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What’s On TV – Big Brother

List Item:  Watch half of the 1001 TV Series You Must Watch Before You Die
Progress: 200/501
Title: Big Brother
Episodes Aired: …countless
Year(s): 1999-2006 (original series)
Country: Netherlands (original series)

When I first started crossing things off for the TV list I had left shows like Big Brother uncrossed because I had only seen the British version. I’m now two years in and I’ve gotten to thinking. How likely is it that I’m not only going to be able to find the original Dutch version of Big Brother, let alone have it be with English subtitles. Not very likely.

So, from this point onward, I will be adding English-language versions of reality and game shows if I cannot find subtitled versions. Means that I might have a fighting chance at seeing Bauer sucht Frau… so hooray?

When it comes to Big Brother in the UK, I was one of the people watching the original series. Well, the latter half of the original series thanks to all the ‘Nasty Nick’ furore. I even remember voting for my favourite (Anna) only to have her lose to Craig. I would later go on to watch series 7 and 8 as well as the first and fifth editions of Celebrity Big Brother UK.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that, back in the day, I was able to enjoy Big Brother. However, I have literally no desire to start up on a new series. Haven’t had that desire for the best part of a decade though. Still, I think I’ve watched enough to cross this off.