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BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)

30 May 07 - 04:49 PM (#2064337)
Subject: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Spot

Hallo everybody...

    It's on again... Opening night ... One 60 yo eccentric "toff" type woman, two utter airhead twins ( I would hate to be their parents!!) with a vocab of little more than OMG...    I couldnt take anymore....

      Can anyone explain any of this complete bilge.....??

On second thoughts, dont bother, I'm goin to the pub...   Television saddens me....

                      Regards to all... Spot


30 May 07 - 04:53 PM (#2064341)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: akenaton

We're doomed! Doomed ah tell ye!!


30 May 07 - 05:06 PM (#2064347)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Bill D

Huh??? I am assuming this is UK code for something...
I wish it said so on the label...


30 May 07 - 05:22 PM (#2064357)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Skivee

It's a BBC/Masterpiece Theater adaptation of the oscar winning 1984 film, "Big Brother, Where Are't Thou?"


30 May 07 - 05:28 PM (#2064362)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Spot

Bill
    No code - it's "reality" TV - God help us!!   I'd explain it if I could...   I cannot find words to describe how it makes me feel.... I can't watch it, but when it's "on" downstairs... :-(

   I didn't go to the pub, I found solace in a bottle of Woodford Reserve!!

          Oh well..   Going motorbikin with my son and some old friends in the English lakes, this weekend!! Now, THAT is reality!! :-)

          Regards to all... Spot


30 May 07 - 05:34 PM (#2064366)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: McGrath of Harlow

I know there must be people who watch that stuff.


30 May 07 - 08:20 PM (#2064501)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: John O'L

We have it in Australia too. Because of Big Brother we no longer see Futurama, so you see I have a personal hatred for this crap.

The fact that they keep bringing it back again and again seems to suggest that it's popular, but it is also very cheap to put on. (Idiots with no self-esteem unfortunately come by the dozen.) I think that by now, (what, 6 or 7 series?), there's actually hardly anybody watching. There are maybe just enough interested viewers to provide the parcel of idiots for the next series.


30 May 07 - 09:34 PM (#2064543)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: frogprince

Oh, good; that damn thing isn't just broadcast in the U.S.
   (misery loves company) : )


31 May 07 - 12:39 AM (#2064629)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Liz the Squeak

Apparently it's the 8th series, it's going to be heavily policed after the bullying and racist comments that went on in the Jade Goody/Shilpa Shetty "Celebrity" version last year and there are plans to dynamite the house when it's over. I say skip the next 8 weeks and dynamite the sucker now!

I don't watch it, I will be getting a lot more sewing done!

LTS


31 May 07 - 02:00 AM (#2064646)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: John O'L

In the last Australian series there was a bit of controversy over a turkey-slapping incident. They got away with it, so I guess it's open slather for the current inmates.


31 May 07 - 07:46 AM (#2064791)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: skipy

GOOD NEWS! Just read in a "so called" newspaper that this is going to be the last one! There will not be a BB9!
Skipy


31 May 07 - 09:40 AM (#2064859)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Spot

Hallo all...

   Interesting to note that , as yet, no-one has leapt to its defence, eh? How does the TV company make money out of it? Who pays for the construction/maintenance etc of the house? Oh..hang on a bit... It's probably ME and YOU and all the other innocent suckers!! Hmmm..it's a good job my wife deals with the licence!!(ok...I know its probably not BBC)

On a different slant, why are there more adverts for mindless shite than actual decent programmes?? ( ok...I know - money!!)

       Regards to all...a very disgruntled Spot


31 May 07 - 09:49 AM (#2064865)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: GUEST,Jorrox

Well for me I like to watch the Darwinian theory in a disintegrating society. And the twins are cute!


31 May 07 - 10:01 AM (#2064882)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: pirandello

Please god, no! More endless weeks of endless puerile bollocks infesting the media...
I think I'll just quietly open a vein...


31 May 07 - 12:22 PM (#2064988)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Backwoodsman

No need for blood-letting Pirandello. If you press your finger on one, or a combination of, the other-numbered buttons on the remote, as if by magic the programme will change to something else!

It's called exercising choice. :-)


31 May 07 - 12:43 PM (#2065012)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Spot

Jorrox...

       Do you need to watch it on TV?   Look around you...

Twins are cute, eh? Cute must mean summat else in your book!! ;-)


                         Spot


31 May 07 - 01:40 PM (#2065052)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: McGrath of Harlow

It's cheap to produce, it feeds into the tabloid press, giving them a continuing series of headlines without any effort, when there's nothing much happening (or even when it is - real news gets banished to the inside pages). The result is that lots of readers build up a common curiosity which means they watch the programme, which means the papers regurgitating it sell more copies, and get more advertising revenue. Positive feedback. And that applies whether the programme gets slagged off or not - in fact being slagged off probably helps the process.

It's a brilliant marketing concept.

The sad thing is the whole thing could probably work just as well with something good at the heart of it instead of rubbish.

Pat yourself on the back for not having it, America. This makes Jerry Springer look like a high quality product.


31 May 07 - 03:39 PM (#2065147)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Bainbo

But there is an American Big Brother series, isn't there?

Maybe folks over there are more sensible: Decide they don't like it, so they don't watch it. Instead of saying they don't like it, watching it anyway, and then moaning that they didn't like it.


31 May 07 - 06:19 PM (#2065277)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Bee

For the luvvamike, it's SPRING, it's daylight 'til damn near ten o'clock, go outside and piddle about in the garden 'til it's over!

(Does not watch 'reality' shows. To my shame, have become addicted to a certain UK decorating show, though.)


01 Jun 07 - 05:51 PM (#2066055)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Liz the Squeak

Producer and chairman of Endemol Productions Peter Bazalgette is the great-great-grandson of 19th century civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette who engineered the great London Sewerage system that many still rely on to this day. These works included the Northern Outfall Sewer which takes shit from the West End of London, through east London and into a processing plant at Beckton.

On a TV programme this week, Stephen Fry made the astute remark that Peter Bazalgette was undoing his great great-grandfather's works by "pumping shit back into our homes."

And to add to the thread creep - the original BB house stood not 500 yards from the new Abbey Mills Pumping Station.


LTS


02 Jun 07 - 03:30 AM (#2066334)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: guitar

I can't understand how anyone who is reasonably clever can watch such a bloody stupid programme and then talk about it, It will be on GMTV and in the newspapers, I think that it is shit, just a bunch of people that you would avoid in the pub/club and street, these people should be have pity than scolded, that also goes for the people that watch it as well.


02 Jun 07 - 03:31 AM (#2066335)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: guitar

and that other show in Holland is a hoax, the people in it are actors and actresses ( the one were someone was 'looking' for a kidney donor)


02 Jun 07 - 07:29 PM (#2066787)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: Bugsy

How about this for a BIG BROTHER TWIST.

You put the contestants in a house with no food and just leave them til eventually they begin to kill and eat each other one at a time. Then when there's eventually only one contestant left, you bring him out and SHOOT HIM!!!!

All good clean family fun!!

CHeers

Bugsy


02 Jun 07 - 08:52 PM (#2066828)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: McGrath of Harlow

The sad thing about it is that it would probably be possible to put out a programme which would have the same characteristics of cross media popularity and feedback, which would not be degrading to its participants and viewers.

I am sure most people get into television with ambitions to make genuinely good programmes, not just to churn out rubbish that must embarrass them. There's something wrong with a system that twists them into this kind of race to the bottom.


02 Jun 07 - 11:58 PM (#2066923)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker

its shit.. don'nt watch it..

noo. don't even give into temptation
to view any of it on an 'oironic' sociological level..

its shit.. the sun might be coming out soon..

go for a nice walk..

lakes .. forests.. banjolin slung over yer shoulder..

flaggon of cider poured in yer new modern coolbag liquid piped backpack..

yeah !!!

its summer now

f@ck big brother cretin culture..

err.. but don't forget to set your timer for Dr Who and the
ages of rock...


03 Jun 07 - 12:02 AM (#2066926)
Subject: RE: BS: Big Brother (Oh nooooo!!)
From: GUEST

7 ages of rock..

..oh and Heroes .. and........

and whats that ace program where milfs get their kit off before teh 9 o clock
watershed
with that dodgy looking bloke pretending to be a 'big sister'personal shopper..

lucky bastard!!!??