On its first week alone, it received several criticisms especially from the MTRCB due to talks on contraceptives and very intimate scenes. Aside from that, several critics said that the show emphasizes more on controversy rather than exploiting the potential psychological factors and highlighting human nature. However, up to now, PBB still airs… and let us see why.
Big Reason #5:
Reality shows are such a hit nowadays. Gone are the days of Marimar, Rosalinda, Maria Clara, etc. While these telenovelas, with their stereotyped characters, evoked sympathy and emotion from viewers, reality shows are largely replacing telenovelas as they offer viewers fresh scenes on almost-celebrities. Viewers want something new, not some shows where the endings were already quite apparent from the very first episode!
Big Reason #4:
Pinoys want to know the identity of Kuya. Since he has been invisible ever since and he plays a very important role in the lives of the PBB housemates, it is the natural tendency of Pinoys to want to KNOW. Sadly, there will never be a chance to know him.
Big Reason #3:
The housemates are a bunch of different people—and some are quite exceptional in that they are neurotic, war freak, or both. They spark controversy with every statement they make… and yet they seem oblivious about it.
Big Reason #2:
Whatever these types of housemates are, there is always someone in the whole Philippines who can relate with them—their experiences, at that. The housemates are still humans and are subject to “bad vibes”. And last…
Big Reason #1:
Pinoys are just plain “usi”! Now who would disagree?! Pinoys are just naturally curious of everything the world, especially the TV, has to offer.