9.16.2013

Big Brother 15: Worst Season Ever?

Big Brother 15 Worst Season Ever
BB15 Worst Season Ever?
Numerous Big Brother 15 fans have said it, "This is the worst season, EVER," and I would have to agree. This was the first season in many years that I couldn't bear to watch the live feeds constantly, as I had in seasons past.

But what made the Big Brother 15 so terribly bad? Let me count the ways...

The Casting: I knew it from the second I saw a photo of the Season 15 cast. A very young cast. It was no surprise that there were lots of hookups, immaturity, foul language, high school bullying, and nakedness. I just described Amanda to a T, didn't I?

I hope for Big Brother 16 that there is a more diverse age group, even if it is an All-Stars. Having people of all different ages and backgrounds adds a better dynamic to the house. I'd like to see more eccentric personalities as well.

"What the House Wants": Have we ever seen a Big Brother season where everyone was fearful of voting against the house? Let's hope next season's housemates actually have some balls, and minds of their own. Big Brother is a game, PLAY it!

MVP: Elissa fan or not, you gotta admit, the MVP twist was a bust. It was given to Elissa every week because she obviously has tons of fans thanks to her sister being on two previous seasons. It was not only unfair to the other houseguests, it simply skewed the whole game.

McCranda: The non-stop Demanda sex, and Amanda's control over McCrae made me feel like he was a fly trapped in a spider's web. Fans wanted to love McCrae, but he chose a nice rack and a loud mouth over a million dollars.

Long Ass Season: 100 days of Big Brother 15 proved to be far too many. The past couple of weeks have dragged on and on.. This will hopefully be the only season where I am complaining about it being too long.

Big Brother After Dark on TVGN: Highly censored, filtered, and after one episode I quit DVRing it.

GinaMarie's Obsession With Nick: GinaMarie cried, threw tantrums, kept Nick's things, slept in his bed, kept a shrine, and production loved it. However, it was awkward and uncomfortable for fans to watch.

The Ignorant Remarks: This one is the biggest reasons Big Brother 15 sucked. Not only because stupid, ignorant things were said, but because no one in the house stood up and said, "Hey bastards, that's unacceptable talk!" Again, it goes back to the casting, and to the sheep mentality in the house.

Also, fans have a point when they wonder why Aaryn was the only one who was called out for her remarks when so many others said similar things. This is one of the many reasons why I love BBUK. If anything could be considered to be offensive to the viewing public (homophobic remarks, racism, jokes in extremely poor taste, talk of violence) the housemates are warned, and then removed from the house. It just seemed unfair that CBS singled out Aaryn.

Big Brother USA should take note and implement new rules. Not to say that I would like to see the houseguests be censored, but there needs to be some sort of code of conduct in place.

Disclaimers: Big Brother chose the easy route when it came to dealing with the derogatory remarks in the house. They threw up a simple disclaimer every time you logged into the live feeds, and before every single show on CBS. I think it made them feel better, but it was just annoying to the rest of us. They wanted to cover their tush, but they took no responsibility for what was happening on their show.
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Big Brother Canada star AJ Burman's take?
I loved the following tweet as well. So true! What was up with the shoutouts during the eviction speeches? I thought there was to be no contact with the outside world, yet the HGs wasted their time saying hello to people rather than campaigning for themselves. Axe the shoutouts on eviction night, please.



I know some of you will disagree with certain points I've made, and if you do, let me know why, or if you have anything to add. Also, do you think Big Brother 15 was the worst season ever? If not, what season was?

Is Big Brother 15 the worst season ever?


31 comments:

  1. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH BASHING FROM THE LAST THREE, I DONT KNOW WHAT THEY WOUKD TALK ABOUT IF ELISSA WAS NOT ON THE SHOW, IT JUST MAKES ME SICK. FYI ANDY IS NOT A PROFFESOR HE IS ONLY A STUDENT INSTRUCTOR. AN ANDY WOULD NOT LIKE IT IF ANY OF THE HOUSE GUEST PUT HIM DOWN IF HE WAS GAY!!!! SO HE NEEDS TO WATCH HIS MOUTH, BUT A LITTLE TOO LATE. I CANT EVEN STOMACH HIM ANY MORE, BOY I HOPE HE DOES NOT MAKE IT IN THE FINALS, BUT IF HE DID HE WOUKD TAKE SPENCER NOT GM. AS HE WOUKD LOSE TO HER.

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  2. I am in south africa and i tried to find the time to follow it (with time difference difficulties); and i must agree with your points. I stayed watching for one or two houseguests; however the final straw was after Elissa was evicted. I havent watched since. IMO the final three has the be the least dynamic F3 and I was sick of the ...gotta go with the house.. move.

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  3. It would have been nice if you ha covered the constant bashing and bullying that Elissa has rec'd --- #JustAThought

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    1. Elissa wasn't a saint in there either.

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    2. Exactamundo. ...

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  4. I agree with you. There were too many young HG's with loose morals and vocabulary. They need more 30/40 somethings and set expectations of keeping it clean. Then they put on a bully like Amanda and a sleazebag like Spencer to stir up the conversation (sex and pedophile topics to the young girls on the show.) I love the fights, but could stand for less foul language that starts with "F". BB should have set a code of conduct and I hope they make this clear next year. Can't say we can take much more of this.

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  5. Ugly, hateful people. I disagree that no one stood up. The reason I love Elissa is because she brought it up all the time but the problem is NO ONE wanted to hear it. They all put it aside for their game. Like CBS is doing, putting it away and not dealing with it. DISGUSTING IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. SHAME ON THE PLAYERS AND SHAME ON THE HG. There was racism, mysognists,bullying and horrible, horrible bashing and hate speech. Just discussed!!!

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  6. BBAU>BBUK>BBCAN>BBUS

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  7. I agree with EVERYTHING you said. I'm usually on the feeds constantly, not this year.I hated this season.You said everything I would have. Good Job. I hope CBS gets how bad this season was and I liked BBAD on Showtime WAY better as well.

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  8. I agree with EVERYTHING you said. I'm usually on the feeds constantly, not this year.I hated this season.You said everything I would have. Good Job. I hope CBS gets how bad this season was and I liked BBAD on Showtime WAY better as well.

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  9. So sad if CBS consider Amanda and Aaryn as All-Stars HGs.

    They should not bring any racists back to their reality shows.

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    1. Survivor brought back Colton

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    2. According to the ratings, it was the highest rated BB ever! And a 500% increase in America voting.

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  10. I agree with everything you said.

    What never made sense to me is that they don't seem to understand that they way that they talk isn't endearing, appealing, or funny. Listening to them DEPRESSED me. Watching them treat Candice like dog poo literally made it hard for me to sleep, some nights. Listening to them bash Elissa just made me too angry for words, made me see red. And, it's not because Candice and Elissa are perfect, THEY AREN'T. It's because the things the offending HGs said about Candi and El was so MEAN and VILE and had nothing to do with game. NOTHING.

    As I've said before, negativity breeds negativity, even if we wanted to like some of them, it was impossible because they constantly said things that there were no excuses for. I can't like GM when every other minute she is mocking Candice's race, calling her an oreo or a crackbaby. It's just not possible. They made me not want to watch anymore, which is why once Elissa left, I stopped watching the feeds because with her eviction, our last chance for a decent human being to win vanished. There was no purpose in watching Andy/Spencer/GM sit around and talk about how they want to viciously violate Elissa's body. Seriously, something is deeply wrong with all three of them. So full of hate.

    To be honest, I don't want to even watch BB next season because of the way that they handled this season. This is a show that is driven by twists and turns, and if they really wanted to steer the game in a different direction, they could of. They didn't. That just tells me that they will do the same thing if this were ever to happen again. Hopefully, it won't, but we'll see....

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    1. oh my god. I said "could of" instead of "could have" seriously, I should have waken up before attempting to use my brain. lmao

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  11. I truly feel the biggest mistake this year was immaturity. They cast this season too close to the real world and guess what that's how it turned out (bad language, sex, lack of integrity, etc.) I think BB should have stayed true to their fan base instead of trying to make another shockfest on t.v. I was truly disgusted by most of the HGs, I think most shocking was the lack of stand up gentlemen, how can any real man hear and watch what was said and not do anything?

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    1. I agree totally! No stand up gentlemen is a crying shame. Well, at least we still have them in real life! (Hear that gentlemen? we really do need you in society)

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  12. I REALLY really really didn't think a season would be worst than S9, but damnit, they did it.

    Pop them bottles, Parker. You guys have been dethroned.

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  13. People watching is a drug to me. Hence the Live Feeds are usually my crack cocaine. But not this season. I agree/disagree a little with your reasoning to why this season sucked.
    Casting: Like you, just looking at the cast I already knew it wasn't going to turn out well. Then after hearing how some of them got cast/asked to be on the show, I was more bummed. Where are the Oregon/Washington folks? Casting has given up on the Northwest. :(

    "what the house wants": The Sheep mentality is boring. No one even tried the sneaky vote to throw off the house & cause drama.

    MVP: America having any say on game related moves that involves a player getting evicted never ends well. Elissa being the beneficiary of this power didn't help either.

    McCranda: McCrae playing his own game would have been nice, but the drama brought on by being coupled up with Amanda did add to the show and some entertainment.

    After Dark: Not sure why people watch this if they have the Live Feeds & Highlights.

    100 days: Length is fine if all else considered doesn't suck

    GM/Nick: Come on...Train wrecks are good TV. Yes, awkward as hell

    Ignorant Comments: I am fully on board for warnings & punishments. Not just for offensive comments, but for Production, Diary Room talk, and anything that calls for a "Stop That" by producers. If it sends us Live Feeders to fish, they get a strike.

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  14. For me, Season 13 is still the worst. It was a fucking circle jerk around the vets and they rigged the entire thing for Rachel.

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  15. so boring same old crap night after night i love bb and there has to be people in America that would make good contestants if not cancel the show don't put us through another season of this! also i agree with you totally. cbs should give the half million dollars to St Judes or children's mircle network.

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  16. It is so sad to want to support a person to win, but to be faced with a decision that is simply - who do I have the LEAST respect for, and to work backwards from there. What a waste of prize money this season will be. A true shame.

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  17. I agree with you 100% from the casting to the negativity. I too am a live feed addict, I have had them since the beginning of live feeds. My husband knows that he is to have no contact from the beginning to the finale, suppers are usually ordered in. By July 15 I had shocked my husband to place he has never been before, me cooking supper, washing dishes, housecleaning and laundry before I turned on the live feeds. After the final 4 I haven't had them on once. For the first while I would check in on a website for updates and once I heard that they continued to bash houseguests that were evicted weeks prior I no longer even check that website anymore. I REALLY hope CBS production takes a serious look into making some changes. Indeed they should take lessons from BBUK & BBAU on disciplining HG's for not respecting BB rules. Watching BBAU this morning I found out a HG was made to read the rule book from cover to cover for not wearing a microphone. I have seen other HG's be disciplined by doing sit ups for the same thing. Last year they had a naughty room and the chores they had to do was hilarious. CBS needs to make the HG's understand it is a privilege to be on the show and not allow the HG's to rule the house. How many times did we hear the HG's tell production to F off this season. The only reason I will watch the finale is to see Will. Great article Spicey!

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  18. I watched BBAD (Sunday nite edition 9/15/13) and there were some absolutely horrifically shocking statements made re: Elissa's mental health with examples given. No one seems to be commenting on this stuff. Was I the only one watching?

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  19. You might have not liked Elissa getting the MVP the first 3 weeks, but at least she took out strong & possible guy players with it. Had it lasted one more week in the original format I truly believe Spencer been gone & not used as a pawn 8 times, bc Elissa hated that he floated throughtout this whole game and time he was up there he next to an ally of hers: Helen, Candice & Jessie. The only reason he stayed so long Amanda wanted to use him to rid all of El's allies. So yeah I see your point if you dont like Elissa you hated or was indifference about of course people would hate it going to her, but I feel she used it correctly.

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  20. Worst season ever!!
    Bad enough there was discriminatory (GM, Aaryn, Amanda, Kaitlyn, etc) and disgusting (Spencer) comments that were often made worse by immature reactions (Candice's incessant crybabying, Jessie's crying, etc), but what really earns the moniker of worst season ever is that the biggest floater of all time ends up winning the game. C'mon BB jury why the hell would you vote for a two faced wimp like Andy when all he did was play off of everyone's coattails? At least GM had the sack to get rid of Amanda! That should've earned her the win, in my opinion. Guess even at the end that the BB house was still to chicken to vote their minds. What a disappointment season 15 turned out to be!

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  21. maybe i'm the only one, but the racist or homophobic comments didn't disturb me as much as it bothered most other fans. I think controversy is a good thing. I just wish that Gina Marie and Candace or Gina Marie and Amanda actually came to blows instead of just cussing each other out. maybe Big Brother can (in the Future) do away with or not enforce the "NO HITTING RULE" (especially for the female contestants)....lol...but I doubt they will

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  22. There is never going to be another Dr. Will Big Brother. Each season casts different people and when you do that you get what you get. This was by far the worst EVER. Slow down. Take a deep breath and get ready for some fun season 16. That is all. Good Night!

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  23. So lets get this right. You hated the fact that everyone did what the house wanted but you strangely want Amanda back. You do know the reason everyone voted that way was because of the McCranda tyranny. Normally you have two main sides/alliances forming and a couple of floaters in between. In BB15 you had everyone too scared to do anything. No one had the balls to go against the tyranny which resulted in a house full of floaters. And you want Amanda back to play the same failed strategy again. Being a complete control freak bitch she'll just ruin another season of Big Brother.

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