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Big Brother 15 on CBS is Fun to Watch!

Big Brother Fans deserve HD. I am still upset.

Let me just say that I like Big Brother and it is fun to watch. Big Brother 15 has a good cast and it’s been exciting thanks to some of the changes they have made to how people are nominated for eviction.


Some of the house guests are really fun to watch – especially when they self-destruct which is happening earlier this season!

That said, CBS and the producers of BB15 are really blowing it and sticking it to Big Brother fan’s by what they are NOT doing – you know not broadcasting in HD High Definition like all other tv shows.

I guess the producers and CBS just don’t care about the loyal viewers. After all right now CBS and producers of Big Brother are enjoying some good buzz and improved ratings by getting in the news because of the “racism controversy” involving stupid mean remarks by a house guest.

I do not want to diminish the hurt feelings of the other house guests who are upset by the racism, but this is just one person being stupid and mean – it is CBS trying to make the RACISM bring in more viewers and buzz. I get it. That’s how tv works.

You get that part – why not the part about delivering a high quality broadcast?

It is frustrating because there is not much I can do. Either I watch and accept it or else. It feels like they are forcing me to accept something.

Usually when TV shows do stupid things or are bad or are NOT in HD I just SKIP OVER IT and walk away. You don’t think much about what you are missing when you are not a longtime viewer.

But when you love a show like Big Brother and you feel they are just blowing it and doing annoying stuff – it is harder because you can’t walk away from it like you can a dud new series.

And that’s why it hurts more. It feels like CBS and the producers know they have a loyal base and therefor can skimp on upgrading the cameras to HD and be cheap about making the show truly competitive with broadcasting in 2013.

How come Survivor could do it? Didn’t it cost them more money to upgrade their cameras to HD? But Mark Burnett is a pro and they accepted that HD was the standard years ago.

For some reason Big Brother can’t make the change and are the last to broadcast in NON-HD. I’m sure they are losing viewers who are flipping channels and are seeing the old non-hd screen size. I do it. I do not watch shows that are not in HD. They usually suck and are old – why would I watch them when all the other channels have nice big fantastic pictures of high quality?

I find it hard to believe I am one of the only ones publicly calling them out on not broadcasting in HD. Everyone in the USA these days has HD tv sets and and every show on all of the networks, big and small, except Big Brother is in HD.

That’s insulting. They’re taking advantage of our loyalty and giving us a poor viewing experience and are sticking it to us. If they know they’re doing this it’s bad but maybe they’re just bad at their jobs and don’t understand the importance of the viewing experience and how fans of a show feel.

I’m not saying the producers or the network in charge of Big Brother are complete idiots – they’re not – they do have a good cast who is doing enough to keep the show in the air. The show is getting noticed more and people are getting more engaged because the fans are spreading the word and the executives are exploiting the controversy.

This racism thing for example… CBS and the show are milking this big time. Did you see the full screenwarning message at the beginning of the show. The black screen saying the network does not condone or agree with the racism in the house? Give me a break. Like anything that is happening in a competition reality tv show could really get the network in trouble. It’s a reality tv show and people do stupid stuff – it’s not reflective of the producers or network showing it – but hey – I understand you guys want to milk the moment and make this “racism” thing a news item so more people will talk and watch.

It is working because people who do not watch the show and know I am watching it are asking me about the controversial house guest who is a racist. It’s a news item which is good PR.

That’s good marketing to get the word out – but you should be more considerate of the many fans who religiously watch Big Brother and throw them a bone and improve the viewing experience by going HD like we deserve.

At the very least the LIVE eviction shows on each Thursday which are taped in a STUDIO with a studio audience should be broadcast in HD. What is your excuse there? Show Julie Chen and the audience and extra features in HD and show the HOUSE STUFF in NON-HD. Even though that still sucks it’s better than dumbing down everything.

Now – what is the story with TVGN (TV Guide Network) and Big Brother After Dark?

It too is not in HD and they are constantly CENSORING the dialogue. They are trigger happy and ruining the experience.

You can barely listen to what the houseguests are saying because whoever is sitting on the censor button is constantly hitting it and blocking those dangerous words.

The live stuff shouldn’t be censored. It’s not network tv. F/X and other networks don’t censor those 9 words, do they? At least Showtime was fun because they ran Big Brother After Dark without cutting out the dirty dialogue. TVGN cuts out whole sentences so you can’t understand what they are talking about. It is next to worthless to watch BB After Dark on TVGN.

They say they have gotten better and that it was the first episode they were trigger happy – sorry – you guys at TVGN must not be fans and are not watching because you rarely can get a full sentence and understand any dialogue.

Now Big Brother itself is not the kind of tv show that should be squeeky clean. The show would be much better on another network.

You are successful despite the fact this kind of a show would do better if it was on F/X or another modern network that wasn’t so paranoid about protecting us from swear words and pixelizing butt cracks or cleavage. (CBS is the worst – they don’t want us to see butt cracks ever!)

It’s 2013 so stop trying to pretend you are Disney in 1975 – we are not offended by a handful of everyday words almost all people use.

Now – one more thing – Big Brother producers – owners of the rights have been lazy and NOT releasing old seasons of Big Brother on DVD. They released a few but not all.

That’s too bad. I gave up bitching about that a long time ago. The producers are too busy or don’t care enough or don’t want that little bit of money. it’s not about satisfying the fans – it’s purely an economic thing, right – like with the cameras???

Now – since you are not filming new Big Brother episodes in HD, it will be even harder for you to put out the seasons on DVD because people who watch DVDS on their high def tv screens want the best quality they can get.

You will lose by not filming in HD as DVD purchasers will be disappointed. But you don’t care about DVD sales. Oh that’s right.

In any event – this anger over the lack of High Definition is taking over from what would normally be a much more enthusiastic viewing experience of Big Brother.

I’d normally be writing about the house guests and the racism and the controversy, but here I am feeling ripped off and angry and spending my valuable writing time bitching about a tv show I am enjoying.

I guess the fun writing may come some other time if I can get over the hard feelings.

For now I will just say I do dig the show – the cast is good – it’s fun to watch and see all the crazy shit going on.

Last night, Sunday July 15th,2013 was a great episode (episode 8 by the way) as it was fun to watch the losing part of the house melt down. It was also fun to watch the footage from TVGN from Friday and Saturday AM (the days before Sunday’s show).

In less than 3 weeks the house is already getting divided and the true colors of some mean spirited people are coming out bigger, bolder and sooner than usual.

I must say that idea for the BB MVP and adding the 3rd nominee was a smart one. It did freshen up the game and make it more fun.

Now if you could just all get on the same page and make BB the best it could be we would all be happy.

Read more about TVGN and the CENSORSHIP and HD Issues at Reality Blurred


More on Big Brother 15 at CBS


Comments (0) 1:06 pm |

Big Brother 15 is back but NOT HD

Is it really possible a major network like CBS with a winning tv franchise back for it’s 15th season is STILL NOT in HD High Definition?

Yes – that is what is going on as a new season of Big Brother 15 hit last not and still using those old cameras going back all those years.

WTF CBS – get modern and treat your vewers and Big Brother fans with respect and give them an HD show experience. Even holdouts like Survivor have gone HD for many seasons now. If you really beliee in the show you can’t keep ramming the OLD non-HD programming down our hroats.

WTF CBS – get with the program.

Also check out Big Brother 15 on Tumblr

Big Brother 15 is NOT HD

Comments (0) 2:44 pm |

Big Brother 14 is one of the best ever!

Big Brother 14 on CBS has been really good this season!

big brother 14 on cbs

Despite the fact they are so low budget they haven’t yet upgraded to showing us an HD show, CBS has gotten lucky and the cast has made it a fun and exciting season.

Sure – it feels like the stone age watching a show that is NOT broadcast in HIGH DEFINITION like EVERY other network tv show, but hey – it’s still Big Brother and it’s good tv.

Now, while I am griping I do have to say the TITLES are also LOW BUDGET with a bad remix of the theme. Also the pixelation on that purple edit reworking is a disgrace for a network tv show.

I understand times are tough but to skimp on opening credits and show a pixelated opening that isn’t even HD??? Oh boy.

So – if you are like me and have bene having fun you’ll want to know more about what has been going on.

The Big Brother on Tumblr blog has lots of great pics and info to help you enjoy BB14.

More also at the CBS BB site.

Comments (0) 1:46 pm |

Big Brother 14 Game Changed

The reset button has changed the game and Big Brother 14 is a whole new adventure!

Big Brother is a lot of fun to watch and talk about with friends!

We’re only a little over 3 weeks into this summer’s season of Big Brother 14 on CBS and they’ve already thrown us a major game changer.

The 4 coaches who were leading Big Brother teams and NOT playing in the game are NOW players.

I guess that’s ok – but I am sure the houseguests don’t like it much.

Coaches Janelle, Britney, Boogie and Dan are no longer just leading their teams but now they’re playing against them. No more teams!

From the standpoint of adding twists and new angles, this could add some tension and fun moments watching the anger impact the game play.

America voted and brought them back in. If they didn’t come back it sounded like they were ready to bring back evicted players. Makes sense as the cast this year was smaller (not including the coaches).

All in all it’s a fun summer so far on Big Brother 14 – but there are a few negatives and I’ll go into those later. For now let’s just focus on having a summer good time with BB14!

Look at some cool BB14 photos at Big Brother on Tumblr – see Team Janelle and coaches of Big Brother 14 as well as other great photos!

See the houseguests uncut on Big Brother After Dark on Showtime. It’s been fun this year!

More on Big Brother at the CBS site.

Comments (0) 1:19 pm |

Big Brother 14 on Tumblr

If you’re a big fan of the reality tv show Big Brother 14 on CBS you’ll definitely want to go checkout Big Brother 14 on Tumblr

Tumblr is a great place to find cool stuff about the things you like.

Big Brother 14 on Tumblr

The Big Brother Blog at Tumblr is updated all the time! It’s really fresh!

One reason Tumblr is so cool for finding out news about Big Brother is that it’s super easy for people to blog on Tumblr because it’s a “microblog”! That means people can post short little blips, pictures, videos or even full articles – but the key is it’s fast and it’s fun and therefor a LOT of great stuff ends up on Tumblr!

Compare that to regular blogs like this one where you really need a little more SUBSTANCE for an article.

Tumblr is the opposite and only requires a picture if that’s all you want!

And a great feature of Tumblr is that people will find the good stuff and REBLOG it! They’ll put it on their blog and hot stuff can pass hands like wildfire.

Take for example the Team Britney post on the Big Brother on Tumblr blog. It’s been gaining momentum and is being passed around like crazy!

Also – some blogs like this one allow you to ask questions or even POST about Big Brother on the blog itself. That’s pretty vool!

Well – that’s all for now – get over to the tumblr blog and get in on the action for Big Brother 14!

Comments (0) 11:39 am |

Big Brother 14 Premeiers Tonight on CBS

It’s here again! Big Brother is back!

One of my favorite shows is back for a 14th season (wow) and once again Julie Chen (aka Chen Bot) is the Host. Big Brother 14 on CBS is the king of summer reality tv shows!

Who knows if we’ll like the houseguests this year or if any pretty girls are part of the show – but at least we have Julie Chen!

Julie usually shows up only for the live shows (Thursday nights) and makes sure we get recaps of what happened during the time when the show is not on tv.

She tends to do a good job and is a great host!

To make sure you keep up on Big Brother 14 on CBS make sure you bookmark the following sites

Big Brother 14 on Tumblr

Big Brother CBS Site

Comments (1) 6:19 pm |

I do not care who won Big Brother

OK – so Hayden won. Big deal.

OH NO – summer is over and so is Big Brother!

If Lane or Enzo would have won I would have said the same thing.

I just did not care if any of the BRA-gade (should be brigade, right?) made it to the end.

It’s not that I disliked them – I just found all 3 of them to be boring.

Enzo had some moments being the jackass he was – so at least he had character and was a little unique.

Lane and Hayden had to force the words out and as a result were boring to watch.

Matt – the brains of the brigade was conceited and arrogant – so he was at least fun to see make an ass of himself.

And Britney – while opinionated and mean spirited towards other women-folks, was a breath of fresh air and fun to look at. OK, she was hot! I dug the way she looked and her quirky personality grew on me. (more…)

Comments (1) 6:06 pm |

Big Brother 12 is Back on CBS (but not in HD)


That must mean that Big Brother 12 on CBS is here!

I have watched the first 2 episodes of Big Brother 12 on CBS (last Thursday’s premiere and Sundays followup episode) and am very satisfied with the casting of the houseguests and the premise.

It looks like it will be a fun season! They even introduced a new “sabateur” which half of them can’t pronounce. I guess that means we should expect a fair dose of sabotage!

I’ll be writing more of my thoughts on the cast after I have had a chance to properly digest who they are and what they’re about. So far I am having trouble with 2 of the contestants… I do not care for Kathy and Andrew. Either of them could be the sabateur – although my money is on Andrew. If he’s not the sabateur – he’s just too weird. I’ll share more impressions in the next follow up article!

I need to get one BIG GRIPE out of the way – but don’t let my mini rant thwart your potential enthusiasm for the show.

I’m a big fan indeed – but I am also big enough to need to shout out to CBS and hopefully they may hear and finally get with the times and give us a season of Big Brother that is in HD – High Definition!

That’s right – can you believe it – Big Brother has not yet changed it’s old camera equipment to give us a season of Big Brother in High Definition.

Heck – even the Late Late Show with Craig Fergusan is in High Definition.

If they can spring the extra bucks and shoot Craig’s talk show in HD – can’t they rig up the Big Brother house with HD Cameras??? (Craig’s show is the best talk show on tv by the way – it’s great to have it in HD!) (more…)

Comments (0) 7:59 pm |

Big Brother 11’s Jordan is the Big Winner

Big Brother Picks a Winner!

Ratings must be good for this past season of Big Brother 11!

Big Brother 11 ended with Jordan getting more votes than Kevin in the series finale hich was more fun than most in recent memory.

I must admit I was happy to see Jordan get the big prize. Jeff, not to be left out, also got an America’s Choice check for 25 grand as the favorite vote getter. That’s cool too! Right on Jeff! You played the best game!

Kevin got the runner up prize and Natalie was completely out of the running. She was too cocky and it was nice to see Jordan rise above her.

Well… they are casting or another season so I giess that means Big Brother 12 will be hitting the screens next Summer! Unless of course they suprise us again with another season before then as they did in the past! You can nevr have too many Big Brother’s each year!

Comments (2) 10:15 am |

The Problem With Big Brother

WHAT is the Problem With Big Brother?

OK, so that’s a snotty way to start a piece – by ragging on the almighty Big Brother…

I know… But hey – it happens every time the Big Brother show winds down to the end of the season. The trouble with Big Brother is that it gets boring towards the end and I almost lose interest.

Actually it happens to almost all reality tv shows that GET RID of the ‘contestants” or in Big Brother’s case – the houseguests.

It never fails to happen in Reality TV. Survival of the fittest is not always applicable.

As the better players, and often most attractive ones, and even the more highly “spirited” ones get knocked off the shows, the drama goes with them and things get a little lame at times.

Take the current installment of Big Brother 11. While it is still a good tv show and each episode has it’s moments, it has been getting more and more weak the past few episodes.

We’re near the end and it’s down to Jordan, Natalie, Michelle and the gay guy and it’s boring!

OH yes, his name is Kevin…Sorry!

Sure, they opened Pandora’s box and Natalie was hooked up with her boyfriend who proposed to her but soooo what! And then she lied – poorly… mild drama at best.

So – what is goin on now in the BB11 house??? (more…)

Comments (1) 5:55 pm |

Big Brother After Dark

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