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Big Brother 19 Has Been An Absolute Catastrophic Failure

I have been a huge fan of Big Brother, and not just a casual "late in the game" type fan who started watching three years ago like many of the people who are cast for the show.  No, I'm taking it all the way back, back before Janelle, Rachel, Dan, Evil Dick, Howie and crazy Rennie.  We're talking Chicken George in Season 1 realness is how far back I go to when it comes to how much I have loved this game, and the show has had some pretty amazing seasons over the course of about twenty years.

Season 19 however, has been an absolute joke to watch and is a telltale sign of where this show is heading if the producers don't try and switch things up based on how this summer has gone.  It's sort of hard to figure out where to begin, but I'll give the abridged version to save myself from going on an insane rant.

I didn't even watch in the beginning, as the thought of bringing BB18's Paul back was infuriating, as his smug and cocky attitude turned me off so much that even having to stomach him for another goaround was too much for me.  Alas, Paul has become the Boston Rob (Survivor) of this season, in that he has led all of his sheep to the slaughterhouse with many of them willing to take the hit for him.  

And therein, lies the biggest problem.  There isn't a single person in the house that is left (with the exception of Christmas and Josh, maybe) who is there to win the game and $500,000.  A common trait I have noticed in shows like these is that many people who go on just want to get to the jury house in hopes that something will happen to further their career outside of this game.  They seem to forget that it is a game, and that couldn't have been truer this season.

Let's break this down.  Whether you hated Jody (Cody and Jessica), they were there to play the game and did a great job but were so vilified by the rest of the house that they couldn't that far.  Fine.  You have Mark and Elena (I love Mark, especially the videos from him in the house), but all he did was cry and did nothing strategically to further himself or her in the game.  If anything, they made each others games worse which is why they left back to back.

The third and final couple, and I'm saving the best for last, is Raven and Matt.  How anyone can actually deal with Raven for more than 24 hours seriously deserves a gold medal and maybe some money, as the lies she has said in the game are absolutely insane at this point (just look up #ravenexposedparty), and Matt and some of the other houseguests eat everything up.  Whereas I don't doubt that she has physical ailments in her life, a lot of what she says is so stretched and easily fabricated that it's hard to really believe her.

For as hot as Matt is, he is clearly the worst houseguest ever in that he spent the whole summer doing Raven and eating cereal.  He broke rules left and right while he was supposed to be on slop, and only ever started playing the game once he was on the block and going home.  Bye.  Seriously bye.  Even Julie Chen, who is so great at still giving an interesting interview to some of these idiot houseguests, couldn't hold her shade in regarding his gameplay and it was pretty amazing to watch.

Taking Raven, Christmas, Paul and Josh out, we have three others who don't even deserve to sit on those couches anymore, let alone be in the game at this point.  Kevin hasn't won anything, Jason at least wins but can't strategize for s**t, and Alex is just riding Paul's coattails while having such arrogance that she will beat him in the end.  LOL.  Seriously LOL.

Remember those names I spoke of in the first paragraph?  For the most part, those are Big Brother legends who did everything they could to get to the end of the game and ultimately win.  They didn't play for anyone else, they played for themselves, and was there for a purpose.  Not to eat cereal, not to give someone else the money, but to really and truthfully win the game of Big Brother.  I mean, even the weather gave up on the show with the HOH competition last week, and it rarely rains in Southern California.

That being said, here's hoping Season 20 and beyond will find its way back to how the show used to be, because if its anything like this season, then it will only be a matter of time before it evicts itself.  

 

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Worst group of contestants yet. I agree only Jess and Cody were there to play

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Christmas should have been removed as soon as she broke her leg.  She hasn't been able to participate in the majority of the competitions that could have totally changed the outcomes.  She should have been removed, then invited to return for another season.

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Having Paul back has killed it for me. He is the most mugging over "acting" asshat ever on the show.  Dude, if you're using this to get an acting job, gets some acting classes first.  This guy ruins the show for me and I am a huge fan of BB.

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No more veterans I think this season was ruined when Kevin took the temptation

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Fan since season one here as well and couldn't agree more with you on your assessment of how wretched this season has been!! Pretty much knew it would suck when the producer's guaranteed Paul three weeks of safety with his amulet!! He's a disgusting human being in every way. I liked Jessica but I think Cody has some serious anger issues. The rest are not even worth talking about but it's funny that Josh (who is a bully and also emotionally immature) is the only one thinking that Paul might be a threat to his game but his surrogate mommy (who is also just evil), Christmas won't hear of it as she knows she needs them both to literally drag her and her broken foot to the finish. First time ever in Big Brother that someone with a serious injury like this was allowed to stay in the game even though she was unable to do most of the physical competions and has now had her "team" give her veto's and HOH's. Hope CBS is listening and doesn't do a repeat of this next season or this is one fan who will be out.

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I disagree, it has been awesome seeing the jocks and their mindless groupies get tossed out week after week. For the first time in a long time in a long time women are major competitors. As for Paul. Don't hate his game play w/o him this would end up like failed BB in the past. (Jocks and there side pieces winning. )If you want to watch a show with romances please watch The Bachelor.

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I have watched BB from the very beginning. I'm so displeased that BB would allow so much bullying on the show. Yes, it's great to watch people argue and go back an fourth with one another but when Paul is is telling Josh to go after people with pots and pans is absolutely ridiculous. It didn't just happen once it went in for days until Cody and Jess was voted out. Bring old people back into the game for me is not necessary.   

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The personalities were very different this year. There was a lot of "loose cannons" since day one. I was uncomfortable with the houseguests at first because of their edginess and dislike for one another. You know this is still the show  I swore I would never, ever watch until season 3 drew me in.  BB had all the new twists, temptations and turns to still keep me not wanting to miss a show.

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I agree this is the second worst season to me ( evil dick was the worst).

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This seems like nail salon gossip.

If you're going to tell us things about various men you think are hot, either include their picture or don't write the damn article please. Most of us don't want to hear this junior high Scott stuff but at least we could look at the pictures

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Then don’t read it. Look at porn. 

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Reading is hard for Bob.  More photos, fewer words if you want Bob to "read" any of your future posts.

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