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100 TV Shows (I've Seen At Least A Season Of)

So since BB14 premieres tomorrow night, I figured it was a good time to talk about how much I fucking love this stupid reality show.
I like to think that I don't watch a lot of trash tv. I really hate shows that take you through "celebrity" lives, and I'm not generally a fan of reality shows that continue through a season. I have a weakness for self-contained reality shows. But for some reason, for the past 10 summers, Big Brother has been my absolute trash tv addiction, and I still have yet to figure out why.
In case you somehow didn't know, Big Brother is the reality show where they lock a bunch of people in a house with no outside contact, and record every second of every day in the house. They compete in contests to see who becomes Head of Household, who gets their own room and eventually has to put up two people for eviction. Then selected people (including the HoH and the nominees) compete for the Power of Veto, in order to veto one of the nominations. Alliances are formed. Floaters float through the house. People are backstabbed. Sassy things are said in the Diary Room; the only place they have true privacy in the house. You love and stan for some houseguests to win it all. You loathe some houseguests with every fiber of your being. It's addictive and I can't seem to get myself to stop.
I saw my first episode of Big Brother thanks to my "other mother", Chris. I was over at her house hanging with my best friend and she was watching an episode of BB4. I watched for like 5 mins, was super intrigued, but then went back to playing Yu-Gi-Oh or whatever the fuck with Nick. Then a few days later another episode was on, and I was hooked.
I think some of the appeal is that it's always a summer program (besides for the season during the writer's strike). And it airs 3 times a week. I'm always starved for programs to watch during the summer because all of my normal tv shows aren't on. And Big Brother is something that not only takes up 3 hours of tv watching time per week, I can also waste ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD analyzing the feeds! (I've never actually gotten the feeds, but there's always always ALWAYS discussion of them over at [livejournal.com profile] ontdbb.)
My favorite season will always and forever be BB7, aka All-Stars. SO GOOD. I've rewatched most seasons at least once, but I actually bought and downloaded all of BB7 off of iTunes because I love it that much. SO MUCH DRAMA, SO LITTLE TIME. ALSO, CHILLTOWN ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
So yes. My trash tv addiction is Big Brother. So be prepared for all the feels this summer, because the spoilers that have already come out about the twists for this season have me screaming in both rage and joy.


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