Big Brother (Australia)

Daily 7:00 PM on Channel Nine Premiered Apr 01, 2001 In Season





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  • Big Brother, shot live from the Gold Coast at Dreamworld, is now an unforgettable show that will be remembered not just from the housemates, but from the nation. A reality live Tv game show that has new people from society each season is now gone forever.

    The host of season 1 Big Brother in Australia, Gretel Killein, welcomed the first Australian Housemates into the world of Big Brother. As the days went by, and less housemates were left in the house, the winner was finally announced (Ben). As season two came, a new bach of new comers were placed within the house and yet again, the winner was finally announced (Peter). Then season 3, and the winner was announced (Reggie). Then season 4 was when the winner won 1 million dollars from now on. The winners after that was then Trevor, Logan twins, Jaime and Aleisha.
  • Insightful show. Honestly!

    BBAU is truly a great show. There are fights, they are interesting. There are funny moments - classic. You get to see people's personalies, analyse. People think, oh it is on channel 10, oh it is reality. They do not watch it, they automatically assume it is crap. Well it is not! It is an insightful look into people's lives. You pick who you like and you support them. Very fun getting into it all. Online forums make it even funner along with speculation and the likes. People should not judge if they don't watch and stop being prudes. All other channels showed the tukey slap. 10 did NOT. Ta!
  • Big brother o6 is the best

    Fantastic work of art best show in the world nothing can beat it once u watch the show you cant get your eyes ofit they direct you to the show. You wont remember other things not work other shows etc. Dont suspect this show to be rubbish watch it and you wil get what im saying its hard to say in words you have to watch it your self ! ! ! it is the number one show ever no one can cum up with a better idea !!1 ! ! 1 no 1 !!! ! ! 1 ! !
  • Big Brother Australia is the best of all Big Brothers.

    I live in Canada, but I watch Big Brother from the US, the UK and Australia.

    BB Australia is definitely the best of the three. Big Brother himself has a hilarous sense of humour and a strong fist.

    Not allowing discussions about nominations changes the show entirely. No more alliances, people survive the show based on their own merits.

    Allowing the public to make the final decision of which nominated houseguest is evicted is definitely the way to go also.

    The UK version has these same rules and is a very close second, but Australia wins because of Big Brother's personality.

    Sorry, but the US version does not even come close.
  • ;)

    I've always been a Big Brother fan. I just loved the pyscological background to the show, the fact that placing people in a controlled situation can alter their emotions and the way they interact with people.

    In this series, I've really enjoyed the many twists and turns, but even though its towards the end of the series, I think we need MORE twists and even MORE turns.

    I'm not much of a Gretel fan anymore... I think it was that night when Michael was evicted, and she accused him of certain things... she looked totally vicious! I believe she needs replacing.

    My favourite housemates this season are Camilla and Ash. Both different personalities, but they just interest me. And now with the second batch of intruders, I like Darren, he's a bit different. Not a Perry fan, at all!
  • Big Brother rivetting show. Entertaining housemates. Strangers living together. Rules, tasks , evictions,nominations. Spin-off shows. Fabulous shows. Viewer interaction.

    Big Brother Australia has kept me rivetted to every show from the very first BB . It is entertaining, unpredictable, spontaneous, surprising, funny, sad (at times) and as I said before, rivetting. When the \'housemates\' enter the house they are a group of strangers, but by the time each one leaves he/she becomes like a friend (or not)to both other housemates and the public. It is very exciting to see how friendships and rivalries develop in the house and how each one is affected by the different rules, tasks, interaction ,nominations, evictions of the house. I love every aspect of the show, and the spin-off shows like BB Uplate and Friday Night Games. There is also viewer interaction with voting and internet sites. I cannot wait each year for Big Brother to begin again. I hope it continues every year.
  • Big Brother Uncut - A bad example for teenagers? I don't think so.

    There have been many disputes against Uncut, especially that it's not suitable for audiences in their teenage years. What people actually don't realise is that the majority of people who watch it are actually teenagers, being a teenager myself I know what I'm talking about. The reason teenagers watch uncut is because they are curious. They want to broaden their sexual knowledge to an extent where they know enough to realise what is good or what is bad. Big Brother Uncut can be informative, I myself have watched it a couple of times and I actually learned things that are quite informative. But I do agree that sometimes things shouldn't be shown- Let me tell you that someone picking through their pubic region is particularly flattering. So, what I think - Uncut should be 'lightened up' a bit, but still kept.
  • In my opinion, Big Brother is the best reality show ever created in Australia and around the world.

    I have watched this show since it first launched onto Australian screens back in 2001. We all fell in love with the bum-dancing, bunny eared; Sara-Marie.

    The show was better and better each season. Gretel Killeen hosted seven our of eight seasons of Big Brother. She has done an amazing job and definitelly gets my vote for best host on TV. Sadly, she left our screens at the end of Big Brother 2007. I knew it was never going to be the same without her. Her replacements were Kyle and Jackie O, who i must say were horrible hosts and they were definitelly a contributing reason to the axing of what was once, a great show. Kyle was frozen and his left eye kept twitching which scared everyone who was watching. They were there to host not give opinions about who their favourite housemates were and who they didn't like. 2008 was the worst Big Brother ever. It definitelly lacked the anticipation and the excitement of the eviction shows which in my opinion was what made Big Brother, Big Brother.

    I hope it returns to Network TEN in a few years time and i hope to see Gretel back. This is my favourite show and always will be.
  • I'm glad this version is back on. It is a pretty good reality show where a bunch of people are secluded in a hose. Every week people get voted out for personal or stratigic reasons.

    I'm glad this version is back on. It is a pretty good reality show where a bunch of people are secluded in a hose. Every week people get voted out for personal or stratigic reasons.One thing I don't like is this is one of the shows where you can get voted off even if you are the best player of the game. I think it is beyond funny when people make allianaces and then they are surprised when they get voted out. I mean seriously, somebody has to go. You can have a group of say 6 people against 2. If the 2 have imunity one of the 6 has to go. Somebody has to go home or it wouldn't be a game. I'm sorry but that is how the game is played. They dont seem to get so upset when they are safe. in fact they usually seem relieved. I wish this show was eaiser to get for Americans I can watch it because of my old trusty satelite dish.
  • The first season was excellent and after that is just deveolped a habbit of getting worse and worse. Until season 5 where everything changed and the show became an absoloute hit again. I think season 6 will be really good...

    Big brother Australia began in 2001 with excellent ratings. Every year after that it just became more pathetic and stupid, until 2005 where they reintroduced it and I loved it once more.

    In season 5 (2005) they introduced the friday night games, everyone being single and much more. I personally thought that this year was better that the first. Although ratings are now higher than ever, oldies still hate it.

    I think the whole idea of yound people living together 24/7 and given set tasks is excellent. This was always the basics of Big Brother until they changed alot (In a good way) in 2005. 2006 is going to be really good because there is this truth or lie thing, a 'world first' and we get to have more to do with the house.
  • Big Brother is about 12 housemates going into a house for a certain amount of time and they have to go through nominations, evictions and friday night live games.

    I really loved this year\'s Big Brother. It was so entertaining and interesting. I really loved Tim, Christie, Michael, Logan Greg and Geneva. But my favourite was The Friday Night Live games with Mike Goldman, Fryzie and Bree. This year\'s Big Brother was the best and Gretel Kileen did a fantastic job as the host.
  • This isn't a bad show, it does have its moments

    I am perfectly fine with this show. Maybe Big Brother Uncut is very pornographic, which I agree with. The Daily Show is the one to watch if you want a PG rated show (Australia). Big Brother Uncut and Up-Late are the MA rated shows. The housemates have become single in BB05 and even sexier, but BB05 is very mysterious and secretive. I do not understand on what the problem is when parents say that Big Brother is not appropriate! It is not, ladies and gentlemen! The only inappropriate parts are when your children are sneaking away watching Uncut or Up-Late! Why do you think that the Daily Show, Eviction and Nominations are all rated PG? Seriously, you cannot think that MA should be the rating for EVERY Big Brother show broadcasted! Why do you think that the Daily Show's nudity is censored and swear words are beeped over?! I think that I have made my point...
  • This is Big Brother. Enjoy it.

    What people tend to forget about Big Brother is that, at its core, it is a social experiment. It may be so far commercialised in it's seventh year, but if you can manage to look past that it is a very interesting show psychologically as it accurately reflects the spiteful and vindictive way in which people talk to and about each other, only on a much more concentrated scale.

    What draws its viewers is the ability to love and hate the people they put in the House, judging solely by what they show the audience, having never met the housemates themselves.

    Despite the view that it is a show only for people with no intellectual substance, it can be highly enjoyable for the analytical types as well.

    Welcome back to high school.
  • Big Brother is BACK, baby! 08 season is a bit of a corker!

    'Tis a difficult thing to review so early in the season. I mean, it's a lot of carry-on, drama, colour and movement, but essentially not much more. At this stage of the game, I feel a bit like a one-year old whose parents are dangling the keys at me to get my attention.

    Having said all that, my attention they've got! It's all trash and glamour with housemates like the fabulous Brigitte, whose Paris fixation got tongues wagging from the get-go. And muscle boys like Nobbi and David whose shower scenes are very easy on the eye. We've got some potential controversy BB-style with opinionated bigmouths such as Saxon, a professional boofhead, and Terri who at 52 is the oldest person in the BB house ever (if you don't count Gretel Killeen on her many visists). And the much-maligned "party boy" Corey, whose five minutes of fame is looking somewhat relentless - for good or for bad? That's for us to decide.

    Of course there are those who aren't actually likeable per se, but aren't yet overtly offensive enough to warrant a strong opinion one way or the other. But the likes of Bianca, Alice and Ben can't fence sit for too long without some sort of consequence falling upon them.

    Major changes to this season are really yet to show their face. Other than the spectacular inclusion of BB Big Mouth 9.30pm Wednesday nights. Tony Squires and Rebecca Wilson gab on about the psuedo-intellectual social aspect of the series, and then seemlessly move onto trashy nudie shots of the housemates that Ten aren't able to show during the family hour. Ex-housemates come on to give their two cents worth, and the constant attack that an ignorant and annoying media tend to give the show is finally addressed in a calm and rational manner, each week. Do NOT miss this show!

    So with the first eviction coming this Sunday, who can we kiss goodbye? Dixie is already infuriating with her teary demeanour. If you can't take the heat stay out of the spa bath, Dixie! And save your tears for more substantial dramas later on, like when you reveal the truth about a dying relative or a secret past. And speaking of secret past, what is Travis' story? Someone out there knows and it's bound to be juicy, but juicy enough to keep him in, or chuck him out?

    On a more analytical human behaviourist side , this season doesn't appear to have pushed the envelope, so much as just set people up for conflict. It's a time honoured TV tradition, and if it aín't broke don't try and fix it I guess.

    Best line of the series so far goes to Brigitte: Terri started chastising her for putting on makeup and tarting herself up of a night time, and without blinking Brigitte reminded her, "We are on camera, you know!" Indeed you are, Brigitte. Indeed you are.
  • so bad it's good.

    "it's not the big emma house, it's the big brother house" haha loves it. so glad nick is gone though.
    it's such a stupid show but i can't stop watching it.
    love friday night games, it is the best part of big brother. i laugh myself silly everytime!!
    bree, fitzy and mike are really funny too.
    so sick of jamie and his werid staring. he should get voted off as soon as possible.
    joel is so funny. i love his voices and the way he talks is so funny. i think to win, if it was a guy, joel and a girl, susannah or aleisha.
    i don't know yet. see how it goes. its a pretty good season though.
  • less sexs and more game on

    Big brother is a classic Aus realitit tv show. This season is a good come back from lest season (year) less sex and more game on. friday night live is a good thing to tell the housemates (cast) again "Big brother is not a holday its a game". My Feb tv shows on big brother are Friday night live and up late and my feb season was in 2004 season 4. The host of Friday night live and up late Mike Goldman is my feb host and Bree Amer and Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald too. My feb season of housemates was season 4 and my feb housemates was Bree and Fitzy.
  • Big Brother is the best reality show Australia has ever had. It is a very addictive show.

    Big Brother (Australia) is my absolute favourite show currently on TV.

    Gretel Killen does amazing job at hosting the show. Big Brother gets millions of viewers attracted to it.

    I personally like watching the Evictions which are air every Sunday and the Nominations which air every Monday, but my personal favourite would have to be the "Friday Night Live" games. It's always interesting to see who would win the games.

    Big Brother Uncut is the best i've seen. Most Australian viewers complain that it's a rood show and should be take off the TV. I completely disagree with those people

    I would recommend Big Brother to the whole of Australia.
  • Leading the way in reality television because its so simple.

    This show keeps it simple and is the most talked about show on TV.

    There isnt alot to it just watch people live like watching fish in a fish bowl. The show relys on peoples personallities. The public also enjoy it because they feel that anyone even they could be on it.
  • A cause for national shame.

    I have to admit it: I watch Big Brother. Now, after Season 1, the mystery and charm was gone, the housemates knew what they were in for and it became completely dull, year after year.

    Then came 2005.
    I don't know why I bothered tuning in, maybe I just wanted to give it a chance, maybe I'm secretly addicted to the show. Whatever the reason, I have BB05 it's chance, and it really didn't come off too badly.
    Channel 10 have gone out of their way to put the most abrasive, sexually frustrated people they could find in the house - after ensuring they were all single - and we've really seen some great sparks.
    The Uncut show is simple filth, but still draws over a million viewers weekly, because let's face it guys, we like filth.
    Add in the mayhem caused by the introduction of the Friday Night Games and we have the makings of a decent program. In a way, I want to see more once this season is completed, but at the same time I'm fully aware that the show simply won't extend successfully to another season, not after they pulled out all the stops this year.

    I cateogrized this 'underappreciated' not because it doesn't get the respect it deserves - because it is trashy drama at it's worst - but because I'd hazard the guess that only one in five people who watch BB05 are admitting to it.
    Oh, and aren't all the critics peering down heir noses at us so well informed for people who would *never* lower themselves to watching that level of filth?
  • Big Brother '07. What exactly was to expect. A ridiculous show but yet some what addictive.

    Big Brother Australia. What exactly was to expect. A reality show full of boring conversation and imagination. 3 months in a closed in house spent with the same people is a tough task. The housemates have to learn to live with each other and to live without their family. Season 7 is underway and like usual it is the same to the previous 6 seasons however there is the odd twist or turn. Big Brother is on some level entertaining to watch if you want a quick laugh. The housemates can sometimes go crazy and there is a lot of conflict in the house.
  • Throw some strangers into a house and give them no contact with the outside world. Well, it started out mildly amusing but with no plot to lose it desperately needs to find one now.

    What started out as a half interesting social experiment hosted by a pop cultural feminist writer has ended up a boring annual rehash fronted by a producers' puppet. What made reality show Big Brother interesting to begin with was the thought that these strangers off the street could literally go off the rails and give us some long needed surprises as their unscripted antics and personality clashes were brought to the boil. With a dozen or so people locked away from the rest of the world, with every move scrutinised, there was a promise of something, especially as they were verbally poked and jabbed by anti-TV personality host Gretel Killeen. But somewhere along the way the spaontaneity has eroded away. Soon the highlight became watching to see when Killeen would next spit the dummy because one of the housemates again went against the producers' wishes: an unexpected political protest was chastised by Killeen, a gay kiss was cut away from, discussion of a sexual incident was quashed and Killeen continually spoke over any householder who dared speak up against producers' manipulation of housemates. Hey, this is the stuff that's interesting! Instead, housemates were auditioned as if for a catwalk cattlecall, housemates attempted to use their time in the house to launch embarrassing attempts at showbiz careers (singers, actors, quiz show host wannabes crawling out of every corner of the BB house and live feeds became heavily censored. Yaaaaaaaaaaawn.
  • alright show.

    this show is o.k i guess like i mean it's interesting to like have your vote and stuff like australian idol but it's just a bit boring sometimes like they should make it more interesting it's funny to watch but now like it just gets to the point where they talk about love so much it's like 'oh will u just be queit or i'll change it back to disney!'it's o.k i guess if your really big on reality tv and i like some reality tv shows but i'm not that big of a fan u can check my profile faves if you dad used to watch this show all the time and most of the time i'd put my i-pod on soo yeah but the bits and peices i saw were o.k i guess i suppose i recommend this to people who r into reality tv.ok,well there u go thats my review!bye!
  • Interesting Idea, novelty wore off quick though.

    This show was like nothing I had ever seen before at the start, but this novelty wore off quite quickly with boring housemates and pathetic twists and rule changes.

    If you watch a whole season of this you will be well and truly tired at the end of it. Honestly I couldn't handle it but with Big Brother daily show, Big Brother friday games, Big Brother up-late, Big Brother Un-Cut and Big Brother Evictions there is just way too much of these people shown.
  • Big Brother is a reality series where a bunch of people are put into a house for 3 months and eventually people are voted out until you have a winner.

    Although previous years of Big Brother have been absolute tripe, this years was slightly more interesting for viewers, but by the time they reached the finale, it was so tiring that it was a waste of precious time to watch. By about the six or seventh week, the only thing you saw was cat fights and boys bullying each. If I want to see people fight I can watch boxing, which is also a horrible waste of sport.
    My Rating: Don't go near it with a ten foot pole.
  • All good things must come to an end.

    All good things must come to an end.. This has been on its 5th series now? Just let it die already because I'm sick of this crap being on prime-time. We know there is trouble putting 14 people into a house togeather.. We understood that ther first time! sheesh.. I enjoyed the first Big brother though.
  • Used to be great, now just tacky. Bring back the normal people.

    I have no idea why Channel 10 felt the need to take BB to the gutter. It used to be fantastic with fun and interesting people who did not talk about sexual positions and object 24-7. Come on BB, bring back the normal people. I loved the previous years so hoping you will redeem yourself to Australia in 2006.
  • This show is a disgrase.

    Big Brother has sex scenes and lanaguage that is very rude. Like two housemates turkeyslapped a another housemate. It is inapporiate.It is disgusting.intruders is just a waste of time to keep the show going longer. Then there\\\\\\\'s Friday Night Live where the housemates play this stupid competiton to not be evicted on Sunday.
  • This is, and always has been, an utter pile of s***.

    Watching stupid arrogant idiots do stupid arrogant things is what this show is all about.

    The sheer fact that people actually enjoy watching brain-dead bogans complain, is disgusting.

    Watching it is just the worst thing you can possibly do to yourself. I'm pretty sure it actually kills your braincells, making you as utterly worthless as the idiots displayed on this piece of trash. Appalling.
  • People who watch this show really need to get a life

    The show consists of eagertistical young people who really do not have a clue and are willing to subject their lives to the public for enjoyment, humiliation and self indulgence.I really do not get this show and how people can actually watch it and get excited..\\\\\\\\
    The thought of watching people in a housed environment was only to be done on animals, but I suppose when you have enough monet to throw at something, anything is possible, as we see in big brother ( does it really need to be capatilised??)
    All i hope is that i would never be self indulgent enough to want to appear on this show or others like it.

  • A disgrace to telivision. Channel 10, remove it immediately!

    This show is just awful! How it lasted past 1 Season amazes me! For starters, it's completly unoriginal and borrows ideas from other versions of the games, the housemates are boring and the show itself is ridiculous. The majority of it is people sitting around a table talking about the most pure garbage. It's boring, pointless and why it's still on is beyond me.

    It needs to be taken off telivision. It's overrated! Reality Telivision has been bad for awhile, this is just hitting rock bottom! A show about people in a house talking? Gee, if I wanted to watch that i'd videotape myself!

    It's bad and one of my least favourite shows. Take it off Channel 10!
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