So, as I read Big Brother 15 with a sense of its grander, literary worth, I knew I would eventually decipher whether or not the doings in the house reflect the times in which they are aired: Does Big Bro represent the now? It is all too common to hear competition reality programming referred to as a mini representation of how society functions, of how the fittest do survive; and with its present relevance in mind, I have tackled today’s headlines of The Daily Beast news website, considering if Big Brother truly is a microcosm of what is occurring in the world.
A moment of silence, please, as America mourns the loss of our first Moving Company member. Shockingly, the major networks are not going to air the military style funeral as the other Company members salute Nick's picture as Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA":
Rob talks to the second evicted houseguest from Big Brother 15
Join Rob LIVE with Ian Terry after Big Brother 15's second eviction of the season
I have never been much of a math oriented guy, but I will say that quantifying the screen time of the recent nomination episode has aided in my qualifying it. When considering the intentions of Big Brother Editors and Producers last week, I looked at a simple count of the talking heads and the intimate scenes each houseguest was in during the episode.
David made it clear in confessionals and pregame interviews that his purpose on big brother was not to win a million dollars but instead to find true love. This comment was a spit in the face to those who revere game play above all else.
Talking with the first houseguest eliminated from Big Brother 15
This blog entry begins with Darth Vader's “Imperial March” played as Aaryn, Jeremy and Kaitlin assume control of the HOH room. This is what makes Big Brother great: Every week is the same and every week is so different, depending on who wins HOH.
LIVE at 9:15 pm on Sunday Night, Rob talks to Brian Lynch about the latest episode of BB15 and the weekend on the live feeds.
Poor Julie Chen. She looks like she’s going to snap and just come clean. "Look, America,” she will say to the camera, “you and I know we made a huge mistake casting this year, but there is nothing we can do about it now.
LIVE at 9:15 pm ET, Rob Cesternino talks with Ian Terry after the first Big Brother Live Eviction of the summer.
Like the lonely bachelor Gepetto, Big Brother makes his own friends, and pulls the strings of all his little puppets. It is the rare puppet with the ability to tug back and meaningfully communicate with its creator.
So, according to people who watch the livefeeds 24/7—and an open letter from current houseguest Andy—I mean, former houseguest Regan—these houseguests have been talking like extras from Leonardo Dicaprio's plantation party scene in DJango Unchained.
LIVE at 9:15 pm ET, Rob recaps episode 2 of Big Brother 15 with Adam Poch and discusses the drama from the first weekend of Live Feeds
With 13 seasons of Big Brother (USA) and one oft-forgotten season of the Glass House mislabeled as a Big Brother in the books, the sample size is just large enough to do what no one has tried to do before: analyze Big Brother game play and strategy by the numbers.