Big Brother 19: Best And Worst Moments From Premiere Week

Big Brother 19 got off to a wild start as we have already seen an eviction, some returning houseguests (yes, plural), some fights and what some are calling an overall old-school feel. So needless to say, we’ve got plenty of good and bad moments from premiere week, so lets get to the season’s first installment of Ewws  & Ahhs.

Eww: Cameron is evicted. Come on, no one really wants to see anyone excited on the first night. Especially a superfan and especially only after 12 hours. They really just need to cut it out with that bit. As bad as it made some of the fans feel, I can only imagine how Cameron felt. That was just such a bummer and really set the season off on a bad foot. I know the season is redeemable, but at the moment of that eviction, I wasn’t feeling it. Such a disappointing move.

Eww. A Vet Joins The Cast. Most people were excited to see an all-new cast, so when we learned that someone would be joining the cast it was a big let down. And then when we learned someone had to go to make room for the vet, it was downright heartbreaking.

Ahh. At Least The Vet Was Paul. A lot of people like Paul, so it could have been worse. And there could have been four returnees again, so at least there’s not a chance of a vet alliance, right?

Ahh. The Twist. While I think too many temptations and punishments feels a lot like a whole Pandora’s Box season, I do like the idea of it on paper. Of course the first Den of Temptation will obviously go to Paul, which will give him three weeks of unfair safety, but at least he isn’t eligible to win them all. That would just be boring and really, really unfair.

Ahh. New Competition. It was fun to see a new first HOH competition. The past several seasons have felt so similar it was beginning to get boring.

Ahh. Cody. Hear me out. A lot of people are complaining about Cody and comparing him to past archetypes, but to me, Cody is a new breed. He’s so stoic and bland and matter of fact that he’s going to be hell to live with and it’s going to make so many people uncomfortable. And if he is as blunt as he was at the nomination ceremony when he told Megan he just doesn’t like her, then he’s going to be the star of the show. Until he fizzles out and gets evicted in about five weeks.

Eww. Nicole is Back. I think I heard half of the fandom scream when Nicole rang the doorbell and entered the BB19 house. Thankfully, she was only there to host the HOH competition. I couldn’t imagine watching her play a third time ever much less this close to her last season. Just no.

Eww. Too Many Showmance possibilities. I don’t know why the show producers and/or CBS are so obsessed with casting so many people looking for a showmance. I guess some people like them but most people I know who watch BB do not. If I wanted to watch The Bachelor, I’d watch The Bachelor.

Ahh. BB19 Just Feels Good. I know it’s early, but right now the season is off to a great start. The cast feels like an earlier season cast and the drama didn’t waste anytime getting started. As long as things don’t start slowing down, we could be in for a great season.

What were your favorite and least favorite moments from Big Brother 19 premiere week?

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    • He was one of the people I was most looking forward to. I hope they let him back in.

      It would be easy to just label it one of the “consequences” to a temptation and send him back in.

  1. Showmances effect the game. They are 1. a distraction and 2. a tool (for all sides). It’s another layer of game complexity. As annoying as they are to watch on the feeds, they are important to the game.

  2. Oh yeah.. we could have done a lot worse with the returning house guest; Frankie Grande, the creepy bodybuilder Jesse or Paul Caliafore. Any of those three would have made me not want to watch.

  3. I think Cameron will get back in the game since Megan walked. And I don’t know why everyone thinks Paul is winning the first temptation. Everywhere I read people are against Paul coming back in. I for one want him gone. He’s loud and obnoxious. He was funny last season but it got old. And it’s really old this season. I hope he doesn’t win it but we’ll see. If he does he’ll have an even bigger target on his back. He needs to be the first to go when it’s up. It was great to see Nicole back to host the HOH comp. And Cody I have one word “Yawn”.

    • Paul won the Pendant. You have to remember, even if the viewers were split on Paul, he’s the only one with any following going in. Even if half of the BB viewers hate Paul, no other single houseguest has as big a fan base going in. So all the “Anti-Paul” votes were swung in 15 different directions, and all the “Pro-Paul” votes went to Paul.

      • Or production just gave it to him ;)

        Nah, I don’t honestly believe that. Conspiracy theorists are the worst. However, I do believe that production is thrilled it worked out like this. Protects their investment.

      • I don’t believe that either, but it’s no coincidence that they made the first one of these 3 weeks of safety. They knew Paul was the most likely to get it.

  4. Honestly the best showmance for me was Johnny Mac and Becky?
    What’s that?
    They’re not a showmance?
    Exactly my point.

    Problem with showmances is that they’re too in your face about it.

  5. I find it concerning when Cody directly sorted the house out to what appeared to be the good looking hg and the others, very presumptuous of him.

  6. Why doesn’t anyone want to see people excited on the first night? I’d rather they were all excited…

    • I think it’s just his marine training. He’s bringing the job into the BB House. It worked for Derrick, so we’ll see if it works for Cody.

      • Don’t think it’s working for Cody. Derrick had a good personality which Cody is sorely lacking.

  7. Wow, Branden, do… do we actually AGREE on something??? Because I’m right with you about Cody. He’s a welcome change from the rest of his stereotype.

  8. Ditto on, “Eww. Nicole is back.” That girl’s whiny, nasally voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard. During her two seasons, I literally had to mute her Diary Room confessions.

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