First lets meet the players...
Kent - Middle America's answer to Archie Bunker. Archie, however was fictitious... Kent? Kent has a big ol mole on his face ... he keeps his brains in there. He's the oldest, seemingly most intolerant, homophobic player in the cast.
Bunky - The gay guy... not that there's anything wrong with that. Actually, besides being the sort of ugly naked guy that wants to walk around in his ginch all the time, he's gona be a likeable sort - so long as Kent gets his racist, intolerant, bigoted Old ass tossed out of the house before he makes it as HOH (this will be explained... I promise)
Monica - token black woman... no offense intended but that's the card and it's on the table. At least - in contrast to Cassandra from BB1 - she doesn't have dreads so she wont mind getting her hair wet. No hair on her head is longer than 1 inch... uncurled. Seems like a nice woman and will probably fly under the radar for a few votes.
Nicole - she blew it. She came off as too bossy in the first seconds... she's a Katie Clipboard with a bronc's beat. She will get fried on the first round of kick-your-ass-outta-this-house voting...
Autumn - hahahah a ahhahhah bwaaahaha ahahhah cough cough choke. ahahahhahh ahaha oh. ok, let me catch my breath. "Can I just lie down on the side of your bed? do you want to touch me? I mean sexually?" Ok, this is a needy young happy girl. For the life of me, I cannot imagine how she managed to become a single mother... Those quotes are from her spoken on night one to hunko-burnin-flesh guy... somehow, she'll end up funny and they'll keep her for a while.
Hardy - El Hunko-burnin-flesh guy. A fine cut of a man. Chisseld body, great hair... I just want to pour honey all over him - and leave 'em in the desert for the ants. hahaha... Actually he comes across as a patient (see previous Autumn's entry above) guy... he snuggled her for a while... and I think that's it. He's a bouncer (according to the show, but an "account executive" according to the web site)... he's a knuckle dragger and there is no doubt that all the girls (and bunky) are going to fight over chances to spread sun tan lotion on this guys back.
Sherrie. Oldest woman on the show. Very pretty and exceptionally cagey... got in the thick of it with the young crowd right away and knows enough to stay there... She'll stay around for a bit... I think, mostly cause she'll get a lot of work done. Now so long as she doesn't get bossy....
Will. He's educated but nobody gives a rat's ass... it's just that he is playen the game. he looks a bit like Chandler from season two of Friends... hair gel slicking straight back but kinda "up" hair. First impression was good but then i watched him on the live feeds for a few minutes... he cannot shut the hell up... talk talk talk talk talk... blah blah blah... He cuts off other people so he can tell LONG stories about himself and gets verbally abusive if you try to cut back in... But he's a good looking guy... the girls might be hard pressed to toss him out until their finished mentally abusing him.
Krista. Ahhhh.... now this is a woman. She's beautiful, she's got great teeth (actually everybody has great teeth... ) she speaks nicely and seems genuine. I want her to win. Period. She was playing it calm and staying under the radars letting other folks get in the spot light... although she did call Will on his forever talking thing... but let herself get shut down and returned to low ground.
Justin. A boy from the Jersey Hood... full of foul lingo, nasty ass talkin, and opinions... he'll do great... after the Bunky was out'ed he was still fine with letting him spread lotion on his jersey back... I think he's a softy with a switch-blade tailor.
Shannon. See her sexy swimsuit model pictures on the net here... Talks like a guy. Doesn't get on well with other girls... she's a total athlete, works as a model... getting the picture here... nuf said.
Mike. What a dick. Ok, he's prol'y a nice guy. but he's all about baggy clothes and sideways baseball cap, talking like a 13 year old and rhyming... "No more rhyming and I mean it... Anybody want a peanut?" If he actually does anything besides act goofy... he'll go far, 'cause he can pull of "he's everybody's best buddy" really very well... and the name of the game is "big brother". Oh, and his last name is Boogy... Mike Boogy.
Ok, that's the crew. Now the game;
They are running the show three nights a week. The internet feeds run 7x24... right away you can see that Thursday's show was like three days ago in 7x24 land. Problem? CBS is going start make you pay to watch the 7x24 cams after Sunday... so i wont be watching... but I'll keep up with the life feed transcripts.
This version of BB is going to be much more about competitions - I think - than the first one... For example, food is either a steady diet of PB&J or you win the food competitions... (bet the Survivor kids would have killed for PB&J).
In Thursdays show they made the crew pile a bunch of groceries in a new car and pile in with them... a challenge apparently. Staying in the car for 60 seconds earned them the food. And oh, the last person to leave the car, gets to keep it. Kent gets the car and manages to start the ball rolling on his ostracize'en for his efforts...
He (kent) goes on to be the only person to sit out of truth or dare spin the bottle game (dumb ass). He then gets on record with a bunch of homophobic crap... before Bunky is outed... dumb and dumber...
The opening show included a lot of elements designed to wake us (the audience) up to the idea that these people will have tonnes to be in arguments about... but I'm thinking their all going to party their collective asses off at the expense of the show... and just feel crummy about tossing each other out.
The meat? The coveted position of "Head of Household". Each week they come up with some dumb way to select the HOH. This week was a round robin of name calling (bitchiest, loudest, cutest, etc.) using a wheel-of-fortune thing. Ultimately they picked Mike Boogy for the job. Whats the job? Well it comes with a key to this bitchen bedroom, with a stocked mini bar and a maid service - which I'm thinking only cleans the room (down boy!). The downside? The HOH nominates two houseguests and then the bunch of them cast secret ballots (?) to vote one of the nominees out. So this is pure strategy.... If, lets say, you hated Nicole... nominate nicole and someone else everybody just adores... say Sherrie. Well then... ta ta nicole...
Checking the live feed logs (people out there in net land watch the live feeds and transcribe all that is said into various message threads. Try going to http://www.tvclubhouse.com and drilling into Big Brother 2001 and follow "discussions" and "Live Feed"... From what I read today, it seems that Mike already made the selection? of Nicole and Sherrie. Not sure though.
Oh, and btw, kent spent a bunch of time trying to form two alliances... to cover his ass,... then was accused of it and spent the night trying to deny it... just dumb dumb dumb...
Anyways... this is the first of maybe a few BB Updates... we'll see if it stays fun.