Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother OTT – Week 1

I will start this off saying that I LOVE BBOTT! This is the way Big Brother should be. We see & hear just about everything. We get to see the comps play out in real time, so no shenanigans with people thinking production is helping specific HGs. If we did not get to see the Veto play out – I am sure there would have been people complaining that Jason was helped.

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Also, I loved that we got to see the Big Brother Over The Top Houseguests move in and the initial reactions to meeting each other. Sure it was awkward and took a while – but those first days you see the way the interact and bond with each other. And as we are seeing now, some of those Day 1 friendships have turned into day 5 annoyances. I really hope they take a page from this season and move it over to the big show next summer.

Someone is going home tonight, and as of late last night, I could not get a grasp on who was actually leaving. There has been so much wavering on who they want gone. There are pros and cons for each one to leave, and we will find out LIVE tonight – BUT FIRST… lets see how everyone did week 1.

Jason Roy – 5 strips of Bacon – Not since BB11 didd we have only 1 returning player. Usually they at least brought in 4 people to give the vets a chance – and while the new crop of HGs realized Jason was a huge target week 1 – he was still able to make a lot of bonds, and win the Veto to remove himself from the chopping block.

One thing is for sure about Jason, he is very observant and knows a lot of what is going on in the house. This time however he is smarter and is playing the game, not just sitting outside smoking being snarky. Well, he is still doing that also, but much better so far. He will always be a target, so he will have to keep fighting week in & week out.

Scott Dennis – 4 strips of Bacon – one of the biggest superfans to play this season, I loved how Scott was first in the house – and his quirky commentary as he walked around the house by himself was pretty funny. He also was the official tour guide which worked very well for him as he had the most interaction with each HG as they came in. He has used this to his advantage by getting in good with most of them. He has a Bro alliance, he’s tight with the Girls alliance, tight with Jason – all of his bases are covered for now. His game will excel if he can keep playing all sides of the house for a few more weeks and let the bigger threats knock each other off.

Whitney Hogg – 3 strips of Bacon – Whitney is another superfan and you would think she is a just a simple girl – but this girl has game! I did not expect her to team up with “The Plastics” as I thought she was more of a Donny – but she fits in with the Mean Girls well without isolating herself as some of the other gals. Even though she is tight with Monte too – I do not think she will be targeted along with him.

Justin Duncan – 3 strips of Bacon – ok, this guy is a real breath of fresh air. We have not seen a HG like him, maybe ever. It’s cute that he has no idea what’s going on in the game. This has some HGs thinking he is not a threat at all, and a few others think he is downplaying his naivety and is really a mastermind. Keeping everyone’s belly full has been a good strategy too. He really is “feeds gold” and hope he sticks around a while.

Alex Willett – 2 strips of Bacon – her secret has been safe so far & while a couple of people (Jason & Justin) are kind of suspicious that Alex & Morgan could be related – it’s been pretty much been swept under the carpet for now. Alex has brought her BB knowledge to her group but does not come off superficial. She knows she needs to get Shane / Danielle split up – but I think is very good at listening and observing. She does not talk too much – which in this game we see all the time – loose lips sink ships

Monte Massongill – 1 strip of Bacon – yes, Monte took a shot at Jason and it backfired when he won the Veto, but he showed he is here to play and not here to make friends. He does have a solid group around him – and not being able to play for HoH this upcoming week, he will need them to protect him. He is a straight shooter which is good & bad in this game.

Taking on the first HoH was a big risk but he welcomed it. As fans we like seeing people play hard out the gate. While America may target him next week – again having so many people on his side, someone could win the Veto and remove him from the block. His bromance with Shane may take a hit if Danielle goes, but they are both the biggest “bros” in the house and will probably continue to work together.

Shane Chapman – 1 strip of Bacon – while it is DUMB DUMB DUMB to get into a showmance early – Shane and his hair were just too much for Danielle to stay away from. The “Plastics” want to get Danielle out so they can keep Shane on their side. If Danielle stays he will have to make a tough decision on who to work with. In most showmances, the guy is targeted first. in this one, the girl is, so he should have a few weeks of safety.

Neeley Jackson – 1 strip of Bacon – I honestly sometimes forget Neely is there as she has not been on the feeds much while I watched. I do not have much to work with, so I am just throwing her bacon so she can use it as a flotation device for now!

They can’t all be winners this week so now we’re on to the backhalf of the Player Rankings for this week on BBOTT…


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  1. Question for anyone else who has never been live-feeder before but is giving OTT a shot: What do you think? I know most here have been watching the live feeds for a while now. But I’m a newbie, and I just can’t get into this version as much. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot I do like about it. Being able to watch competitions live is great. But I don’t care much to watch these strangers just sitting around hanging out. I miss the 3 times a week episodes that give me summaries of the strategies and division of the house. I tried watching the veto competition, and was so bored by it. A lot of down time and standing around. Without the commentary and DR’s in between, I didn’t really know what the people were thinking or even trying to do. Same with the “safety ceremonies”. I turned it on Sunday night, and just had to watch a half hour of people hanging out, and every 5 minutes someone’s necklace lit up. I’m hopeful for the episode tonight, but so far, this just isn’t for me. Does anyone else in this situation have an opinion?

    • As a long time live feeder – I am used to the downtime. They do the daily recap episodes – so that will fill in the blanks for you. Have you watched those yet? Also – last night they did the Live DR sessions – that gives us more of the thought behind their actions. But yes – there is a lot of, dare I say “boring” feeds. But at least you hear the whole conversations, not the edited ones on CBS. Stick with it!!!

      • Thanks for the input Adam. I caught the very first recap and I really enjoyed that. I think I just have to get used to the schedule and figure out when to watch. I’m going to stick with it for now and give it a fair shot. I didn’t catch the Live DR sessions either, I’ll try to catch up with those as well. Another downside for me is that there’s no rewind feature on my Roku, so I have to watch it on my computer. The live timing doesn’t work out well with my schedule.

      • The DRs started at 7:32 PST last night…they are very enlightening. You should definitely check them out. :)

      • Exactly Adam. Oh and btw…thank you for your commentary! Spot on. Although, I would have given Danielle a little more credit for flipping a lot of the votes towards CB. She got Shane on board and by the end of the night (at least when I stopped watching around 11pm) the votes were for CB to leave tonight. That charge was basically started by her and Neeley…
        Doesn’t she deserve at least a bit of bacon for that?? ;)

      • I agree. I still have high hopes for Danielle. The plastics don’t like her but the other side of the house does and she’s just as much of a smart superfan as Alex or Scott, but sneakier about it.

    • It can be confusing, but if you flip around you get some real interesting game talk every day. It’s live and unedited, so there is no production spin on the conversations. That has always been my favorite part about live feeds. You get the truth and nothing but!

    • I’m with you. I much rather watch the comps with the DR commentaries, it makes it more fun and I didn’t even see what all of the HGs were doing the whole time since the cameras always show the same room twice. The only fun thing about this online version is that we get to see more of the comps and DR sessions than the edited version. I don’t care to watch these people talking Sh.. all day.

    • I agree. I also watch the feeds from the summer shows and watching this is sometimes boring. I never thought I would say it but I miss the edited versions 3 times a week. That’s why we don’t get bored. Perfect example is the POV. It would of been edited down to 10 minutes. I still like things that they are doing different though. I’m waiting to see how this goes tonight with live eviction and HOH comp.

  2. I agree with Adam this week.
    Danielle talks too much and has the hottest guy in the house after her so those two things could get her out this week.
    I thought cornbread was going to be a bit like Donny, but he is not that bad.
    Kryssie is not liked by many either.
    Only girls got tofu, and all are after the boys. Shelby unfortunately is out of luck.

    • I did not even realize that only girls got Tofu – except Cornbread – who got the worst ranking over all.

  3. I would confiscate a strip from Alex for her crushing paranoia. If she maintains the paranoia she is suffering from now, I see her game going up in flames at some point..

    Other than that, I think you’re right on, as always.

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