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Old 21-08-2020, 10:31 PM   #1
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this video pretty much summarises how downhill this show has gotten in a decade
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Old 21-08-2020, 10:33 PM   #2
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I literally haven't finished a full season since like Season 15 or something

Every season is legit the same formula of 'majority white alliance eliminates all of the women and minorities before turning on each other after they've killed the season off'
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Old 21-08-2020, 10:35 PM   #3
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I literally haven't finished a full season since like Season 15 or something

Every season is legit the same formula of 'majority white alliance eliminates all of the women and minorities before turning on each other after they've killed the season off'
Genuinely and not even that, the whole narrative now is like entirely spoon-fed television there’s a DR segment every five seconds explaining what’s going on
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Old 21-08-2020, 10:44 PM   #4
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Genuinely and not even that, the whole narrative now is like entirely spoon-fed television there’s a DR segment every five seconds explaining what’s going on
The old school drama and fights as well >>>
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Old 21-08-2020, 10:48 PM   #5
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The majority house alliance steamrolling then imploding arc has ruined the franchise, it’s completely dull
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all the new school people should be evicted this week and replaced with real all stars
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Old 21-08-2020, 11:30 PM   #7
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Yeah, I still watch it, but it's very predictable. It has been for quite some seasons now. Now it's just "oh okay a dude won HoH so let's see which woman/outcast they're going to get out, while having an 8 person alliance."
I don't know, it's not as exciting or unpredictable as before. I wish production could shake the format a little.
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Old 21-08-2020, 11:33 PM   #8
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there’s a DR segment every five seconds explaining what’s going on
This is why I can't stand most reality shows as they all seem to have taken an American style direction of having the housemates/contestants describe what we're watching on the screen. Like give me the contestant's opinion on what's unfolding, but don't just have them narrate it like I'm blind.

That and the never-ending coming up/previously on segments.

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Old 22-08-2020, 12:16 AM   #9
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this video pretty much summarises how downhill this show has gotten in a decade
I wonder if they asked Libra back?

I mean at least she was relevant, played the game and entertaining?
A better version of Davonne in every way?

More polarising and also more of a game player

But yeah BB10 I’m not sure can be beaten
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Fanbase's fault

Also, BB10 was SOOOOOOOO GOLD because of how no one gave a **** and got so heated and personal all the time But some recent BBUS seasons have still been good in other ways and still entertaining.
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Just finished BB10 myself and it was an amazing season

Also Libra deserves more credit! She literally controlled every eviction she was in the house for besides her own.
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"Look how beautiful that cake is"..

The good old days when you had more candid talk and raw interactions - from all sorts of oddballs and genuinely quirky characters.

Nowadays, as well as being completely generic, these freaks are clearly only interested in gaining an idiotic social following that will buy their embarrassing, crappy "merch" from them.
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I wonder if they asked Libra back?

I mean at least she was relevant, played the game and entertaining?
A better version of Davonne in every way?

More polarising and also more of a game player

But yeah BB10 I’m not sure can be beaten
Libra wants absolutely nothing to do with the show according to Dick

I think Kalia deserved a second shot, she’s responsible for one of the most infamous double evictions after all
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And yeah on topic, BB16 broke the game.

It doesn’t help that they then recruit Instagram “influencers” and mactors to sit in sequester and watch BB16 before reenacting the whole season in the house again

In terms of “All Stars”, the cast this season sucks. I said it sucked and it does suck. The only “big names” outside of Janelle are Dani and Tyler, and then Franzel and Ian but only by virtue of them being winners, it’s not like they’re a Dan or a Will or even a Rachel. Less big names, the bigger the immediate target on one person. If we’d got Paul, Dan and Derrick (instead of them lamely pregaming a season they’re not on) as originally rumoured we might’ve had a bit more of a balanced season

But yeah, BB16 and casting are the problems
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Huge LULZ @ Dani, Tyler and Franzel being "big names"

The thing I find most amusing about the cast is the fact that maniac Memphis has ended up outshining the lot of them.. and to think he was an "alternate"..

It doesn't matter when he gets booted from here, he's already brought more than half this dreadful cast is capable of combined, no matter how far they get dragged.

Moonves has been left "baffled" by his HOH reign.

JULIE CHEN MOONVES: I think he hurt himself with his HOH reign. As you heard him say last week when he won Head of Household, that was a first for him. Sure, he made it to the Final 2 in season 10 a dozen years ago but many thought it was because he had a strong partner in Dan Gheesling (who went on to win with a unanimous vote). Memphis has never experienced HOH power and it showed.

It’s one thing to do what’s best for your own game, but to say that’s what you’re doing and to be so blatant and almost unsympathetic about it to everyone — including his own alliance members — was not smart. Maybe he called David a rookie because that’s actually what he thinks of himself and doesn’t want to be found out? I am baffled at his gameplay. Going after David and Nicole A.? How are either one a threat to his game?

Neither are obviously a threat to him, but neither are a help to him. The bottom line is he's well aware that even though he's part of a bigger alliance, after Janelle and Kaysar are gone..he becomes more fair game than most. By ridding the house of weaklings while himself in power, he fears no immediate blowback(with good reason) and basically ensures himself another week of safety while Janelle and Kaysar remain in front of him.

In any case, ridding the house of floating weaklings needs to be seen as the new strength. Maybe then production will finally get the message and STOP casting them. All they do is stagnate the game.
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Old 22-08-2020, 05:36 AM   #16
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With the exception of those I’ve already named (Will, Dan and Rachel), who from old school BBUS is a bigger, more recognisable name than Dani Donato? There’s definitely no more than five

I couldn’t care less about Tyler but of the post-BB16 seasons, him and Paul are the most talked about, so not much debate there I’m afraid

And Franzel is awful but she won recently and has already played twice, so yes in this horrendous cast, she’s one of the bigger names. But note I said only by virtue of winning, so maybe you ought to reread
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Pick any half dozen from any random old school season. Dani is a joke in my book. As are Tyler and Franzel.

In what realistic world could "estranged" father and daughter end up in a game in a "surprise twist".."hating each other"(but never targeting each other when in power) go on to make f-2 and cop the whole prize? It's ridiculous beyond words.
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not my problem that UK, USA are crap at creating enjoyable shows LOL


i've never been as hooked as this year in german's promi bb, like hosts say there it is even more fierce than a civilian bb series
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So Gerry, Jee, Cowboy, Jameka, Chelsia and Michele are all more recognisable names than Dani Donato? I don’t think so

I don’t care for any of them, doesn’t mean they’re not the bigger names on the cast even if they’re not on Janelle’s level
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They're all just as recognisable..but more importantly they're all more legit. They didn't have a whole ****ed up season scripted for their success.
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Yeah, basically everything wrong with this franchise boils down to BB16's existence, including:

1) the fact that it was basically a cotton candy, Nickelodeon version of Big Brother that was purposefully designed to be "safe" after the controversies of BB15. They cast a bunch of dumb clowns like Caleb and Zach who were more than eager to read cue cards and put on dumb costumes and give producers content for the episodes. Somehow this yielded good ratings (probably because of Amanda Grande's brother ) so the franchise views this season as a success and continues to force recruits to watch it in sequester.

2) For the reasons above, 16 was pretty much the beginning of the modern era of BBUS, and having a Battle of the Block season become the entry into a new era absolutely had a negative impact on things. Recruits are forced to watch this season in sequester and their main takeaways are that you are successful by joining a big alliance in Week 1 and riding out for as long as possible, and that's pretty much what happened every season since? Sure, we do get a few hiccups along the way like #PauleExposedParty and Day 44 of BB21, but the gameplay of the modern era has largely been about securing a big alliance early on that can win Competitions and just rolling with it. I think this problem really first started with BB12, but BB16 absolutely exacerbated it. For a show whose motto is "expect the unexpected," it more often than not couldn't be any more predictable. I do find it interesting how BB rarely has any blindsides whatsoever while Survivor is all about #SurvivorBlindsides, but that's another piece for another day*

3) Derrick Levasseur. Not only is he the most predictable winner ever and was a complete funsuck and drama killer, but his arrogance is astounding to the point where he ruins everything he touches. BB16 was a complete snoozefest due to his steamroll, but at the end of the day I can only blame him so much for that because it was absolutely to his benefit to play the game that way since he won $500,000 for it. What is completely inexcusable, however, is how he also ruined BB18 and BB22 by organizing pregame alliances and relationships for his dumb cronies. I just can't imagine so arrogant that you would interfere with a season you have absolutely **** all to do with not once but twice! If there's any good thing that's come out of this season, it's the fact that certain sects of the fanbase like Reddit are finally turning against him because they're finally realizing what a ruinous piece of **** he is.

But yeah, I'm not really enjoying this season much at all. I have enjoyed the random alumni gossip and Nicole A's descent into madness, but it's by and large a snoozefest. The opening week was the most boring and uneventful since BB18, and this season is being set up eerily similar to BB16 with the majority alliance being composed of Comp beasts and the outsiders having god awful reads and no agency whatsoever. Cracks are forming in the majority alliance for sure, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Every week so far has consisted of a male runner-up winning HOH and a former AFP getting evicted, with the outcome being obvious as soon as the feeds come back on Saturday after the POV Comp. **** is stale already and it doesn't help that this cast isn't a "who's who" of Big Brother as much as it's a "who's available."

*And with all of that said, I still somehow think BB is in a better spot than Survivor in its current state because we at least get an occasional good season on accident like BB17 or BB21. Survivor is somehow even more stale than BB and isn't nearly as fun even from an ironic sense.

So yeah, this season is ****e and I, for one, am ready for Love Hotel on Monday. I hope you all enjoy me in the migration to the Love Island subforum xx
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No...they are not, and you know full well they’re not

None of them have appeared or even been referenced on the show since 2009
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1) the fact that it was basically a cotton candy, Nickelodeon version of Big Brother that was purposefully designed to be "safe" after the controversies of BB15. They cast a bunch of dumb clowns like Caleb and Zach who were more than eager to read cue cards and put on dumb costumes and give producers content for the episodes. Somehow this yielded good ratings (probably because of Amanda Grande's brother ) so the franchise views this season as a success and continues to force recruits to watch it in sequester.
Great post but this is especially true

It’s kinda like what happened with BB11 UK, where they got some CBBC producers to infantilise the viewers by censoring the most innocuous words and producing some ~whacky~ and ~zany~ tasks that absolutely nobody asked for

I know BB19 is almost universally hated but steamroll aside it was at least packed full of drama, some of it pretty dark. I’ll take a 15 or a 19 over a 16 any day
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The two CBB’s and the feed from week 1 were more enjoyable than anything BB related since 2012.
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Both seasons of CBB were bomb! Loved it. Better than most of the recent seasons (from BB15 onwards)
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