Thursday, July 21, 2011

Big Brother Should Be Called “Oh Brother!”


Against my better judgment, I broke down and watched a couple of episodes of Big Brother. I did it because years ago we started watching it as a family. My girls were pretty young back then and we all enjoyed it together. Then, as the show started manipulating things for ratings and adding surprise twists, my interested waned. Their idea of reality shows and my idea of reality shows were very different. They strayed so far from the original concept that I cashed in my chips and walked away, but my girls did not. So, if you can’t beat them, join them, and I did.

This season’s twist is having couples, but not all new people. They decided in their infinite wisdom to have some new people as couples mixed with old couples that had previously been on another season of BB. This led to two alliances being formed, The Newbies” vs. “The Veterans.” Needless to say, it’s not long before people are betraying their alliances to further themselves in the game.

However, my peeve has to do with one annoying couple of veterans that they decided to bring back, Rachel and Brendon, of the “Ain’t No One Gonna Get Between Me and My Man” claim to fame. Rachel’s overused and much abused quote has gotten her an extra 15 minutes of fame and another chance to win the BB competition. If Brendon is annoying, Rachel is like fingernails on a chalkboard annoying.

Last week, when I decided to watch the show with the girls, I said they should go after the Rachel/Brendon couple and get them out of there. It’s not just because they are so annoying either. Rachel happens to win a lot of competitions. It’s not a good idea to keep annoying and successful competitors in the house…but who listens to me? There is a newbie I liked, Cassie, who comes across very smart, and she agreed with me! I was very happy to see how much sense she made as she told Jordan, Head of Household, that she needs to put that couple on the block. I thought finally the right thing is going to happen. Rachel had already seriously upset both Jordan and her man Jeff. So even though both couples are veterans and in an alliance, alliances were meant to be broken!

Needless to say I am peeved today because Jordan decided to keep Rachel and Brendon safe and put up CASSIE and her partner! Oh Brother! I just hate it when people make no sense. I was right to stop watching the show, it’s not good for my blood pressure.

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