Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.
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Based on the Dutch series, thirteen strangers who are living in a studio-like house that's filled with cameras and microphones, compete in a series of physical and mental stunts, and some challenging trivia at a chance at $500,000 in this reality soap opera-like summer program. Thirteen of those house guests live in 13 different states. America will watch every single move they compete to be the last one standing, after having twelve house guests evicted. These strangers are the contestants who think they have absolutely nothing in common, and a few are in a shock for their lives. The house guests begin to introduce other people at the Big Brother house. It's the first time they will get to know each other and they're not allowed to say not one word with them until they are in the Big Brother house. The thirteen will be living in the same house for the following two months. They may either find their best friend or worst enemy in that group; and in the end, it's one men for themselves... Written by Gary Richard Collins II (gcollinsii@aol.com)

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5 July 2000 (USA)  »

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"Where Are They Now?" segments of former castmates occurred frequently in early seasons but has become a rarity in modern seasons. The last official segment occurred in Season 5. See more »

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Mike Malin: [to Ian] This is the Big Brother house. You can bounce checks.
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At the end of every eviction episode, Julie Chen ends the episode by saying 'lets eavesdrop on the house guests' and while the credits are rolling there is a live feed on the house guests. See more »

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Version of Big Brother Norge (2001) See more »

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Big Brother theme
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by David Vanacore and Ken Berry
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13 April 2016 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Big Brother is one of the most interesting, keep you on the edge of your seat, type of shows. There are constant changes and emotional roller coasters you witness, and experience. You will see weekly mental and physical challenges that the house guests compete in for power. The season lasts the whole summer. When reviewing any TV show I look at the following criteria: Drama, entertainment, casting/acting, quality, and storyline.

The drama in this show is non-stop. There is constant backstabbing, unexpected alliances, lying, and deceiving behavior. You watch the house guests as they try to gain the power for the week. These are the kind of events that make you want to come back and watch week after week. I would definitely rate this very highly in the drama category.

In the entertainment category, I believe they do a great job with keeping me engaged and watching. This is because I love watching dramatic shows, such as The Bachelor. For me, entertainment and drama go hand in hand, because a show with a lot of conflict and unexpected twists and turns keeps me entertained throughout the whole viewing. If you don't enjoy the drama and deceiving, then this is probably not the show for you. When looking at the casting of TV shows I become very picky. Big Brother producers cast 12 people to start out in the house. If a show does not have the right characters to fill characteristics needed, then it is already not going to do very nice job of mixing up different types of people. They spends endless hours doing so because it creates more conflict if they add conflicting personalities. This is quite strategic, actually, because they are constantly trying to make the most drama filled season possible. The quality of a TV show is very important to the overall effect. The goal is to make it look as realistic as possible, in the sense that you are actually there. A very low budget program loses its realistic qualities because they couldn't afford the technology to do so. Big Brother obviously has a big budget for filming because the quality is very good. I would rate this aspect a 10/10 on quality and high definition. Finally, I look at storyline/over all point. This program has a very clear story line; create relationships, win competitions, and work your way to the top. Winning yourself $500,000. This category is very important because you can have great actors, budget, and props, but if you don't have a good storyline the show won't be good at all. The fan base of Big Brother is so large, it is obvious the storyline of this show is a success. In conclusion, Big Brother would definitely be a show I would recommend. It is dramatic, interesting, entertaining, and unpredictable. All of these qualities are great to have an any show. Easily a 9/10.


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