I haven’t wanted to talk too much about Big Brother 17, for a couple reasons. It looked like, for the first time ever, that we were not going to be able to watch it. This was due to us dropping cable and switching over to HuluPlus, which naturally doesn’t have CBS – which is completely lame!
This year, the live feeds, done through CBS, so now (for the low price of six dollars per month) we get like 6,500 episodes including every one of Big Brother – past and present! So we haven’t been able to see if the first episode comes out live or do we have to wait but for anyone who was a fan of the Big Brother posts last year, they are coming back! If not just slightly delayed!
I really enjoy them and they caused a nice spike in visitors to this blog, so I’m going to try it again.
The three best websites to find Big Brother news are –
I’ve decided to follow all three on Twitter, so my feed is going to be all #BB17 for three months.
If you like charts and such (I know I do!) the official Wikipedia page will be pretty handy.
I could never be counted amongst these, but can you imagine? I like to think that I do pretty good summaries and have decent reactions to events.
They have announced the cast –
They seem like decent enough people. There are a few stunt castings but I don’t recognize any of the three. Austin Matelson is a professional wrestler but a quick Google search reveals that he is barely one, working in the WWE through their NXT subdivision, so he will probably be given a quick shot at something, once this is over. I’m sure that depends on him and how much he promotes the company. Hopefully he remembers that there are hundreds of cameras on him and doesn’t say anything negative about the company.
Here is the Wikipedia page for anyone who might want quick summaries on the rest of the cast –
Vanessa Rousso is another stunt casting, as she is (apparently) a world famous poker player. Another house guest is, Da’Vonne, who is a poker dealer, which I imagine is Production’s way of forcing a quick alliance or some tension. Though, if I was Vanessa, I would just tell people that she’s famous, up front as no one likes a liar. Especially at the beginning.
The third stunt casting, as CBS is always on the cutting edge, is – Audrey, who is the first transgender houseguest in the American Big Brother franchise. Which I’m completely cool and supportive, I wouldn’t blame her for not coming out about that, right off the bat but I can see Production instructing slash guiding her to do so.
Here is hoping that these houseguests are fun and can keep the drama at a cool simmer.
Audrey, Jason and Steve are all super fans, so hopefully their fandom leads to calculated game moves and some caution at the offset of the game. Don’t play too hard at the beginning.
One of the big twists this week, is that guests will be coming – once a week – to provide the new twist, each week. Which is merely Productions way of having fan favorites return, in an oh so clever way. Hopefully they get Britney Hayes to return! I’m sure they will get her and Rachel and Jeff is always around.
Another twist? There are 14 known houseguests but 16 keys and such, so two are a mystery.
The season is to last from June 24th to September 23rd, the longest season, by one day! That’s 98 days! Which doesn’t mess up my summer plans for S&FwM that much, except for July but I should know the schedule and how we’re going to be watching it, by then.
While waiting for the first full cast photo, Entertainment Weekly had some nice full body shots of the houseguests –
None seem to be boob-tastic so that’s unfortunate but one never knows which lady will be fond of bikinis and laying about the pool.
One fun consequence of having the CBS All Access channel, on the Roku, is that we have the ability to watch all of the previous episodes of Big Brother. My goal is to watch seasons two through seven – the ones I haven’t seen.