Will Kirby Says There’s No Jury Voting Pact On ‘Big Brother 20.’ Here’s Why A Pact Wouldn’t Be A Bad Thing

My most vivid memory of Dr. Will is that speech from Big Brother 2. At that time, 9/11 had just happened. The houseguests had been told, but were still playing the game as normal (whatever “normal” meant back in Season 2). They were oblivious as to how the events of September 11, 2001 had really rattledContinue reading “Will Kirby Says There’s No Jury Voting Pact On ‘Big Brother 20.’ Here’s Why A Pact Wouldn’t Be A Bad Thing”

Let’s Imagine Sam Bledsoe Wins Veto. Does That Change The End of ‘Big Brother 20’?

It could be that I’m grasping for any possibility that Big Brother 20 won’t proceed in a predictable manner from now until the finale. The final three — presumably Tyler, Angela, Kaycee — could make for interesting television just because it’s unclear who could take home the ultimate prize. (In years past, the question was usually,Continue reading “Let’s Imagine Sam Bledsoe Wins Veto. Does That Change The End of ‘Big Brother 20’?”

Tyler Crispen May Become ‘Big Brother’s Most Forgettable Winner

Ok, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. And since there have been more than 20 seasons of Big Brother — counting the Over the Top and Celebrity editions — it may be a stretch to call Tyler the franchise’s most forgettable winner. After all, there have been lots of forgettable winners. That’s why floaters get so far, andContinue reading “Tyler Crispen May Become ‘Big Brother’s Most Forgettable Winner”

‘Big Brother 20’: That Moment When Faysal Figures It All Out

Fessy, the penny finally dropped. But maybe, you know, he always had his suspicions. He knew, maybe, in the back of his mind, that he and his main ally Haleigh were being oddly manipulated to turn against their own alliance members and send them home, one by one. If anything, he finally realized that hisContinue reading “‘Big Brother 20’: That Moment When Faysal Figures It All Out”

‘Big Brother 20’ Is An All-True Metaphor For Life

Haleigh. Haleigh, Haleigh, Haleigh. I so want you to win because you’re the Smart Girl. But you won’t. Because Smart Girls Always Get Screwed Over, and as your ally Rockstar so aptly stated, “guys like (Brett) always win.” It wasn’t so obvious in the early days of Big Brother 20 that you were the Smart Girl.Continue reading “‘Big Brother 20’ Is An All-True Metaphor For Life”

Big Brother 20’s Kaitlyn Isn’t Crazy. She’s Just Learning.

Many years ago, when Oprah Winfrey’s show was still a “thing,” — that is, it was appointment viewing for all spiritual-seeking, life-affirming, “you can make it!” types — she featured a guest who had gone bankrupt. Or, something like that. The guest had become involved with a boyfriend whose financial debt she decided to takeContinue reading “Big Brother 20’s Kaitlyn Isn’t Crazy. She’s Just Learning.”

Rockstar’s ‘Big Brother’ Outburst Was The Truest Words Ever Spoken

There’s been an emergence of late of Rockstar on Big Brother 20, the multi-hair-colored stay-at-home mom whom, on another reality program (say, The Bachelor) would have been alternatively dubbed by another line item in her resume (say, Former Zoo Animal Handler). In the beginning, she was quiet, holding her cards close to her chest, in smart Big BrotherContinue reading “Rockstar’s ‘Big Brother’ Outburst Was The Truest Words Ever Spoken”