The wildly popular Brazilian version from the international reality television franchise Big Brother just began its 13th season around the Rede Globo network. Even when not watching the show, it’s difficult to escape the news coverage of who did what (just like the inescapability of novela reporting). Not unlike the Winston character within the book 1984, from which the originally Dutch series takes its name, I felt like there was just one channel for individuals to view in BBB 18. Sure, you will find loads of channels, in reality, but there’s a strange pull to linger on the 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 do not know what the show is approximately, here’s the overall premise. Around 15 contestants (mostly model/actor types) get placed into a house, fully provided with many cameras, from which they cannot leave unless voted out. Each week, your home guests vote on who they need to see gone. In the center of it all, and as a way to spice things up, you can find strategic alliances, as well as romances, that transpire. The very last person standing wins a sizable cash prize and hopefully fame.
The Brazilian version of the show is filmed in Rio de Janeiro at Globo’s main studio known as “Projac”. The studio may be the largest of its kind in Latin America and one of many largest on the planet, too. The set of the participantes BBB 2018 home is reported to be probably the most sophisticated, equipment-wise, of all of the Big Brother houses worldwide. When you can name a favorite 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 completely, in their novelas).
While no-one has truly shot to fame after winning the contest, lots of the contestants have gone on to have successful careers in TV and modeling. Sabrina Sato, who you could have seen BBB2O18 Justin Bieber, was a television host around the comedy show Pânico. Grazi Massafera proceeded to become an actress in several novelas, and Íris Stefanelli is currently the host of TV Fama. As with most celebrities in Brazil, fame means covering every one of the bases, be it via television, film, adverts and, eventually, getting involved in a Carnival parade or school.
Despite, or rather, despite the participantes BBB 18, it is often referred to when Brazilians discuss the banality of the media inside their country. While I don’t beg to differ, media around the world suffers from a similar malady within its serving mass audiences. Every television viewer figures to the ratings of your individual shows so, in one way or another, we’re playing a part within the success or failure of any show. When personally choosing what to watch, I’m reminded in the media’s affect on a younger self, with Captain Planet’s call to action.