I didn't have high hopes coming into the season because the cast of characters looked terrible. That being said this has been a fantastic first week. The most hostile first week of the three seasons that I've seen. Casey is the only one out of the thirteen players that has stayed out of hot water. In the recent past the first week saw a few people blowing up to mark their territory and a good amount of people staying in the background so that they don't get evicted early. More than half of the house has already gotten into a huge, blown out of proportion fight and it has all been great television.
A couple of reasons this may have occurred. 1) this group is just more hostile than any other. 2) The house was separated into high school cliques and this most likely agitated some of the individuals. I personally don't like the clique idea, but at this point in its run, it's a good call for Big Brother to keep shaking up the structure. That way it stays fresh, unlike survivor. Or 3) Jessie from season 10 has returned and causing a raucous. If most of the players in the house were anything like me a year ago, they hated Jessie. He was obnoxious (not in a good way) and really dumb. He must have not watched last season back because would have realized it was a bad idea to get his face out there again.
Another thing that gives me high hopes about the season is that in the first week there was already a PoV used and a 6 to 5 vote! The past two seasons the house guests would always be like "we'll just vote for who the head of household wants to evict because we're afraid to make any moves" for the first four to five weeks. This group isn't messing around, they're all going after each other and it's sure to get juicy.
I would have really liked to have seen Chima go home because she was bringing nothing to the table for me and I'm sad that Braden left. I enjoyed his outgoing, ho hum attitude in the house. I fear for my team of Russell and Ronnie. Russell is going nuts early and Ronnie is trying to make so many sneaky moves and is really bad at it.
1st. The Babysharks (The Kid)
Russell (Athletes)- HoH (6), PoV (15), 1=22
Ronnie (Brains)- 1
Kevin (Off-beats)- Team (5), 1=6
2nd. Working Title: Pizza Eaters (Mags)
Casey (Off-beats)- Team (5), 1
Jordan (Populars)- 1
Natalie (Athletes)- HoH (6), 1= 7
3rd. Working Title: Plate Boys (Lar)
Jeff (Athletes)- 1
Lydia (Off-beats)- Team (5), Nom (-5), 1= 1
Michelle (Brains)- 1
4th. Gaydon's Misery (Jaydon)
Laura (Populars)- 1
Braden (Populars)-Nom (-5), Votes (-18)= -23
Chima (Brains)- Nom (-5), Votes (-15), 1= -19