Last week I hit the half way mark of watching all the Big Brother 14 episodes for the first time. Oddly enough, watching the first 15 episodes hasn’t really changed my pre-episode rankings for each of the Houseguests.
As I have been recording the audio commentary for each episode, there have been a few things that really surprised me.
I’ve limited it to the Top 5 (early) surprises because so far I have only seen half of the episodes.
These surprises came more from the viewing perspective as opposed to being strategy related. Only one is actually strategy related.
New Rating System
The Cans of Mist rating system has been put in place for this post, as well as future posts. It’s a fun way to rate what is really mist worthy, and what is not.
Keep in mind, the more Mist Cans the better. The Top 5 surprises listed below are rated from worst to best.
#5 – Emotionless Janelle?
During Episode 10 there was a short package on Janelle showing no emotion in her life, more particularly that she doesn’t cry. This was surprising to watch.
While getting to know Janelle in the house she never struck me as an emotionless person, which is why this edited story seemed so odd.
As a player I saw her control her emotions VERY well, but on a personal level it seemed inaccurate.
For some reason that story segment bothered me so much that I asked Janelle about it during our Skype call with Britney last week.
Janelle being pitched as a robot was surprising to watch, because it just seemed so odd.
Mist Rating: 2/5
Minus 1 can for inaccuracy.
Minus 2 cans for being just a flat out weird segment.
#4 – Wil’s Edit
Wil’s edit through 15 episodes has really shocked me. Anyone who watched the live feeds got a chance to see how hilarious Wil really was.
My favorite Wil moment was his crowning achievement of comedy-gold: Wil as “Jodi” breaking down every twist through the Memory Wall Photos (NSFW).
I’m going to guess his edit is not going to change very much in the last 15 episodes which is a shame, because he was a lot of fun to be around in the house. It’s too bad his edit never really shows that.
Mist Rating: 2/5
Minus 3 cans for not showing Wil’s Houseguest Breakdown during an episode.
#3 – The Headbutt
In the house, Willie’s headbutt seemed like the shot heard round the world.
To say I was anticipating the segment where Willie and Joe get into it was an understatement!
I remember there being a ton of drama, uncertainty in the air, as well as a little fear being thrown around the house when the big fight all went down…
After I saw the headbutt on the episode, two things crossed my mind.
Number one: THAT WAS IT?!?! It seemed so minor on the episode, not like the thunderous left forehead cross that I remember.
Number two: Joe instigated the heck out of the headbutt.
Not to make light of the situation, because physical threats and intimidation are not to be taken lightly (especially in the Big Brother house), I just was utterly shocked at how small the headbutt seemed compared to how I remembered it.
Mist Rating: 2/5
Plus 1 can for Joe’s Karate stance.
Plus 1 can for Willie charging by the arcade room like a boss.
#2 – New Theme Song
The Big Brother theme has been tweaked a few times, but for Season 14 it was the biggest change without revamping the whole song.
At first I was pretty shocked at the change and didn’t enjoy the new song.
However, if you’ve hung out in my TurntableFM room at all, you know I like Dubstep.
The new Big Brother Dubstep theme grew on me at around the Episode 5 mark, making this the first good surprise!
Mist Rating: 3/5
Plus 3 cans for gambling and winning on tweaking the theme song.
Surprise #1 – Inside Information Source Revealed
One of the biggest mysteries while we were living in the Big Brother house, was that Willie claimed to have ‘inside information’ that the coaches were definitely coming back into the game.
At the time I thought he was full of it, but listening to Willie talk about this ‘inside information’ with such conviction did cause a little paranoia.
The biggest surprise to me was seeing his “inside source” revealed on an episode: it was Britney.
Watching the conversation go down between Britney and Willie about the coaches coming back into the game made me both smirk (to see how influential Britney was on Willie) and cringe (not a great thing to tell your player who is already paranoid) at the same time. Looking back, although paranoia and Joe might have escalated Willie’s fight, the seeds were planted way way before that, by Willie’s own coach.
I never knew the extent of how Britney inadvertently caused Willie to explode.
Mist Rating: 4/5
Plus 3 cans for Willie really having fake “inside information.”
Plus 1 can for Britney stirring up paranoia in the house.
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