Life’s Playlist…. It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye by Boyz II Men

Last night, Season 19 of CBS’ Big Brother came to an end.  THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Brother has always been a summer treat for me, some seasons were awesome, some not, but this season of BB was the pits.

Too much interference by Producers, too much making a return player the center of the season and too much predictability.

I understand your question…… “if it was so bad, why didn’t you stop watching?”  I don’t have a good answer, except that I have been a fan for too many years just to give up.

HOWEVER, with that said, BB20, I’m giving you 2 weeks next summer, if the show isn’t better, less predictable and created as a level playing field for all the contestants, it won’t be easy, but I will be forced to say GOOD-BYE!

 

An Open Letter to CBS, Big Brother and Fly on the Wall Entertainment

Before I begin, let me say upfront, I realize this letter will never be seen by anyone who has the ability to do anything and I realize even in the remote chance it was, my opinions would not change anything…… but hey, I write and these are my opinions….. so….. here goes.

Dear CBS, Big Brother and Fly on the Wall Entertainment,

I a writing to you as a fan of Big Brother, someone who has watched every season since the show began.  Big Brother has been my summertime guilty pleasure for years.

As a fan of the show, I have watched and loved the people year after year.  Kaysar, Jase, Evil Dick, Dr. Will, Marcellas, Cowboy, Jordan and Jeff, Nicole, even Rachel, they have all captured my imagination summer after summer.

Now we come to Big Brother 19 and I have to say, you have missed the boat, BIG TIME!

I’m bored, I don’t even know the characters names and the repetition of summer after summer, same competitions with different colors has just become ho-hum!

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Please, please PLEASE, I beg you with every ounce of my being, STOP bringing back past competitors!!!!  Guess what, they had their chance, they lost…. move on!

When I saw Paul, one of the most annoying characters in Big Brother history, come bounding through the door at the beginning of the season, the groan that escaped from my inner disgust still echoes through my living room four weeks later.

If you have former contestants you want to bring back, that’s fine…. do an All-Star Season, I can get behind that, but bringing back past characters who couldn’t get it done the first time is an insult to the other people in the house and the fans who tune in each week.

Here’s an idea for you, if you want to bring back past contestants, have a season of nothing but second place finishers, that is something we the fans would enjoy!

And by the way, if anyone truly believes the decision wasn’t made prior to the seasons start that Paul would receive that gift of almost 1/2 the season with immunity from eviction…. I have some ad space to sell you on a wall Mexico will be paying for on the border!  But I’ll come back to this later!

Let’s talk casting shall we?

When Big Brother began it was promoted as a house filled with strangers competing for an ultimate prize.  Today, the show has been relegated to a cast of characters that we have seen far too many times.

We have the quirky girl.

We have the Asian girl.

We have the girl with big boobs.

We have the hunky silent type guy.

We have the muscle head.

We have the flaming gay guy and btw, there are millions of gay people in America that don’t possess every negative stereotype associated with being gay, find one!

We have the old guy.

We have the black Christian woman.

We have the big guy who is a total train wreck.

And on and on….. here’s an idea….. STOP with the characters and START with bringing in interesting contestants that make for good television.  You used to do it, can you do it again or have you simply put this show on auto-pilot?

In the early days you took video submissions and people applied to be on the show…. today, you scour social media and nightclubs to fill a casting formula you think we want to see.  We don’t!

Earlier I referenced how the competitions have become repetitive.  HELLO!?!?!!?  Can no one in the production department come up with something new?

Putting new graphics and changing a competitions theme doesn’t make it new, it just makes a competition the same one you have been doing for years with a new theme and color scheme.

Last year I liked the Battle Back, it was a nice twist….. that doesn’t mean you needed to do it again this year.  And again, BTW, could those competitions have been designed for anyone but Cody to win?  Hello, he even stood beside the final puzzle and studied the course while the house-guests were finding out who would be his competitor.

The one bright spot of this summer has been the Den of Temptation, but let’s be clear, the producers fingerprints are all over the results.

No way the first temptation wasn’t determined for Paul to win.

You can bet your next paycheck, when Christmas needs to use her POV game card, the contest WILL be one she can compete in with her injury.

Interesting that the person who was Public Enemy number one last week got the power to overrule an eviction and when on the block she knew not to use it.

Please stop scripting what should be a game where everyone has the same chance at winning the prize as the people you deem to be your favorites.

Big Brother, what I am saying here is….. you have grown predictable and that is the last thing you need to be.

For years, we have heard Julie Chen tell us to “expect the unexpected,” maybe she should start telling us to expect the expected, because Big Brother has gotten repetitive and stale.

Fly on the Wall Entertainment, can you shake it up before Season 20 and give the show a reboot?  I certainly hope so.

I’m going to sign off now and hope that by the end of the season I learn the names of the grey haired guy and girl with big boobs, I think it would be nice to know that before the end of the summer, I’m sure they have an interesting story to tell, unfortunately we haven’t seen it.

I’ll keep watching, because I believe in the concept of what Big Brother should be, but if you all can’t come up with anything new, let me know, I’ll be glad to give you some ideas!

Sincerely,

Kendall Rumsey

A Fan

Short Notes – 9.5.13

Big Brother 15 Episode 30

Tonight is Episode 31 and Amanda is going to be evicted!  AMANDA IS GOING TO BE EVICTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE this song

Reach

Major Upset

Poor Hoda.  She cracks me up!

7.10.13

SPOILER – Big Brother 15 – Head of Household Winner #HOH #BB15

Well this will be fun, I don’t know any details but the new Head of Household is….

BB15 GINAMARIE  GINAMARIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quite possibly that is an even better outcome than Judd being HOH.  This is going to be a FUN week!  Amanda could go so over the top that she self-evicts!  LOL J/K

I am so happy Big Brother Season 15 has begun!

Big Brother 15 Episode 28, #Eviction, #HOH

bb15It’s Thursday night and Aaryn is going to the jury house.  It will probably be a unanimous vote as Aaryn has given GinaMarie the go ahead to vote for her so she can stay with the house.

The real story tonight will be who wins the HOH and takes control of the house.  There are three sides….  Judd and GinaMarie or Amanda and McCrae or Spencer and Andy.

My guess is Andy and Spencer will throw the competition in the HOH because they can float to either side of the house and be safe.  The real competition is Judd/GinaMarie and Amanda/McCrae.    I think we all know who I am pulling for…. GO JUDD! (or GinaMarie)

Ok kids let’s get this underway and see what happens…. my big question for the night…. will Julie Chen do the interview with Aaryn that we have all been hoping for?  I am not looking for her to tell her she doesn’t have a job to go home to, but I do want to see her held accountable for some of her comments.

SPOILERS BELOW:

Julie Chen, hot dress, bad shoes with Andy adjusting his underwear in the background.

As the show recaps, Amanda continues her tirade of nasty, she is a horrible person.  Amanda attacks on very personal ugly levels, she doesn’t play the game, she tears people apart.

The other house guests are very uncomfortable with the way Amanda is treating Elissa.

In the backyard GinaMarie, Spencer, Judd and Andy form an alliance… the Exterminators.  For all of them, Amanda is the target.

Amanda tells Aaryn she will be voting to keep Andy.

GinaMarie tells Aaryn she has her vote.  In diary GInaMarie says she has to have a backup and keeping Andy is the backup.

Spencer and Judd do not commit to Aaryn to keep her.

In a live interview with former BB Winner and great Dan tells Julie that Amanda is really only one of the people actually playing the game this year.  Dan says Amanda is a brat and the crowd cheers in agreement.

Dan says he is a Judd fan.  WOOHOO Dan!!!  Dan want’s Judd to win.

Talking with former Showmance couples Rachel and Brendon who are now married.   Brendon still doesn’t talk much.   Rachel is still way too annoying.

Dani and Dominic a new couple from Season 13, now married.  Both still cute and together a cute couple.

My favorite showmance of all time Jeff and Jordan are still together after four years.  Still cutting up and joking with each other but not married yet.  Jeff needs to put a ring on it!

As we go to commercial Julie teases that either Aaryn or Andy will be evicted next and they both have a lot of explaining to do…. will she go there?  I think she will plant seeds but not eviscerate Aaryn.

EVICTION VOTE:

JUDD:  Aaryn

SPENCER:  Aaryn

GINAMARIE:  Aaryn

AMANDA:  Aaryn

MCCRAE:  Aaryn

BB 15 AARYNUnanimous vote, Aaryn is evicted from the Big Brother House.

Ok Julie it is now your turn!

EVICTION INTERVIEW:

Julie says she cannot give Aaryn any feedback or information from the outside world.  As Aaryn walks out she gets mixed reception of applause and boos.

Julie brings up the racism and ask for a response.  Aaryn pulls the southern card and says that she was taken out of context.  Julie reads back to Aaryn her actual words and Aaryn says she doesn’t remember making the comments, the audience laughs at her.

Julie asks Aaryn if she learned anything in the house and Aaryn says yes.

Aaryn is obviously concerned by her comments and once again blames it on Texas.  Julie tells Aaryn she hopes she has a new perspective on things when she watches the season in review.

Julie did it!  Aaryn knows she is in a pile of shit.

HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD COMPETITION:

It’s going to be a long one unfortunately.

Who will win?  I guess I will be posting a spoiler tomorrow morning.  McCrae could win this, however I think Amanda is FAR too impatient to win.  GinaMarie could be a factor and if Andy is trying he should be good at this one.

Julie teases an announcement regarding next week’s eviction…. Double Eviction????

Yep, it’s another DOUBLE EVICTION NIGHT!!!!

Watch for my spoiler tomorrow morning to see who wins.