Are we ready for Pinoy Big Brother All-In?
When hit reality TV show Big Brother hit the shores of the Philippines back in 2005 as Pinoy Big Brother (PBB), may Filipinos were hooked to its true-to-life format. PBB, which tags itself as the ‘Teleserye ng Totoong Buhay’ or Drama of Real Life, has kept many of us glued to the screens through the years and has spawned 10 editions.
But now that ang bahay ni Kuya has once again opened for the 11th time, the public seems to have met it with mixed reactions. Is the Philippines ready for the PBB All-In Edition? It seems like they are, but with many misgivings.
During opening night last Sunday and in the following days, sarcastic hashtags like #PBBScripted, #PBBbawalAngPangitEdtion, #PBBRichKids, #PBBFamousEdition, #PBBTaftEdition and many others trended and were used by TV viewers to describe the season on Twitter.
Many viewers criticised how producers chose only certain types of people in their All-In edition, noting that majority of the housemates were good-looking, had a reputation and were wealthy. Some were also distraught that PBB All-In failed to live up to expectations of representing people from diverse walks of life.
Many Twitter users agreed that the latest PBB has lost its reality TV flavour and has turned a talent search programme. However, it seems that despite the disappointment and the bashing, many are still interested to know what will happen in the show.
‘Bashing #PBBScripted doesn’t mean I won’t watch it. I’d still wanna witness how the housemates play the role given to them by the writers,’ said @jPatrickPineda.
‘Iba pa rin talaga ang PBB. There’s something about it na u can’t resist to watch,’ said @cheen_88.
‘It’s fun to watch my favorite tv show! kahit ano pa sabihin nyong negative feedback about it, masaya ako while watching PBB!’ said @romelchor.
Part of the interest stems from the format, which has mixed up teens, celebrities and adults (formerly separate formats) under one roof. This edition is called ‘All-In’ because it combines previous formats used by PBB.
Some of the 18 housemates are also athletes under the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), perhaps in a bid to draw more viewers from wealthier sectors. Actress Alex Gonzaga’s participation inside bahay ni Kuya also serves as a twist fans are looking forward to.
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