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  • Starring: Julie Chen, Eddie McGee, Josh Souza
  • 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 HouseholdBig 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: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 13 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 13, 2013
    83
    Fascinating, frustrating, and a little frightening.
  2. Reviewed by: Julie Salamon
    Jun 20, 2013
    50
    That's the seamy beauty of CBS's "Big Brother": voyeurism without guilt. [7 Jul 2000]
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 20, 2013
    30
    I know "Survivor." I watch "Survivor." You, "Big Brother," are no "Survivor." [7 Jul 2000]
  4. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jun 20, 2013
    25
    Big Brother is that deadliest of TV sins: It's a Grade D bore. [8 Jul 2000]
  5. Reviewed by: Jonathan Darman
    Jun 20, 2013
    20
    The cast is dull, the concept is lame and the house that Ikea built is cheap and creepy. The amazing thing is that a show so obviously flawed could have been the source of so much hype. [15 Jul 2000]
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    Jun 20, 2013
    20
    "Big Brother" debuted Wednesday night with all of the style and drama of a Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol commercial. ... Five days a week of people in a cramped house full of Ikea furniture is like a bad college flashback. [10 Jul 2000]
  7. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 20, 2013
    10
    So far, Big Bro is a big bore. ... In devoting so many hours to amateurs, CBS reduced its prime time to bad home movies. [11 Jul 2000]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Aug 3, 2012
    10
    this is the show of the year if anyone gave it under a 10 u probaly dont know boss nguyen including micheal shave who address isthis is the show of the year if anyone gave it under a 10 u probaly dont know boss nguyen including micheal shave who address is ****************************** Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    10
    I love it! The houseguests are filmed 24/7 by cameras and microphones, and you win money! "Big Brother" airs three nights a week, and theI love it! The houseguests are filmed 24/7 by cameras and microphones, and you win money! "Big Brother" airs three nights a week, and the "phrase" of the show is expect the unexpected. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2010
    10
    Big brother is good because they do a celebrity big brother and a normal big brother. In the normal big brother. In the normal big brotherBig brother is good because they do a celebrity big brother and a normal big brother. In the normal big brother. In the normal big brother they put celebrities that you donâ Expand
  4. Aug 3, 2012
    5
    Chris Munro thinks this show is better then Breaking Bad, God damn ridiculous.i have to fill 150 characters so here is a copy and paste of theChris Munro thinks this show is better then Breaking Bad, God damn ridiculous.i have to fill 150 characters so here is a copy and paste of the review for breaking bad.reaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim and has been praised by some critics as the greatest television drama of all time.[4][5] On the review aggregator website Metacritic, the first Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    2
    We've watched every season from the beginning. There have been some good seasons and some not so good seasons. This season, however is,We've watched every season from the beginning. There have been some good seasons and some not so good seasons. This season, however is, hands down, the worst ever. It's turned me off the show completely. Big Brother is being banned from my PVR.

    If you'd asked me last May, I might have even given this show an 8 out of 10, but after this summer, the only reason it has a 2 instead of a 0 is because of the 14 previous seasons. The casting was just too horrendous this time around. I couldn't relate to any of the cast and the ones that I could root for were still not worth much.
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  6. Feb 18, 2014
    1
    What the **** is the point of this series. It is JUST watching people live. I would never just watch someone live. I already watch someoneWhat the **** is the point of this series. It is JUST watching people live. I would never just watch someone live. I already watch someone live. The person I watch live is me. If I wanted to see how people lived, I would leave my house. Expand
  7. JYT
    Jan 6, 2012
    0
    Useless and a plagiat.

    Strangers a house filmed all the time: copied from MTV's real life few years later. Not an original concept at all.
    Useless and a plagiat.

    Strangers a house filmed all the time: copied from MTV's real life few years later. Not an original concept at all. The psychologist are totally inept and the money spent on this would be better used for University fees.
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