It looks like Dick is becoming a bit of a stand-out on the show this year. A lot of people in the various chat forums seem to think he’s cool, a rebel, a loner who plays by his own rules.
I think he seems like an arrogant, self-centered, Tommy Lee wannabe. To me, Dick thinks he’s Dr. Will. He isn’t. He lacks the charm and intelligence of Dr. Will and he’s nowhere near as good looking. Dick thinks he is a calculating player, and maybe he is, but his skills are nowhere near the level of Dr. Will.
I will admit that Dick started playing the game from the gate and that he’s been trying to manipulate the various parties and create suspicion for everyone, but that doesn’t make you Dr. Will.
Dr. Will was never very obvious in his strategy. He was rarely off in a corner whispering to everyone or sneaking around. He was very upfront with his entire game. He told everyone he would lie to them and deceive them, and in the end those skills were what got him the money. Dr. Will used his sense of humor and his overall charisma to win over everyone in the house, making them think they were in a special top secret alliance. All the while, he was really only in an alliance with Boogie. Still, he made everyone feel like they were part of the cool kids club and was able to control almost every move in the game.
Dick is more like James, in my opinion. James was much sneakier than Will and played with an intensity that the Evil Doctor never felt was necessary. James acted like the game was life and death. Will acted like the game was a fun test of his powers of persuasion. James was constantly sneaking off with one or two players and whispering lies in their ears or trying to make them hate the other players. He fractured the house into groups and then hoped those groups would never find out he was the one that double crossed them all. I think Dick is headed down this very same road. He too plays the game too hard too soon.
Last night, Dick sat around taking to small groups of people and stirring things up in the house. He’s trying to create the kind of instability that allows weasels like him to thrive. This kind of game play can take you very far in the game, but rarely can it help you win in the final two. The Dr. Will strategy can’t really work twice. It didn’t even work for Will the second time around.
I think it’s more likely that Dick will land in James’ position. He might make it to sequester, but sooner or later people are going to catch on to what he’s doing.
Aside from his strategy, I think he seems like a pretty lame person. He said some really harsh and vulgar stuff about his daughter, Danielle, last night as he was ranting to this followers on the hammock. I think that’s just so wrong. If you’re a parent, you’re supposed to love your kids no matter what. You’re not supposed to treat them like crap or double cross them on a reality show!
While no one seems quite sure what exactly went down between Dick and Danielle, I think Dick’s entire attitude towards her is really horrible. I could never root for a player who seems like such an awful human being.
If Dick gets really far in this game, it’s just one more instance of people with no hearts advancing on BB. It seems like the only year when the winner was someone who actually had positive qualities was when Lisa won BB3.
Every season since that has had the worst people in the final two. Jun and Alison were horrible scheming bitches who truly wanted to hurt the other people in the house in BB4. Drew used his own showmance girlfriend to get him far in the game and then totally kicked her to the curb in the end on BB5. Hideous Maggie and her loud-mouth, annoying, idiot sidekick Ivette advanced to the finals in BB6 by floating along with no real strategy and hoping the stronger players like Janelle, Kaysar, and James imploded on themselves. And, let’s not forget last year when Mike Boogie rode Will’s coattails the entire game and then made it to the end with his showmance Skeletor–I mean Erica.
Is this show just a microcosm of society? Do assholes really get all the glory? Are we really living in a society where the person who proves they have no actual human emotions or any sense of right and wrong is the person who is on the path to success?
I’ve always loved the live feeds, they’re the best way to see what’s really going on in the house. You can catch up on all the plotting, flirting, and weird conversation and it’s the best way to see what the HGs are really like.
CBS totally raised the bar by introducing Big Brother After Dark on Showtime Too this year!
Anyone who gets Showtime can now watch the feeds live on their TV. The quality blows the little Real Player feed out of the water, The crisp shots are like watching the tv show without the diary room… or the censorship.
So far, Nick has already revealed that he once gave a guy a blow job (CLIP HERE), Dick has plotted against his own daughter and said some really vulgar stuff about her, Mike and Zach are boring and have become completely unnoticeable in the house, and most everyone else has been plotting and forming alliances.
The best part of this is that, if you have a Tivo or DVR, you can pause the feed and resume it later without missing a thing. The Real Player is streaming, so you can’t rewind if you missed anything or pause to do something else while it’s on. With this, even the live feed can adhere to your schedule.
Even if you’re not an avid BB fan, you should definitely check out. It’s on every night on Showtime for 3 hours and it will give you insight into what’s going on between episodes.
Episode one kicked off a summer of scandal, secret twists, and possibly sizzling moments. At least that’s what we hope for the new season.
A very skinny and unusually tan Julie Chen opened the show tonight, introducing America to the house guests.
The introductions were really corny, as usual. The whole thing always plays out like the beginning of MTV’s Next, that horrible teen dating show. It’s always stupid shots of them acting surprised to get their keys even though there wouldn’t be a camera crew there taping them if they weren’t going to get a key. Then they show a shot of them boxing or something and saying something like “My name’s ___ and I’m going to knock out the competition.” It’s cheesier than a four cheese pizza!
Finally, they got inside the house and got to meet each other. They seemed like a jovial group though you could see where friction might arise. Kail, a mother who confessed that she “practically runs her entire town” is very religious and hates gay people. Joe is a talkative and funny gay guy. Jameka, a school counselor from Mayrland said she’s never been around large groups of white people and she’s the only black person in the house. BB might be stacking the deck, but the scandals usually come from plotting in the house, not casting.
Next, the Chenbot introduced one of the twists of the game. Three players, Jessica (who pronounces her name “Jess-ka”), Dustin, and Dick (who calls himself Evil Dick), were kept in seclusion in a room upstairs. They were watching the HGs on a feed from inside a secret room. Chen announced that they were somehow connected to players in the game. Jessica was a high school enemy of Carol, Dustin was Joe’s ex-boyfriend, and Dick was Danielle’s estranged father.
Ex-boyfriends, old teenage rivals, and even people with opposing religious beliefs are one thing, but a fragile family situation is another. When the secret three were told to go join the rest of the group, Danielle looked really uncomfortable when Dick came down the stairs. As someone who had a very messed up relationship with her father for several years, I think it’s really, really wrong of CBS to put the two together in the house. I know the hope is that being trapped in a house together for three months will improve their relationship, but family pain can go a lot deeper than a TV show and really shouldn’t be exploited for entertainment.
Joe seemed quite uncomfortable with Dustin’s arrival also. He had reason to feel that way considering that Joe had just declared that Dustin gave him gonorrhea live on CBS. Their relationship is sure to be interesting because they both seem pretty similar. They both had some really funny comments and both seem pretty outgoing. They hate each other so much that I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up becoming really close again before the show is over.
Those two scandals made Jessica’s quite forgettable. Apparently, she and Carol were friends at one time in high school, but had gotten into a major fight in part because Carol owed Jessica $5. Compared to a girl with daddy issues and a case of gonorrhea, Jessica and Carol are lightweights.
The other twist in the game this year is “America’s Player”, a house guest who must obey the viewers’ orders. Eric was chosen (by the network I assume) to be America’s Player. Just how much he must adhere to our demands is still uncertain as is the penalty for disobeying.
These first episodes are usually pretty dull. I can never remember all the HGs names, I’m still cloudy on alliances and no one hates or loves anyone else to the point where there will be malicious back-stabbing or hook ups. Still, by midway into the season, we’ll no doubt be looking back on these early episodes and saying, “Remember when…”
Big Brother usually has some of the hottest cast members in reality tv. They spend the entire summer tanning, working out, and locked in a house with nothing to do but flirt with each other. Each year, there seems to be a stand-out couple, or potential couple, that sets the internet buzzing with speculation.
The lovely Janelle Pierzina, aka the Buxom Blonde Bombshell, has been involved in two of these “romances”. In season six, everyone was lighting up the chat rooms with theories about her and Kaysar. Last year during the all-star season, she was flirting with BB’s other top male heart throb, Dr. Will.
Here’s a rather infamous clip of Will and Janelle flirting while playing cards:
This clip was big amongst BB geeks like myself because it sounds like Janelle is whispering, “Why won’t you kiss me?” and “I really like you.” in his ear. Janelle had been an Angelina-Jolie-like force in the game and many fans were rather surprised that Will hadn’t given in to her charms. It seemed like the more he rejected her, the more she fell for him.
Their flirtation kept viewers glued to the live feeds because it seemed like they could suddenly hook up at any moment. The hard core fans, like paparazzi, wanted to be there to get the screen captures when and if they finally did. If she was the Angelina Jolie of the game, he was the Brad Pitt and the rumor mill was exploding with analysis of their every move. It was like a whole summer of US Weekly headlines.
I’m sure we can look forward to many more budding romances this season, or at least some amusing flirtations.
Life in the house can get pretty boring after hours on end with nothing to do. Houseguests choose to pass their time in different ways. Some stare into space and talk to themselves like Rachel from BB6, some spend copious amounts of time in the “Jack Shack” like Howie from BB6 and BB7, some choreograph horrible dance routines and talk about how cool and important they think they are like Mike Boogie from BB2 and BB7.
Will and Janelle from last year’s all-star season decided to pass their time by taking walks in the back yard and making up “fantasy dates” where they talked about what it would be like if they dated in high school.
Though there may be one or two hot guys this season on BB, the ultimate BB eye candy has got to be Kaysar Ridha from BB6 and BB7. Not only was he smart, caring, and an all around good guy, he was drop dead gorgeous too! His good looks and charm lead Dr. Will to declare him “the Brad Pitt of Muslims” early on in the all-star season.
Both Dr. Will and Hardy from BB2 may have been sexy, but Kaysar was definitely the best looking guy in BB history.
Since I’m reminiscing about previous houseguests, here’s a picture of Kaysar in all his hot glory.