This spring I wrote a series of articles about Big Brother Canada. My own personal experiment to see if I could elevate the discussion surrounding the social experiment that is the very popular long-running international series. Now that the American version of the show is running I was contacted and asked to be a guest on a new YouTube show called Reality Rehab by Get Real LOL where I got to talk with BB17’s Jason Roy.
If you’re interested in hearing what it’s really like being on this kind of reality competition show, or just want some gossip about the current season, check it out.
After ten long, twisted, weeks there is finally a winner for Big Brother Canada Season 3. And how.
Of course, this being reality television the finale was a two hour show the first ten minutes alone dedicated to recapping the season thus far with dramatic voice overs from the three remaining HGs. And it wasn’t until the last 5 minutes that anything of real importance was revealed.
We’ve all been one corner of this particularly hellish triangle. Take two best friends, add in a significant other and lay down an ultimatum. Them or me. Already it’s a hard choice, but throw in the prospect of $100,000 and it becomes impossible.
All I want to do is talk about the Mad Men finale. And gossip about the Mad Men finale. And gush about the Mad Men finale. I want to speculate about what would have happened if we saw them in the 70s. And that kiss. THAT KISS! But instead I’m going to talk about Big Brother Canada, Sunday’s other thing that happened that most of you won’t watch until later. (sidenote: if you’d rather talk Mad Men, specifically Stan’s ass in those jeans, hit me up on twitter @katarnett)
If I was being paid to advertise for Twistos I might make a comparison that there are two sides to the Big Brother Canada Twistos Twist!
But they’re not.
So what I will say is that there are good and bad aspects of every Twistos Twist! they’re throwing at the house this year. We can all agree it’s made for some very interesting television, which ultimately is the show’s main objective. But I for one am glad they’re done. Continue reading “BBCAN3 – The Final Twistos Twist”
It’s Tuesday. I figured by Tuesday I would be able to drum up something clever to spin about the show. Something that transcends the nothing much that happened on Sunday & Monday’s episodes. And yet, here I am on Tuesday. Stalling. Contemplating pouring another cup of coffee. Updating facebook about “Dad Bod” in comparison to Magic Mike XXL and then searching iTunes for Ginuwine because once one get’s Pony stuck in their head one must listen to the entire song.
Last night one of the people who has followed all my Big Brother Canada recaps (possibly the only person?), Sam, compared the cast’s behaviour this season to high school. Sam hit the TWISTOS TWIST nail on the head. It’s exactly like that. Or like what MTV’s The Real World has become. Horny 20-somethings falling back on cliques, getting drunk and making out. Continue reading “#BBCAN3 ep 16 – Kentucky Fried Veto”
The two worst things that a person can do while in the Big Brother house is a) have a big ego & b) tell a big lie. Gossip, backstabbing, and failed coups will not damage your game as much as those two things. And when the two are combined? Someone is about to go down. Spectacularly. Continue reading “#BBCAN3 ep 15 – The Best Lie is None At All”
Julius Caesar was a military General, author, and politician. He was the first Roman to invade Britain. The founder of the Empire. A self-proclaimed King and ‘dictator in perpetuity’. A man who formed an alliance that ran things in Rome for years.
Caesar was stabbed 23 times by a group of 60 men and bled to death on the floor of the senate. A execution planned by his best friend Brutus.
The biggest mistake anyone can make in the Big Brother house is thinking they’re safe. It’s the equivalent of running upstairs or saying “What’s the worst that could happen?” in a movie. And as any film fan knows, just when you think the bad guy is gone for good, they’ll pop back up and make your life hell.
There was a major record-scratch moment in tonight’s eviction show. Normally I tune out the last ditch pleas of the people on the block to stay in the house. They really don’t make any difference and have devolved into a series of obnoxious shout-outs to people back home. On some very rare occasions you’ll get someone making a last-stand “screw you” speech. Something memorable.
Tonight was memorable. In it’s idiocy and lack of self-awareness. Graig’s final speech targeted Johnny Veto accusing him of being a bully and saying “I hope going forward you can come to grips with your own insecurities. Namaste.”
No less a person that Sigmund Freud said “The ego is not master in its own house.”
And as tonight’s episode proved neither is it a master of the Big Brother Canada one. Perhaps someone who studies psychology or philosophy for years would be able to write a much deeper thesis on the events that befell Graig this evening. Alas, I am of the Good Will Hunting “library card” school of knowledge so instead I say, “How do you like them apples?” Continue reading “#BBCAN3 ep 7 – Big Egos, Bullies, and Boss Bitches”
There’s a feminist revolution taking place in the Big Brother Canada house… sort of. At the moment it’s more of a female awakening. Which is nowhere as sexual as it sounds. It only took them three evictions to wake up their inner Spice Girls and it’s about damn time. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Continue reading “#BBCAN3 ep. 6 – Ladies Night (Oh What A Night)”