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Big Brother Recap: 5 Wishes for the Week Ahead

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I can’t tell whether Thursday’s eviction episode of Big Brother was satisfying or anticlimactic: We dealt with two provocative nominees — Shelly, the bayou belle who forged one too many problematic alliances, and Brendon, who spends his entire life as one half of a problematic alliance. Let’s analyze the elimination …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: Is Shelly Lying to Us?

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Wednesday’s Big Brother yielded a cute veto game (with beanbags!) and a couple great Daniele moments (including a delicious last-minute backdooring), but the episode mainly served as an intense psychological examination of Shelly, A.K.A. The Beigest Person On Television. She’s Frappuccino beige, you guys, and damn near Danielle Staub beige. Fascinating lady, this Shelly. Let’s compare notes! …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: Ranking Your New Top 9!

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The worst part about Thursday night’s bracing eviction episode of Big Brother, which allowed one eliminated player to fight his/her way back into the game, was not its crummy competition, lame voting results, or Lawon’s frightening use of the words “special powers.” Close, though. It was how predictable it all was, and in the most depressing way possible. …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: It's All Greek to Kalia

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The problem with a demented social experiment like Big Brother, where the cameras always roll and the CBS.com live-feeds percolate day and night, is we know exactly what doesn’t make it to TV. We know what conflicts have been truncated, misrepresented, or eliminated entirely in the edit bay, and in the case of our HOH Kalia’s decision-making this week, we didn’t even get to watch one of her fellow houseguests sway her judgment. And I mean really sway her judgment. …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: 5 Quotes That Made Our Blood Boil

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Big Brother is like a mixtape of the most annoying soundbites ever recorded. As far as I’m concerned, Sunday night’s HOH-nomination episode was a medley of wails (Lawon’s), shrieks (Kalia’s), dry heaves (Jordan’s), and crying jags (Rachel’s, and Brendon’s in spirit) — so, a Christina Aguilera album with less bass! While Kalia figured out what to do with her harrowing position as the first newbie HOH, I started racking up quotes that made my blood boil. Perhaps they infuriated you too? Join us for a rundown of the five most unfortunate quotes from Sunday’s noisy hour. READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: 5 Most Promising Moments!

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Strap on your stupid elf costume like Adam, because Christmas came early on Thursday’s Big Brother — in the form of five fantastic new developments. After weeks of veteran superiority, I found myself jolted back to life as the credits rolled. Jolted, I say! The kind of electroshock burst that gives you a permanent Evel Dick twitch and Shelly’s burnt sienna complexion. Let’s count down the five best moments from the titillating elimination episode and see how we feel about Julie Chen’s new “twist.” …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: The Daniele-Rachel-Brendon Comedy Hour!

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Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother proved that even the producers only care about three combatants in the house: scrappy Daniele, scrooge-y Brendon, and squawky Rachel. I’m sure you can’t argue. Daniele is our friendly double agent whose verve is wild, but mostly praiseworthy. Do we even have an option for another likable crusader? Professional sigher Jordan? Jive enthusiast Lawon? Rascal kindergartener Porsche? …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: Downhill Scheming

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Here’s where I’m at: If you’re a Brenchel fan, vanish. All right, honey? Go away. Just disappear. Thank you for understanding.

Yesterday’s episode of Big Brother featured so much of Rachel’s self-victimization, Brendon’s pathetic comfort, and Brenchel’s cruel …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: 5 Changes We Want To See!

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Argh. Another week, another Big Brother elimination that only a vengeful pessimist could love. Happy summer viewing, everyone! BB‘s 13th season concluded its grueling “Golden Key” era last night, meaning the forced partnerships are over and now the same pair-ups can linger for another two months. Oh, joy. Oh, Brenchal. Oh, this dictatorship of dunces. [Spoilers ahead....] …READ MORE


Big Brother Recap: Spelling Disaster

This weekâ??s HOH, Rachel Reilly, leads the nomination ceremony in which Adam Poch and Dominic Briones were nominated for eviction during BIG BROTHER, Sunday, July 24 on the CBS Television Network.   
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Let’s call Big Brothers‘s P.O.V. episodes “Whisper Wednesdays,” because we just spent a whole hour watching housemates spoon, giggle, and murmur strategies. Teehee! Conspiracies! Guh-her! Pillow fight! Backdoor betrayals! Wee! …READ MORE