Big Brother 08 begins this week on Channel Ten across Australia.
Will I be watching?
Well, to quote the overused advertising campaign …
I DON’T THINK SO.
I’ve only ever seen a few minutes of the programme across all the years it’s been running. I believe that the premise of the show is monumentally immoral and I refuse to be part of such awful television.
I don’t just mean immoral from the voyeuristic nature of the show but more the way that the participants, and for that case the audience, is manipulated by the producers for the simple aim of making money for shareholders. It’s the modern day equivalent of throwing Christians to the lions for the entertainment of the masses.
It’s not good television, it’s not clever television. Big Brother doesn’t strive to show humans at their best but at their worst. It’s nasty television.