Big Brother (US)--Season 14!

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  1. Jenny

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    I'm sure she'll turn up at some point - hosting a competition, ghosts in the mirror, a Jessie-style Pandora's Box, something like that.
  2. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind if Rachel pops up in the game this season as I guess I'm one of the few people in America that Rachel doesn't bother and that's after two seasons of big brother and one of the Amazing Race! But I totally understand how she would annoy the sh*t of of everyone so hopefully she just has a minor role in BB14.
  3. AliasJohnDoe

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    Don't forget to watch "The Talk"'s "Big Brother" preview show on Thursday 7/12/2012:
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  4. jamesy

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    I'm so excited. I don't know how much more of Glass House I can take.
  5. Catherine M

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    I did some contestant video watching yesterday as I was home sick and I have to say, its shaping up to be a good season. I just hope the mentor twist doesn't fizzle too much and that the players are able to adapt.

    And it seems like lots of single people ready to mingle so we could be seeing quite a few showmances. As long as it doesn't get out of control, that could be fun.
  6. AliasJohnDoe

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    Many beautiful women, but not one hot guy this season. :(

    I can see the women having a showmance with Jenn before they had one with any of the guys.

    ETA:Boogie was on Will's show "Dr. 90210" to have a penis bump removed (HPV wart): :rofl:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5256339138141302705#
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  7. genevieve

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    ok, I gave up on BB a couple of seasons ago, and thought S14 had already started. Decided to cruise Dingo's Hamsterwatch for old times' sake and of course had to peruse the contestants. Tons of (alleged) superfans! More than 1 person over 40! An interesting looking punk rockish chick who will never be as cool as Nakomis but at least she's not another pharmaceutical rep! and of course now I have to watch, right?

    Until I saw YET ANOTHER HANTZ :mad:

    seriously, is there a contract written in blood somewhere requiring CBS to employ every single male member of this family?!? :wall: (and because it looks like there is still a question, this is Russell's brother, but NOT Brandon's father - there are even more of them, unfortunately).

    The possibility of the awesome Janelle returning might get me to watch anyway, but seriously - BB is suffering from the same delusion that Survivor is, that packing the house/island with returning players is better than casting new people who could end up being just as fabulous.
  8. Fridge_Break

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    This. I am really not looking forward to the next 2 seasons of Survivor, both of which will have returning contestants. I wasn't a big fan of the returnees last year, and won't be this year. They always have such an unfair advantage, having been through the process once (or twice, or if you are Boston Rob -- thrice) before. Every season of Survivor/BB that has mixed returning contestants with new contestants has had returning contestants either making it all the way to the end, or winning (only exception being Jessie the Douche going out early-jury the season he was added in again). Whole group of new blood, please!
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  9. Jenny

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    We've talked about this in the past, but I do think that along with the advantages of knowing the game, the ability to correct previous mistakes and to leverage their celebrity among the other players also comes a few disadvantages that I believe even things out: they are immediate targets, especially if they are previous winners, and their game is well known, including what they have revealed in confessionals in past games.

    Russell went out fast and Ozzy only survived as long as he did because for much of the game he was playing solo on RI. Coach went far thanks to his leadership skills and others wanting to play under the radar, while Rob was able to charm the rest of his team and take advantage of others riding his coattails. In other words, it can go either way.
  10. Fridge_Break

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    They may be "targets" from the beginning, but really only Russell has been victim of his previous status and thus booted early. They typically bring back people who have been likable among the general public, thus why most of the new contestants are all excited to have them in the game. Russell was neither likable or sociable, and he paid for it.

    Stephenie made final 2 in Survivor Guatemala, and Bobby John was a leader on his tribe and only bounced because his tribe had the numbers disadvantage at the merge. Fans vs. Favorites came down to 3 favorites. Rob won. Coach was a runner up. Rachel won, Jordan was 4th.. all of the other returnees were on the jury (sans Dick who walked early on). Jessie would have been making it to the end with his harem had there not been the Coup d'Etat twist.

    I'm afraid that Survivor and Big Brother are going to get into a rut with continually bringing back returning players. They completely hog up the airtime in the episodes, which prevents us from getting to see and actually know the new players and letting them blossom on their own, since they are constantly overshadowed.

    Not to mention it's completely unfair for the fan vote/cash prize for the favorite player at the end of the season. None of the newbies should expect to win this when viewers have seen the returnees on a previous season(s) in the past.

    Luckily there seems to be some speculation (although not confirmed) that the returnees this season are going to be "mentors" and won't actually be playing for the 500K, although I wouldn't put it past Grodner to whip up some sort of twist that would enter them into the game field.
  11. jamesy

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    I'm just assuming the mentor status is to prevent them getting an early boot and then midway though, oh look, they're actual players now.
  12. AliasJohnDoe

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    I bet the mentor thing goes on long enough for the returnees to make jury.
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    Bullseye.

    I'm already pissed about it but I've accepted that one of my favorite things about BB is bitching and bitching about it for weeks. :cheer:
  14. BigB08822

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    It is pretty much confirmed that the returning HGs are:

    Janelle
    Dan
    Boogie
    Brittany (although she is the last one not confirmed but the pic of her legs in the promo pic kind of confirm it)

    Sorry if this is common knowledge but I keep up with BB on so many message boards that I can barely keep them all straight. I spoilered just in case someone really wants to wait until tomorrow to find out.
  15. AliasJohnDoe

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    No spoiler tags/black outs needed in the "Big Brother" thread. It's in the OP. :p

    Starts today!!! I'm getting excited!!! :cheer2: Ordered Superpass Live Feeds and have Showtime After Dark. :swoon:

    ETA Reminder: THE TALK, Thursday, July 12 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT) on CBS.
  16. Sally1214

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    I'm surprised it's only a ONE HOUR premiere. I was expecting at least 2 hours. What can they do in 1 hour other than just introduce the contestants? Guess I'm about to find out.
  17. Jenny

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    On this mentor teams thing - which I agree with jamesy will be dropped after about 4 boots and the returnees are well entrenched - wouldn't it be fun if the mentors sekretly team up and actually mislead their mentees? Talk about playing Big Brother!

    If they aren't in it to win in the traditional sense, then the fun would be in manipulating and controlling the game just for kicks. I suspect there's some incentive - they get something if one of their mentees wins - but are any of these people really in it for the money? Aren't they in it for the exposure and fame and bragging rights? I would think Boogie and Brittney would be first in, with Dan and Janelle not far behind.

    Could be hugely fun :2faced:
  18. jamesy

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    I don't know if they've ever done anything but a 1 hour premiere. They've pretty much got it down by now: brief intro of each contestant, putting them into the house in groups, letting them mingle for a bit, introduce whatever the twist is for that year and then end with a comp (usually HoH). I'll be surprised if they deviate from that. :lol:
  19. Sparks

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    Jenny Kirk is a BB uber. Her FB posts crack me up.
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    I have never watched The Talk, but recorded this because Chenbot playing the game sounded fun. So they did this for a previous season and Julie was voted out? :D:p And loved the :dog: costumes for veto.
  21. Catherine M

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    Ugh, someone having to leave tonight.

    Ian really looks like he is 12!!
  22. professordeb

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    That was an interesting episode. Felt bad for Dan for having to send someone home already -- not sure what made him decide the way he did.
  23. Catherine M

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    Dan is screwed. He should have picked at least one guy. Now he's left with one decent player and a girl that lied about her occupation, a move that NEVER works on this show.

    Willie is obnoxious but I'm sure TPTB love his sound bites so they'll make sure he's around for awhile. Britney's team could be formidable, with Shane and Willie on it.

    I hope Janelle and Boogie can put their differences aside and have their teams works together as my favs are on their teams.
  24. AliasJohnDoe

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    I thought it was the best first episode of the season in years. This can get interesting.

    Anyone notice - Ashley said she likes Ian. :swoon:

    I thought it was good of Britney to give Willie the first HOH. She most likely knows he's a Hantz by now and said "it would give him the time to make a few deals". I'm sure they all know by now he's a Hantz.
  25. Catherine M

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    Ashley saying Ian was her type was so random but so perfect. Love it!

    And there is no way that everyone in the house doesn't know that Willie is a Hantz by now. Ian, Dan, Boogie and Janelle all recognized him right away so Britney was smart to at least give a chance to make some alliances that will be worth something.
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    I haven't watched the episode yet (had to work late.. grr) so I'll be catching it up tomorrow. Read what's happened... just my thoughts on the "mentors"

    Booger - He's nothing without Will, IMO.
    Britney - Hopefully she can coach her team on how to give snarky awesome diary room sessions. Strategically, ehh. I love her, though.
    Dan - Arguably played one of the best games ever when he won, he could be good, but he's a person down now.
    Janelle - She could be a good mentor, just as long as she doesn't get caught up in a spool of lies.
  27. AliasJohnDoe

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    Teams:

    Britney: Shane, Willie, JoJo
    Boogie: Frank, Ian, Jenn
    Janelle: Wil, Ashley, Joe
    Dan: Kara, Danielle, Jodi
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    The only black person on the entire cast is out within the first hour of the show. That is not good diversity (even if she wasn't eliminated it wouldnt have been good diversity. Not even an Asian on the cast!).

    Loved the episode, though. Britney clearly knows that Willie is a Hantz. I knew she would pick him as her HoH to give him a shot to make deals. Another tactic is that she knows he is a big target so she didn't want to put another target on another of her people by making them the first HoH. Might as well keep only one of her people in the bullseye for as long as she can because Shane will easily be targeted.
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    I love Britney and agree she gives the best DR, but calling her a legend? Against two former winners and the BB challenge queen? Bless her heart.
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    Oh, and by the way, the best quote of the night was when the blonde girl said she was not stupid because she went to a Big 10 school. :rofl: That is some good shit! You just know she thinks Big 10 = top 10.
  31. Jenny

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    Good start - initial thoughts -

    Poor Jodi - going out in the first few hours, how humiliating, and how disappointing after finally getting there. Sadly I thought she'd be the first to go anyway because she didn't seem to fit from the get go - the only mom (I know others have kids, and hers are step, but she came off as more mom like), bit older, bit too serious, and did terribly in the challenges. When she was picked last, it sealed the deal.

    Little Dan seems to be playing harder than Big Dan at the outset. Apparently last night Britney and Janelle (already BFFs) were trying to figure out why he picked how he did. Kara is nominated, so if she goes Dan will be left with only Danielle, who has already been sharing hard luck stories and crying openly. Kara has been crying privately. Wonder what happens if a mentor's entire team is eliminated?

    Boogie thinks he's the greatest player to play the game? :rofl: Let's see how you do when you don't have the coattails of the actual greatest player to play the game to ride on. Joker's popularity poll currently has him dead last.

    I don't think Ian is going to be Cochrane 2.0. He may be a student of the game, but sounds like he's a bit too squirrelly and most of the others don't like him much, viewing him as an irritant. Who was the geeky guy who played too hard and too fast a few seasons ago? Ian needs to settle down and correct his game fast. Sounds like Janelle might already be gunning for him because she wants to own the quiz challenges, and already has to deal with Boogie on that front.

    Agree with everyone that making Willie HOH was a smart move on many fronts. He also now owes her big time if and when he wants to start getting fancy with his alliances. Can't figure out yet if he's fessed up to who he is, but obviously he can't keep it up all summer. Given all the southerners he likely couldn't fake where he's from by even a state, but I was amazed when he said he was a tankerman when it is well known that the entire Hantz family is in the business.

    Looking forward to Sunday!
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    Be interesting to see who Willie nominates if either Frank or Kara win POV. Seems like Joe could be a replacement even though Britney wants to go after Boogie's team hard. But I can see Willie going out on his own as from what I can tell he can't stand Britney.

    Jenny, I think you are thinking of Ronnie from a few seasons ago who in a way is like Ian but I'm hoping not as I'd like Ian to stick around for awhile but he seems to be disliked plus being on Boogie's team is two strikes against him.
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    Did the Showtime After Dark start right away (6 days ago) or just last night? I watched last night and realized how much I missed having BB stuff to obsess about. The episode was good but seemed over too fast, then I watched After Dark when I strangely woke up at 1:30am. There was a really funny part where Brit and Willie were making fun of all the people being too sensitive - they were saying if Chef Joe went up as a replacement nom, he would end up jumping off the roof face first into the shallow end of the pool. :p

    Sounds like Boogie and Frank have been working on Willie and promising lots of collaboration if he gets Frank off the block and Willie seems apt to work with them, but Brit and Janelle don't trust boogie for beans. Fun bitchfest in the storage room late at night between Janelle, Brit, and the gay Wil. Basically they don't like Ian or Danielle, and don't seem to care much about Jen one way or the other. Janelle feels that Willie is stupid and far too suggestible, which he is, and she and Brit are going to try to get him to see the light - that Frank is #1 not going to be loyal to Willie and #2 Boogie is a bad person and a menace, and #3 Frank will be a threat in some physical competitions while Kara is not. Wil is annoyed with Jojo for drinking his beer without asking but everyone agrees it is best to not have too much conflict since teams Brit and Janelle are supposed to be working together. Haven't heard much about Shane yet. Ashley has just been sick and/or injured in some way and crying a bit.
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    Don't know how I am going to do this show with the Olympics, will probably follow here.
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    I hope that means he can stop reminding the viewers! Geez. We get it already.
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    Yeah. I was thinking that today. There is no way I will be able to keep up with both, and there's no way I am missing the Olympics.

    Am probably just going to do what you suggested: read here from time to time. I will also tape and watch the CBS shows, but no live feeds, online live feed racaps, or Showtime this year.

    I need a few hours in a day to actually work my full time job. Have been with the same company for 20 years, so it would be a shame to get fired because I watched too much Big Brother and couldn't get my stuff done. :)
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    I couldn't agree more. There's not too many people that I can say I can't stand, but I can't stand Boogie and never could in any season for so many reasons. I even hate that his name is "Mike Boogie".

    Remember that season when it started out being "Chilltown" vs. "TOP" (The Other People)? That was pretty funny.

    I'm glad he is in last place in the popularity poll, but I expect that he will be around on the show for a while sadly.
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  38. rudi

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    When they were showing the photos of the possible returnees at the beginning, there was one person I didn't even recognize! Who was the lady with the short, red hair?

    Just glad that Enzo is not back in the house and (of course!) Rachel. I almost decided not to watch again after CBS blatantly fixed the win for her last time. (For the record, I do realized that the producers manipulate the outcome to some extent every year via the diary room sessions, challenges, etc., but I think last year was the worst. They didn't even try to hide it or play it off. Oh well; I'm the fool because I still watch the show.
  39. Catherine M

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    POV competition is over with and Shane won so it looks like the noms will stay the same unless there is some secret backdoor plan that I haven't heard about.

    Its a long, long, long way till Thursday but as it stands right now, Kara seems to be the boot.
  40. jamesy

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    Renny? She was on the same season Dan won.