These Are a Few of My Favorite Things about Big Brother 12

Up until last week, I thought Big Brother 12 had gone stale. Annie the Saboteur was booted out after the first week, Brendon and Rachel went from being the game’s best players to the most annoying couple on television, and any positive associations I had with the word “brigade” had been ruined by Enzo and his wordy Diary Room confessions. But hot damn! Last week was chock-full of cheesy/trashy/amusing moments that restored my faith in this guilty pleasure reality show. Let’s go over them:

1. Matt opened Pandora’s Box and snagged himself the Diamond Power of Veto.
It’s basically Jeff’s Coup d’Etat power from last season, except it was awarded randomly to the biggest liar in the house instead of democratically to the most deserving player. Oh, well. At least it’ll be interesting to see how he uses it.

2. Matt opened Pandora’s Box and inadvertently unleashed a new Saboteur.
America voted for Ragan, Ragan accepted the offer, and now we get to hear his hilarious, appreciative little musings every time he gets a sabotage idea in the Diary Room. And we also get to see the Houseguests act like they hate the Saboteur, but run excitedly whenever that silhouette appears on the screen.

3. Brendon became both dumb and dumber.
He tried to martyr himself for “love” by being belligerent to get the house to dump him and keep Rachel, but the house saw right through his transparent plan and voted her out instead. With revenge on his mind, he won the HoH, vowing to evict whoever did Rachel wrong, and then nominated Lane and Ragan because he wants people to be more competitive, or something. Any way you slice it, this dude is digging his own grave.

4. Rachel got booted.
Once upon a time, I thought Rachel was the best player in the house. But then I saw her lose her marbles and turn into a crybaby. It’s a game, woman.

5. Jeff and Jordan came back to host a POV competition!
How nice to see those two crazy lovebirds again. Too bad their classy selves didn't have any effect whatsoever on Brendon and Rachel's train-wreck showmance.

6. Lane and Brittany are, by far, the most entertaining houseguests of the season.
Enzo is funny sometimes, but he’s mostly annoying. (Plus, Jersey Shore is already on right now. We don’t need any more guidos on TV.) Brittany and Lane, however, won me over with their charming Southern banter and play-fighting. Plus, they don’t seem to take themselves too seriously. At first I found Brittany shallow and Lane boring, but they’ve both become aware of their campy TV personalities and played them up perfectly, especially in the Diary Room. Brittany’s confessions are punctuated with sharp jabs at her housemates and Lane’s are filled with weird Texan idioms. It’s awesome.

What did you think of all the action this past week? And who do you think will be evicted on Thursday?


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Those who find Lane and Brittany fun to watch must be watching the 24 hour feed. On the network show Brittany is a mean spirited hypocrite and Lane is a Good Ole Boy in the worst sense of the word. Show is still fun, but I'm struggling finding soomeone to root for.
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Big Brother never disappoints.
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It's been relatively interesting.
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lane and brittany are the only redeeming quality this season has to offer! between dreams of "spotlighting" anger filled rants that end with "gimme some pop rocks" lane has some of the funniest one-liners. Brittany imitating brendan's neanderthal walk was priceless.
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Lane is hilarious! "I just want to go to a bar, find the hottest girl there and punch the crap out of her boyfriend" hahahahaha
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i agree about not really wanting to root for anyone..ragan is lame..cathy is just too out there and cant do anything..britany is just another annoying and mean blonde..hayden is hidden under his hair the whole time, enzo..the meow meow? come on..thats lame..floater..lane is mentally handicapped, matt is a tool..yeah thats sums it up..
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NO this season still sucks. these unwatchable houseguests took the ratings down alot. theres nobody to root for.
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