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Mouseboy332,010 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Big Brother Canada continues to be a major creative force in its short 5 year history. Every year they top themselves and this year is no exception. Its lovely bright and white and modern and slick. Whilst many of the rooms seems to be in the same place, they are completely themed and redesigned. Unlike the hokey cheesy dated BBUSA house which is just crammed with a bunch of junk, rather than the house getting a make over like the BBCanada house. The BBUSA looks worse and worse every year.
2017 has 8 new players and 8 returnees.
Last year was the BBCan Grand Hotel theme.
This year space is the the theme.
Redesigned Audience Studio
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Living Room - Upper Entrance Level. Main door to the left. Straight ahead, the black white spiral is the Head of Household bedroom. This pic seems to be taken from the main bathroom entrance.
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Living Main Level
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Dining Room - Kitchen in background. Livingroom to the left facing video wall.
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Diary Room
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Head Of Household Bedroom
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Have Not Bedroom - (Punishment room includes slop for meals and cold showers)
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Only Outdoor space - Hot Tub
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Backyard - (Indoors) Pool to the left. - This area is typically cleared for competitions and other activies. Unlike BBUK with has small competition rooms. BB USA/Canada comps are big and over the top and heavily themed. BBCanada has surpassed BBUSA in the quality of the comps.
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One of 2 bedrooms - basically the same one red one blue. Lighting is similar to last year. just cover with graphics
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Main bathroom
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The nominations will take place in a new room called - The Bridge.
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Best BB presenter IMO - Arisa Cox in the Bridge. (She lived in a Canadian "version" of Big Brother in the 2000's. They werent locked in like BB. They were part of a show called the Lofters and the housemates were tasked with producing live hosted shows each night with a different theme that aired live on network tv. Everything else was streamed live online. Footage from the the live stream was edited into the Lofters programme that aired I think 3 nights a week. Arisa live there for a year.)
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Mouseboy332,010 posts since 10 Feb 2014
That looks wonderful.
If themed right does it mean that even the outdoor space has no view of the sky and it is as though they are in outer space?

Ha! Well the only space that is truly outdoors it the hot tub. North America is getting a huge snow storm right now, so they wouldnt be able to use large outdoor backyard anyway, because of the time of year they tape the program. Typically Big Brother will shovel out the hot tub area if it snows and they can still use it. Rain or shine for some fresh air. But its very small.
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Mouseboy332,010 posts since 10 Feb 2014
CBS needs to ashamed of themselves. I feel this is a situation where CBS views Big Brother as a summer cash cow. People have and will continue to watch so they dont feel the need to refresh the show. SOmething it desperately needs. Online the fans have been screaming for it. And they assume by painting and furnishing the same house every year its a new house. It seems like it gets worse every year. Its creaky and full of ants and the house should be part of the game,its not. Its just a house. Its not just the house that needs to be rebuilt I think production needs to be changed. It has a air of what can only be described as "cheesy". Its seems as though the current producers are out of ideas and they are following the same formula. I do like the North America format as opposed to the international format.

But think BBCanada has taken the CBS BBUSA format and mixed it nicely with the UK and other international formats and come up with a show that is entertaining to watch but it doesnt feel hyper manipulated like the UK version. The UK and Int'l versions still wants it to be a social-experiment documentary-eque show. Those days are long over. Its a competition programme. Just drop the pretense and present it what is. CBS figured that out in Series 2. Its a game and presenting it that way is far more entertaining. Watching the game-play and the scheming and the secrecy and backstabbing. Though the show is pure entertainment, BBCanada presents with an air of fun, but no cheese. BBUSA the competitions are cheesy and are becoming repetitive, just presented differently as far as the theme is concerned. And poor Julie Chen...she was perfect for the show when it launched, because it was experimental and documentary-esque. She was a journalist, but after all these years she cant seem to break the stiffness of her presentation. Hence the nickname ChenBot.

I do credit them with producing a completely online version a few months ago. But im still wondering what the real purpose of the show was. It began a week after the broadcast show ended, they 'refreshed" the house. The format was super confusing to follow. They claim it was used as promo tool for CBS streaming app (think Netflix). And they said this show was some original content for the streaming app. Even the name of the show was cheesy.... Big Brother: Over The Top. The whole operation smells like old people trying to create tv for a younger audience. But it has a whiff of old people about it. Kinda like the Grammy Awards tv production. IT wants to look young but just tragically fails.

I love the show and thats what makes it annoying. CBS is smart in one way......they block the broadcast of Big Brother Canada in the USA. CBS owns a small cable channel called POP. During the regular season of BBUSA they broadcast hours of BB AfterDark.. (That programme is produced better than the CBS version). Its just essentially just a live stream from the house. The channel is desperate for content, you tell my looking at the schedule. Why cant they show Big Brother Canada on POP?! USA fans have been begging for it. But with all the rights deals that have been signed... Nothing from CBS. They know that USA version has become a lesser product and no longer compares. Mind you that GLOBALtv in Canada that produces BBCan also broadcasts BBUSA. ITs also interesting that the part of the BBCanada production team is also on the BBUSA production team. They share the same casting director and other similar roles. So it leads me to believe the Executive Producer Alison Grodner..who is creator (or at least she has been Exec producer since Series 2 when it started) of the North American Big Brother format needs to resign or let someone else come in.
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Mouseboy332,010 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Check out the first episode. The opening squence is pretty cool. I have to say. And I love how they reintroduced the Big Brother "character" as they did in last years opener. This one is pretty cool. And the house looks brilliant.
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Mouseboy332,010 posts since 10 Feb 2014
This is why Big Brother Canada is the best version creatively on air. It simply blows the US version away. This segment was so cool to watch as a viewer.








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Mouseboy332,010 posts since 10 Feb 2014
HEre is the finale opening. Proving again why Big Brother Canada is creatively one of the best on air anywhere, IMO



This was the amazing opening to part 1 of the final HOH competition





The final HOH is a quesiton and answer and the sequence in which they walk from the house to the question area is amazing and well produced as usual like it is every year. This year was no exception. After the brief Q&A from the presenter, watch as the Houseguests walk out of the house.


Creatively Big Brother Canada 2017 has been its best year. The housemates were amazing and the contests/competitions and the overall creativity of the show this year was simply stellar.
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