August 02, 2012 07:37 PM by Ryan Haidet
What I think is the worst twist in Big Brother history just got a whole lot worse. As we’ve been expecting for weeks in a game that’s supposed to unleash the unexpected, the four coaches in the house entered the game as full players. That non-jaw-dropping twist means America’s vote shows that viewers think it’s fair for these veterans to compete for the top $500,000 prize after a month of 100 percent safety. What a joke. I think America should have had the option to vote all four judges out instead of in. That would have rid us of this absolutely ridiculous twist that has made the show so undesirably unfair it’s hard to believe. Expect the unexpected? Nah. We all saw this one coming from a mile away. But there were more twists tied to this vote, which we didn’t know about until host Julie Chen announced them near the end of the episode. Read on to find out everything that happened in this dreadful episode in what I think is the worst season ever!
Let’s just cut to the chase. Neither Frank nor Joe were evicted in tonight’s live episode. Instead, they were given safety as a result of the coaches entering the game, which would only happen if one of the four of them pushed a reset button in the Diary Room. If the game was officially reset and the coaches entered the game, there would be no eviction. Had all four of them decided to stay in the house as coaches it would mean some former houseguests would be returning to compete after Frank or Joe was sent packing. This was clearly all an attempt for CBS to add contestants back into their quickly disappearing cast from this lame-o season.
Britney was the first coach, if you can even call her one, who entered the Diary Room to face the reset button. Surprise! She pushed it. And with that, the game was reset. Well, duh. We then had to sit through the torture as the three other judges made their decision to push the reset button, which Dan and Janelle both happily did. Boogie, however, brought gasps from the studio audience when he chose not to push the button in hopes he would stay a coach. Those gasps say it all. The fact that the live audience was shocked he said no to wanting to enter the game proves that everybody in America expected them to return to the game. It was a given.
It’s foolish for CBS to even believe there wouldn’t be at least one of these four type-A personalities to push that button. Get real. This was so insulting to even watch. It was all done to unnecessarily stretch out their poor attempt to manufacture drama. I mean, really. Allison Grodner and the rest of the producers should really take a look at how much of a slap in the face this season has been to the true fans. I’ve watched every season of Big Brother. Every episode. And I can honestly say that tonight’s episode would be the final one for me this summer. The only reason I’ll still be watching is because I have to cover it. That’s it. That’s all. I truly can’t believe there is any hardcore fan out there — not a single one — who enjoys how this season has been playing out. Go ahead and tell me I’m overreacting. Call me a baby. Call me whiny. I don’t really care. This is so insanely frustrating to watch anymore. To give four people a free pass for several weeks is definitely unfair. There are those of you out there who will tell me I’m crazy because reality television isn’t fair. That’s fine. Go ahead and make your case. But to let these players slide by completely free with so much decision-making power during those weeks of absolute immunity is just so sad to watch. Plus, it’s not fun to watch. Would you like it if you were a new player? I doubt it.
Just Plain Silly
With Frank and Joe both spared from eviction because of this dumb coach twist, everything we’ve watched this entire week was for absolutely nothing. Zip. Zilch. It literally was a waste of time to even sit down and give up an hour to watch Sunday or Wednesday night’s episodes because it was all for nothing. All of the drama stirred up in an effort to backdoor Frank was thrown away. The only positive thing was that Shane’s goal of having an all-powerful week as Head of Household was also crushed since he didn’t take out anybody. His HoH reign was absolutely worthless. All his actions did with backstabbing Frank and Boogie was put blood on his hands and create new enemies in the game. That was the only positive element from tonight. Maybe it squished his ego a tad and made him a bigger target. Well, I guess it was also pretty neat to learn Frank’s dad is actually famed wrestler Sid Vicious.
There was some new drama between Janelle and Wil also mixed into the hour. It was all because Janelle basically told Wil she was the reason he has been saved from being nominated. He took it as an insult that she would call him out for being a worthless player. Sorry, Wil. Up to this point, it has been true — at least from what we’ve seen on the show.
An Endurance Battle
The episode came to a close with the houseguests all battling it out for the power of HoH by standing above a pool of water on a plank so tiny that the toes of their shoes were hanging over the edge. And as tonight’s episode proved, expected the
unexpected was alive and well as the wall they were leaning on started tilting back and forth and phony rain started pouring from the sky.
The only thing I took away from tonight is that BB has totally stale. It has run its course that producers are desperately trying to mix things up in ways that don’t work. What a disappointment.
What did you think of tonight’s episode? Do you think it’s fair for the coaches to enter the game after having a full month of safety? Do you find this season entertaining or insulting as a fan? Am I way off base in my critique of the show or do you agree with me? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below! I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this season after tonight.
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