It's time to end Big Brother 2. Events in reality have overtaken reality TV.
Dear Mr. Shapiro and Producers of Big Brother 2,
My name is Susan and I am addicted to Big Brother. But I look at that show now, and I simply don’t care. It no longer matters if Dr. Will is telling jokes, Nicole is swearing, or Monica is just being Monica. These houseguests have been in the house long enough. They all won. Give them each the prize money, reunite them with their folks in front of the cameras and Julie Chen, so you can show it in future. And let them go home, where they can be with their families and friends.
I am really concerned about Monica. She had a cousin who is missing and may be dead. I pray it is not so. Another reality show contestant, Angel from Murder in a Small Town X, is also missing. If it was me and I knew about it, I would have walked out of the house then and there. Let her go home to her family, where she should be.
From a practical standpoint, this would be a great public relations coup for your network. And judging from the way the media is handling this event, it might be days before you go back on live television. I live in the NYC area, and honestly, I cannot see Channel 2 putting your show back on the air for a long time. We are too numb to think about this. Yes, I know, it sounds drastic.
But having lost some friends in this tragedy, I realize that the only things in life that matter are your family – your parents, your siblings, your spouse, your children. I never thought I would want to stop watching Big Brother. Yes, there is still a part of me that would watch it, just to have a break from the body counts and the stories, but I don’t think it’s the correct thing, and I can tell you , I might watch for five minutes; an hour is way too long to be kept away from vital information I may need.
Even in my city, there are people who want TV to go back to the regular programming, so we know that all is right again. Maybe it should be done, but honestly, I think it might be too soon. Maybe next week. But not for the next few days. If we go back to normalcy, people will forget, and as a great philosopher said, “History repeats itself.” How can we forget the look on someone’s face, as we can see his features clearly, in today’s New York Daily News as he fell to his death? We don’t want to forget. I am convinced the Bomb will never be dropped again because of pictures from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We don’t want the new generations to forget President Kennedy’s funeral, and the poignancy of the horseless carriage and John Jr. saluting it. People like me, who were not even a glimmer in our mothers’ eyes during WW2, know about the depression from reading Steinbeck and seeing pictures and newsreels of breadlines. When I was visiting London, I saw the holes in the V&A museum, from the blitz. It remains because the city of London does not want to forget that once they were bombed, and if they let their guard down, it could happen again.
And I think at 60 close to 70 days in the Big Brother house, it’s time to shut it down. Nicole, Will, and Monica are winners anyway, to make it this far and play so well. Let them all be winners. They deserve it.