Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Must have bottled water!

This year's Big Brother housemates are slightly older and better-heeled on average than usual. But there are still the old staples in there (tough girls with regional accents, ladies with large breasts and camp gay men). They seem like a nice bunch so far, not as poisonous as the last couple of years, but not as dull as season 4. Big Brother is, as usual, trying to manufacture conflict with its invention of a "Big Brotherhood" - creating a privileged class of housemates who get treats and are immune to nomination. Only Shazbah, a self-confessed "Paki poof" seems to be really causing contention. He's the ultimate unhinged attention seeker, vaccillating manically between bully/victim and setting back gay rights 100 years with his unwanted attention on poor innocent straight boys. Oh dear. Nicki ("I'm special") is my favourite housemate so far - she is a vaccuous glamour model who's main ambition in life is to marry a footballer. She threw a wonderfully scary fit because she was denied bottled water and had to drink from the tap like a common person.



Apparently, her friend says in the papers that she's anorexic and it's common for girls like that to be afraid of tap water as they think it contains impurities that can make them put on weight. As usual, a few of the housemates had very 'in your face' intro videos, and have either failed to make any impact so far (Bonnie, Mikey, George, Glyn) or have ended up being dynamically different to the personas they initially projected - both "sexual terrorist" Richard and misanthropist Dawn have ended up adopting rather mumsy roles. Dawn, allegedly faked her negative personality to get on the show, after been rejected two years ago for being "too diplomatic". She wants to become a celebrity so she can further her campaign to stop "cowboy" sports advisors taking advantage of people. And unsurpsingly, Pete, the boy with Tourette's Syndrome, is the most normal of all the them.

7 comments:

John said...

There's no Big Brother in Canada, sadly. The closet we have a is a french language programme called 'Loft Story,' which has more to do with young people hooking up.

We do get the American version but it is nowhere near as brilliant as the UK version appears to be.

John said...

And by 'closet,' I mean, 'closest.'

PoetX said...

And I thought you were never going to get round to blogging about BB7 O' King of Trash !!

It's great car crash t.v. already which is a surprise as it usually takes a couple of weeks to get going. I'm hooked already.

Are you on Suicide Watch for Shahbaz yet?

Lubin said...

Shazbah has left!

PoetX said...

Couldn't even last a week !! Well good riddance to him is what I say. Can we now see more nakedness from Sezer please !?

jetpack said...

I laughed out loud and Nicki's diva tantrum. It was so selfish and un-selfconscious - like a baby bird begging for food. It still makes me laugh

Dessie said...

I couldn't shake the feeling I was watching a comedy sketch... are you sure this wasn't Smack The Pony...?