Thursday, July 26, 2007

Zzzzz

I have a new guilty pleasure that could prove to be my downfall. It's "Big Brother After Dark" which airs every night on Showtime Too from midnight to 3 am (ET).

And here's the fucked-up thing: I don't even watch the prime time network version of Big Brother on CBS, so I'm not even sure who these people are or what their various grievances with each other are - although now I may have to tune in, so I guess it has done its job.

And unlike the prime time version, where they do the silly stunts and contests and someone gets voted out each week, and they know each moment during those stunts is being filmed, this is pure voyeurism. It's just them talking and bitching for three hours. It's amazing how compelling listening in on people is. Not to mention, they don't bleep out any cursing, although so far there's been no sex. And Variety confirms: "Profanity and nudity will be allowed, but the feed will be interrupted if house guests say anything slanderous or that violates music copyrights."

Some of it, of course, is just banal and pointless, and you wonder what the hell they're talking about, and sometimes the director will just abruptly dump out of a conversation happening in one part of the house and switch to one going on in another room or in the yard.

It's even live, because at one point on Tuesday (Wednesday morning actually) someone asked what time is it, and someone answered 11:30 (the BB house is in Los Angeles) and it was 2:30 am in New York then.

And there's the problem, of course. As someone who frequently gets bouts of insomnia, the last thing I need is to get into the routine of watching a TV show that runs until 3 in the goddamn morning.

But excuse me, now at 12:05 am I have to go watch the damn thing.

14 comments:

severin said...

I've seen that show. It is pretty interesting, but I fell asleep after about an hour, it's on too late!

jill g. said...

How can you stay awake watching tv until 3 in the morning? Aren't you exhausted the next day?

Anonymous said...

That show sucks this year. The contestants are boring!

megster said...

Who is the guy on there with the red streaked hair and tattoos?

JBK said...

Jill G., as I lie on my king-size bed watching my fabulous Toshiba hi-def TV, in the air-conditioned luxury that is chez jbk high above the streets of Manhattan, it's surprisingly easy. Too easy.

marcus said...

I watched it tonight on ch.2 and not impressed. I couldn't figure who were suppose to be the good guys or the bad guys!

Red Forman said...

Great...I'm still trying to get over jbk's post from last week in which he bragged about hitting bartyles and james wine coolers at "chez jbk." Now comes word that he's up all night watching BB after dark.. the more i learn, the less i understand.



wesley clark in 08!

mimi has spoke said...

Okay, Big Brother is the most excruciating reality show. It just seems to drag. I can't believe they have a THREE HOUR VERSION that people will watch!! What is wrong with you all??

JBK said...

Listen, Red, my husky, conservative, large-noggined, receding hairlined, troglodyte hillbilly friend, like Democrats everywhere, I am a man of the people - I watch the people's television shows and drink the wine coolers and beer of the people. I am not lazing around guzzling expensive Scotch in my exclusive suburban split level manor. I live among the people, in the city, where democracy and multiculturalism is celebrated.

brooklyninthehouse said...

Whose the blonde with the squeaky voice? She's sort of cute.

Not a hipster said...

I watch Big Brother--but I don't know if I could handle the After Dark thing.

I haven't seen it since last week, so I have to catch up on it.

velma said...

haha with your rack of lambs and red wine? A man of the people??!! :)

memphis red said...

That little weasly guy with the buggy eyes is annoying as hell (Eric I think is his name?) He makes the most disgusting facial expressions, and is just plain annoying. And I believe he really thinks he has a chance with that 21-yr old blonde girl from Kansas!! lol

l.w.t. said...

I never even knew they did that show on Showtime but now I might have to watch lol! I think Evil is going to win this year.

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