Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Diving In: The Different Levels of Investment of a Big Brother Fan

There are two types of Big Brother fans:

1. Those who simply watch the televised episodes, buying what CBS is selling.

2. Those for which the televised episodes are pretty much a waste of time, because they've either got live feeds or are online reading transcripts or checking for spoilers.

Actually, to be fair, there are many different kinds of Big Brother fans, falling somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. I count myself amongst the middle dwellers -- I don't subscribe to the live feed, but I manage to stay "in the know" about the happenings inside the house. It does change things knowing who the next HOH or Veto winner is going to be, or even, in many cases, who the house is leaning toward eliminating.

It's the beauty of the Big Brother game, really -- it is what you make of it. You can become as much or as little invested as you'd like. You can, literally, devote 24 hours 7 days a week to the game (I don't recommend it). Or you could tune it once every couple of weeks on CBS and enjoy it for totally different reasons. Who knew Big Brother was so complex?

To that end, here on Idol Thoughts, I will always put a SPOILER notice in the post title when revealing something that has not yet been broadcast on TV. That way, if you're looking for info like HOH and Veto winners, strategy discussions, and who's fighting with who, the Big Brother Main Page is the place to bookmark. Right now the spoilers are few, as the cast has not yet been announced, but starting next week expect lots of action.

And take the poll...I'm curious where y'all would put yourselves on the Big Brother addict scale.

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