Anyone else missing our first year without BB in 19 years?

 

Would you want it back in the future or is it a thing of the past?

 

An interesting post suggests a new idea

 

Big Brother Zone @BBZoneUK 

If Big Brother ever does return NEEDS to host it, with doing BBLB - combining both eras of the show

 

Rylan, speaking to Radio Times:

"[] was the only real reality show where the housemates made their own fate."

 

 . . . which wasn't true - we all know how much it was manipulated.

And therefore ruined.

 

Would Rylan be an asset? No Emma?

 

YOU DECIDE - see what I did there LOL

Original Post

I'm not missing it at all.  It ran its course.  I used to love following the show and going back to the C4 forum days and discussing the topics of the show endlessly.  Before C4 dropped it had become far too formulaic and full of stock stereotypes. I was glad when C5 picked it up but really it was already on its last legs.  I don't think C5 had the talent or clout that C4 had and the show just declined further in both its versions.  Emma Willis was a great host and tried her best but it had just ran its course.

 

To me, the real people BB was a far better watch than the celeb version but when the real people BB became stuffed with self conscious stereotypes it became boring.  

We're all here because once we all loved BB

 

I miss the routine of it being on TV

But not what it became

It's manipulation, repetitive nature, the striving to shock and the normalisation of extreme behaviour spoilt the possibility of a true social experiment. 

 

Rylan is a great presenter and you could see he loved BB and was genuinely interested in the contestants (unlike Emma who could never remember what had been going on when she was asked. To me she seemed irked by the contestants)

 

But Rylan was part of the problem - it became more about him and promoting LGBT and minorities groups than about the show.

 

It's been said before  …  it needs to go back to it's original idea - a social experiment - interesting not outrageous people.

 

Davina as presenter - maybe Rylan the late show  - people and how they interact at its heart and not a drag queen in sight.

Saint posted:

We're all here because once we all loved BB

 

I miss the routine of it being on TV

But not what it became

It's manipulation, repetitive nature, the striving to shock and the normalisation of extreme behaviour spoilt the possibility of a true social experiment. 

 

Rylan is a great presenter and you could see he loved BB and was genuinely interested in the contestants (unlike Emma who could never remember what had been going on when she was asked. To me she seemed irked by the contestants)

 

But Rylan was part of the problem - it became more about him and promoting LGBT and minorities groups than about the show.

 

It's been said before  …  it needs to go back to it's original idea - a social experiment - interesting not outrageous people.

 

Davina as presenter - maybe Rylan the late show  - people and how they interact at its heart and not a drag queen in sight.

I agree Renton 

Saint posted:

There's plenty of tweets  begging Netflix to re-run BB from series one in it's entirety

Next year - series two

 

A good idea?

I don’t have Netflix , but would love to watch some of the early series ...I didn’t start watching until BB9 

Baz posted:
Saint posted:

There's plenty of tweets  begging Netflix to re-run BB from series one in it's entirety

Next year - series two

 

A good idea?

I don’t have Netflix , but would love to watch some of the early series ...I didn’t start watching until BB9 

 Why? BB6 was the best (2005)

I would watch from the beginning to fill the gap

Would be interesting to see it from a new perspective

Carnelian posted:

I'm not missing it at all.  It ran its course.  I used to love following the show and going back to the C4 forum days and discussing the topics of the show endlessly.  Before C4 dropped it had become far too formulaic and full of stock stereotypes. I was glad when C5 picked it up but really it was already on its last legs.  I don't think C5 had the talent or clout that C4 had and the show just declined further in both its versions.  Emma Willis was a great host and tried her best but it had just ran its course.

 

To me, the real people BB was a far better watch than the celeb version but when the real people BB became stuffed with self conscious stereotypes it became boring.  

 

I agree with Carnelian (saved me doing lots of writing). 

 

With all the issues surrounding care of contestants for various programmes, I don't feel BB would be suitable now. As a show it had it's moments, which could have gone (or did go) totally out of hand.

 

The best thing is that there is still a good number of us returning to the forum despite no BB, just as I predicted. 

 

Saint posted:
Baz posted:
Saint posted:

There's plenty of tweets  begging Netflix to re-run BB from series one in it's entirety

Next year - series two

 

A good idea?

I don’t have Netflix , but would love to watch some of the early series ...I didn’t start watching until BB9 

 Why? BB6 was the best (2005)

I would watch from the beginning to fill the gap

Would be interesting to see it from a new perspective

I was too busy studying in the evenings  ....but once I watched it I was hooked....even when it became rubbish 

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