I know that not many of you will care, but last night my summer obsession Big Brother ended in the most perfect way with mastermind Derrick taking home the title of Big Brother champ, $575 grand, and the distinction of being one of the show’s greatest players ever. His game was the perfect blend of calculated, underhanded, subdued, and genius. It may not have always made for the exciting TV but it made for some pretty dang fascinating TV. It is gameplay like Derrick’s that gave me no choice but to respect the heck out Big Brother. Yes. I just said that. It’s just so good, you guys.
In other news that brought me irrevocable joy: Frankie Grande did not win the title of America’s Favorite Player, a title which he instructed his sister, Ariana Grande, to tweet about to her fans and have vote for him. Frankie’s self-aggrandizement and utter disingenuous nature throughout the season drove me crackers, so this face right here when they announced that he was not even in the top three made it all worth it.
I really could go on and on about my love for this show and Derrick’s game, but I have already talked the ear off all my friends who like the show.
Big Brother, I hate to see you leave, but I love to watch you go. As long as you go with a finale like that.
And Cody, I will miss looking at Cody.
If it feels like this blog has been out of commission for most of the summer, it is because it has been. Your suspicions are well-founded. I would love to say it is because I was away working for Greenpeace or some other such worthy cause that will better the world for posterity, but really it is because I have been reading trashy romance novels and falling into the deep, dark hole in the ground that is Big Brother.
I realize that this the show’s 15th (!) season and that this is not in any way a hip or cool new obsession. Hip and cool do not equal any show on CBS, let’s be honest. But seriously, have you watched this show?! It is addicitive! And once you get sucked in, it is like a full time job because it’s on 3 nights a week!
Wait, it gets worse! I also subscribed to the Big Brother Live Feeds where I can watch the house guests laze about and back stab 24/7. It’s not healthy.
Even longtime fans of the show will be disappointed in me because this generally considered the worst sesason ever, rife with showmances, racism, and truly despicable players, but it is train wreck from which I cannot look away.
If you also watch the show, make me feel better by commenting to let me know that I am not alone and we can talk game. Just know that I respect Amanda’s game (shocking!) and will be sad to see Aaryn go (unheard of!).