Thursday, June 23, 2016

Big Brother 18 Premiere Thoughts - Catching Up With The Returning Houseguests

And away we go on Big Brother 18!  I was so excited to see the premiere last night!  Just a few quick thoughts on the first episode.  My likes and dislikes.  We got several twists last night.  The first being the worst kept secret among the Big Brother fandom over the last month with the fact that there would be four returning houseguests.  The Jordan Parhar list of returnees turned out to be 100% accurate which I was really hoping it would be.  Returning to the house are Nicole, James, Da'Vonne, and Frank.  They were revealed later as a surprise to the house after the newbies had all moved in.  I'm a huge Nicole fan so having her back this season is great!  Now, I'm already sweating with the results of the first episode in stress hoping that she is going to be safe on tonight's episode.  The next twist to discuss is the announcement that everyone would be playing as teams.  Not crazy about that twist.  I'm going to stay optimistic on it but this just hasn't been good for me in years past.  The couples in BB9 but then again all of BB9 is a season that I desperately want to forget.  We had the coaches in BB14 which I thought kind of kept that season down a bit.  I enjoyed BB14 obviously but I just like a solo game.  So does Da'Vonne who was very vocal last night in her DR interviews about how she didn't come back to play a team game.  I tend to think that this will play out for maybe half the season and then we'll get back to a solo game like it has worked out in previous seasons.  I'm going to stay optimistic for the time being that this could be a fun twist.  A few other happenings.  Da'Vonne and Paul.  Whew!  That team isn't going to work.  They are past their limit with one another.  Michelle has figured out already that Tiffany is Vanessa's sister.  Of course, Da'Vonne is on to her too cause of being around Vanessa last year.  Paulie went ahead and outed himself announcing that he was Cody's brother.  He was getting worried especially with Nicole being in the house knowing Cody.  As far as the overall cast goes, I'm pretty happy with it after one episode.  It was an interesting two hour premiere.  So, we got the twist of how the competitions would play out last night.  First place team in the first comp would be safe from eviction for the first two HOH's.  The losing team of the second comp would have to then battle it out among themselves to stay in the house.  That's right.  Someone is going home immediately.  Nicole's team ends up finishing last so it will be that team of four battling it out on tonight's episode.  The player that finishes last will be the first evicted.  In another twist, it was announced that even though one of that team will go home, one of them will be HOH as well.  Yep, lots of happenings last night. With watching the first episode, I thought most of them were like their preseason interviews.  Again, it's one episode.  Let's see how things are within two weeks.  We've had seasons in the past where NOBODY was like their preseason interview once we got a little bit into the game.  LOL.  Overall, I enjoyed the premiere and I'm excited for yet another season.  Second episode tonight at 8pm central time.  Live feeds start at midnight central time tonight. What about those four returning houseguests?  Here is Jeff catching up with them.

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