Big Brother Canada

  • hanzo83

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    Mar 31, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    I'm in America but I always find a way to watch international shows so I decided to check out the first season of Big Brother Canada and I learned a little bit about our neighboring country. None of the contestants are French speaking and they sound almost just like Americans except with words like "house" and "out" lol. They act just like Americans too.

    I like the show so far though. They are nowhere near as cut throat as Americans on Big Brother and they know how to lighten up and have some fun.
  • Danskerb

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    Mar 31, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    Its actually such a bad representation of Canadians. To start it off, they should have chosen some contestants from more than 4 of the provinces. They should have had more french culture in there as well... or some more traditional inuit culture in there from either bc, or up in nunavut. Or how about someone from the prairies....
  • hanzo83

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    Mar 31, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    That Aboriginal girl, Suzette just got voted off. I don't know if that's the same as Inuit though lol.

    People always say these reality show people are poor representations lol. Nobody can represent an entire country, province or state or whatever. Nobody can ever live up to that. I like to see these people just as they are, crazy, paranoid and all that stuff haha.

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    Apr 01, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    bxp011 saidIts actually such a bad representation of Canadians. To start it off, they should have chosen some contestants from more than 4 of the provinces. They should have had more french culture in there as well... or some more traditional inuit culture in there from either bc, or up in nunavut. Or how about someone from the prairies....


    I agree.
    An actor from my town auditioned, ( yes, they auditioned actors...they're not all "real" people ) he claimed that the producers already had a set vision of the "types" they were looking for, then cast the performers that best fit those roles.
    They looked for primarily generic North American types to make it more salable/ relatable to the U.S. market....."reality" t.v. eh?
  • hanzo83

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    Apr 01, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    GordHunter said
    bxp011 saidIts actually such a bad representation of Canadians. To start it off, they should have chosen some contestants from more than 4 of the provinces. They should have had more french culture in there as well... or some more traditional inuit culture in there from either bc, or up in nunavut. Or how about someone from the prairies....


    I agree.
    An actor from my town auditioned, ( yes, they auditioned actors...they're not all "real" people ) he claimed that the producers already had a set vision of the "types" they were looking for, then cast the performers that best fit those roles.
    They looked for primarily generic North American types to make it more salable/ relatable to the U.S. market....."reality" t.v. eh?


    Does this play in America? I never heard of any Slice channel before.
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    Apr 01, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    bxp011 saidIts actually such a bad representation of Canadians. To start it off, they should have chosen some contestants from more than 4 of the provinces. They should have had more french culture in there as well... or some more traditional inuit culture in there from either bc, or up in nunavut. Or how about someone from the prairies....


    They should've auditioned in Richmond, BC. It's like 60% Asian.
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    Apr 04, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    complaints aside - now how about that alec and emmet?


    I'd even do Andrew (although he is a bit doughy around the middle)


    Girls? There are girls there? icon_lol.gif


    Glad to see Tom voted out - what a homophobic ass.

    I'd like to see Alec win it but I think Peter will.




    I love the shoulders on Emmett, but Alec's abs are rocking.


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    Apr 04, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    Upper_cdn was glad to see AJ voted out, coz upper_cdn hates pretentious idiots who refer to themselves in the third person.
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  • Bylt4U

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    Apr 04, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    I've heard about it but this type of show doesn't appeal to me. I'll try to take a look to see how representative it is.
    I can say there is a knock-off of the "Real Housewives of" whatever city set in Vancouver. Again, I wouldn't watch such drivel but I note from advertising billboards and other commentaries that all five of the women are rich, white bitches - totally interchangeable with those from Beverly Hills, Atlanta etc.
    Of all Canadian cities, none has a larger percentage of Asians in the population than Vancouver. Yet they couldn't include even one Asian.
    These reality shows are anything but.
  • Danskerb

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    Apr 05, 2013 7:46 AM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidcomplaints aside - now how about that alec and emmet?


    I'd even do Andrew (although he is a bit doughy around the middle)


    Girls? There are girls there? icon_lol.gif


    Glad to see Tom voted out - what a homophobic ass.

    I'd like to see Alec win it but I think Peter will.




    I love the shoulders on Emmett, but Alec's abs are rocking.




    Tom wasn't homophobic.... The show also played him out a lot differently than what he is.
  • Danskerb

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    Apr 05, 2013 7:53 AM GMT
    hanzo83 saidThat Aboriginal girl, Suzette just got voted off. I don't know if that's the same as Inuit though lol.

    People always say these reality show people are poor representations lol. Nobody can represent an entire country, province or state or whatever. Nobody can ever live up to that. I like to see these people just as they are, crazy, paranoid and all that stuff haha.



    There is a lot of differences between aboriginal people. I don't think Suzette grew up in any type of traditional aboriginal lifestyle... and typically the Inuit people are from Nunavut, Northern Quebec, Ontario.... not b.c.