Meeting each other for the first time in the front yard of the BIG BROTHER House, the 12 new HouseGuests size each other up. Host Julie Chen announces that the first group to enter the House consists of Eric, Lisa, Gerry and Amy. While the others wait outside, these four are given a minute to tear through the House and choose one of the three bedrooms. Bypassing a closed door that leads to the first bedroom, they select the Tiki Room over the army cots in the adjacent room. Amy, the real estate appraiser from Memphis, Tennessee, sees the choice between soft mattresses and hard cots and makes a quick decision: "I'm used to sleeping on satin sheets," she says. The next group is Roddy, Marcellas, Chiara and Lori. Also given one minute to pick their bedroom, they pass the closed door several times before Roddy, the writer from Morristown, New Jersey, realizes it is the Map Room, outfitted with 2 single beds and one double bed, which Lori and Chiara will share. Last in are Jason, Tonya, Danielle and Josh, who are left with the cots in the Army Room, and a hard bamboo bench for Jason, the videographer from Mobile, Alabama. GETTING TO KNOW YOU The new roommates gather in the living room and start the process of getting to know each other. Josh, the waiter from Long Island, New York, takes the lead because, as he says, "I am the leader." After an animated introduction to the group, he turns the floor over to Marcellas, the fashion stylist from Chicago, Illinois, who he has already perceived as having a negative vibe. Josh claims this move was pure strategy, designed to make Marcellas look like the "second fiddle" to Josh's own energetic introduction. In the Diary Room, Marcellas says he instantly disliked Josh and predicted Josh's high-strung nature would make him "crack under pressure." Jason makes a better impression on Amy, but she admits she might be biased because they're both Southerners. Danielle, the media buyer from Fairfield, California, feels that Lisa, the bartender from Los Angeles, California, appears innocent, but doesn't believe that she really is. After surveying the field, Lisa says in the Diary Room that she doesn't see any real competition from any of the other HouseGuests. But she might be underestimating Josh, who says, "This is my House. This is my game. I'm gonna run it my way." BUILDING A NEST EGG In the first Food Competition, the HouseGuests enter the backyard and find a table full of food, 12 shopping bags and 3 large trees with oversized bird nests in the branches. After climbing into the nests in boy/girl pairs with as much food as they can carry, they get to keep whatever they brought with them. But then host Julie Chen throws the first of a season's worth of curveballs at them: whichever pair stays in the nest the longest gets to split $3,000 for every week they both remain in the house, for a possible total of $30,000! Once one of the winning pair is evicted from the House, the pot stops growing. The close quarters gives everybody a chance to form instant connections. Eric, the firefighter from Milford, Connecticut, and Chiara, the marketing rep from New York, appear to enjoy each other's company, and Chiara later muses, "I'm single, he's single…." Lisa says she was surprised Josh made her comfort such a priority. Jason sits with Lori, the bank representative from Foxboro, Wisconsin, and says he hopes she will take him "under her wing, like a Mom." As Amy drinks a beer from her food supply, her partner Gerry, the teacher from Shadow Hills, California, looks on and later notes, "Her lack of discipline may be her undoing."moreless
In this episode, we were introduced to the houseguests for the very first time as they entered the Big Brother house, and we saw them compete in their very first challenge. Lisa became the first Head of Household for BB3 and we were left to ponder her nommoreless
I had never watched this show before this episode. I had heard of it before, but never got into it. This episode truly reached out to me and made me wonder why I hadn't gotten into it. It had great plotlines and drama, and it kind of made me want to participate.
Firstly, the concept of the game truly spoke to me. You're in a house for 82 days, and you must live with 11 strangers, ultimately voting them off one-by-one until only one is standing to claim $500,000. It may seem like a simple reality premise, but hear me out. I compared Big Brother to hit CBS series, Survivor, since it was the most famous of the reality giants at the time. Survivor is basically win a challenge, vote someone off. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of strategic manuevers and gameplay that go on, but most eliminations are very cut and dry. With Big Brother, it narrows the field of players down to two possible choices for elimination, which gives them the oppurtunity to be more specific in their pleas and makes the game more interesting. Also, Big Brother gives houseguests the chance to change their fate and take a nominee off the block with the power of veto, which I believe is introduced in Episode 3. Therefore, I find Big Brother to be a much more satisfying watch than Survivor. I look forward to more Big Brother in the future. Philmoreless
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