Guilty Pleasure: Big Brother All-Stars
There are some things I’m not crazy about Big Brother this season – notably the fact that they are going to great lengths to ignore the fact that all these guys and girls know each other from their odd little reality TV community. Clearly, some alliances outside of the ones we know about exist, and I suspect one exists between Will and James.
But there’s no denying that this season has been fun already. For one, the recent veto competition was, in a word, balls-out. A few great things resulted from that – the fact that to proceed, contestants needed to forego their Veto rights for the next week is potentially huge. It showed that Jase and James know they are targets (and Jase obviously found that out after the veto competition as well) and that Kaysar either doesn’t, or is continuing his bad strategy. Kaysar agreed to do so, and that could be huge next week as it’s unlikely that S6 will continue their HoH streak. Kaysar then agreed to the next step, and shaved his head along with Chicken George (who did so to save his neck). With George, the dude had some seriously bad hair anyhow (though we did see him whispering in a failed first attempt at strategy), but Kaysar lost that hair that he plays with all day long. I think this would have killed Jase since he generally spends about an hour a day staring at himself in the mirror.
And while it initially bothered me that the veto would come down to a tie-breaker, the result that George will eat Slop for as long as he remains in the house is sort of a non-issue, as it seems apparent he’ll be kicked out soon enough. (Though why no one will even approach him to get him on their side seems based on ego and nothing else. It seemed to just start to dawn on Janelle and Marcellas that they might be able to use George and kick out Will instead, when this is a fairly obvious ploy. The idea that George could stay in without being a “real player” is, again, nothing but ego.)
What kills me is that Will has somehow managed to be considered a pawn, that he’s on the block with no real intent on evicting him. Say what you will about Jase – and one of those things is that he’s freakishly concerned with his looks, and acted like a complete child when he learned he’d be put on the block – but he doesn’t have any one firm ally. He’s a real threat, and if he goes on Thursday, that’s fine…but who are we kidding? Will is the single biggest threat to S6 and they seem paralyzed into doing nothing about it. I just don’t get it.
I geniunely hope it’s not because of some secret deals we aren’t seeing. If that’s the case, the whole season is a fraud. If it’s just because Will has deked them out (he stated that he’s put such a big target on his back that it’s now invisible) then props to the Evil Doctor.