I have an intense love of all reality TV.....even the fucken terrible series, like Rock of Love....you know the bachelor style show with the lead singer from Poison, Bret Michaels trying to find the love of his life in a house full of fake tits, strippers and hair extensions. Love it! Love it when people get all pissed off, when they fail at manipulating people, get called out, lie, fall in love, have break downs...........it’s all so entertaining, much better than anything someone could write into a script.
I have for a long time been a fan of Big Brother. We used to get the Aussie version in New Zealand, but compared to the US version it sucks. I always thought it was because in the Aussie version it’s against the rules to talk about nominations so there isn’t that strategy aspect...however I’ve recently found the UK version of Big Brother....which works on the same premise of ‘’no discussions of nominations’’, and have come to the conclusion that the Aussie big brother contestants were just boring as fuck cause the UK one is hella entertaining.
Essentially it’s more like how Big Brother should be, you don’t form alliances you form friendships, and how you act in the house dictates whether your housemates nominate you, not how well you can lie and manipulate, and then your own country votes whether you get kicked out or not, which seems to work better for the UK version as the Brits aren’t fucken dumb and don’t kick out all the volatile personalities first (while the Aussie ones it always seemed like the more ‘’out there’’ you were the more likely AUS public was to kick you out, making their shows total snores).
I’m watching the 2010 UK Big Brother which is meant to be the final one, and then I’ll work my way backwards. The housemates they get seem to be far more diverse, and in a way more stereotypical and character like than the AUS and US versions, but I think that’s what makes it more interesting. There was a Beyonce Lookalike, a lesbian independent film actress, a legless War Veteran, a metrosexual reporter, an aussie surfer and even a minister in the season I'm watching, it's amazing to see who bonds with who and who has arguments with who.
God I love UK TV. Should have been born a Brit dammit.