Smash TV: Big Brother 10 Week 6

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 | SMASH TV with No Comments »

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April has been banished. One of the most vain, needy, self-centered contestants of any BB season was tossed out in a 6-0 vote. It wasn’t hard to achieve. She had simply revolted too many people and yet could not understand why –in her chat with sex partner/showmance partner Ollie—anyone would not like her enough to boot off. That’s how deep April was. The bleach blonde finance manager (at a car dealership) from Arizona who came on strong at the beginning, who formed alliances, then ruined them, then isolated herself altogether, really had no allies by the end. Perhaps she had Michelle’s sympathy, if not vote, and that’s only because she was the only woman left who spoke to her. April tried to get Dan’s vote and even hinted she’d give him money she won weeks ago, but Dan deftly exposed the fact that someone offered him money (it could have been Jerry, the other person on the block) for his vote. In the end he didn’t use the POV and created a little excitement in the run up to last night’s unanimous vote. For the third week now, Dan becomes the unlikely wild card vote.  Other developments this week: Read the rest of this entry »

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Smash TV: Big Brother 10 Week 5

Saturday, August 16th, 2008 | SMASH TV with No Comments »


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Michelle was HOH last week, and her first order of business was to “win this” for Jessie. She wanted to avenge his ouster the week before by going after Libra and Keesha, both of whom she blamed for this. Their heads were quickly put on the block. Picking Libra was too easy. She has proved to be the ultimate whiner and screamer, having others (like Keesha) do her dirty work, complain when she doesn’t do well in physical challenges, and, just be generally miserable and bossy. Even on the evening that Jessie got voted out, she got into a nasty yelling match with former ally, April, who gracefully called her, among other things, a scallywag and ‘ho -this was seconded by her cipher/nightly fornicator Ollie.

Libra certainly has done a lot to merit all the resentment. The problem is that Read the rest of this entry »

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Smash TV: Big Brother 10 Week 4

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 | SMASH TV with No Comments »

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Finally! BB10 is getting good. And by good I mean an incredible amount of rage, yelling, bloated egos, screams, throwdowns, crying at birthday cakes being lit and otherwise petty, nasty behavior among otherwise normal human beings. April was the HOH this week, and she put up Memphis and Jessie for eviction. She had told Michelle during the last HOH competition (a ridiculous stunt in which they had to stand on a a sloping ledge, amid wind, water and dust that could have killed Jerry) that she would save Jessie and not vote him out. Memphis was her real target because he has been aloof, flying under the radar a lot and having potentially great physical strength. He was a perfect target, and one that April was able to convince her troop (Libra, Ollie, Keesha and the hanger ons Jerry and Renny) to go along with.

Except that it wasn’t Memphis who was ousted. Surprisingly, it was Jessie, the arrogant jackass who Read the rest of this entry »

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Smash TV: Big Brother 10 Week 3

Friday, August 1st, 2008 | SMASH TV with No Comments »

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Keesha, the Hooters girl from Burbank was HOH this week. She was going to avenge the eviction of Steven last week because she felt a kinship with him. They bonded, even cried, about their dogs. Keesha sought first to target the person she felt responsible for this –Angie, who she felt organized the votes to oust Steven. This was understandable. Except that there were far more reprehensible and devious people who claimed to be on Keesha’s side, telling her what to do and whom to put up.

Keesha put up Angie and Jessie as targets, and Angie ultimately left with an 8-0 count. This after a few days of yelling and hollering, a real 5.2 earthquake, more body posing by Jesse and a surly attitude to boot, plus an explosive near-beatdown by previously-mellow Memphis on Jerry (yes, 75-year-old Jerry) that got lots of attention. April and Ollie are still rolling around in the sheets and they have Read the rest of this entry »

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SMASH TV: Big Brother 10 Week 2

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 | SMASH TV with No Comments »

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Steven is history. By a 9-0 margin, the champion gay rodeo star from Texas was tossed out of the Big Brother house. Fairly or unfairly, he was caught in the same web that felled Brian, the pushy former Air Force guy, last week. Steven never really allied himself with anyone.

The mistake he made was waiting too long for mercy this week, asking the April-Ollie-Libra-and-maybe-Keesha team to save him, but by then it was too late. He never really had a chance. Deep down, I think Steven was much too disinterested in the game and he seemed to tune out early. He seemed despondent, even depressed, and when he was accused of not being nice, he became nasty.

Maybe he didn’t really know that Jessie was showing off his Read the rest of this entry »

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SMASH TV Review: Big Brother 10

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 | SMASH TV with No Comments »

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It’s back to basics for Big Brother 10, and it’s already getting good. I know, it’s a bit pathetic to think that I really haven’t missed an episode, and that I remember the very first season with Chicken George, and thrilled to the evil Machiavellianisms of Dr. Will Kirby a couple of years later. I even had to hold my nose during this past winter’s special edition festival of debauchery, thanks to the writers’ strike. This past Sunday, the new season finally began, with Julie Chen’s (or the “Chenbot”), tall, thin and perky presence at the helm.

The 411 is familiar by now: 13 strangers live in a house for about three months and all their actions are recorded, and they compete for food and the “Head of Household” title each week. The HOH lives in a lavish room and this person gets to nominate two people for the weekly elimination. The “housemembers”, as Julie calls them, vote secretly and that person leaves the house immediately. The one who is left at the end Read the rest of this entry »

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