It’s not quite a week till Bigg Boss 17 launches, yet there’s no anticipation, neither among industry insiders nor on social media. This time of month was all about people talking about the show’s theme and candidates, Salman Khan’s enormous fees (Rs 1000 crore, did you say?) and a spectacular launch with all the trimmings. This year, fans are remaining silent while the show and its creators do the same.
So, what’s the problem with this year’s Bigg Boss? Is it because viewers are sick of witnessing fights and love stories? Or is it because the program appears to be going around the clock? Or have they realized that it’s not as’real’ as they claim? Bigg Boss 17 Today Full Episode
Bigg Boss’ OTT hangover:
Bigg Boss 16 ended on February 12 of this year, and before fans could recover, Bigg Boss OTT 2 was revealed. It began in June as a six-week series but was later expanded to an eight-week series. And it hasn’t even been two months since it finished when a new season is slated to begin. A top official from Endemol previously told us that the first season of Bigg Boss OTT fared well, but Bigg Boss 15 did not. “After the show is over, fans do experience FOMO for a short period of time.” “As a result, having a shorter season after the main show works but not otherwise,” they explained. And it appears that the designers feel the same way. Bigg Boss 17 Live
The OTT version, which mostly included YouTube stars, quickly became the buzz of the town, with roommates Elvish Yadav, Abhishek Malhan, and Manisha Rani quickly becoming fan favorites. With them still trending on social media and fan conflicts keeping them in the headlines, no one seemed to be interested in devoting more time to another competitor or season.
Couple vs Singles Theme:
The apparent theme of ‘couple versus. singles’ adds to the show’s troubles. Bigg Boss Session 17 is a show that shows the true, unpolished side of superstars. There have already been shows dealing with romance and chemistry, such as Splitsvilla and Love School. The majority of fans have expressed their discontent with this format on social media. According to the advertisements, the game would not be the same for everyone since a select participants will be given extraordinary abilities. Fans have accused the producers of being prejudiced against a select candidates, and with this new addition to the theme, they will have a free hand to push a few celebrities forward in the game.
Bigg Boss Fatigue:
Most reality show watchers have complained about the ‘fatigue’ that has overtaken them over the years. Celebrities increasingly arrive prepared, having witnessed former victors’ or prominent contenders’ successful trips. They then try to replicate this on the television, making themselves appear false. The formula has also gotten monotonous, with two competitors falling in love or beginning a conflict. Then there are those that are backed by the producers to stay on the program for a long period. Why would fans want to watch Bigg Boss 17 for three months if they already know how the season would end?