Big Brother Is Not So Bad...At Least Not on CBS!

I admit it, I'm a hopeless Big Brother fan. And just to clarify, I don't watch much other reality tv...well, except Survivor. And one year, the Amazing Race. And actually, I would probably watch the Food Network Star (or whatever it's called) if I ever noticed when it was starting. But Big Brother on CBS is definitely the reality show that has me hooked.

Part of the attraction for me is no doubt that I could almost see myself on Big Brother. I'd never last on Survivor, as anyone who knows me will attest. I even cheat with the few days of camping we do at Preddyfest each year by coming home everyday for a shower and a nap. But other than the nasty food competitions, I think I could handle Big Brother.

The only reason I've never sent in an application for Big Brother is that I doubt I'd make it through the audition phase. I'm not the kind of person that enjoys the center of attention. I hate hearing my recorded voice, much less seeing photos and videos of myself. And heck, I'm a writer. I like the idea of seeing my name on the best seller's list more than the thought of making television appearances.

My daughter and I have a fantasy about appearing together as a “secret mother/daughter team” on Big Brother. Crazier things have happened! And unlike me, she has the winning personality to make it through the screening process. Hey – I just realized that I can blame my television addictions on my daughter! My favorite shows are just HER favorite shows – I just watch them to keep in touch with my teenage daughter!

Another reason I enjoy Big Brother so much is that thanks to Carolyn's blog at BBDish, along with After Dark on ShowTime, I can catch up on Big Brother outside of prime time. The show is full of twists and turns, secrets and back stabbings like any good reality show, and Carolyn keeps us all informed and speculating. There's also the option of subscribing online to the 24 hour feeds. Yep, you can watch the House Guests on Big Brother 24 hours a day. I'd be in so much trouble with that subscription...

But Carolyn sums it all up in a fun and clever way, everyday, sometimes multiple times a day, so I never feel like I'm missing anything. She hosts online viewing parties, and her blog readers use the comment section to chat away during the commercials. I've lost track of what year I first discovered BBDish, but now I cannot imagine Big Brother without it.

Season 11 of Big Brother premiers Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm. And yet another reason I probably love Big Brother so much - it airs three times a week! Check out the Exlusive Preview posted at cbs.com this morning (June 4th)!

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ralwus 7 years ago

I'm so glad that you are able to write my dear with the cast ya know. I am not a fan of much reality shows myself.


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DonnaCSmith 7 years ago from Central North Carolina

Perhaps because I never experienced college dorm living, I am sure I'd hate the drama and lack of privacy to be on Big Brother. If I were much younger I'd fantasize about being on Survivor - maybe.


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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina Author

c.c., you're behind! I actually never had more than a "half" cast. I got a removeable brace about 10 days after my surgery, and I haven't used that in over a month - check out my fishing/physical therapy hub - I can no longer use the broken arm as an excuse not to type/write....but thanks for the comment!

Mom - I hadn't thought about the comparison to dorm life, but maybe you are right - that might be what makes it seem more tolerable to me. I know fer sure I'm not interested in Survivor, though....someone would probably throw a praying mantis on me! :-)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Finally somebody who gives a props to Big Brother (at least CBS's). I am not a fan but it's nice to know some people actually and really enjoy the show. :D


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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks, Cris....the things I admit about myself on hubpages (shaking head)


khoustello 7 years ago from lancashire

We are witnessing the end of big brother here in the U.K. One piece of trash is to be replaced by another-the grinning cash cow-Simon Cowell is to grace our t.v.s until Christmas!what a disaster!


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dineane 7 years ago from North Carolina Author

wow, khoustello - the end of the show entirely, or just the end of the season? I understand some of the non-American BB's are pretty wild :-) Maybe when our season ends I'll get back to hubbing!


khoustello 7 years ago from lancashire

THANK GOD THIS TRASH HAS ENDED PERMANATELY HERE IN BRITAIN AND THE T.V. STATION WHICH BROADCAST IT IS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE-HORRAY FOR THE RECESSION!AT LAST THIS SHOW HAS BOUGHT THE QUEEN OF DIAMONDS!

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