Okay I’ll admit it. I’ve been watching Big Brother Australia ever since it started here in Australia seven years ago. I tried to admit last year that I didn’t watch it, but I’ll let you in on a secret. I did. I was fairly disinterested, but strangely compelled to watch it.
Last night I watched the introduction to the new housemates. As I watched the first 12 go in, it struck me how much things have changed since the first few seasons. This year more than ever the housemates are really ‘outgoing’ and looking to have ‘fun’ and they were all pretty much focussed on themselves. I guess they epitomise Generation Y. I’m a Generation X girl myself so don’t really fit the demographic of the housemates, and all or most of the viewers, so there is a generation gap in place.
And as usual they are all youngish and attractive. Even Gretel said, as she was introducing the girls, that ‘it’s another blonde one’. Is this how shallow an Australian audience is, to only want to watch attractive people on television? What about beauty on the inside?
The seemingly most down to earth one was Jamie the self professed nerd although he is still brimming with self-confidence while he’s ‘doing it for the nerds’.
As for the two relationships within the house? I haven’t done any reading around other websites for the rumours, but my pick is that two of the girls are sisters. I saw them sitting next to each other last night and their profiles were almost identical. One was Hayley (the one in the awful blue dress that reminded me too much of the 1980s) and I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the other one. She was blonde though. That’s right, they’re nearly all blonde.
No doubt I’ll watch more and get ridiculed for watching it by my friends, but I really don’t care.