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2016-03-03 05:36 PM
Inglewood I'm disappointed in the first episode of BBCAN4 already - not sure why the Canadian version is the worst English language version.

-The brother twist could have sat for a few weeks. Let them pretend they don't know each other then drop it on the house to see how everyone reacts - instead of giving it 2-3 minutes. It was a wasted opportunity to put them in a bad position

-The international housemates should have been let in at the same time as the rest of the houseguests - already suspicious. Also, why can't all 4 be allowed in to mix things up? I wouldn't mind seeing them all.

-The constant grand-standing that BBCAN is the first to have other international houseguests from other series is untrue - been done over a dozen times already (a list is on Wikipedia). Priya from BBAU was just a full housemate on Big Boss (India) a few weeks ago as the latest...

-The video quality always looks cheap - not sure if it is the colours of the house, or lack of natural lighting that other BB houses have, but the Canadian version has that weird video look that only Canadian productions have with colour saturation.

I did like the addition of the international "BB Eye" logo in some spots - prefer it to the boring house logo from the U.S.

The crowd could be a little more excited - I always enjoy BBUK's WWE style crowd with the ridiculous signs

See how the rest of the series unfolds...
2016-02-23 10:26 PM
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2016-02-23 02:28 PM
Inglewood Big Brother Canada 4 has an interesting twist for fans of International Versions of the show - I've voted for Tim and Nikki.

Not sure who the Italian woman is - but excited to see some BBUK and BBAU contestants possibly on BBCA.
2014-03-19 03:09 PM
Originally Posted by CastleRockDays View Post
So far, I like season 2 more than the last BBCAN.
Curious why you feel this way. My early reaction was not that impressed with this season.

The only surprise was that their hand picked 'last guest' somehow didn't make it in.

The dolt that did get in immediately started pretending she didn't know why other players were already there, which makes absolutely no sense, and yet everyone seemed to believe her?

The only interesting thing is the guy that has kept his true orientation a secret. I'm surprised since it seems blatantly obvious, but these players don't seem to catch much. It's also a bit unexpected since such self-revelations always seem to happen within the first minutes or hours of any reality show.
2014-03-18 05:01 PM
CastleRockDays So far, I like season 2 more than the last BBCAN.
2013-05-16 06:17 PM
Neild Paulo - not sure if you are poking fun or not, but if I accept you at face value, then you do make a good point.

The "Big Brother" tv game show really has almost nothing to do with the well-known and understood literary concept of "Big Brother". I think the only real basis for calling it Big Brother is the surveillance cameras being everywhere. A game show that truly embraced the full psychological aspects of Big Brother as a nemesis would be some great viewing. But you're right, they could just as accurately have called this show "Camera house".
2013-05-16 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by jeffaustin90
The other thing that BBCanada dropped the ball on were the twists/power shifts. They were unfair to the contestants, and (inexplicably) allowed terrible players like Suzette and Gary to get second chances. Honestly, who the hell voted to save Suzette? But that's not the big issue. The bigger issue was that BBCanada ALLOWED this twist to even happen, especially without the houseguests knowing beforehand. We didn't NEED to save a houseguest from the block, and we didn't even want to, especially in just week 2. It was completely unnecessary and honestly it ruined the game for me a little bit, and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.
You might not like this, but I have no problem with the twists you mention.

For as long as I've been aware of Big Brother, they make bold claims to 'expect the unexpected'. Yet they're never done anything even mildly 'unexpected'.

Finally, via these BBC twists, they happened to actually do something unexpected for once.

And the clues were all laid out in case a smart player wished to take advantage: With Suzette, they showed early on that Canadian viewers/voters could affect the game. Then they gave a huge clue with the foreshadowing prank of pretending Tom was being readmitted to the game. All the players knew there were ongoing 'power shift' events. So any players whining at the end that someone was coming back should realize they missed all the clues.

To me, I find it interesting that they broke through the conventional boring game structure and expanded the game play out into the whole nation in a somewhat meaningful way.

Ask yourself - which of the following is more legitimate:

(a) a player being rewarded for tossing a plinko chip and having it randomly fall into the highest point hole?

(b) a player being rewarded for going way outside the game's traditional tiny boundary and forming the strongest connection with hundreds of thousands of viewers?

Sorry, but I scoff at all the bragging of players "dominating" challenges when very few of the challenges involve any skill, strategy, or stamina. They're mostly carnival games plus spandex plus mud/oil/slime/condiment for effect.

The Canada voting challenges on the other hand could arguably be the *most* legitimate challenges ever done on any edition or season of Big Brother.

Frankly I commend them for doing something slightly original rather than crank out yet another boring and restricted season where everything is preordained and predictable.
2013-05-16 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by DTVGuy View Post
Big Brother Canada was and always will be a watered down version of the American one.

Live with it.
Oh we deciphered what you meant, just pointing out that it's wrong.

And you can say it's watered down, but you've failed to back that up with any proof. It's not really expected that you would, since there's a mountain of evidence to the contrary anyway.
2013-05-16 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by Paolo View Post
this so called excuse of a show took the meaning away for big brother. before its existance, big brother meant a person who can be a "big brother" for a younger individual who has no brother or sister, and needs one.

Read the above-mentioned book as well as this definition.
2013-05-09 01:50 AM
tat2 Paolo, this is what everybody here (and most others) think of when Big Brother is mentioned. Esp in the base concept of this show (in all it's different International flavors)

Big Brother is a fictional character in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is the enigmatic dictator of Oceania, a totalitarian state taken to its utmost logical consequence – where the ruling Party wields total power for its own sake over the inhabitants.
In the society that Orwell describes, everyone is under complete surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens. The people are constantly reminded of this by the phrase "Big Brother is watching you", which is the core "truth" of the propaganda system in this state.
Since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term "Big Brother" has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties, often specifically related to mass surveillance.
2013-05-08 11:21 AM
17671 dude, chill, this is not an arguement, this so called excuse of a show took the meaning away for big brother. before its existance, big brother meant a person who can be a "big brother" for a younger individual who has no brother or sister, and needs one. they go to the movies together, sports events, play bowling, ride bikes, etc. thats what big brother means. this show has nothing to do with it, they should just call it "Big House Canada" thats all im saying.
2013-05-08 10:08 AM
jeffaustin90 The US version has been shown every single year in Canada, on Global. Your argument has no ground here.
2013-05-07 11:53 PM
17671 i dont live in the usa, i live in canada, I believe the topic says "Big Brother Canada" no? we live in Canada. This is a NEW show, it is new to Canada, it never existed here before, if anyone is talking about another show it is not the same show.
2013-05-07 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by Paolo View Post
this is the most rediculous show ive heard. When the show first came out, everyone was under the impression it has to do with "Big Brother" such as being a BIG Brother for a young kid who does not have one, ie taking them to the store, to bowling, to the movies, etc. Did we all forget what Big Brother really means? i mean c'mon we learned it in school, This show has absolutely nothing to do with any of this, they just stole the name and all it is is a reality show like every other just with a new name.

Come on Shaw canwest/slice, you couldnt do better? you coulda just called it "big house canada"
Lol, unbelievable. Of all the complaints I have ever read, this one takes the cake. Where have you been the past 12+ years while this show has been playing in the US????
2013-05-07 10:26 AM
jeffaustin90 In this case I don't think you know what Big Brother is referring to, and has been referring to on TV for the past 13 years. "Big Brother is always watching."
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