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Posted by | Posted in Entertainment, Stupidity | Posted on 09-06-2010

“…please don’t say fuck or bugger.”

That’s right, it’s that time of the year again, and probably for the last time. It’s the start of Big Brother! Here in the UK, it’s the 11th main Big Brother series, and Channel 4 have dropped the show so this will be the last time it’s likely to run on UK TV (at least for the foreseeable future).

That’s OK though. I mean, an hour of watching BB every day might not sound like a lot, but when it’s on for three and half months, it’s rather a lot of time to be sat in front of the box. I’ll be glad not to have to sit in front of the TV for three months, but on the other hand, I’ll miss the absolute madness and stupidity that the show never fails to deliver.

The launch show is tonight, and apparently there’ll be more housemates arriving at the show than will actually be allowed into the house, and a few of them will be turned away and sent home before even setting foot in the house.

As always, I’m really looking forward to it. I never used to be a Big Brother fan, but over the last few years I’ve seen myself watch it avidly. People seem to call it a social experiment more than a reality TV show, and while I can understand people thinking that way, it wreaks of not-so-clued-up wannabe smart-asses spouting terms and phrases to try and make themselves look clever. I’m not slagging off the many viewers of Big Brother, of course, but lets just say a lot of them are a little… clueless. I’d like to think I’m not one of them, and that I watch the show for the comedy of it all (which is true). I like the way people interact with each other, and I like watching how situations are resolved (or fuelled, as is often the case) between the different housemates. A lot of viewers simply like to watch people bitch, but they’re also the sort of people who like to watch crappy TV soaps like Emmerdale and Eastenders, and read glossy rags to get the latest celebrity “news”.

I’m not one of those people. I can’t stand celebrity-ism, and as fun as it might be to watch people shout and scream, I also like watching them make friends and help each other out.

There are a lot of things that annoy me about Big Brother – the cliches, the Big Mouth audience, Davina’s gurning, the constant booing, the stereotypes – but the good/comedic moments far outweigh the bad points, and for that reason, I’ll be sorry to see it go.

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