The incredibly popular Brazilian version from 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 challenging to escape news reports coverage of who did what (just like the inescapability of novela reporting). Not unlike the Winston character from the book 1984, from which the originally Dutch series takes its name, I felt like there was clearly just one channel for folks to view in BBB 18. Sure, there are tons of channels, the truth is, but there’s an unusual 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 have no idea what the show is all about, here’s the normal premise. Around 15 contestants (mostly model/actor types) get put into a house, fully designed with many cameras, from where they cannot leave unless voted out. Every week, the home guests vote on who they wish to see gone. In the midst of it all, and so as to spice things up, you can find strategic alliances, and also romances, that transpire. The very last person standing wins a large cash prize and hopefully fame.
The Brazilian version of the show is filmed in Rio de Janeiro at Globo’s main studio called “Projac”. The studio is the largest of the kind in Latin America and one of the largest worldwide, as well. The set of the participantes BBB 2018 house is reported to be probably the most sophisticated, equipment-wise, of all of the Big Brother houses worldwide. Provided 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 lots of, if not all, in their novelas).
While no-one has really shot to fame after winning the contest, lots of the contestants have gone onto have successful careers in TV and modeling. Sabrina Sato, who maybe you have seen BBB2O18 Justin Bieber, was a television host on the comedy show Pânico. Grazi Massafera went on to get an actress in many novelas, and Íris Stefanelli is presently the host of TV Fama. Like with most celebrities in Brazil, fame means covering every one of the bases, whether it be via television, film, adverts and, eventually, taking part in a Carnival parade or school.
Despite, or rather, despite the participantes BBB 2018, it is usually referenced when Brazilians discuss the banality in the media in their country. While I don’t beg to differ, media around the world is suffering from the identical malady in the serving mass audiences. Every television viewer figures in to the ratings from the individual shows so, in one method or another, we’re playing a part in the success or failure of the show. When personally choosing what to watch, I’m reminded from the media’s affect on a younger self, with Captain Planet’s call to action.