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Big Brother Revolution is okay, but...

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st October 2009 03:00 AM

I have been itching to rant about this Big Brother Revolution, but somehow restraining myself. You know why? I have been hoping for something coming up on the M-Net reality show that would erase my biases.

By Nigel Nassar

I have been itching to rant about this Big Brother Revolution, but somehow restraining myself. You know why? I have been hoping for something coming up on the M-Net reality show that would erase my biases.

It’s just that some of the game’s aspects that have made me want to rant remain etched on my mind. Not even Keri Hilson’s visit to the house could erase them, for instance Biggie’s twist of pairing up housemates and making them play as a unit, ultimately evicting them as one. This is so far the fakest bit of the show that suddenly opened my eyes to all the other fake ones, like the show host, whom I’ll get back to after this rant.

See, though Biggie has promised that pairing up ends after this Sunday’s eviction show, its consequences have already sent shock waves that remain indelible.

I would have loved to see every individual fight for themselves; not get evicted by default because they were paired up with an unpopular housemate viewers wanted out.

Show me a Big Brother fan who will sanely evict Hannington, Liz, Kaone and leave your perfect personification of boredom – Geraldine, Leonel, Jeremy.

Thanks to pairing up we have lost those very vital housemates; and now we have to sit there and watch Geraldine as if we are watching grass grow.

This girl’s silence is too loud; Leonel goes on and on about Capoeira; Jeremy is so speechless he’s grateful he made it to the show.

Hannington would have given us more of those tantrums and Roger Moore one-liners while playing the suave ladies’ man. Liz would have kissed every dude in the house.

Kaone might not have been much of a Brad Pitt look-alike, but he had his little ways of entertaining us with his rural stories.

I also hate the fact that I cannot outright vote out a housemate that has got to my nerve. The rational being would want to have direct influence on an evictee’s ouster.

And what was Biggie thinking to make boring IK Osakioduwa the host? Dude makes the show look like a documentary – not those cool documentaries on the Crime and Investigations Channel. I am talking about a documentary in a language you don click, with lots of algorithmic figures on the screen. That’s IK’s show.

He outright shows he’s reading off a teleprompter. His few attempts at adlibbing have had him mince up the words. And he’s too tall he can’t even fit in my camera frame every when I try to take a shot of him off the TV – my issues are that many. Whatever happened to Mark Pilgrim, the BBA1 host? Kabelo was okay, but not again. Our very own Gaetano would have done a better job. Okay, let me not hate on IK that much. At least he wears cool designer clothes though he doesn’t look that cool in them.

I am also wondering whether being a smoker was prerequisite to being selected. The only people I haven’t seen smoking are Emma, Geraldine, Elizabeth and Quinn.

But on the whole, the show is okay seeing as it is that the jackpot doubled to $200,000 and Biggie managed to prank us with the mention that 14 countries would be involved, which made us wrongly believe it meant 14 housemates.

If IK and pairing up don’t come back the next season, the show will top charts.

Big Brother Revolution is okay, but...

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