Big Brother (Australia)

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





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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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!
  • retarded show

    I am not much of a fan of any reality show but until Big Brother I thought people like these shows for a reason. However, when Big Brother appeared on australian tv I knew that it was a complete waste of tv time. I don't see the appeal of a bunch of people in a house talking, usually about nothing interesting at all. Some people are mentioning that the show is going downhill but I don't see any difference at all. Big Brother cuts in to all of the great shows that they have on channel 10 and personally, I believe they should have cancelled it in season 1. Reality shows are at the bottom rung of my tv list and big brother is at the bottom of that category. Bring back sitcoms.
  • This show stinks!

    No, let me rephrase that, IT SUCKS! This show was pretty decent in its first few seasons but now everything on it is sooo unoriginal it’s just not even mildly hilarious. This season has hit rock bottom fast. Their sending in intruders so early into the show, the live feed gets cut at least once a day because someone said something that big brother didn't want the public to know, and as for the whole eviction of Hayley..well that's just a crock. Seriously, that TJ girl freaked the crap out of me. I'd give this show a -10 for a score, but the lowest it would go is 1. Honestly, Big Brother treats their viewers like garbage.
  • The worst show on Television with the dumbest presenter on television!

    Why do people watch this, seriously? It is complete waste of time, it does'nt make any sense and the host Gretel Kileen is a complete idiot, she is the worst host ever, Why do Channel 10 like her, they put her in most of their special presentations like the new year eve countown. I wish i can just SHOOT her in the head! she's just Dumb,just stupid.
    I've watched Big Brother (UK) and Big brother (USA) and i would have to say that the Australian Big brother was the worst of all the big brother shows.
    I seriously don't recommended this show, to anyone that's thinking of watching it, just don't watch it!
  • 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 ! !
  • ;)

    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 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • One of the worst shows to appear on Australian Television that along with the problem already with this that has previously result in it ending up in the headlines. Along with the show running overtime.

    The problems that I see with big brother may be biased as a result to my overpowering dislike of reality television maybe the reason behind why I dislike Big Brother so much. Also the fact that the show is aimed and marketed directly at a younger audience then some of the dialogue or conversations as well as action by the contestants would not be accepted in normal society among the intended audience. The other main thing about big brother that annoys me is the fact that on channel ten it constantly runs over time by sometimes only a five to ten minutes but sometimes it tends to run over time by up to a half an hour to three quarters of an hour making my attempts to record show that are on later that night is a nightmare with times being out of the scheduled times resulting in recording only part of a show.
  • Tasteless and only good for a perv.

    Only gets 1 due to the fact that some serious hot chicks have come out of it. Otherwise a completely distasteful and tactless show. I would be lying if I said that i've never seen an episode but I guess my voyeristic side got the best of me and I wanted to see what it was like to live in a house full of air headed bimbos and ball-brained men.

    I can see the appeal of the show, a look inside the mind of individuals, but I cant help but feel that the whole thing has been manipulated and concoted in such a way that we really dont see whats actually going on for real. Anyways, avoid it at all costs, you get to know more about the 'inmates' through reading an article about them in Zoo magazine :P
  • Big Brother is the best show on the planet!!... If you're a monekey!

    How can i sum up Big Brother in as little time as possible:

    This is the worst series ever created! I can't beleive it got on the air or got picked up in the first place. The most strongest of my hatred for the show is, The rape incident should've got the show down the tube and in a lot of trouble, that was just so bad, I can't beleive our government didn't stand up for its people and can the show for good. Another thing from the second season onward it is just truly unorigonal I mean it's the same thing each and every time, cry cry cry cry, someone wins! Another of my hatreds is that Big Brother is one of the most bitter people or things ever, and he is always right, and the roommates just talk &**& about him behind his back, I hate them.

    Well there I got out my thoughts on big brother, and one more thing the only reason that got this show a 1.0 is that some chicks, ******* they may be, however they're really hot.

    -an opinionated captaindillo and yeah that was the minimum amount of time for describing the show...
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