Sunday, 20 August 2006


Thank goodness the latest series has finally ended. Thirteen weeks is far too long that I don't know how other countries even attempt year long series. Too long and too many characters is my main criticism.

This series has been a mixed bag at times terrifying with the viciousness between the housemates. Stirred up by the manipulations of Big Brother. I'm surprised it hasn't yet been formally moved from the world of light entertainment to serious psychological experimentation.

My favourite task would have to be the prison task where they actually chose if they were going to be a prisoner or an officer and then after the first horrible task of peeling onions by the prisoners they were given a mock escape to a luxurious spa dodging the visits of the prison officers so they wouldn't be found out. Pure comedy.

Nikki may specialise in her tantrums and be a spoilt brat but there was an honesty about her that I liked. On Big brother forums I regularly read about people doubting that Pete had Tourettes or how much he put it on. Purlease! The ignorance was just incredible. However I never was a great fan of his and even less so when in his last week he started talking about his visions and that winning Big Brother was part of it. On the other hand, when Nikki came back into the house he was glowing with such happiness that he looked beautiful. Those were some beautiful moments that stirred me.

Aisleyne was a character I never much liked but it was something to see her soften in the last week or so. Good on her and least she has one of the good last night eviction interviews. Richard too turned out OK and rather sweet. Jennie did well coming sixth but she needs to relax just a little! What a scary hothead she is sometimes.

I can't forget Shabaz. He may have been extremely annoying but no-one ever deserves the bullying he received en-masse from the rest of his housemates. His mental health along with Nikki's are cause for concern but I hope they both survive and do well. Come to think of it, the mental health also of Aisleyne, Jennie, Lea and Sam are also worrying! And maybe mine for watching it all.

Original Comments:

Cheryl said...

Nikki was certifiable poor girl, and way too peculiar. Gorss.
At least she couldnt help it, unlike slippy smarmy Susie and Jane the walking anus - puke!!!
Richard in my eyes remained a double dealing wanker who simply got more skilled at sowing seeds of panic and discord with a gentle smile on his face.
I had no winner in mind this year and I fear they were recruited as 'good TV', ie circus freaks, so even the contestants were let down by BB this year.
We keep saying 'never again', but still......


Sunday, August 20, 2006 5:08:00 PM

The Elusive Loo said...

I am proud to say I haven't watched a single episode this year as 13 weeks is too long out of anyone's life to become obsessed with a TV show which I did every other year!

Hello by the way :-)

Sunday, August 20, 2006 8:20:00 PM

ChelseaFCChick said...

I missed a lot of BB this year (mainly due to the World Cup) but I was rooting for Pete or Glyn to win.

Nikki was entertaining at first but when she went back in it was excruciating to watch her.

I thought Richard was going to be great, but for some reason I grew to dislike him.

And I agree with Cheryl that the contestants seemed to have been recruited as circus freaks to make 'good tv'. (Although that didn't stop me getting sucked in to the hype lol!)

Sunday, August 20, 2006 8:43:00 PM

Britmum said...

O.k. BB over here sucks big donkey whats its so I haven't watched it but I am glad that you are back Doris. I have missed you lovey.

Take care xx

Monday, August 21, 2006 7:01:00 AM

Curly K said...

I'm with in that I'm glad it's over. Didn't watch it too much near the end as found it just too much, too much drama, screaming etc. But you do end up getting sucked in to a certain extent. Whilst I did like Nikki's honesty her behaviour was worse than a toddler going through the terrible twos and I have to say I found Pete boring and a bit tedious in the fact that he had no clue as to how to read people. I actually began to really quite like Richard!

Monday, August 21, 2006 10:05:00 AM

MattyD said...

Oh dear Doris, I didn't think you were the kind of person who would get sucked into yet another series of Big Brother.

I watched some of it due to being commissioned to create a fan-site by some of Pete's friends.

I didn't watch much of the programme, maybe once or twice a week. Pete seemed interesting at the start, but he doesn't have much of a personality hiding behind the tourettes. Glyn was pretty hilarious throughout and I think he'll have a great time at University in September.

The rest of the assembled 'characters' weren't that great and I think they were a bit disappointing overall.

They need to cancel this programme before they turn all the children in our country into idiots.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 1:46:00 AM

doris said...

Hello All!

Like in an AA counselling session I hold my head up and admit that "My name is Doris and I watch Big brother!" :-D

Great site Matt - I love the rollover tab buttons in the top navigation. I find the whole idea of calling anyone "perfect" just a tad scary but that's what some call him.

Special hello to the elusive loo who I don't think I've met before :-)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:12:00 AM

Chandira said...

Haven't seen that one, but I find when I do watch things like Survivor, I get hooked.. lol
I think the TV companies do a lot to exaggerate and maniplate and edit these shows for more drama, but you're right, human nature is under question huh? Talk about ego. Serious psychological experiments..

I happen to like the Paris Hilton & Nicole Ritchie series for some sick messed up reason.. I just can't help myself. ;-)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:50:00 PM

Annie said...

I think BB peaked at BB3 and has been downhill from then on. Too many people chosen for their 'weird' potential, and too many stupid twists. I didn't even watch the final eviction.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 7:27:00 PM

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