So I’ve grown lax in my recent blogs about Big Brother. I could explain how busy I have been or how I was without power or sick (all true). But honestly, BB11 was sucking. I would like to reiterate to all of you I only watch this show due to it being summer and there is so very little left to watch. If they tried to air it during a regular TV season, I’d never watch at all. I’m not a reality TV fan (other then HGTV and Survivor) and usually Big Brother represents the very worst society has to offer, all cooped up in one big house. It would be fine if this was all a lesson in humanity where we could laugh/point and then allow them back to obscurity, but unfortunately one of these losers get handed $500,000 and usually they move on to “E list” of celebrities and it’s so infuriating. Even people I like/love will wind up losing my respect in some way before the season ends.
Now I’ll get down off my soapbox so I can say the last two episodes of this show have been really good. Especially the live episode last week. Sure, I hated to see Casey go, (though I do like Jordan) but his farewell speech was priceless and should go down in BB infamy. Julie Chen, who must be about to harvest some big time hormones with that baby she’s carrying, was decent in her line of questioning, actually not accepting the fluff answers they usually give. And who cannot appreciate the game designers for forcing all the contestants to be slung directly into a giant diploma. I know I cheered.
DirecTV recently “thanked” my usage of their service all these years by giving me three months free of Showtime, so now I can watch Big Brother After Dark. I’m not looking for Lydia’s notorious blow jobs of Jessie or any other sexual encounters, but just to see if unedited conversations would allow my opinion to improve of certain contestants. I found out before tonight’s episode that Russell won HoH and he was having a chat with Chima who was desperately trying to get him to save Ronnie. I have to say my opinion of him has certainly improved, and he didn’t take any of her bull that Ronnie made some self-sacrificing decision when he didn’t put Russell up (we all remember that Jessie talked him into it). Good boy. Like Laura, you’re smarter then you look.
Tonight’s episode wasn’t as good as Thursday’s, but seeing Ronnie go up was wonderful. I didn’t have to be told by the feed they obviously edited out Jessie’s pouting at being put on slop (which I do have to say gross to the squid) and I wasn’t aware that Russell and Jeff are now BFF (which is hilarious given a few weeks ago). On the opposite end of likability but nonetheless just as hilarious was watching Ronnie make a direct plea to America to award him the “power”. Yea, like that will happen. Meanwhile, Lydia apparently will not say the word ‘hell’ but will initiate sexual encouters with a stranger on television?