Sunday, 17 January 2010
Celebrity Big Brother
I'm totally hooked and I'm trying to work out why.
It's voyeurism isn't it?
It's a bit like that feeling you get when you are travelling on a bus or train at that time of day just before sunset, when people have switched on the lights in their houses, but haven't yet drawn the curtains. You somehow can't stop yourself from peering in.
The current series of CBB has been running for a couple of weeks now. I' ve only heard of a handful of the 12 so-called celebrities taking part. Vinnie Jones, Stephanie Beacham and Ivana Trump. They ARE celebrities I guess. But what about the rest of them? What constitutes a celebrity these days? We have a girl who is only known for dating a Rolling Stone, and a man who is only known for dating Jordan. A woman famous for making millions out of prostitution, a topless model and a handful of popstar has-beens. Oh and not forgetting the bible-bashing and less well-known actor who is a brother of the more successful Baldwin clan.
I've always been a bit of a people watcher...and I do find myself listening in on other peoples' conversations. I think most of us do this, but maybe we don't admit it. And naturally CBB gives us the perfect opportunity to indulge in this.
At the start of their time in the Big Brother house, all the "celebs" appeared to get on well and were very polite to each other. But don't we all do this when we first get to know new people?
However, the more time spent with people, the more the cracks start to appear. It's human nature to either like, dislike or become indifferent to certain characters, and to form allegiances, and therefore break off into smaller groups...and naturally this has happened in the Big Brother house.
There are always going to be some of them who will "play" to the cameras..but mostly I think that they forget they are being watched, and then we begin to see their real characters.
Now that the first two evictions have taken place, the inmates are showing their true colours. Things are really hotting up...and I'm enjoying every minute.
I don't know what this says about me really. I could say that I watch it because I'm bored (which I am). It could be the novelty factor...because I now have access to UK TV programmes so have been unable to watch previous series. It may have something to do with the fact that winter means more time indoors and less opportunity to go out and about. It could be because I'm just plain nosy (probably true).
Whatever the reason...I'll be glued to the screen until the last person leaves the house...the winner. And I sincerely hope that it will be Vinnie Jones...the most likeable character of them all.