The 17th season of Big Brother returned Wednesday night in the same fashion as always, Houseguests receiving the key in their natural environments, waiting outside the door as Julie announced the first 4 to go in, running for beds and introductions. Only eight of what we believe will ultimately be 16 were allowed in tonight, with additional Houseguests entering on premier night two on Thursday June 25th.
James won the first Head of Household while Da’Vonne sat out of the competition (one had to sit out per Julie) having everyone promise not to nominate her.
What was the ultimate takeaway from night one? Well according to most fans we see online, disappointment. It’s not so much the Houseguests themselves, they seem ok. I’m sure there will be those we love and those we love to hate soon. It’s the “twists.”
Julie, announcing the first twist calling it a “fan favorite” (to which most fans rolled their eyes) “Battle of the Block” returns. This was one of the most hated twists in all seasons of Big Brother. We were left wondering what fans they asked cause it seemed to be no one we found. This twist, in many fans opinion, ruined the game last year. It allowed certain alliances to dominate while those weaker or people that had smaller alliances get evicted, one by one by one. We all watched last year the real fan favorites getting kicked to the curb compliments of this “twist.” It sets up a serious unfair advantage.
The second announcement was that there will be new twists announced weekly by someone or something. Visions of Team America (yeah that worked real well), Saboteurs and Fortune telling machines danced in our heads. Also, I’m sure we will be seeing plenty of past players returning to make these announcements. Since for some reason Big Brother also believes Frankie and Jesse were fan favorites, I’m guessing we will be seeing them in the near future.
The final twist, announced only to America, was the twin twist. One of the Houseguests, Julie stated, has an identical twin. If they can switch places through the first 5 evictions without anyone noticing, the second twin can come in the game and play for themselves. YakkityYaks learned last week (thank you to forum member artistformerlyknownas) that the Houseguest with the twin is Liz who will be moving in tomorrow night. Looking at pictures of the girls, it really shouldn’t be that hard to see. That said, didn’t we already do this too? Didn’t we not like this one much either?
The consensus remains, for now, that we will still be watching in hopes the Houseguests will be interesting enough to hold our attention. That said, fan disappointment with the regurgitated twists has been pretty loud on Twitter and blogs. It would be nice if Big Brother actually did listen to fans and just go back to basics. At this point, no twist would be a twist. We can keep hoping.