Big Brother

Big Brother is a reality game show in which few real-life guests are invited to live in a studio-like house, and each activity of these people are fed to the viewers. One by one the guests are evicted from the house according to their performances and the last one who stands out wins the much-craved prize money. The first Big Brother broadcast was in the Netherlands in 1999 on the Veronica TV channel. It has been a prime-time hit in almost 70 countries in their individual versions. The American series is hosted by television personality Julie Chen. Produced by Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, it is currently aired on CBS in US and in Canada on Global respectively.

Big Brother Format

Thirteen strangers are invited in a mansion for two months with no TV, radio, phones, and above all else — no contact with the outside world. The house is filled with cameras and microphones; contestants compete in a series of physical and mental stunts, and some challenging trivia at a chance at $500,000 in this reality soap opera. The whole of the world will watch every single move as they compete to be the last one standing, after having twelve house guests evicted. These strangers are the contestants who think they have absolutely nothing in common, and a few are in a shock for their lives. It’s the first time they will get to know each other and they’re not allowed to say not one word with them until they are in the Big Brother house. They may either find their best friend or worst enemy in that group; and in the end, its one man for themselves. Then, contestants who have performed their stunts were asked to vote for the person who should be evicted from the house and the one with the most votes is the loser. The guest who stays in the house longer than anybody else does wins $500,000.

Big Brother Characteristics

With the start of every new season, the show starts new altogether. And, thus by the end of the season there is only one winner. Since, it is a complete reality show; every activities of the guest are open to the viewers, mostly 24/7 creating much interests of the audience. One of the favorite aspects of this show is the scheming, plotting, and alliance making. There is love, betrayal, deceit, lies and all the good stuff that makes television entertaining. And this show is nothing but those things!
It is a mixture of Survivor and the Real World. Big Brother, while rather voyeuristic with the internet live feeds, always supplies a fresh group of houseguests with someone for everybody to like! You just don’t want to shut it down, because even though something may not be happening, something could happen. One minute they could be sitting around doing nothing, and the next minute they could get into a huge fight. It’s unpredictable and uncensored on the internet, and that makes it great (not to mention it is tuned toward an adult audience).

Thus, Big Brother is highly unadulterated show complete based on hardcore realities and fun mainly targeted towards the grown-ups. Some term it, as a cheap source of entertainment, some describes it as utterly rubbish. Whatever be it, it has its own mass of popularity.