I got chills when Julie Chen said “Welcome to Big Brother.” She said it, it is officially summer now. Let’s break down the two night premiere.
The jury is still out on the apps. I guess we’ll know more on Sunday but it doesn’t sound like it is anything revolutionary; it sounds like it will be similar to last summer’s temptations.
As for these first two punishments, I don’t think they are created equal. Kaycee has to wear a weird uni-tard and whenever her wheel spins has to stay in the room she is in until it stops. It is meant to stop her from socializing and strategizing how she sees fit but in the first week, I don’t think it will be detrimental to her game. On the flip side, Sam is a robot and has to spend half the week talking to everyone through a screen. This is so much worse. In the first week when forming bonds is so important, this could mean she leaves this week. She is already in tears feeling she is being shunned. Both these punishments would be better suited later in the game when they can do real damage to a players game, not determine a player’s social status from the get go.
On a similar note, the two competitions that determined who received these punishments were far too different. One was pure luck (Trash Folder) and the other was more of a physical competition (Cyber Security Zone). Doesn’t really seem fair does it?
Steve – I like him. Unfortunately for him I think being the older guy is going to make him an outcast from the beginning. Being on the block week 1 isn’t a death sentence but I don’t see him lasting long term.
Sam – She’s sweet. I hope she can overcome her robot punishment.
Haleigh – A lot of the girls run together still. She seems cute though.
Kaycee – She could be a physical threat.
Tyler – Dude…
Bayleigh – She’s starting off annoying but I said the same thing about Janelle, who is one of my fav players of all time.
Kaitlyn – Do I think she is weird? Yes. Do I also think it is kind of mean that Big Brother is outwardly making fun of her lifestyle and beliefs? Very much yes. If she was talking constantly about her religion and leading people in prayer, they wouldn’t dare put fake orbs and light on the screen to mock her.
Winston – I’m getting behind the alliance he is forming. They seem like they could be strong.
Rockstar – I have no words for a woman who chooses to go by Rockstar.
JC – He is one of my early faves. It might be because he is adorable, and the fact that he was the only one smart enough to not want to win the first HOH doesn’t hurt.
Brett – Bro…
Angela – She seems strong. Maybe too strong right out the gate.
Scottie – Will he be kissed? I couldn’t care less.
Faysal – I think I could like him.
Rachel – I have no opinion on her. She didn’t seem to get any air time. Or maybe her and the other girls are too much alike this early on.
Swaggy C – He’s gonna need to tone his cockiness down because it is going to be put a huge target on his back. Also, he is already super annoying and that is only partially because he refers to himself in the third person.