It’s almost that time of year again. TV shows dying down for the summer and leaving viewers with little to watch.
That’s where Big Brother comes in and grips viewers all summer long as a bunch of people who want to be on TV make their way inside one of the most famous houses on TV.
With the persistent speculation surrounding who the heck is going to be part of the summer staple’s cast this year, a fan site decided to school family members about what goes into making reality TV watchable.
Here’s a hint: It involves editing seven days worth of footage into a three-hour package, thus creating a narrative for viewers at home.
“They might put your person’s worst or dumbest moments on the show, and they often specialize in “out of context”.. nothing will change that, you just need to accept it, as well as the fact that people watch the feeds 24/7 [sic].”
In the past, family members have been known to spar with fans on social media who are trashing their loved ones. We get it, it’s difficult to witness hate for your loved ones, but what else could be expected when they are on national TV?
Last summer, Paulie Calafiore was slammed across Twitter for the way he was treating Zakiyah Everett and his blatant bullying of Natalie Negrotti. His brother, Cody hit up social media to defend his brother.
Big Brother fans will recognize Cody as the sole eye candy on Big Brother 16. He was a fan favorite from the get-go, so viewers were shocked at just how rude his brother was.
The powers that be create a narrative. That narrative is what they think will get viewers talking and interacting about the show. It’s the way reality TV works, despite what many of you may have heard.
If viewers want to see the real narrative, they should sign up to the live feeds and watch the drama play out in real life. You’d be surprised at how different the CBS edits are from the original footage.
With that said, we’re all dying to find out who will be making their way inside the house later this month. We get official confirmation on Monday, so we have something to look forward to.
There is no word yet on whether it will be an all-new cast or if there will be a string of people returning. There’s also the possibility that it could be an all-stars season, but something tells us they might hold off on that idea until next summer for the show’s 20th anniversary.
An apparent leak claimed Brittany Martinez, Victor Arroyo, Ashley Locco, GinaMarie Zimmerman, and Audrey Middleton would be returning for the new season, but we’ll not know the truth until Monday.
Even at that, CBS sometimes stays quiet about veterans returning until nearer the debut date.The number of cast members confirmed on Monday should give us a better idea of what the producers have planned.
What do you think about this?
Should people watch the live feeds or wait for the CBS edits of the show?