I Like Bigg Boss and I Cannot Lie

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I Like Bigg Boss and I Cannot Lie

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he events of the last few days have demonstrated, to use an overused but applicable phrase, is that we’re living George Orwell’s 1984 dream. A relentlessly curated pop-cultural landscape, where everything is under scrutiny, including jokes about GST in a film and the likes on your Facebook post – where everyone has a shtick to sell. In this carefully manicured version of our realities, Bigg Boss is shocking, bare-assed, and confusing. All of it usually before the first commercial break.

Bigg Boss is the culmination of our “Oh no they didn’t!” fantasy, and for the viewer IV’d to the show, it is simultaneously perverse and cathartic.