The wildly popular Brazilian version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother just began its 13th season about the Rede Globo network. Even though not watching the show, it’s tough to escape the news coverage of who did what (the same as the inescapability of novela reporting). Not unlike the Winston character inside the book 1984, through which the originally Dutch series takes its name, I felt like there was clearly merely one channel for people to observe in BBB 18. Sure, there are tons of channels, the simple truth is, but there’s a strange pull to linger over a Globo TV program when flipping through channels. Big Brother Brasil (BBB) is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this and, whether through its popularity or its timeslot, people tune in.
In the event you do not know what the show is about, here’s the overall premise. Around 15 contestants (mostly model/actor types) get put into a property, fully designed with many cameras, that they cannot leave unless voted out. Each week, the home guests vote on who they need to see gone. In the middle of all of it, and as a way to spice things up, there are actually strategic alliances, and even romances, that transpire. The past person standing wins a huge cash prize and hopefully fame.
The Brazilian version of the show is filmed in Rio de Janeiro at Globo’s main studio referred to as “Projac”. The studio will be the largest of the kind in Latin America and among the largest worldwide, also. The list of the BBB 2018 participantes property is reported to be the most sophisticated, equipment-wise, of all Big Brother houses worldwide. Whenever you can name a common show on Rede Globo, it’s almost surely recorded at Projac (including Xuxa, Domingão, Caldeirão do Huck, Malhação, Zorra Total, and a lot of, if not completely, of their novelas).
While no one has really shot to fame after winning the contest, lots of the contestants go to have successful careers in TV and modeling. Sabrina Sato, who you may have seen BBB2O18 Justin Bieber, was a television host in the comedy show Pânico. Grazi Massafera proceeded to get an actress in numerous novelas, and Íris Stefanelli is currently the host of TV Fama. As with most celebrities in Brazil, fame means covering each of the bases, be it via television, film, adverts and, eventually, participating in a Carnival parade or school.
Despite, or rather, despite the participantes BBB 18, it is often referred to when Brazilians discuss the banality of the media with their country. As I don’t beg to differ, media throughout the world suffers from the identical malady in their serving mass audiences. Every television viewer figures in to the ratings from the individual shows so, in one way or another, we’re playing a part inside the success or failure of your show. When personally choosing what you should watch, I’m reminded of the media’s impact on a younger self, with Captain Planet’s call to action.