The wildly popular Brazilian version of your international reality television franchise Big Brother just began its 13th season about the Rede Globo network. Even when not watching the show, it’s difficult to escape this news coverage of who did what (similar to the inescapability of novela reporting). Not unlike the Winston character from the book 1984, from which the originally Dutch series takes its name, I felt like there is just one channel for folks to watch in BBB 2018. Sure, there are tons 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.
If you happen to do not know just what the show is about, here’s the normal premise. Around 15 contestants (mostly model/actor types) get dedicated to a property, fully equipped with many cameras, from where they cannot leave unless voted out. Weekly, the house guests vote on who they wish to see gone. In the center of everything, and in an effort to spice things up, there are strategic alliances, and also romances, that transpire. The past person standing wins a huge cash prize and hopefully fame.
The Brazilian version in the show is filmed in Rio de Janeiro at Globo’s main studio generally known as “Projac”. The studio is the largest of their kind in Latin America and one of the largest worldwide, too. The set of the BBB 2018 participantes residence is reported to be one of the most sophisticated, equipment-wise, of all of the Big Brother houses worldwide. Provided 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 many, if not completely, of the novelas).
While no one has really 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 be an actress in numerous novelas, and Íris Stefanelli happens to be the host of TV Fama. Like with most celebrities in Brazil, fame means covering each of the bases, be it via television, film, adverts and, at some point, getting involved 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 your media within their country. While I don’t beg to differ, media around the world suffers from a similar malady in the serving mass audiences. Every television viewer figures in the ratings from the 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 things to watch, I’m reminded from the media’s affect on a younger self, with Captain Planet’s call to action.