Monday, 11 May 2015
Big Brother is manipulating You
For the first time ever, the Big Brother contestants details have been released before the launch night programme.
I used to be a HUGE fan of Big Brother, I would watch the live feed, the shows, Big Brother's Little Brother, even Big Brother's Little Brother when the format changed, and yet now?
Right about now, I would rather shit in my hands and clap than sit through a single episode of the show.
Big Brother started life as a "social experiment." Lock strangers in a house and then document what happens over the weeks that follow. I watched as friendships were made and broken, alliances were formed and enemies created. I got so into Big Brother that the chance of getting me to go out on an Eviction Night was IMPOSSIBLE, I couldn't even record it, I had to watch it live otherwise there was just NO POINT TO MY LIFE AT ALL.
I had my favourites each series, there was always at least one person who I just knew that I would never get on with in real life if I had to meet them and always people that I really wanted to just get it over with and snog.
But Big Brother is not just watching anymore. Big Brother is manipulating, changing the rules to suit themselves, protecting the "story lines" that they have created, as well as the characters that they have put together for maximum impact.
Big Brother is now just a soap opera, it doesn't even pretend to be anything different. It might as well have guest appearances from ex Coronation Street characters.
They don't even attempt to have "normal" people anymore. Who remembers when Big Brother used to have hairdressers as contestants? Now it is all about having a cousin who once shagged Dean Gaffney, Are you quiet and retiring? Then you do not have a chance of appearing on Big Brother. Big Brother contestants over the last few years have even amped up their interviews, claiming bi-sexuality, alluded that they would have sex in the Big Brother House or that they were FUN, FUN, FUN, just to try to get on the show.
Big Brother is now just a migraine in human form.
From "Big Brother is watching you," to "Big Brother is manipulating you" is a step too far. If I want to see a soap opera full of glamorous young people and the occasional loud "oldie" thrown in for demographic reasons, I will watch Hollyoaks.
How about you?
Will you be watching when it starts tomorrow, or has the manipulation gone too far?
Let me know.
Big Fashionista xx
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