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    Big Brother

    I can't believe its been 18 years since this pile of sh.t was first aired on TV , i;m proud to say i never watched an episode.... apart from 10 minutes of watching some idiot in bed with a night vision camera watching her . Glad to see the back of it ...comments welcome.
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    You're proud to say you've maintained an ignorance of popular culture and you're glad to see the back of something you never watched?

    Why are people so pleased with themselves when they don't know about something that has proven popular? And then there's the paradox of the expression of apathy, that always makes me scratch my head.

    I watched the first 2 or 3 series, and it was fascinating and ground-breaking telly at the time. It would probably still be so if the reality tv and pseudo-reality tv genres hadn't gone stratospheric.

    I don't lament the loss of BB, because quite frankly it got old and tiresome and we have become absolutely saturated by the genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    You're proud to say you've maintained an ignorance of popular culture and you're glad to see the back of something you never watched?

    Why are people so pleased with themselves when they don't know about something that has proven popular? And then there's the paradox of the expression of apathy, that always makes me scratch my head.

    I watched the first 2 or 3 series, and it was fascinating and ground-breaking telly at the time. It would probably still be so if the reality tv and pseudo-reality tv genres hadn't gone stratospheric.

    I don't lament the loss of BB, because quite frankly it got old and tiresome and we have become absolutely saturated by the genre.
    Your final two paragraphs sum up my position 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    You're proud to say you've maintained an ignorance of popular culture and you're glad to see the back of something you never watched?

    Why are people so pleased with themselves when they don't know about something that has proven popular? And then there's the paradox of the expression of apathy, that always makes me scratch my head.

    I watched the first 2 or 3 series, and it was fascinating and ground-breaking telly at the time. It would probably still be so if the reality tv and pseudo-reality tv genres hadn't gone stratospheric.

    I don't lament the loss of BB, because quite frankly it got old and tiresome and we have become absolutely saturated by the genre.
    It was in all the news papers , news , social media etc ..so yes i'm glad to see the back of such sh.t .

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    Don't just tell me that something is s**t, tell me why it is s**t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Don't just tell me that something is s**t, tell me why it is s**t.
    You really need me to point out why Big Brother was shyte ?:eek skull:1 watching some idiot wrapped in a quilt for 10 minutes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    You really need me to point out why Big Brother was sh**e ?:eek skull:1 watching some idiot wrapped in a quilt for 10 minutes .
    Sounds like you watched 10 minutes of a night-time live feed and took that as representative of what went on.

    I'm not sure what's worse, commenting on something you didn't watch or thinking that the programme has been 18 series of sleeping based upon a ten minute snippet 18 years ago.

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    First couple of ones were watchable as it was a fresh idea. Then they made a mistake when that Christian chap won as everyone got on well so no confrontations and then they went downhill. Same with the celeb version. I think they ran out of celebs after the second series!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Sounds like you watched 10 minutes of a night-time live feed and took that as representative of what went on.

    I'm not sure what's worse, commenting on something you didn't watch or thinking that the programme has been 18 series of sleeping based upon a ten minute snippet 18 years ago.
    Sorry if i offended you papa hotel this was not my intention , obviously your disappointed that its ending . i'm probably being a bit ignorant when i say 'thank f@@k i don't have to see any of that shyte again' .

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    Offended? Not a chance. Puzzled, perplexed, bemused, all at the flaunting of ignorance as a badge of honour, the weird expression of apathy and the joy over something ending that you've got no experience of.

    But hey, your critical analysis skills are clearly a level or two up from mine, I wouldn't be able to pass judgement on something I'd never seen.

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    Can any forum members remember Emmerdale farm and crown court ? i recall these being on TV in the day time when i was ill and off school ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    Can any forum members remember Emmerdale farm and crown court ? i recall these being on TV in the day time when i was ill and off school ?
    I remember Farmhouse Kitchen being on while I was throwing up into a bucket when off school Ill. Those were the days of three channels and a B&W telly.

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    Itís like they just take whoever ticks most boxes in equal opportunities section of application. Keeping these people out of wider society for a few weeks is no bad thing, shame itís in final season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    Your final two paragraphs sum up my position 100%.

    And mine.


    I actually found it quite entertaining at first.


    Later on, there were a number of things I wish I had not seen.

    Like the woman in the garden sticking a bottle up her foo-foo and George Galloway in a skin tight leotard pretending to be a cat licking milk from Rula Lenska's hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    Can any forum members remember Emmerdale farm and crown court ? i recall these being on TV in the day time when i was ill and off school ?

    Not to mention Crossroads which was initially screened at lunchtimes.

    No soap opera has come close to being as entertaining.

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    2-3 series

    Like others we watched the first 2-3 series and then never watched it again because once you have done it 2-3 times that sort of reality tv gets old hat!!

    Donít care whether it stays or goes as we donít watch it atall!
    Wouldnít know a single member if they punched me in the face either and donít see how they can be called celebrities on these things like strictly etc!!??
    Iím married so thereís always some kind of rubbish on tv but thatís why I have a Lotus, a classic car, go fishing, go shooting and have various other hobbies to fill my time

    Chris

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    Now Big Brother is gone, all i have left to do is post about it on a watch forum

    I did/ didnít watch it and did/ didnít like it - now you know!!!


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    I watched a bit and enjoyed it, but, I have no clue what happened in the last 15 yearsÖ

    I remember a particularly distasteful outpouring of bile at the death of Jade GoodyÖ. Social media at its worst

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    My wife and I watched the very first one which we really enjoyed tbh - Ďreality tví in its infancy which came across as a social experiment rather than car crash tv. By the time the second series aired we had a new baby and completely avoided watching it as we knew it was a massive Ďtime suckí. We didnít have hours every day to giggle at the tv, and that was that. I havenít watched in the genre since then with any enthusiasm. I think we watched the first ĎIím a celebrityí as well, a couple of series of Ďpop starsí and got bored with the formats almost immediately. I think theyíve run their course - although most alleged celebrities now mean nothing to me, coupled with never having watched hollyoaks I turn on the tv and donít recognise anyone!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    Can any forum members remember Emmerdale farm and crown court ? i recall these being on TV in the day time when i was ill and off school ?
    Oh yes, crown court and general hospital during lunchtimes, as I ate at a neighbours who watched me while my parents were at work.

    On sick days it always seemed to be The Flumps, and always the episode where Pootle has to keep it under her hat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl1 View Post
    Glad to see the back of it ...comments welcome.
    You spoke too soon
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...box=1537094010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Offended? Not a chance. Puzzled, perplexed, bemused, all at the flaunting of ignorance as a badge of honour, the weird expression of apathy and the joy over something ending that you've got no experience of.

    But hey, your critical analysis skills are clearly a level or two up from mine, I wouldn't be able to pass judgement on something I'd never seen.
    I have never seen Love Island.

    I know itís thick as shit narcissistic drivel with contestants whom if they were farm animals would be taken out back and shot.
    I put this down to gut feeling and a general idea of what ITV/channel 5 produce and the target audience.

    Happy to be proved wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    I have never seen Love Island.

    I know itís thick as shit narcissistic drivel with contestants whom if they were farm animals would be taken out back and shot.
    I put this down to gut feeling and a general idea of what ITV/channel 5 produce and the target audience.

    Happy to be proved wrong though.
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