If you’re looking for a break from your Netflix binges, are in-between watching K-Dramas, waiting for that fanfic writer to update her latest opus, or simply are looking for something to fill that Terrace House or PBB-sized hole in your heart, here’s a recommendation for ya.
Introducing the fictional TV show Big Bahay Bedspacers (BBB), which is a Facebook-based immersive online reality series parodying Pinoy Big Brother. Creator Patricia Ramos conceptualized the storyline that’s set to launch on June 20 and unfold over 10 weeks.
Hosted by fictional celebrity Lexi Luiz and produced by a mysterious showbiz entity called “Big Papa”, BBB revolves around 10 contestants (the Bedspacers) who are loosely based on well-known Filipino showbiz tropes. The contestants (“struggling new stars or washed-up celebrities struggling for redemption”) have already been revealed on the BBB Facebook page, with names and monikers like “Morena Beauty Melanie Cojones,” “Bongacious, bentalicious Beshie,” and “Mestizo Prince Vince.”
This isn’t your typical roleplaying page. While the dialogue and characters are fully written and drawn by creator Patricia Ramos, she plans for it to be as interactive as possible. Following the voting format of PBB, every Saturday, the Bedspacers will answer questions or fulfill a challenge. The audience (a.k.a. page followers) will then be asked to react to the Bedspacers’ posts. Elimination depends on whoever gets the most lukewarm reactions.
Ramos tells us that we can “expect a lot of twists and turns for our Bedspacers,” and we’re still very intrigued as to how everything will play out on this new medium.
Catch the premiere of Big Bahay Bedspacers this June 20 on their Facebook page. Updates come every Saturday.
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