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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 8 53.33%
No, It Deserves all the Hate it Gets! 7 46.67%
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Old 19-05-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 19-05-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
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i havent seen it so idk but isn’t the oldest housemate 30 or something
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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.
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It was one of the best of the C5 era with a great winner
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Old 19-05-2018, 05:11 PM   #5
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Old 19-05-2018, 05:27 PM   #6
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It’s not the best but its not the worst
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It's better than BB8, BB11, BB15,BB16 and probably BB18 and so yeah
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Old 19-05-2018, 05:52 PM   #9
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It's a bit crap really, but I did like Aaron
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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).
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It was good but inagree, could of been better.
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Worst of all time. Not one good housemate.
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Comparing it to the last few series of **** we’ve endured it was perfection.

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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).
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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.
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It looked and felt like a GCSE media project so
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It is actually a pretty good series and the only reason why it gets hate is because it’s the first C5 series, same can be said with CBB8.
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Except CBB8 was trash.
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