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  • Starring: Hardy Hill, Mike Malin, Justin Sebik
  • Summary: Big Brother, which began in the summer of 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer (with the exception of the 2008 winter edition) viewers are treated to new HouseGuests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other HouseGuests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the HouseGuests vote to evict someone from the house for good. Along the way are Food competitions (which, if the HouseGuests do not win, results in them eating "Slop" for the week) and the occasional Luxury competition, all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars!

    Big Brother 6: This season is the "Summer of Secrets," with a brand new, state-of-the-art house, equipped with secret compartments and secret rooms. Not only that, but each of the houseguest began their adventure with a secret: everyone is playing the game with a partner - someone they know from the outside world. So far, the game has not ended yet, so all bets are off as to who will emerge from the Big Brother house victorious! However, if a secret team should make it to the finals, the winner will receive $1,000,000, the biggest prize in BB history, and the runner-up will receive $250,000. Big Brother 6 regular airings:
    Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) - Veto Competition and Veto Meeting
    Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/PT) - Live Eviction and Head of Household Contest
    Saturdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) - Nominations
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  • Genre(s): Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 27, 2013
    50
    New executive producer Arnold Shapiro has made Big Brother 2 less tedious than last summer's ... But the show still has too many blah periods in which the players simply sit around and scheme.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 20, 2013
    40
    No question, "Big Brother 2" makes for better TV than its boring predecessor, but it's still no "Survivor." [7 Jul 2001]
  3. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 20, 2013
    40
    What's most irritating about Big Brother 2, even more annoying than its desire to titillate, is its self-importance. These people carry on as if they were locked in a momentous event rather than just a silly game show about 12 strangers struggling to live together in a secluded house for a shot at the grand prize of $500,000. [12 Jul 2001]
  4. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    So many things about the CBS "Big Brother 2" series are genuine improvements over last year's version, from the set and cast to the producers and number of weekly episodes, that it's almost frightening this sequel still musters such a meager rating. Yet that's how horrid the original was. And even after these significant improvements, "Big Brother 2" is by no means worth watching. [7 Jul 2000]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 20, 2013
    25
    Don't get your hopes up. This second installment of Big Brother is just as dull as the first. It's just dull in a different and sleazier way. [10 Jul 2001]
  6. 25
    Conspiracy and backbiting are the only constant themes, and the overwhelming sense of claustrophobia and the unremitting nastiness of many of contestants make the show nearly unwatchable. [17 Jul 2001]
  7. Reviewed by: Julie Salamon
    Jun 20, 2013
    20
    The producers tried to compensate for the personality gaps with lots of close-up shots of cleavage and torsos during a swimming pool break. In addition to this old-fashioned voyeurism, cameras inside record everything. It was this spying that caused such an uproar last year, until audiences learned what lobby security people have always known from their surveillance of elevators and laundry rooms: most conversation is boring; usually nothing happens. [7 Jul 2001]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 3, 2012
    10
    Show of the year you should rewatch this season over and over because this is the show of the year 2002 better then breaking bad that show is bad like i could make it in my basement bad Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2012
    0
    I don't think this show deserves a 0 but Chris Munro posted 10 so I have to even it out. I was really rating it I would give it a 7 or 8. its hands down the best season of big brother......but that doest say much by the way. Chris Munro lives at ******** **st Expand

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