The Rise of Channel 5 Vs The Ruin of Big Brother
A short post today, mainly because most of the reading is on another site!
With the launch of a new celebrity series of Big Brother coming tonight I ponder the unfortunate truth that the show returning tonight is not Big Brother. Take a read of the article at the link below for a background on why Big Brother has been ruined.
Now while it might seem pretty harmless, having Big Brother at the forefront of a cross media platform is rubbish for anyone who enjoys the show itself. Instead of being a fantastic entertainment show where social barriers are broken and people can be seen being themselves, it is instead an edited ‘celebrity factory’ where the people who Channel 5 think they can make money out of after the show are edited in a good light whilst the ones Channel 5 don’t care about are edited badly. Thankfully the public in general can see through this sort of thing, hence Aaron winning Big Brother last year but also why the crowd booed him. Aaron was shown negatively both on the show and by presenters on all of Channel 5s spin-off shows, but people who genuinely watched the show saw him as a genuine guy with good morals. You just need to read what I posted the day before the final for more information. (Also my most popular post with over 4,000 views, thank you!)
The point I am making is Big Brother is a completely different show now in all but name and Marcus Bentley. For most of the world this won’t matter – For me, someone who loved the show on Channel 4, it’s just a big disappointment.
I cross my fingers for this series and hope in some way that Channel 5 make a little U-Turn after seeing how the plan didn’t work fully with the last main series of BB. For now, I shall watch with an open mind. If the show does turn out to be more of the same as the 2011 series then I will post a follow up to this explaining exactly why everything stated in this article is bad for the show along with some positives (if I can think of any…) In the meantime if you haven’t seen it, here is this series new diary room chair.
Thank you to the Independent for their article, no copyright infringement or otherwise intended.
Posted on January 5, 2012, in Big Brother, Media, Personal Rant, Reviews, TV and tagged Brian Dowling, Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5, Daily Star, Independent, marcus bentley, media tv radio. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.