this is big brother...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

bb housemates 2007You know, I'd seen the "This year on Big Brother..." commercials... and rolled my eyes and declared myself over the whole thing...

I'd heard the rumours that there will be no all swearing, all nudity, all filth "Adults Only" show... so I figured that without that, what was the point...

I'd seen the ads about "Mr X" and the lack of prize money and whatever... and shook my head and told myself I wasn't watching this year...

And yet I still ended up watching the opening show tonight... well, I'm pretty much over Ugly Betty (I was watching more out of habit than anything else), the Robin Hood thing on the ABC looks like it is going to get old fast, so I figured, what the hell.

Quick note for all concerned though... having a Mormon housemate and the possibility of a Muslim and/or a Christian housemate does not cover the whole "your housemates will reflect all walks of life" thing you've been going on about for weeks. And putting in one nerdy slightly chubby boy and one plump girl with really appalling taste in eyeshadow doesn't fulfill the whole "more average looking people" claim either. To remember what that looks like, please refer to Year 3, when you actually did have "real" people in the house and many less gimmicks (although that was the year that the house was originally split in two, so maybe that's not completely true).

The "green" house thing is a nice touch though, with the rainwater tanks and the worm farms and the recycled artwork and light fittings and chairs and whatnot... although the four minute showers could severely cramp the possibility of naked screen captures.

Let's take a quick look at my thoughts on this year's crop of housemates though... if only so I can look back on this when the whole show is over and laugh at myself about how wrong I was...

Most Appealing Male Housemate: Thomas (second row center)... he just seems sweet, plus, you know, hot (and very, very, very tall)

Most Appealing Female Housemate: Haley (top row, center)... could be annoying over time, but seems nice enough

Most Annoying Male Housemate: Joel (bottom row, center)... you really aren't appealing or funny or interesting, shut up now

Most Annoying Female Housemate: Rebecca (third row, center)... the aforementioned Mormon... but trying too hard to be perky

Male Housemate Who Shouldn't Speak Ever: Travis (third row, left)... the really "Aussie" thing is going to get old really quick!

Male Housemate Who Seems Cute Now But Could Irritate Me: Bodie (top row, right)... underwear model, so, you know, I'm looking forward to seeing the evidence, but could be in need of a slap

Male Housemate Who Will Grow On Me Over Time: Jamie (third row, right)... chubby and nerdy, but could be worth watching... it will be interesting to see how he reacts to being the "unattractive" male in the house... or at least the "not thin" male

Housemate Most Likely To Win: Thomas, just coz I like him, at this point, who knows

Housemate Most Likely To Be Voted Out First: Kate (bottom row, right)... the green eyeshadow girl...

Male Housemate Most Likely To Shower Naked: Bodie (the underwear model thing)

Male Housemate Least Likely To Shower Naked: Jamie (the chubby thing)

Male Housemate Most Likely To Be A Big 'Mo: Thomas, Andrew (top left) and Bodie all score high on the 'Mo Meter (Joel kinda does too, but he annoys me, so probably not)... although Thomas was/is married and Andrew did claim not to be a 'mo... so god only knows... it would be nice to have a 'mo in again this year, but thinking about it, I don't think they do back to back 'mo years... first year had one, third year had an intruder 'mo, then we didn't have another one until year six last year (well, two actually)... so I think we're out of luck this year, but then I said that last year

Additional Housemates I Want To Go In: Suzannah and Harrison

Additional Housemates Who Will Probably Go In: Kara and Zoran

Additional Housemates Who Will Annoy Me If They Get In: Kara and Cruz

And obviously everyone was urgently trying to get onto the BB website tonight, because I tried to log in or sign up again or whatever, and it just kept falling on it's face... so hopefully that fixes itself tomorrow morning.

I will also acknowledge that it's incredibly dorky, but I just created a new label category for BB related posts... somebody shoot me now...

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John Sunday, April 22, 2007 11:07:00 pm  

I had never seen Big Brother before tonight. Never watched an episode... my parents deeming it to be unsuitable viewing, and it being on while we normally have dinner.

That was until I moved to Newcastle earlier this year for work, and my flatmate enjoys the trashy American-inspired "reality" TV. First, and I am sorry, all relations to the Big Brother of Orwell, if you haven't already noticed, end with the mention of Big Brother. Moving on, and I find myself engrossed in a show full of slutty women and bogan men, for the most part. Why did people ever decide this show was so fantastic? Was sitting down every night, engrossed in the unrealistic lives of the chosen few, really that interesting? Anyways, enough ranting.

The reason I started this comment was to say that I mostly agree with your guesses about Big 'Mos, but I also had a twing come from Jamie; and not from Andrew. Joel and his "I go out dressed as a priest" (I'm pretty sure it was him) had both gay and straight moments. Jamie lying on the bed chatting with another woman seemed to be acting a bit gay. I dunno, my gaydar is pretty crap at the best of times, but that was my perception.

As for Cruz, I think he won over everyone when he said that women belong in the kitchen.

stuart Monday, April 23, 2007 4:25:00 am  

I always say that I will not watch big brother each year, but always end up getting hooked. Series 8 starts in the UK next month - I'm not going to watch it...

Larry Monday, April 23, 2007 4:34:00 am  

Reality TV has sucked since the Venice Beach season of MTV's "The Real World". I think that was the second one. HOLY SHIT! That was more than 10 years ago, wasn't it??!!

I'm kind of happy I don't watch TV actually. I think I stopped watching network TV in '96 and since then I've only caught the occasional show at other people's houses and of course downloaded stuff on iTunes.

Oh yeah, I did watch Buffy when it was in syndication.

Tom Monday, April 23, 2007 5:00:00 am  

I missed it. How did they take the no prize money thing? Or haven't they been told? Actually I hope they don't tell them until the winner is announced - that would make good TV!

Ten is looking for buyers and raunchy uplate/uncut shows = complaints = no buyers. Apparently. :P

Les Monday, April 23, 2007 6:32:00 am  

and no gay guy it seems...unless its the fireman....or thomas....
The undie model and the barmaid look like brother and sister to me.

yaniboy Monday, April 23, 2007 9:07:00 am  

Sadly John it gets addictive... right now they seem slutty and bogan, but after three months of almost constant exposure to them, you start to feel like you know them. It's a very weird phenomenom...

And I don't think Jamie is in the least bit gay, I just think he's a massive nerd :) but time will tell... and I actually didn't see Cruz put both feet in his mouth, I saw him come out, speak to Big G, and I hated him on sight.

Stuart: Yes, just like I wasn't watching this year's...

Tom: They got told last night, and I'm sure they will replay and replay and replay the moment tonight, so you can probably still catch it. No rauchy = stoopid... :P

Les: I think the two lawyer girls know each other somehow... there was something in the way they greeted each other, but I could be wrong.

John Monday, April 23, 2007 10:54:00 pm  

Bah. Tonight it got me in trouble because I was trying so hard NOT to pay attention to BB, I didn't pay attention to the guy I was trying to pick up. Woops. Managed to salvage the situation when I "accidentally" change the channel and put Desperate Housewives on instead.

Talking of, is it just me or is it becoming linear and derivative. Whether I'm referring to BB or DH, take your pick :P

ozBoi Tuesday, April 24, 2007 6:04:00 am  

I turned on the TV after getting home from dinner on Sunday night and what did I see? Almost exact clones of previous housemates, right down to ex-Jamie's hair and headbands. These aren't real peaple, it's like they all came from the bogan side of the Gold Coast (which is almost the whole thing).

I'm not particularly interested in it at all this year. It's all so ... formulaic. Six years has really left nothing new except variations on the same themes.

yaniboy Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:25:00 pm  

John: Now there's a story I'd like to hear in more detail :P

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