Like clockwork, at the beginning of every summer I know several things are going to happen; warmer weather, longer daylight, more kids running around at the mall AND Big Brother on CBS. YES, I am admitted it here to everyone, I watch Big Brother! I have watched all 16 cycles of this show! I commit 3 nights of my week to this freak fest on TV. Some may say that there is no reason to be on TV. Watching 16 people live in a pimped out, camera filled house with a stage and studio right out of it, bicker, fight, smooch, and compete in insanely thought up competitions for money may not be your idea of quality television. Big Brother is one of the longest reality competition shows and there are a bunch of versions airing all over the world.
Trust me I get what it IS, but I really get in to it. I decide which “cast” members I will like and follow them thru their process.(One of my all time favorite characters is Janelle!) I sneer and yell at my TV to the ones I think are dumb and annoying.(This season its Devon!) I put myself in the competitions and wonder how I would perform. AS a Certified Life Coach, I KNOW that I have techniques and tools on how to deal with people but can I make them work on the show and make it to the end? And living with other people….I see the shots of how messy the house gets in there. AS a Professional Organizer, could i live in that for 3 months? And there is the ChenBot (host Julie Chen).
This 16th season has just begun and the twists are VERY interesting. TWO Head of Households each week (first time for this) and the Battle of the Block (where each HOH nominates 2 people for eviction and the two sets complete against each other to get off the chopping block). There are two muscular guys “running” the house yet is dividing the other house guests and fans alike (Caleb and Devin) and an amazing “showmance” like the show has never seen between a straight man and a gay man (Zach and Frankie). Zrankie (or Zankie) has been such a popular hit with viewers! Even I’m in! (By the way Frankie is super star Arianna Grande’s brother)
I work hard everyday! And I also watch programs with “substance” and that provoke a serious dialogue but I do have a few shows that feel like comfort food and I can relax and just watch, like Big Brother.