The incredibly popular Brazilian version of the international reality television franchise Big Brother just began its 13th season around the Rede Globo network. Even if not watching the show, it’s difficult to escape the news coverage of who did what (like the inescapability of novela reporting). Not unlike the Winston character in the book 1984, that the originally Dutch series takes its name, I felt like there was clearly only one channel for individuals to look at in BBB 18. Sure, you will find loads of channels, the truth is, but there’s an unusual pull to linger with 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 exactly what the show is around, here’s the normal premise. Around 15 contestants (mostly model/actor types) get dedicated to a home, fully provided with many cameras, that they cannot leave unless voted out. Weekly, your home guests vote on who they would like to see gone. In the center of all of it, and in an effort to spice things up, there are actually strategic alliances, and in many cases romances, that transpire. The very last 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 generally known as “Projac”. The studio will be the largest of their kind in Latin America and one of several largest in the world, at the same time. The list of the participantes BBB 2018 property is reported to be probably the most sophisticated, equipment-wise, of the 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 many, if not all, in their novelas).
While no-one has truly shot to fame after winning the contest, lots of the contestants go to have successful careers in TV and modeling. Sabrina Sato, who you might have seen BBB2O18 Justin Bieber, was a television host on the comedy show Pânico. Grazi Massafera went on in becoming an actress in several novelas, and Íris Stefanelli is now the host of TV Fama. As with most celebrities in Brazil, fame means covering all the bases, whether it be via television, film, adverts and, sooner or later, getting involved in a Carnival parade or school.
Despite, or rather, regardless of the participantes BBB 18, it is often known as when Brazilians discuss the banality from the media with their country. While I don’t beg to differ, media throughout the world is affected with the same malady in the catering to mass audiences. Every television viewer figures into the ratings of your individual shows so, in one way or another, we’re playing a part from the success or failure of your show. When personally choosing what to watch, I’m reminded in the media’s effect on a younger self, with Captain Planet’s call to action.