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Re: Big Brother UK - General Chat - No Spoilers

Postby Joel » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:34 pm

I thought it was a decent series, a semi-commendable stab at bringing some of the former glory back to the show.

I really liked the lack of manufactured drama and how things were allowed to flow naturally. I liked the new sleek look like the timestamps and the graphics were fab, and a much needed push in the right direction. The Launch was great with the interviews taking place beforehand and more use of friends & family, and the positive crowd throughout the series was fantastic. I'm so over the trash booing everybody - it makes me switch off.

The theme was pretty useless. I did what it needed to in terms of getting people to sign up who usually wouldn't, but it wasn't really the Year of the Woman, if anything it was the Battle of the Sexes.

But the incompetency is still there. 16 housemates and 5 on the final night meant 2 triple evictions and a backdoor. I hate backdoor evictions at the best of time, but I really don't think they have a place on Celebrity Big Brother.

Overall I thought it was good! But all it has done is highlight that the producers don't know what they want, and the public sure as hell don't know what they want either. They've messed the show up so much over the years and turned away the older fans by turning the show into C5's version of The Only Way is Chelsea Shore. And then trying to flip that on its head overnight isn't going to work, because you then alienate the remaining people who are there to watch a load of drunken idiots piss the bed and they switch off because they think it's boring. But the people you alienated in the first place aren't going to come back, because one decent series doesn't convince someone to come back who watched a once-decent show die on its arse over the course of 6 years.

I would be sad to see the show die, and this series proved that a group of interesting people living together is a strong enough premise for a TV show, but maybe it's time to rest it for a while.
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Re: Big Brother UK - General Chat - No Spoilers

Postby Jack » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:18 pm

I wonder if Channel 5 were to sell the rights if anyone would buy it at this point. To an extent there's no point in them doing that really. They can still get a decent enough go out of the celebrity editions twice a year, but I feel like they'll give the civilian series one last blast this year, and if it flops just take it out the back.
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Re: Big Brother UK - General Chat - No Spoilers

Postby Sam » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:39 pm

I think Channel 5 will axe it. But I have a feeling another network will pick it up before too long. Hopefully it'll be someone who will do the show properly, but I'm not holding my breath. If I could wish for anything, I'd wish for Channel 4 to get it back and go back to doing the show right. Maybe even get Davina back on board. Ya never know. It won't happen though. The most likely scenario I think is a much smaller channel picks it up and does it on the cheap and it'll be even tackier than ever before.
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Re: Big Brother UK - General Chat - No Spoilers

Postby Stewart » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:22 pm

I found the most recent series really addictive and fascinating to watch. In terms of a social experiment, it's the closest they've come to that in the best part of a decade I think. And mainly from a LGBT point of view as well. It was interesting seeing India vs the rest of the housemates, how Courtney's closest friendships in the house were with the group of lads, and how Amanda and Wayne were 2 of Ann's staunchest defenders despite contrasting beliefs.

Channel 5 are apparently looking to cut costs in order to save BB.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/celebrity- ... channel-5/
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Re: Big Brother UK - General Chat - No Spoilers

Postby Sam » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 am

Cut the summer celebrity series. Problem solved. They'll save millions and it's pointless having two a year anyway. It's overkill.
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