Just one thing now - film it live. If you're not, don't bother.
I'm a BBAU fan myself, and I sat through the last series of BBUK (as filthy-mouthed as it was). So, I have a lot of respect for the international format. However, the North American method of eviction can still work if:I’m worried we’re getting a Clayton’s BB. The Bb you have when you’re not having BB.
There are elements of the show I just don't believe they'd be silly enough to get rid of here in Australia, no matter how much they change the format - one of them being the BB voice.If we don't have a Big Brother voice like the US doesn't then I'll be heavily disappointed as well
The only thing in that promo vid that gave me the slightest parts of hope were the use of the voice and also the use of the eye and cameras. This still may hopefully suggest that the social experiment aspect of the show is potentially being emphasised.There are elements of the show I just don't believe they'd be silly enough to get rid of here in Australia, no matter how much they change the format - one of them being the BB voice.
It's also used in Ch7's new promo, so I doubt it's going anywhere.
This.Just one thing now - film it live. If you're not, don't bother.
That's my 2 wish after the above.My number one wish list entry is: I want Gretel back as host.
Haha totally agree. We'll watch even though we are quietly seething.But if Alex M is involved in any way, shape or form, that's it, I'm not watching the freaking thing. That is of course an empty threat
Speaking as a BBUSA viewer one of things that I appreciated about BBAU and to a lesser extent BBUK is the "character" of Big Brother. The US version has basically erased that mythical idea of a singular person watching and manipulating this social experiment. I loved hearing the" voice" of Big Brother AU guiding and directing things. In BBUK, the announcer would always say: "Housemates, This is Big Brother..." In the US version on air you rarely if ever heard the "voice of Big Brother". If you watch the US live feeds, they typically just had pre-recored messages, or they would cut the live feeds and just yell out instructions to the houseguests. And the houseguests would alway refer to the production team, not as Big Brother, but as "them" or "they" or "production" or at times they would even use the specific names of staff members. I always hated that, because it seemed like they were breaking an unsaid barrier. I loved that about BBAU and BBUK.
Just one of several problems I have with FLY ON THE WALL, the production team that makes Big Brother for CBS. I love the show and hate how the same production team has become stale with the format and everything else. Especially when compared with what INSIGHT, the team that makes BBCAN for GLOBAL television network in Canada, has done with the format on an extremely tight budget. CBS is a massive network, but it never fails to disappoint in recent years. The production design has completely stopped in its tracks. I've always said its a youthful show that is made by old people.
Honestly, yeah. I think you're right. I've actually been quite optimistic about all this since yesterday's announcement, even more so after seeing how much effort went into their Upfront video.I'm kind of having faith in seven. I don't feel like they would've revived it if they didnt know what was right for the show, especially after all the controversy its been through and backlash, they wouldnt take that much of a gamble and really invest in it, it seems to be one of their highlights for 2020 and as if there focusing alot on it. [...] And at this stage, we don't know what to trust, yes TV Black Box was right about the revival, but alot of there new articles about bb are almost starting to contradict themselves now and not make sense/ not flow with stuff they have previously stated.
While I agree that in an ideal world it would be great to have the OG format back, I think it's important to be realistic in remembering that the landscape of reality TV, especially in Australia, has changed drastically since Nine had Big Brother, let alone the "good old days" at Ten.I want a host (Gretel! Gretel! Gretel!). I want the BIG LIVE Sunday Night Evictions back. Sunday nights are a wasteland on FTA now. What happened to the big event Sunday shows?