ccpopculture’s First Birthday!

One year ago today, I began this blog with a handful of two-hundred word posts (about an Alfred Hitchcock film, the Big Brother finale and a Radiohead concert). At the time I had no idea if I’d still be banging away a year, or even a month later. The idea to set up a blog…

Big Brother Australia Finale (2012)

Reality programming thrives on artifice. Artificial competitions, constraints and, more often than not, contestants who adopt a persona that they think will be more marketable than just being themselves. Big Brother certainly involves a ton of artifice, with twenty four hours of footage edited into a half hour or so by producers crafting a narrative…