Monday, June 24, 2013

Big Brother 15: Grading the Cast



Grading the Cast


The 15th season of Big Brother starts this summer and since 15 is a lot of seasons the people in charge have decided to change up the game a little bit. First, they have a new position of power in the house that they are calling Big Brother MVP. What the MVP's powers or privileges are, we have not been let in on but it will definitely shake up the house. That isn't the only piece of speculation surrounding the internet, the other big rumor is that this season will be a no floater season. There have been talks that Big Brother has added some twists that will make it almost impossible for floaters to survive in the game. Seeing as how speculation is running rampant I have decided to do some of my own. With the help of some interviews done with the sequestered house guests by bigbrothernetwork.com I have compiled some opinions about the new 16 house guests and made some predictions about how this season will go.

My Favorites

McCrae Olson
Age: 23
Occupation: Pizza Delivery Boy
Level of Fandom: Super Fan
First Impression: Burnout
Past House Guest Comparison: A stoned version of Ian (BB 14)
Best Case: He could win the whole thing by being underestimated and flying somewhat under the radar.
Worst Case: He could be seen as a weak link or just an expendable piece and be one of the first ones to go.
Prediction: He will make it past the halfway point and if he is secure in an strong alliance or just shocks people with wins, he could make it very close to the end. Unless he withdrawals from weed so much he has to be medically taken out of the game.
Random Thoughts: He might be my favorite house guest ever after Dr. Will and Mike Boogie.

Spencer Clawson
Age: 31
Occupation: Railroad Conductor
Level of Fandom: Hardcore Fan
First Impression: Very talkative and extremely opinionated
Past House Guest Comparison: Adam (BB 13)
Best Case: He finds a group of people accepting and aligns with them but will probably be the first one in the alliance sacrificed. Maybe he finishes in the top 10.
Worst Case: He is automatically pegged as the old guy and is ostracized and sent home before he unpacks his bags.
Prediction: He won't be one of the first five to go but I think top 10 is a reach so probably voted out sixth.
Random Thoughts: I can't look at him without imagining him in one of those little white conductor hats.

Aaryn Gries
Age: 22
Occupation: College Student
Level of Fandom: Casual Fan
First Impression: Country girl diva
Past House Guest Comparison: Jordan (BB 11, BB 13)
Best Case: She finds a Jordan/Jeff type of relationship and makes it all the way to the finale.
Worst Case: Being the youngest and arguably the most attractive female in the house the other women get jealous and decide she is a threat and get her out early.
Prediction: She will go far but I don't see her making it to the final four.

Helen Kim
Age: 37
Occupation: Political Consultant
Level of Fandom: "Big" fan
First Impression: Very well spoken, her personality seemed thought out
Past House Guest Comparison: Danielle Reyes (BB 3, BB All Stars)
Best Case: Her political background makes it easy for her to manipulate the younger house guests and she gets passed most of the other women but is just not strong enough to make it to the top 6.
Worst Case: Her constant talk about her kids and husband alienates her from the rest of the house guests and is one of the first ones to go.
Prediction: She will make into the top 10 easily but I don't think she goes very further that that.
Random Thoughts: She is the oldest player by about six years and that could be a huge problem for the other house guests.

I Just Don't Know

Andy Herren
Age: 26
Occupation: Professor
Level of Fandom: "Intense" fan
First Impression: "wacky gay guy" (his words summed it up pretty well.)
Past House Guest Comparison: Ragan Fox (BB 13)
Best Case: Everybody loves his wacky attitude and he uses his incredible Jesse Tyler Ferguson likeness to have the whole house eating out of his hands.
Worst Case: He annoys everyone in the house and they turn against him instantly.
Prediction: I have a hard time figuring this guy out but he is a ginger so I would guess he doesn't make it into the top 10.
Random Thoughts: He might get on my nerves very quickly.

Howard Overby
Age: 29
Occupation: Youth Counselor
Level of Fandom: Casual Fan
First Impression: Quiet, Gentleman, Very Religious
Past House Guest Comparison: Hardy (BB 2)
Best Case: He dominates the challenges and easily walks into the final four.
Worst Case: He comes off overly religious and it makes everyone in the house uncomfortable which makes him a pariah and he looses it and gets into a fight that sends him out the door.
Prediction: He could go as far as he wants but his prediction of being the first African American to win this game is very doubtful. The religious players don't usually make it that far in a game where you're lying the moment you get up. Maybe top 10.
Random Thoughts: He could crush me in the palm of his hand so I really don't think any one will be confronting him over anything this season.

Floaters (or The least impactful players)

Candice Stewart
Age: 29
Occupation: Pediatric Speech Therapist
Level of Fandom: Casual Fan
First Impression: Ditsy, Airhead
Past House Guest Comparison: Danielle (BB 14)
Best Case: She finds a man(or women) who's coattail she can ride into the top 6.
Worst Case: If floaters are really extinct this season than she will be forced into making moves she is not comfortable with and that could turn people against her fast. She also doesn't seem like someone that could handle that which would lead to an early exit (eviction or voluntarily).
Prediction: She makes it passed the first four weeks and then is put up as a pawn and ends up going home.

David Girton
Age: 25
Occupation: Lifeguard
Level of Fandom: Casual Fan
First Impression: Chill Bro, Surfer
Past House Guest Comparison: A Dumber Frank (BB 14)
Best Case: He is physically fit and could possibly stay in the game long just by winning competitions and saving himself.
Worst Case: He is SO chill that it pisses off the other players who are actually trying to make game plans while he says "cool, bro." The other players get him out quickly for being a floater (not just in the game but in life as well.)
Prediction: He won't make it to a smaller table. (When the number of house guests starts to diminish Big Brother brings in smaller dinning room tables.)
Random Thoughts: He will set the record for the most dudes, yo's, and cool's in an hour of TV.

Kaitlin Barnaby
Age: 23
Occupation: Bartender
Level of Fandom: Newbie
First Impression: Sheltered, Home Schooled, attractive
Past House Guest Comparison: Cassi (BB 13)
Best Case: She makes it through the first few weeks simply by not being a threat but when everyone figures out she has no idea what she is doing they decide to send her packing.
Worst Case: She realizes she was not cut out for this and within the first 24 hours shes leaves.
Prediction: I think Kaitlin will make it passed the first few weeks but only because no one sees her as a threat but as soon as a pawn is needed she will go up and if the other nominee(nominees*) play it right they will easily be able to switch the votes against her.

* There are rumors that there will be three nominees each week instead of just two.

Jessie Kowalski
Age: 25
Occupation: Unemployed
Level of Fandom: Hardcore Fan
First Impression: Very young, naive
Past House Guest Comparison: Porsche (BB 13)
Best Case: She flies under the radar as the house eliminates the threats and she easily makes it to the top 8.
Worst Case: She is way to nice and puts herself up as a pawn and goes home early.
Prediction: I could see her float into the top 10 but probably not any further.


If They Don't Find An Alliance They Could be In Trouble

Judd Daughtery
Age: 26
Occupation: Property Appraiser
Level of Fandom: Hardcore Fan
First Impression: Nice guy, hillbilly
Past House Guest Comparison: Cowboy Michael (BB 5)
Best Case: Everyone finds him charming and he makes it to the final four.
Worst Case: Everyone finds him annoying and can barely understand him which makes him even more annoying and the other house guests plan to get him out over the big threats in the house.
Prediction: Judd will not make it very far unless he has like minded people with him in an alliance but even then I see him going home before the top 8.
Random Thoughts: If there was a pond in the backyard he would catch fish with his bare hands.

Elissa Slater
Age: 27
Occupation: Nutritionist
Level of Fandom: Hardcore Fan
First Impression:  Sneaky, Conniving
Past House Guest Comparison: Rachel (BB 12, BB 13)
Best Case: She teaches everyone yoga and they fall in love with her and keep her around for way to long.
Worst Case: Everyone finds out she is Rachel Reilly's sister and target her first.
Prediction: If she keeps the annoying Rachel vibe down I can see her making it into the top 10 easily.
Random Thoughts: Being Rachel's sister and not murdering her in her sleep means that she has been through a lot in her life and should give her a little credibility but the moment she starts to act like her I will turn on her really fast.

Nick Uhas
Age: 23
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Level of Fandom: Hardcore Fan
First Impression: Cocky, Calculating
Past House Guest Comparison: A slightly less humble Alec (BB Canada)
Best Case: He forms an alliance with other strong players and uses them to get all the way to the finale.
Worst Case: He is seen as a threat the moment he walks in, the house targets him and gets him out early.
Prediction: I don't think Nick will do well at all and at best I could see him making it to week 6 or 7.
Random Thoughts: Nick is an "entrepreneur" which means he is probably unemployed.

First Ones To Go

Amanda Zuckerman
Age: 28
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Level of Fandom: Casual Fan
First Impression: Aggressive, In your face
Past House Guest Comparison: Jen (BB 8)
Best Case: She makes it passed the first week and then she fall under the radar because there are bigger threats in the house.
Worst Case: She doesn't make it passed the first day because she bitch slapped one of the other girls and gets kicked out.
Prediction: I think she will be an easy out and that might get her through a few eviction ceremonies but she will be one of the first five to go.
Random Thoughts: She told the interviewer that she was a great listener but to be a great listener you have to listen to everyone and I just don't see her having a conversation with McCrae or Spencer.

GinaMarie Zimmerman
Age: 32
Occupation: Pageant Coordinator
Level of Fandom: Casual Fan
First Impression: Loud, Extremely loud
Past House Guest Comparison: Chef Joe (BB14)
Best Case: Her and the other females decide to get rid of all the men which leaves her in the top eight and then gets sent home because no one else can stand her yelling for no reason.
Worst Case: When she screams hello to one of the other house guests she blows their eardrum and becomes public enemy number one and sent home as soon as the newly def house guest can get her out.
Prediction: She is the second oldest female in the house and easily the loudest. I don't see her making it passed the third week.

Jeremy McGuire
Age: 23
Occupation: Boat Shop Associate
Level of Fandom: Newbie
First Impression: Farm boy, Lives on a boat
Past House Guest Comparison: Shane (BB 14)
Best Case: If he can win competitions like Shane did last season then he will make it very far.
Worst Case: Everyone sees through his nice guy act and realize he has no idea what he is doing and get rid of him in the first eviction ceremony.
Prediction: I don't think Jeremy will be the first to go but it wouldn't surprise me. What would surprise me is if he made it passed week 4.
Random Thoughts: Jeremy was the player I least liked from the interviews only because he told the interviewer he wouldn't tell him his strategy. Why wouldn't you tell the interviewer, and subsequently the whole internet, your plans? If you had a great strategy that would get the hardcore Big Brother fans on your side.

Cast Grade: B-

I am very interested to see how these group of people interact with each other. There are so many different personalities that I could see a lot of confrontations but at the same time there are enough "laid back" people that we might get another boring season with very little action. The main thing I look forward to is to see if the "attractive" people will distance themselves from the "normal" looking people or if that kind of stuff wont matter and the players do what is best for them in the game.

Another season of Big Brother starts this Wednesday and that can only mean one thing, expect the unexpected.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 19)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Mad Men, Mad Kings and Gary Busey

1. Game of Thrones (HBO 9/8c)


Only three episodes left this season and you know what that means, shit is going to start hitting the fan. We have Arya and the Hound taking Jaime and Brienne's spot as forest wanderers. Daenerys is coming up against an army of gold lovers and it looks like the Lannisters are in for another freak out from the boy king. Big things are happening in Westeros and it looks like the different stories are going to have some great conclusions.

2. Mad Men (AMC 10/9c)


This week's episode is the called "The Crash" and I can only think of two possibilities for that. One, a Mohawk plane goes down and the new firm has to figure out to deal with the bad publicity. Or two, Teddy Chaough wasn't ready for the alcoholism that is prevalent in a Don Draper work place and ends up crashed on the couch just like he was last week at the creatives table. Either way I'm excited to see how this plays out and how Don is going to take being turned away by the doctors wife.

3. Celebrity Apprentice (NBC 9/8c)


The season finale of Celerity Apprentice means that a bunch of the former contestants come back to help the two finalists on their last task. That also means Gary Busey and Dennis Rodman are back on my TV for at least one night and how can you go wrong with that?


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 16)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


End of an Office

1. The Office (NBC 9/8c)


After nine seasons the doors at Dunder Miflin Paper Company are finally going to close the doors, and since this show has been a staple on my Thursday night lineups for it's entire run I am devoting today's T.T.T.TV. to The Office.

Michael Scott


Michael vs. Toby


Jim and Pam


Andy Bernard aka The Nard Dog


A Bunch of Bloopers


The People Person Paper People


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 15)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


A Family, a Psychic and Some Geniuses

1. Psych (USA Network 10/9c) 


Gus becomes the most popular radio DJ in Santa Barbara and is getting all the ladies but how will it all turn out? My guess is someone is going to be murdered and Shawn is going to Gus' new fame to find the killer with a lot of peripheral high jinks happening.

2. Modern Family (ABC 9/8c)


The last episode before the season finale is usually a place setter for dramatic shows, when it comes to comedy though it's just another episode. This weeks Modern Family looks just like that we got Jay, Gloria and Manny playing charades while Phil and his kids are in an RV, possibly on a road trip. Although I am not expecting much what I am expecting is to laugh out loud because Modern Family is one of the better comedies on TV and it usually comes through on that front.

3. The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius (Discovery Channel 10/9c)


A half hour reality TV competition that pits some of the worlds smartest people against each other in different challenges every week. The show begins with a problem and each contestant has to come up with a way to solve the problem and present it to a panel of judges. The two people with the best plan become the team captains for that episode and have to pick there teams school yard fashion. The teams then have to put their plans in motion, creating and building any thing they need in order to prove their solution was the best. The winning team is safe that episode and one member of the losing team has to leave. So far I have seen the first episode and all I can tell you is that it is fun to see really smart people do really smart things. Maybe I'm jsut envious I can't do what they can.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 14)

Tonight's Top Three on TV 


Reality TV Tuesday

1. So You Think You Can Dance (Fox 8/7c)


SYTYCD doesn't usually get really good until they are down to the top 10 or 12 but you can be sure there is going to be a couple of epic performances during the auditions and that is more or less why I watch. Bring on the dancers.

2. The Voice (NBC 9/8c)


It looks like The Voice is back to two days a week which means tonight is the elimination episode. They change up the format all the time on this show so I'm not sure if they will be eliminating the four people with the lowest amount of votes or if it will be the one person from each team with the lowest that gets eliminated. Here are my predictions for both scenarios: four with the lowest votes will be Vedo, Kris Thomas, The Swan Brothers and Garrett Gardner. If they go by the lowest on each team the people being eliminated will be Vedo, Kris Thomas, The Swan Brothers and Amber Carrington.

3. Wipeout (ABC 8/7c)


People running through an obstacle course for the sole purpose of wiping out. Yes please!


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Monday, May 13, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 13)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Norma Bates, Gordon Ramsay and Shakira Shakira

1. Bates Motel (A&E 10/9c)


The season is heating up and with only two episodes left in the first season what else can happen? Jere Burns already dug up a body to scare the crap out of Norma, what won't he do? I still have a feeling older brother Bates isn't going to make it alive out of this season but in reality they've built his character up and he's probably safe until at least next season. As for Norman killing someone, I expect that to happen very very soon.

2. Hell's Kitchen (Fox 8/7c)


A special two hour episode on a different night? Sure, I don't mind, who doesn't love a little cursing and berating from the lovely Chef Ramsay.

3. The Voice (NBC 8/7c)


There are only twelve contestants left which means they will likely do what they did last week over again. Have two teams sing on separate nights with the coaches doing a duet before there singers preform. I hope Adam and Blake sing Ebony and Ivory.


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 12)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Mad Men, Mad Kings and Jeff Probst

1. Game Of Thrones (HBO 9/8c)


After watching the preview I'm less sure of what was happening in the show, but one thing is for sure I saw a shot of the dragon and who doesn't love dragons. Not only that it looks like we will get to see Daenerys and the Unsullied go to war for the first time or at least that's what it looks like.

2. Mad Men (AMC 10/9)


It doesn't look like the merger is going as well as anyone planned but what can you really glean from a Matthew Wiener trailer. My uneducated and obvious prediction would be that Peggy is going to be a bitch to Peter for most, if not  all, the episode.

3. Survivor (CBS 8/7c)


My prediction for the season finale is that Sherri will someone get into the final three and end up winning the whole game. Also Cochrane will come close but he wont get any votes from the jury and who is getting emergency evacuated from the game? My guess would be Dawn but it could be anyone and if it's Sherri my back up prediction for the winner would be Eric.


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Thursday, May 9, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 9)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


A Season Premiere, a Season Finale and a Seasoned Human Corpse

1. Community (NBC 8/7c)


In my mind this season of Community has been a hit. I don't know how the ratings are doing and I know it is very unlikely that it comes back for another season but I do know I'll be watching if they do. If this is the last ever Community episode I hope it goes out with a bang and from the preview at least Jeff will have to stand up to his worst enemy, himself.

2. Hannibal (NBC 10/9c)


Last week we saw Jack and Graham chasing down the Chesapeake Ripper and what they discovered was far more interesting. It turns out that the actual killer (Hannibal) had recorded Jack's protegee telling him she was scared and then killed her. And to prove that Eddie Izzard was indeed not the Chesapeake Ripper Hannibal called Jack (without him knowing) and played the recording. If that wasn't enough he decided to give the FBI a hand with the investigation (he literally left Miriam's hand at the observatory for the FBI to find). It looks like they are hot on the trails of Hannibal but I'm sure he wont go down without a fight.Plus we get a nice cameo from Gillian Anderson, what more could we ask for?

3. Wipeout (ABC 8/7c)


Do you enjoy watching people get hit in the face and take tremendous falls? If you do then we should be friends, but also you should watch this TV show. I laugh every episode and although it doesn't really ever change (the obstacles change quite often but people are always getting smashed) the show is always entertaining.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 8)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Psychics, Singers and Survivors

1. Psych (USA Network 10/9c)


Shawn and Gus stumble onto a crime scene and become the main suspects in the murder. You know what that means, a lot of craziness will [probably ensue. Well, at least I hope it does.

2. Survivor (CBS 8/7c)


It's finally Survivor finale week, with the season finale airing Sunday. Tonight's episode has the final six battling it out to have a visit with their loved ones. And for the first time ever each player will have two loved ones instead of one which means double the love the winner feels and double the animosity the losers will have towards the winner.

3. The Voice (NBC 8/7c)


The playoffs come to an end tonight when some of the top 16 are sent home (for some reason I think eight people are being eliminated but it's probably just four). On top of that Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart will be performing (separately, but wouldn't that be an amazing duo).

After  watching the two playoff episodes my predictions for who will go home are as followed: Josiah Hawley, Justin Rivers, Kris Thomas, Cathia. (If eight people are going home here are my other four: Garret Gardner, The Swan Brother, Caroline Glasser, Karina Iglesias.)



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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 7)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Reality TV Tuesday

1. Hell's Kitchen (Fox 8/7c)


Chef Ramsay and his f-bombs are on for another week.

2. The Voice (NBC 8/7c)


More playoffs...

3. Storage Wars (A&E 9/8c & 9:30/8:30)


Yuuuuuup!!!!


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Monday, May 6, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 6)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Killers, Aliens and Shakira

1. Bates Motel (A&E 10/9c)


The first season of Bates Motel is starting to get a little crazy but I'm still really enjoying it. Tonight's episode has Jere Burns turning the heat up a little on Norma. The clip doesn't have any reaction shots from Norman so I don't think he is going to take it to well.

2. Defiance (Syfy 9/8c)


Defiance is about a small human/alien settlement in the future when the world has been invaded and mostly destroyed. The show focuses on the lives of the most prominent members of the settlement and how the trials and tribulations of a city that has eight different races trying to co-exist.

I binged watched the first three episodes this weekend and although the acting and sets are what you would expect for a Syfy show filmed in Toronto, the premise, story lines and make-up/special f/x make up for that.

3. The Voice (NBC 8/7c)


We are now entering what I believe is called the playoffs, where over the next three days all 16 artists will perform and only x number of will go onto the next round. After the live auditions and battle rounds the show usually loses a bit of excitement so hopefully we get a couple of epic performances. Maybe the Cee Lo song is as great as it is being billed.


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Sunday, May 5, 2013

T.T.T.TV. (May 5)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


Mad Men, Mad Kings and a Race Around the World

1. Game of Thrones (HBO 9/8c)


The third season has been my favorite of the three so far and it looks to be only getting better. The wildlings are making the big climb, Robb Stark is planning an attack on Casterly Rock and  Theon is still getting tortured. Fun for the whole family(just kidding, young children should probably not watch this show).

2. Mad Men (AMC 10/9c)


Another week, another Mad Men trailer that makes no sense what so ever and has no clues to anything that will actually happen. Well, that isn't exactly true, what we do see is Roger is going to get his freak on at some point and Joan is going to let her hair down. Isn't that all we really need to know?

3. The Amazing Race (CBS 8/7c)


It's the season finale of another season of The Amazing Race and all you really need to know is that there is a a team of twin country singers and another team of brother hockey players. That is pretty much it.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Big Brother Canada Recap: Episode 29

Big Brother Canada Recap


The Best Worst Ending Possible

The first season of Big Brother Canada came to an end last night and we finally found out who would take home the grand prize. To find out who, where, what, why and when keep reading.

Head of Household

The last Head of Household competition of the season is the most important. It is a three part challenge that spans more than one day and the winner would have the privilege of choosing who they would go up against in the final two.

Part One

Competition: No Blood On My Hands

The first part of the three part HoH competition was a stamina challenge and the winner would get a free pass to the third part of the challenge. Each contestant had to stand on a platform, on top of a air ball, and hold a pole that kept a bucket of "blood" from falling on their heads. The bucket ended up being a lot heavier than the contestants thought and after four plus hours Emmet was the last person standing.

Winner: Emmet

Part Two

Competition: Big Brother Big Top

The second of the three challenges was a timed physical challenge that only Jillian and Gary would compete in. The game was basically a giant game of ring toss. Each ring had a name of a previous HoH winner and they had to throw them on to the numbered cone that corresponds with when the player was HoH. The only thing standing between the rings and the cones was set of monkey bars that hey had to cross in order to get back and forth. The game wasn't close and even with a 30 second penalty Gary beat Jillian by four minutes.

Winner: Gary

Part Three

Competition: Pre-Game Strategy True or False

The third challenge, between Emmet and Gary, was a simple true or false game. Arisa would give a quote from some of the evicted house guests interviews from before the season started and the contestants had to figure out whether the quote was actually said by the player. It was tied until the last question with Gary ending up as the winner and the person with the most poer in the house.

Winner: GARY!

In Memoriam

Emmet

The Incredible Milk, you were one of my favorites to win and it was sad to see you go but in keeping Gary you sealed your fate. The only person that could beat you in a physical challenge should have been the first to go. You never said much and you honestly had the whole house on your side at one point in the game or another, as one of the biggest threats that is a huge accomplishment. You got rid of exactly who you needed to, exactly when it was necessary and that is why you got so far in the game. You can leave the game knowing that it was less a mistake and more Gary's great last minute move that ended your game. Farewell Milkman.

GLITTER GARY 

This is the second time in my recaps that I have had to write one of these for Gary and just to keep this post a little short I will link to that post here. But as long as were here I would like to repeat one of my sentiments from the last Gary 'In Memoriam' and that is that you are such a great role model and it is only a compliment to what kind of person you are that you came into this house, were exactly who you are and ended up one messed up vote away from winning it all. Congratulations on your victory in life and in the Big Brother house.

Big Brother Canada Season 1 Winner

Jillian

After ten long weeks, a lot of backstabbing and a couple on controversial moments we finally have the winner of the first season of Big Brother Canada. She was one of the best competition players and had a decent social game. She was part of a visible two person alliance the whole game and wasn't nominated once. She was never anyone's target and although she was the reason for most of the jury members being evicted she still had three solid votes and only needed one person to mess up in order for her to win. All in all she deserved the win for playing a strong, smart game. The circumstances may have been a little controversial but in order to be one of the final two you had to have done something right.

Controversy

So I have hinted at a little controversy that took place on the finale and I just wanted to get my two cents out in the air.

If you didn't watch last night during the the final vote in which the Jury votes for who they want to win(as opposed to voting for who they want evicted which they have done all season), Topaz mistakenly(?) made her vote for Jillian. After Arisa read Topaz's vote aloud Topaz jumped out of her seat in the Jury box and walked over to Arisa, on live TV, and told her that there was a mistake and that someone had changed her vote. After a commercial break we were shown video proving that in fact Topaz had chosen Jillian's key and placed it in the nomination box. To the dismay of every Gary fan in Canada and Topaz herself (who asked to redo the vote on numerous occasions) that one vote was the deciding one and ended up making Jillian the winner.

Here are my thoughts on that whole situation:

- I think Topaz was too excited and too focused on her speech and being on live TV that in the heat of the moment she just picked the wrong key. The whole "150%" thing just made her look real bad.

- The fact that she wanted to redo the votes or that some fans think that if Emmet or Talla had made that mistake Big Brother would have allowed it is ludicrous. Since the very first season of Big Brother U.S. this has always been the way the finale worked and I'm almost positive that the Jury members were explained it by the producers again before the live show.

- When Topaz was evicted Arisa made it seem as though Topaz was a student of the game and had watched many seasons of the U.S. version but I think this just proves otherwise. Any person that has watched more then one season of any of the Big Brother seasons know that the final vote is for the person you want to win. It's even the case in other reality shows like Survivor.

Random Thoughts

- Is it just me or did Part one of the last HoH competition look like a scene from Dexter?

- The Jury house fire scene proved to me just how smart Peter, Alec and Andrew were and how Talla, AJ, and Topaz had nothing to say ever or were just uninteresting.

- The final part of the HoH competition was a little upsetting since it was basically a guessing game. Even if they grew to knew the other house guests how would they be able to know what each persons strategy coming into the game.

- This time I'm sure Gary dropped on F bomb on live TV.

- I'm not sure how the Jury questions were done but it seemed like some were written for them (Talla) and it seems like others were completely there own doing (Peter). I wonder if they had to be approved by producers beforehand?

- Peter's question to Jillian was easily the best one of the night and on top of the great Q, he also called her Villian. Great name.

- I know it was due to a lack of time and the show being live but I think the fact that the last chance pleas from the contestants were rushed made it more dynamic. Big Brother US should think about rushing there final two.

- I wonder if they started saying Glitter Gary in the final episode because there is actually somebody who calls himself Gary Glitter who is pretty famous. I don't remember them ever calling him Glitter Gary before.

- The returning non-jury members of the cast were there and didn't add much to anything, much like their time in the house. Who's Kat?

Running Cast Grade: C+
(Last Episode: C+)

The first season ended with a bang and whether or not you agree with who won is pointless because the season and the finale were full of great moments. If you look back to the first Big Brother US i'm sure you can find faults and things you don't like but it was the beginning of something great and it took more then one season for it to catch on. When you take into consideration the fact that the first season of Big Brother Canada was way better than the first US season then you have to see a bright future for this franchise, well at least I do.

*Programming note: I will be doing a Big Brother Canada season recap this weekend that will be posted either late this weekend or early next week.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Big Brother Canada Recap: Episode 28

Big Brother Canada Recap


The Night Before The End

The second last episode of the season has all the makings for a great episode filled with tension. There is four players left and only three will go on to Thursday's finale, which means the house guests are in for a surprise eviction (Arisa told us that Sunday). Who is going to win the Veto and secure themselves safely in the final three? And now that we are so close, who is going to win it all?

In Memoriam
(Remembering the evicted house guest.)

Talla 

LOVE IT! Arisa kept trying to make us believe that you were a lot more cunning than you let on. She told us more then once that you knew what you were doing in the game and must have been playing dumb the whole time. I would love to believe her but I saw far too much of Talla "playing dumb" and very little cunning and strategic Talla. Your drunk lap dances, Topaz kisses and tirades made the season a little more enjoyable. Drunk Talla, Angry Talla and Zombie Talla, all took turns entertaining Canada and you will all be missed. Thank you Talla for showing us people from Alberta can be as brain dead as anyone from Canada.

Power of Veto
(Winning the Power of Veto means you can change one of the nominations.)

Competition: Safe From Eviction

The premise of this game is to open the safe to earn the Veto. The combination for the safe has to be found by using Big Brother equations (Tom's HoH's + the day Danielle was nominated =?) and then find a money bag with the corresponding number. After the players has the three money bags with the three numbers they can go and try their combination in the safe.

Winner: Emmet

Ceremony: Emmet didn't use the Power of Veto, keeping the nominations the same.

Random Thoughts
(Here are some of my random thoughts.)

- I don't know why anyone ever says they feel safe on this show. No one is ever safe in Big Brother.

- I think this is the first episode where they bleeped a caption of the F-word.

- Jillian has been playing for her and Emmet while Emmet has always been playing for himself and if he takes Gary to the final 2 I wouldn't be surprised if Jillian strangles him to death.

- Talla thought 4=3=5 all through high school?

- The best move in the game might have been Emmet giving Talla Dan's bracelet. Even if he doesn't get her vote in the end it was a great play. It's like a hail Mary that is still flying through the air and we will have to wait until tonight to find out if it is a touchdown or not.

Running Cast Grade: C+
(Last Episode: C)
(Grading the cast on an episode to episode basis.)

The last episode is nearing and as for entertainment value, we have none. The closest thing that could possibly become contentious is if Emmet decides to take Gary to the final two over Jillian. For Emmet's game it is probably the best move but if he actually has feelings for her and wants a future, it's definitely not his best move. Emmet is my pick for winner but Jillian or Gary could steal it by winning the next HoH and evicting him or simply by outgunning him in the final speeches to the jury. If I was to guess I would say that tonight's finale will be good but not great, unless the Jury decide to be pricks and bring the big guns. But then again Canadians are way too nice and will all probably say thanks for the memories and then that'll be it. Can we please get a Jury fist fight or something?

T.T.T.TV. (May 2)

Tonight's Top Three on TV


A Community College, a Killer and a Bunch of Nerds

1. Community (NBC 8/7c)


Last weeks body switching episode was probably the best way they could have tackle something so odd. But they did it and did it well. Tonight's episode is called, Heroic Origins, and for me that only means one thing, the return of Abed's Batman. I hope it's the return of Abed's Batman, I really do.

2. Hannibal (NBC 10/9c)


This show is so gory that an NBC affiliate in Utah decided that they weren't going to air it anymore (that affiliate also took A New Normal off the air so it isn't saying much). And while watching last weeks episode I definitely had a few gross out moments but the acting and writing are so good I got over it pretty quickly. This week we get a special treat as Eddie Izzard plays a psychopath killer locked up like Silence of the Lambs and Will has to figure out if he is really the Chesapeake Killer.

3. The Big Bang Theory (CBS 8/7c)


Bob Newhart guest stars as Sheldon's childhood hero, Professor Proton and you can only imagine how awkward and weird Sheldon will make it.


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