The wildly popular Brazilian version from the international reality television franchise Big Brother just began its 13th season on the Rede Globo network. Even when not watching the show, it’s hard to escape news reports coverage of who did what (just 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 seemed to be just one channel for individuals to look at in BBB 2018. Sure, there are lots of channels, the simple truth is, but there’s a strange pull to linger over a Globo TV program when flipping through channels. Big Brother Brasil (BBB) is perfectly positioned to utilize 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 general premise. Around 15 contestants (mostly model/actor types) get put into a property, fully provided with many cameras, from where they cannot leave unless voted out. Weekly, the home guests vote on who they wish to see gone. In the midst of all of it, and so as to spice things up, you can find strategic alliances, and also romances, that transpire. The last person standing wins a large cash prize and hopefully fame.
The Brazilian version from 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, also. The group of the BBB 2018 participantes home is reported to be the most sophisticated, equipment-wise, of the Big Brother houses worldwide. Whenever you can name a well known show on Rede Globo, it’s almost surely recorded at Projac (including Xuxa, Domingão, Caldeirão do Huck, Malhação, Zorra Total, and several, if not completely, with their novelas).
While nobody has really shot to fame after winning the contest, most of the contestants go through to have successful careers in TV and modeling. Sabrina Sato, who maybe you have seen BBB2O18 Justin Bieber, became a television host around the comedy show Pânico. Grazi Massafera continued to become an actress in several novelas, and Íris Stefanelli is currently the host of TV Fama. Like with most celebrities in Brazil, fame means covering all of the bases, whether it is via television, film, adverts and, at some time, taking part in a Carnival parade or school.
Despite, or rather, despite the participantes BBB 18, it is often known as when Brazilians discuss the banality of the media within their country. As I don’t beg to differ, media the world over is affected with a similar malady in their 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 from the success or failure of the show. When personally choosing what things to watch, I’m reminded in the media’s influence on a younger self, with Captain Planet’s call to action.