So, I have to admit, that after years of scoffing at it, avoiding it and generally thinking it was ridiculous, I have gotten hooked on Big Brother. This year, I decided to give it a chance since we came out with a Canadian version. And there are three Maritimers on there! Woot!
And when I say that I am hooked, I really mean it! Right down to watching the live feeds. A sad, sad state of affairs, I know. But if I am going to be a junkie for something, I guess a TV show is not the worst addiction that exists. Right?
I try to justify it by saying it is a very interesting experiment in social dynamics and human interactions. Because it is, really. Think about it...lock a bunch of adult strangers up in a confined space for far too long and record what happens; the social dance of groups coming together, friendships forged then drifting apart and re-forming. The politeness giving way to familiarity and comfort with speaking one's mind to others that were previously at arm's length. The slight resemblance to "Lord of the Flies" when deciding who should go, who should stay, talking others into agreement on this decision. It is very interesting from that point of view.
I love to watch but depending on how evictions go, I might not watch the whole thing to the end. Because, Andrew, guys!!!! Yeah, I have a wicked crush on him. I guess it is because he seems like the kind of guy my gang would be out drinking with and because he is probably age-appropriate for me. LOL!
What else is interesting is the hard-core Big Brother U.S. fans who watch and compare the two. They complain that the Canadian one is not this or that compared to the U.S. version. Well, duh! Ya think? We are not American and shouldn't be striving to be exactly the same, just as the American one shouldn't strive to be exactly the same as the Aussie version or any other version. Our own flavour is the right flavour and we should develop that.
I am just glad that we finally got on board and have a Big Brother show. Er...no...scratch that...I am not! It has turned me into a fan of the show and I hate admitting that! Aaaaaahhhhh!
I will continue watching as long as Andrew is in the house, so that doesn't actually make me a fan of that type of UNreality show...does it???