Notices

Big Brother 12 on C5 Big Brother 12 started on Thursday Sept 9th 2011 on Channel 5 for a 9-week run. The series was won by Aaron. Tell us what you thought about the housemates and series in this forum.

View Poll Results: BB12 Underrated?
Yes, It's Criminally Underrated 14 53.85%
No, It Deserves all the Hate it Gets! 12 46.15%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19-05-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
Tony Montana
I...am.... Iron Man.
 
Tony Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: A Galaxy far, far away
Posts: 11,098

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Lewis F
IAC2018: Noel Edmonds
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default Is BB12 Underrated?

I personally feel it is. I have been re watching it and i don't feel it deserves all the hate it gets. It had Pretty good Tasks, Normal Nominations every week, Few Twist, Little Outside Contact, A good Length which did not Drag and A fantastic Winner. Obviously a range of ages would have been better and there should have been less focus on the Showmance, But it's not all that bad.

I Feel it gets most of the hate because it was the first C5 Series and people couldn't get used to the Editing, The 'Towie Cast' etc. if it aired a few years later i don't think it would be that hated.
Tony Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:05 PM   #2
Matthew.
itís a mad, mad world
 
Matthew.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 12,613

Favourites (more):
BBUSA21: Kathryn
Love Island 5: Maura
BBCanada 7: Eddie
BB19: Lewis F


Default

i havent seen it so idk but isnít the oldest housemate 30 or something
__________________





Spoiler:

Matthew. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:06 PM   #3
Oaker
Legends Only
 
Oaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 7,888

Favourites (more):
BB19: Sian
Apprentice 2018: Sabrina
CBB22: Kirstie Alley
CBB21: India Willoughby
Default

No it's awful. The cast is one of the worst ever and the entire series revolved around a tragic housemate whose only good moments were when they were getting dragged.
__________________
Oaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #4
Cherie
Cherie Bomb 2019
 
Cherie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 38,161
Blog Entries: 1

Favourites:
BB19: Sian
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

It was one of the best of the C5 era with a great winner
Cherie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:11 PM   #5
Tony Montana
I...am.... Iron Man.
 
Tony Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: A Galaxy far, far away
Posts: 11,098

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Lewis F
IAC2018: Noel Edmonds
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cherie View Post
It was one of the best of the C5 era with a great winner
Tony Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #6
RileyH
A great thief
 
RileyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: I live in a purple world. Lavender highs and violet lows.
Posts: 35,813
Blog Entries: 5

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Anamelia
DOI 2019: Wes Nelson
CBBUSA2: Natalie Eva Marie


Default

Maisy deserved better
__________________



LI Amber | Molly Mae | Maura | Ovie
RileyH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:29 PM   #7
LukeB
Damn, it's 7am
 
LukeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Humpty Doo
Posts: 78,145

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Amber
BBCanada 7: Kiera
Amazing Race 31: Britney & Janelle
BB19: Anamelia


Default

It’s not the best but its not the worst
__________________

Spoiler:


LukeB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:35 PM   #8
DouglasS
Who, me?
 
DouglasS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 5,083

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Curtis
BBCanada 7: Eddie
BB19: Akeem
CBBUSA2: Ryan Lochte
Default

It's better than BB8, BB11, BB15,BB16 and probably BB18 and so yeah
__________________
Love Island Faves: Curtis, Ovie, Tommy, Maura and Lucie
Love Island Least Faves: Anna, Jourdan

Last edited by DouglasS; 19-05-2018 at 04:35 PM.
DouglasS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 04:52 PM   #9
Baby Jane
Keyboard Warrior
 
Baby Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 184

Favourites (more):
CBB22: Roxanne Pallett
Love Island 4: Hayley
CBB21: Shane Jenek
DOI 2018: Max Evans
Default

It's a bit crap really, but I did like Aaron
__________________
Baby Jane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 05:03 PM   #10
WickedSkengMan
#6Times
 
WickedSkengMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: HomeTown
Posts: 45,147

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Tomasz
IAC2018: James McVey
Strictly 2018: Joe Sugg


Default

It died when the best housemate walked
__________________

Spoiler:


WickedSkengMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 05:16 PM   #11
y.winter
swapped for scrabble
 
y.winter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 8,107

Favourites (more):
BB19: Brooke
CBB22: Kirstie Alley
CBB21: Shane Lynch
CBB20: Sarah Harding


Default

Yes, it gets all the hate just because it was the first series in the C5 way.
BB13 would've got the same hate had it been the first one after C4.
I've watched BB12 for the first time less than a year ago, and knowing how BB13-18 turned out - it's quite a good series in C5 standards and far from being the worst.
It wasn't the best, but it had some decent housemates and storylines and a very unique winner (personally my favourite male housemate in years, a new Alex Sibley).
__________________

Spoiler:


Shifra, Tzabar, Ranin. BBIL 2008.
y.winter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 05:42 PM   #12
Macie Lightfoot
As Told by Troy
 
Macie Lightfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 21,377

Favourites (more):
BB18: Isabelle
BBUSA19: Cody
BB OTT: Shelby
BBUSA18: Natalie
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam. View Post
It died when the best housemate walked
We love Jem.
__________________
Macie Lightfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 05:45 PM   #13
Barry.
User ******
 
Barry.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6,115

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Tommy
DOI 2019: Melody Thornton
IAC2018: Emily Atack
Strictly 2018: Faye Tozer
Default

It was good but inagree, could of been better.
Barry. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 06:11 PM   #14
Shaun
#Annabelindabee2020
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 102,726
Blog Entries: 17

Favourites (more):
BB19: Kay
IAC2018: Anne Hegerty
Strictly 2018: Danny John
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

Worst of all time. Not one good housemate.
__________________


Season 11 Faves: Nina, Brooke, A'Keria, Silky, Shuga & Mercedes
Spoiler:

Quote:
Originally Posted by T* View Post
Christopher Maloney is the new judge of the voice 2019! my cat is the producer
Quote:
Originally Posted by MB. View Post
Him to throw up every time he spins round?
Shaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 06:12 PM   #15
Glenn.
Senior Member
 
Glenn.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 17,270

Favourites:
BBCanada 4: Nick
CBB 13: Luisa Zissman
BB12: Aaron


Default

Comparing it to the last few series of **** we’ve endured it was perfection.

Best C5 winner so far too
__________________
.

"I named them for my brothers, Viserys and Rhaegar"


.
Glenn. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 07:41 PM   #16
Tony Montana
I...am.... Iron Man.
 
Tony Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: A Galaxy far, far away
Posts: 11,098

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Lewis F
IAC2018: Noel Edmonds
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y.winter View Post
Yes, it gets all the hate just because it was the first series in the C5 way.
BB13 would've got the same hate had it been the first one after C4.
I've watched BB12 for the first time less than a year ago, and knowing how BB13-18 turned out - it's quite a good series in C5 standards and far from being the worst.
It wasn't the best, but it had some decent housemates and storylines and a very unique winner (personally my favourite male housemate in years, a new Alex Sibley).
fantastic post
Tony Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 07:44 PM   #17
JerseyWins
Meow Meow
 
JerseyWins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 18,424

Favourites (more):
BBUSA21: Kathryn
BBCanada 7: Dane
BB19: Lewis G
Survivor 38: Kelley
Default

Yes, Enzo and the Brigade

__________________

Spoiler:

JerseyWins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 07:46 PM   #18
montblanc
Senior Member
 
montblanc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 12,155

Favourites (more):
BBUSA21: Kemi
DOI 2019: Richard Blackwood
CBBUSA2: Tamar Braxton
CBB17: Tiffany Pollard


Default

too vapid and ugly for me
__________________





Spoiler:


montblanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 08:36 PM   #19
karl100589
Senior Member
 
karl100589's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kirk Merrington
Posts: 1,551

Favourites (more):
CBB 13: Luisa Zissman
I'maCeleb2013: David Emanuel
CBB 12: Courtney Stodden
BBUSA15: Helen
Default

I find 12 to be an interesting series to watch from a technical standpoint. When they took over the franchise it was clear Channel 5 had a different view of what they wanted Big Brother to be; something very much in the TOWIE mould of vapid characterization and overproduction. This is seen very early on in BB12; Marcus' narration is garish, the montages are too frequently used and the cast choice gears too much to the 18-30 crowd with little diversity. The show could've done for example without one of Anton, Adel or Jay for example. As the show progressed though the mood towards the show started to change, Channel 5 started to find their feet and by the end it was similar to later series Channel 4.

In terms of the series itself I felt the casting choices limited the amount of potential drama. Outside of Aaron, their was zero plots to keep me engaged and no characters that felt like they offered anything new; Alex's lovable dimwit role had been tread countless times, Jay was a less-interesting Geordie Shore reject and whilst I found Anton's Victor-wannabe persona funny for it's awfulness it was still a poor rehash.

The only character that offered anything new in terms of personality was Aaron. He was witty, intelligent and had a great way of wrapping the show and the housemates for his own gain. The issue however was Aaron was so prominent it became difficult if you didn't like him, and while I liked the guy he played the sympathy card a tonne.

12 is a weak series, but it should get some leeway for being Channel 5's first true attempt (not counting CBB8's blatant trial run) and it helped lead to the brilliant 13.
__________________
karl100589 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-05-2018, 09:01 PM   #20
Jordan.
literally a nightmare
 
Jordan.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 61,109


Default

It looked and felt like a GCSE media project so
Jordan. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2018, 11:12 PM   #21
Eddie.
#freebritney
 
Eddie.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Singapore
Posts: 4,473

Favourites (more):
BB19: Lewis F
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli
BBUSA20: Bayleigh
CBB21: Malika Haqq
Default

It is actually a pretty good series and the only reason why it gets hate is because itís the first C5 series, same can be said with CBB8.
Eddie. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2018, 11:13 PM   #22
Eddie.
#freebritney
 
Eddie.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Singapore
Posts: 4,473

Favourites (more):
BB19: Lewis F
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli
BBUSA20: Bayleigh
CBB21: Malika Haqq
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerseyWins View Post
Yes, Enzo and the Brigade

Not BBUS Jersey
Eddie. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2018, 11:17 PM   #23
Tony Montana
I...am.... Iron Man.
 
Tony Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: A Galaxy far, far away
Posts: 11,098

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Lewis F
IAC2018: Noel Edmonds
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie. View Post
It is actually a pretty good series and the only reason why it gets hate is because itís the first C5 series, same can be said with CBB8.
MY G.
Tony Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2018, 11:20 PM   #24
RileyH
A great thief
 
RileyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: I live in a purple world. Lavender highs and violet lows.
Posts: 35,813
Blog Entries: 5

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Anamelia
DOI 2019: Wes Nelson
CBBUSA2: Natalie Eva Marie


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie. View Post
It is actually a pretty good series and the only reason why it gets hate is because itís the first C5 series, same can be said with CBB8.
Except CBB8 was trash.
__________________



LI Amber | Molly Mae | Maura | Ovie
RileyH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-05-2018, 11:22 PM   #25
Tony Montana
I...am.... Iron Man.
 
Tony Montana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: A Galaxy far, far away
Posts: 11,098

Favourites (more):
Love Island 5: Maura
BB19: Lewis F
IAC2018: Noel Edmonds
CBB22: Hardeep Singh Kohli


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RileyH View Post
Except CBB8 was trash.
I agree CBB8 Was Tragic and Boring.
Tony Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark/share this topic

Tags
bb12, underrated

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:10 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
no new posts