You might criticise the contestants, mock their behaviour or blame the format of the show, but that doesn’t stop you from watching Bigg Boss religiously. Back for its sixth season, Bigg Boss is still a hit among viewers. We find out what works for this reality show.
Accept it or not. Indians are hooked to Bigg Boss big time. After five successful seasons, Bigg Boss is back again and that too with a bang. Twelve contestants from different walks of life with one objective — short-term access to fame entered the Bigg Boss house last week. There are many reasons why audience is tuning to Bigg Boss time and again. From the moments the charming host, Salman Khan, shares with the contestants to the “real” life of the contestants showcased on the screen and their “real” problems they have against each other, there are many reasons why Bigg Boss is clicking with the audience and prompting them to tune back.
“I am not a big fan of reality shows but I watch Bigg Boss. Be it the dance performances by Salman Khan or the controversial characters and not-so-moral ways they carry themselves; It promises one thing in every single episode — entertainment. So, even when there are strong rumours going around that the show is scripted and many a time you can’t help but agree with them, the show keeps you on the edge of your seat,” college student Preeti Dyani says.
And most of the viewers are those who criticise and mock the show during their breaks at their offices and colleges, but end up watching the show anyway. This is because the show tends to get shameless exhibitionists as contestants and they have no qualms in showing their emotions in their own dramatic ways.
“Once the show begins, it becomes the topic of discussion at coffee tables and lunch tables as there is bound to be an overly-dramatic scene in each of the episodes. But no matter what they say, they all tend to tune into the show each day. I think viewers get a kick out of watching these shows as you can feel superior to the characters on screen since most of the times they are portrayed to be lacking in morals. Also, the show has Salman Khan on board who is a crowd puller himself. I think one needs only one episode to be hooked onto the show,”says another fan and IT professional Sunny M.
Like other reality shows, Bigg Boss begins with a set deadline. This works like a magic for the show since you know exactly when the show is going to end.“The short-term duration of the show is another reason why it clicks with the audience. You know that it wouldn’t go on for months or years together like your other fiction shows. There is a date that the show will go till and this in turn increases the appeal of the show,” media professional Amanda G says.
Whatever the reason maybe, Bigg Boss has got it bang on — it has managed to get the viewers disheartened when the one they were rooting for gets yelled at and rejoice when the backstabbing contestant is voted out.
Quantum Leap (1989)
Doctor Sam Beckett led a group of top scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could time travel within his own lifetime. Unfortunately, in order to save his funding, he was forced to enter the accelerator prematurely and vanished. He then found himself in someone else’s body with partial amnesia. His only contact from home is Al, a holographic image only he can see and hear. Setting right things which once went wrong, Sam leaps from life to life, hoping each time that this is the final leap home.
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