series, as it is starting to lose it's appeal a little, even for me. It has made a lot of people famous, some that have gone on to make careers for themselves on TV and radio.

                          Big brother worked so well because at the time, it was very new and original. Several years on and there have been so many reality shows that everyone is sick of them now. The first series was without doubt the best for me, because those people going into the house did not know what would happen when they came out and really did seem to be themselves. They couldn't really have a game plan because they didn't know what the show would be like.

                          I have enjoyed Bog Brother for many years and will be sad to see it go. Davina McCall makes a fantastic host and really does connect with the contestants. She speaks to them all individually and asks or says what we're all thinking.

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                            31.03.2010 20:31
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                            Its ended now, so not much you can do!

                            Big Brother is derived from George Orwell's novel 1984, where he depicts the society of today, and in so doing portrays a "Big Brother" like figure who watches over everyone. How right he was! Channel 4 thought it was a great idea to turn the idea into a reality television program, which has split the opinion of the country. I must admit that I was against until the most recent series (celebrity where Alex won) swayed me.

                            Negatives---
                            The show is full of grotty people who use the opportunity to launch an attempt of fame, or for the "apparent" celebrities to relaunch their career.
                            The people in show are pretty much all I have against it.

                            Positives----
                            The show has some very funny bits, and the production team have, over the past come up with some hilarious tasks, which make both the housemates look stupid, and provide us with an easy laugh. Furthermore, channel 4 provides an hour long highlights package every night, to prevent you from having to tune in minute by minute! This has, in the past, meant me very sadly missing social occasions!


                            I suppose that the major problem of the show is the length. 8-9 weeks is far too long, and they can't be surprised that interest has been lost over the last few years. I believe that they are showing the last ever one this summer in the UK.

                            Anyway, overall I enjoyed it in short doses!

                            Favourite moment of this years' big brother- Jonas and Dane getting into the secret gaming room with pizza and beer! Brilliant

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                            26.03.2010 13:25
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                            Best reality show ever

                            Big Brother is, well at least was, a very popular reality TV show. Starting back in 1999, Big Brother has lasted for a remarkable 11 years, practically a miracle for a reality TV show. Well what is it? Big Brother puts a number of people, varing from series to series, into a purposely built house for a period of time time over the summer (again the time period varies from series to series). It sounds simple. But once in the house, the housemates must complete tasks in order to win food and luxuries throughout their stay. At the series's have progressed, the time spent in the house has increased from 8 weeks to 3 and a half months.

                            Each week, the housemates must nominate two of their fellow housemates to face the public vote, to be evicted at a given time, normally the following Friday. The two or more housemates who recieve the most nominations go to the vote, and the one recieveing the most votes is evicted and must leave the house in a live televised show. Whoever is left at the end is voted the winner and walks away from the house with a large cash prize.

                            The House:

                            The Big Brother tends to change from year to year, with different themes decorating the house. My favourite theme was the Heavon and Hell theme a couple of years ago. Some houses have been pretty basic, while others are quite lavuous. All the housemates sleep in the main bedroom together, and they can socialise in the main house which consists of the living area, kitchen, bathroom. There is also a garden which sometimes has a pool, but this is often removed if the housemates have broken any of the rules.

                            My favourite series's are those which last the longest and have a large number of housemates. It starts out with them being best pals, however cracks start to emerge, and that is when the fun begins. Arguments galore. Imagine if you were put in a house will people you have never met, for months, there would be some friction eventually.

                            I love this show as it is extremely entertaining. Unfortunately, the series starting in the summer will be the last, such a shame. I would recommend that you watch it in the summer. Although recent seasons havent been a good as they could have been, with it being the last season, I have a feeling that they are going to go out of their way to ensure that it is the best yet.

                            Bring it on.

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                            23.03.2010 12:14
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                            Don't do it!

                            I have watched every series of this programme and always end up asking myself the same question - Why?

                            Every year I say I'm not going to watch it and every year I get dragged back in. For some reason as soon as it starts it's like I've been brain washed and can't help what I'm doing. For the rest of the year I moan about how pointless this programme is and I am completely sane.

                            I can justify watching the first series as it was a completely new concept and very interesting to throw a load of random people in a house and see what happens. I suppose I could also justify the second series by saying I wanted to see if the idea would still work. But I really don't know why I carried on.

                            Every time I watch it I feel like I'm wasting my time and I know I'll regret it but I just can't help it. All this programme does is produce untalented Z list "celebrities" who think they can get anything they want after their 5 minutes of fame.

                            Of course there will always be some contestants who will linger around for a while such but essentially they're all crazy attention seekers. I can't understand why anyone would want to appear on this programme they must be so desperate to let cameras follow their every move and have the press ridicule them and their families.

                            There have been the odd ones who I've liked and they've seemed fairly normal but I still can't comprehend what would prompt them to do this.

                            It's a waste of time so try not to watch it, if you do you'll get addicted and when it finishes you'll wonder why you bothered.

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