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'I'm kicking Big Brother' support thread

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bakedpotato Wed 24-May-06 17:10:17

I've been awash with self-loathing for the last week and I've just worked out this coincides with the return of Big Brother.
Huge swathes of my adult life have already been wasted on this cr@p. Three months a year for seven years*? I'd rather not do the maths.
So I am going to go cold turkey.
(Though I cannot promise to stay off it for the last month.)
Anyone else want to join?


*Seven years? Is this right?

twocatsonthebed Wed 24-May-06 17:26:42

I'm so proud that i haven't dipped in yet (esp as I am pregnant and so both braindead and welded to the sofa). But I will need support!

Enid Wed 24-May-06 17:31:08

am resisting this year also

Carmenere Wed 24-May-06 17:32:33

I'm resisting too, for as long as possible. I accept that at some time I will watch it but for now I'm just not interested.

Jbck Wed 24-May-06 18:04:05

Go on, you know you want to.........[slimy svengali emoticon needed]
Come and join us in the house.

SenoraPostrophe Wed 24-May-06 18:07:21

I must say I'm finding it really easy to resist this year. watched for 5 mins the other day to see most of them just bitching about each other.

Toots Wed 24-May-06 18:08:54

Bp you are so completely right to be doing this. Just wondering if I'm hard enough....doubt it.

glassofwine Wed 24-May-06 18:24:43

ooh so good, I'm soo bad not giving it up

bakedpotato Wed 24-May-06 18:26:06

Tonight will be easy: The Line of Beauty is on at 9.

It's the rest of the week that will be challenging.

Last night I felt my soul shrivel to prune proportions as I watched people whispering about other people's BO.

Come on Toots, commit.

JoolsToo Wed 24-May-06 18:27:06

I've seen a little bit - although I swore I wasn't going to watch at all but I'm pleased to say they are so bad and unlikeable that I can't see me watching very much at all.

It's all been done before - same old, same old.

Anyway I go on holiday on Saturday .....

Toots Wed 24-May-06 20:30:13

ITL of Beauty - been looking forward to since the credits rolled last week.

I too saw Nikki and the good pit/bad pit routine. Soul could easily have shrivelled but it sort of plumped (like plum rather than prune) in an 'at least my concerns aren't quite that petty' way. Watched a chunk of the is he beguilingly audacious or repellantly self-obsessed Russell Brand show after and found myself thinking that kind of I'm-not-really- watching-this-it's-just-on denial rollocks.

beansprout Wed 24-May-06 20:33:22

I need help too!! (Hi Toots!

Trouble is I read TLO Beauty earlier this year and didn't actually enjoy it that much. Watched it last week but not sure I want to watch it tonight and Shabhaz has left and so....... arghhh!!!

FrayedKnot Wed 24-May-06 20:38:43

It can't be 7 years surely?

who remembers THAT massage scene?

spidermama Wed 24-May-06 20:41:08

Sorry, but I'm loving it. I had vague ideas about resisting it but have been in from the start. I'm watching Pete for research purposes you see.

Toots Wed 24-May-06 20:45:22

Thomas and Melanie seems like something from the 1930s now

Hello to you too gorgeous ms sprout of beans

PanicPants Wed 24-May-06 20:49:47

Refused to watch last years BB, but this year I've got into it and enjoying it!

beansprout Wed 24-May-06 20:54:56

I will publicly insist that I don't need to watch it as I can go into any town centre on a Friday night and see the same, but get drawn in. I'm fascinated by the dynamics and psychology of it all.... Plus I get to judge the living shite out of a bunch of people for 3 months and it's just too nice up here on the moral high ground.... Bah!

spidermama Wed 24-May-06 20:58:24

Whoops! Gotta go. It's time.

beansprout Wed 24-May-06 20:59:39

right - decision time girls - what are we doing?

JoolsToo Wed 24-May-06 21:04:05

ditch - its crap - they've even got a Dan incarnate! AND most of them love the sound of their own voice

Roobie Wed 24-May-06 21:15:38

I know what you mean - I feel dirty after each episode but nevertheless I'm still at it!

beansprout Wed 24-May-06 21:20:06

Um, where is everyone?!

bakedpotato Thu 25-May-06 09:25:03

My confessional is open for the day.

Any takers?

I went to pub. This means tonight I can watch tape of TLOB -- so that's another night saved.

sandyballs Thu 25-May-06 10:31:46

It really is absolute rubbish this year, with a bunch of low-life. I think Davina should disassociate herself with it before her career ends up down the pan.

cupcakes Thu 25-May-06 10:42:56

I really shouldn't be watching. I didn't last year and I felt so clean. However have watched it for the last two nights. Am being sucked in. Help!

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