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Big Brother (TV Series)
Member Name: hunnybabyuk
Big Brother (TV Series)
Disadvantages: That it's finishing this year :'(
Big Brother, well looking at the amount of ratings (722 at the time of writing this one), EVERYONE seems to have an opinion on the reality show that started the TV reality band wagon. You either love or hate it, and I LOVE IT :D
Big Brother is a reality TV gameshow, which air's on Channel 4 and created by Endemol, the show has a group of people (different amounts each time), a small house full of mirrors & cameras, microphones & lights to create the set. The group of people are called housemates and they battle it out to dodge nomination & eviction to end up being crowned the winner with a big cash prize.
Then you have the powerful voiceover of Big Brother, who's incharge. Big Brother isn't one person its actually a group of voiceover's who control the house to a set of rules. Big Brother doesn't talk to the housemates as friends, but with more of an instructional voice. But sometimes they do say something that makes me laugh.
Each week housemates will be given tasks to complete, to win prizes and each week they are given a weekly task which they have to complete to win a luxury weekly shopping budget so they can afford to buy luxurys like chocolate, crisps, biscuits, cigarettes & alcohol but if they fail they get a basis shopping budget of £1 per person per day which doens't add up to much when you got a week to live on that budget & housemates won't be able to buy much. The tasks can be absolutely anything some can be very funny and generally they dress housemates up to make them look as silly as possible in the later series'.
Then you have nominations, every week, unless theres a twist, housemates vote for 2 other housemates to go up for public vote to be evicted from the house a few days later. Housemates have to give full valid reasons, which makes it sneeky because housemates have to vote out secretly their fellow housemates who they can't escape from in the house. The 2 or more housemates with the most votes are announced to the house by Big Brother & go up for a vote made by the public.
Then it's eviction time, where at least one housemate will be evicted after receiving the most telephone votes by the viewers. They leave the house to an awaiting crowd of people who will boo or cheer the evicted housemate.
For the rest of the week Big Brother sets smaller tasks, to maybe win a treat or reward. You also get to see how peoples relationships develop, some people get on, some people don't and I think it's really interesting to see, they always have a wide range of characters in the house so your bound to get tension which, although sounds awful, makes for gripping & interesting viewing.
Big Brother started back in 2001 where the house was very basic and it was used as an experiment to see how people reacted being locked up in a small house with a bunch of strangers of a period of time whilst having to live by rules & tasks to win food & luxuries. If you watch series 1 and then watch last years, you will see just how different it is, even in series 2 the house was given a huge makeover & looked amazing compared to the plain dull looking house they had in series 1. Channel 4 obviously seen how popular the show was so make it more like a luxury home/tv set, but that's not to say the housemates have it easy, Big Brother makes it tough on them, they always have twists to the show which surprise, shock & sometimes upset the housemates, but the houses tend to look nicer these days.
You have several shows too, the main daily show is a must watch as it gives you the round up of the goings on from the previous 24 hours, they show this show every night on Channel 4 about 9pm. Every Friday (and sometimes mid-week if theres a twst) you have Davina McCall, who's been nicknamed Big Mamma, in the live eviction show, which starts with a previous 24 hour round up followed by the live eviction of the chosen housemate to leave the house, Davina then interviews the housemates about their time in the house. Big Brothers Little Brother, or BBLB as it's nicknamed, is a spin-off show usually aired on sister channel E4. BBLB is magazine style show which has a bit of a lighter feel to it looking at the housemates & their happenings, with special celebrity guests talking about the housemates & their feelings on the house. The show was originally presented by Dermot O'Leary who I think did a much better job then George who presented it after Dermot left the show to do X Factor. BBLB isn't anyway near as good as it was so I must say I don't watch it now Dermot has gone he made it entertaining & funny where as the new presenters try too hard to fill Dermots shoes when they can't. You also have Big Brother's Big Mouth, which is a chat=show type programme, a group of viewers are selected for the audience panel and you have some celebrity guests to chip in with comments too. The audience discuss the show with a presenter leading the discussion. The show was originally presented by Russell Brand & I didn't watch it as I found it a bit dull and he can be a very annoying prick but he left & now Davina usually does it or a guest presenter & the last series I did watch which was good, it was entertaining but also good to hear what other viewers like me thought of the housemates. You also have "live feeds" during the day on E4 and nightly on C4 but these are not really live, they have about a 15 minute delay, these are annoying though as they keep cutting the sound with bird noises for "legal reasons".
I am gutted that Big Brother is ending this year, but now I have all the other counties shows to watch, the show took the world by storm and is now broadcast from houses across the world in many many different countries.
I find Big Brother a fantastic, interesting & gripping television show to watch, the a wide range of characters you get & the twists & tasks each series brings, you never know what to expect & that's what makes it exciting. Every series I order a takeaway, sit back and relax & spend the night in with Big Brother. Your live really does stop when its on, every night you sit in watching it wondering what they have been upto.
Summary: My FAVOURITE Tv Show