Diary Room: Adam Poch Previews Week 11 Of Big Brother 16

It was billed as “The Most Twisted Summer Ever” before Big Brother 16 started – and while there was a new wrinkle in the form of the BoB twist – I wouldnt call it all that twisted.

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Big Brother HG Adam Poch – Credit: Greg P Photo

They did a 2nd Double Eviction last night, but we had that last year as well. Now they introduced the Big Brother Rewind button – which seems very similar to the Big Brother reset button from BB14 where the coaches entered the game. This newest twist will be interesting to see how it plays out & should add some excitement. But first…

Nicole walked the plank as expected, with a 4-0 vote & Christine quickly followed with a 3-0 vote. As fans – all of these unanimous votes are not exciting to watch, as players – they are all so worried to ruffle feathers they have been playing it safe all season. Remember WAY BACK to week 3 when Nicole & Christine talked about casting hinky votes against Caleb? That would have thrown the house into a tizzy trying to smoke out who did it. That, just like so many other game shaking moves, never happened and we are left at the final 4 & Victoria.

Before the 2nd HoH of the night was played, the guys all talked about how bad Christine got boo’d. Cody especially took it hard since he thinks he may have contributed to it with his constant cuddling with a married woman. This is a game for a half million dollars, and as fans we always want to see the ugly side of human nature come out (well, not too ugly – but ya know the lying, backstabbing etc.. sorta stuff). There have been HGs in the past that have said & done much worse that got applause. But we have never seen a married person go so close to the edge. The only question remaining is if Frankie gets evicted, will he receive the same treatment?

Speaking of Frankie – he won his second competition of the night and became the new HoH. It was then, that as a group they decided to push that shiny golden button. Then a clock came in with a countdown – 5 days, 19 hours. For those of us at home – we know that will be right before the Wed night Live Eviction show. They have no clue what kind of demon they just released into the house & the full details of how this will play out we won’t know until they know. BUT what we do know is that this week is pretty much a wash as far as evictions, but will be very telling as the 4 guys will now have to start nominating each other.

After almost going up on the block as a renom, and finding out Cody was behind it (and Derrick, but that part he does not know) – I am pretty sure its a safe bet that Victoria & Cody will be going up on the block. Every other time they had to nominate one of their own, they always had a couple other options in case things got a little hairy after Veto. But now – Frankie will potentially make 2 enemies if whoever is sitting next to Victoria, or Victoria herself wins Veto. It would be super amazing if she did pull out a Veto somehow – and Frankie then had to tip his hand completely and put another one of the guys up – only for them both to be saved by the button that he insisted they push.

But either way – no matter who is nominated, they are not going home next week. I know I speak for almost everyone reading this – the look on Frankie’s face when his week gets wiped out will be priceless. I would imagine a super sized hissy fit on live TV. It will be hysterical because he is the one that kept saying “this is Big Brother not Big Best Friend” – so when the game twist hurts him – let’s see if he changes his tune & starts sounding like Nicole in her last week there “it’s not fair, it’s not fair.”

Will this latest twist bring back excitement & enthusiasm to the game we had at the beginning of the season? We’ll see – but I for one would like the show to go back to 13 or 14 HG’s and 75 days. I think after the behavior of some of the HG’s the past 2 seasons – being locked up this long really takes a toll on them mentally. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Personally, I like the 90-day, 16 HG format, but to each his own. I like the extra toll it takes on the HGs, mentally . .. .although this season might not be the best example to make my point.

    • Last season too… it was at this point where the remaining HG’s started to get really really catty. You cannot imagine the pressure that they are going thru – but it hurts the game. I am all about being entertained – not shaking my head at their stupidity.

      • You and I have different definitions of entertainment then, Adam. LOL. I love the stupidity. . .makes me feel all superior. (Just kidding).

  2. Adam: Question for ya- Since the rewind button was pushed and they’ll have the play the entire week over again, do you think that means that Derrick (as the last HOH) won’t be eligible to play again, or will it be Frankie who’s left out of the comp? Although I don’t really like Frankie (ever since he turned on Zach) I don’t think it’d be fair to exclude him from the new HOH comp just because the rewind button was pushed, but you never know.

    • I am hoping they do what they did in BB14 – and everyone can play for HoH again (even Derrick) – that would be the only fair way after wiping out an entire week.

      • Julie clarified her ew interview, only the players who played in the last HOH will be able to play, so Derrick will not and Frankie will.

  3. Other than this season and last, the only 16-HG season was BB9. And we all know how much ass that one sucked!

    • I didn’t watch BB9 as it conflicted with too many of my other shows, being on in the winter and all.

      • I do know that a fellow Staten Islander was on the show that season. . .one prior to GinaMarie. We do not get represented very well on this show!

      • You guys have strong personalities. All East Coasters do. With that being said, being from Louisiana, I am never represented well. On any show.

      • do you know everyone from the east coast? and Louisiana? well look who your governor is. you folks elected him. I think that’s a pretty accurate reflection.

      • I have met many ppl from the east coast and yes, everyone that I’ve met has a strong personality. One of my best friends is from Jersey. I never said it was a bad thing. As far as Bobby Jindal is concerned. idk what you’re talking about. I was referring to Willie Hanz being expelled and all the shows that show us as hillbillies that noone can understand when they talk. Example: Troy Landry or Si. They always have subtitles. lol Which my husband (who is not from Louisiana) always tells me that he could never understand a word that came out of my dad’s mouth so maybe it is accurate. I just don’t feel that represents ME, but even ppl from here always ask where I’m from being that I do not have an accent. Plus, I still have all my teeth!

      • Like I said, I didn’t watch the show, so I didn’t even know the guy’s name was Alex. Pretty cool that he DJ’d at your wedding to Fara!

  4. Since CBS is so bent on saving Frankie at all costs, I have a horrible feeling that the rewind will mean rewinding to the point in time that they pushed the button. If that’s the case, Frankie’s HOH win will still be in play, making him safe next week. His noms will come down and he’ll have to nominate the only 2 remaining HGs, Derrick and Caleb. Another POV will take place. Whoever wins will take Derrick off of the block. Victoria will be up against Caleb. Victoria goes home.

    I fully believe that the rewind button showing up the very week that Derrick is planning to evict Frankie is CBS’ attempt to save Frankie. As such, the above scenario is plausible, IMO. I hope I’m wrong!

    • It didn’t matter though because Frankie won HOH. So even if the button was to save Frankie, quite frankly, he didn’t need it. The button, ironically, is going to hurt his game.

    • Julie’s exact words:

      That means next week’s nominees could go from being on the block to becoming Head of Household. It’s a week you do not want to miss, as we are full steam ahead to the finale.

      So it will reset from just after Christine’s eviction

    • Julie said that the HOH could go to being the evicted houseguest. Therefore, it will not save Frankie in anyway.

    • Sorry but that makes no sense. This is not an attempt to save Frankie, if anything it will hurt him the most.

      • They are doing the rewind button the same week that Derrick planned to try to evict Frankie. That’s where CBS’ attempt to save Frankie is. They have no control over whether or not it saves/hurts him. Although, I suspect will see signs of more DR interference this week.

  5. If less houseguests and a shorter season meant 2 seasons in a year, I’d be all for it. I’ll admit, I’m addicted to this show. It is way too long between seasons!

  6. Not sure about you all but I’d rather see 2 bb’s during the year than just one. Like they do Suckvivor.(as you can see I don’t like it) One can be a regular cast and the other celebrities, fav houseguest, homeless people which I think would be awesome for them , people playing for charities and just whatever else comes to mind. Don’t do a allstars cause I do not want to see the likes of Janelle even though she has a hot body but face not so much, or Dick, or his daughter, or even Mike. Shorten the cast to like 12 or 14 and instead of them lazing around all the time have them do more comps. or keep them up so they don’t do so good in the comps. Either way would be better than watching live feeds of people sleeping all damn day long. Just my thoughts. Have a good day

    • I’d like to see a celebrity BBUS too. They could play for charity. That would be fun. But with A-list celebs though.

      • ABC can’t even get close to A-List for DWTS and even NBC and Celebrity Apprentice haven’t gotten a lot of big names. So I don’t know how you could convince famous/rich people to lock themselves in a house for even a day, let alone months at a time.

  7. I want the food comps back where they ALL have to eat what they win. Those were fun comps and everybody hollering go for this or that. With slop as an add if they don’t get enough nutritional stuff.

    • It also created moments of unity among the house. Sometimes its nice to see them work together. I always like the ones where they competed for food different days of the week and if they didn’t get one day, everyone was on slop.
      BOB eliminated having those comps as well as having team have not comps.

    • If you have been reading my columns all season – I have been really upset that they stopped the food challenges. They added excitement & drama. This picking Have-Nots was the worst!!!!

      • I do not think they should allow the same people to be Have-Nots two weeks in a row. Also I think they should have more prizes during the competitions to entice players to show their greediness and lack of concern (because they think their safe) of going home.

    • To make it kinda fair, in the future, there should some rule similar to HOH, where the Have Nots cannot be back-to-back, if there is not a Have Not Challenge … to avoid an HG to be chosen by the HOH, especially, like this year when a huge Alliance was in power and/or was able to influence …..

    • Me too. And what about luxury comps? I like the extra people and longer season but they need to add some more comps to shake things up. This rewind is the best thing that’s happened but they did it too late.

  8. Maybe instead of shortening the season or less houseguests, they can have more fun little parties in the house to blow off some steam. I also don’t see why they can’t have more games/toys to play with in the house, its not like we haven’t watched most of the guys play pool all season long.

  9. Fakey deserves a bigger boo than Crusty got. Just wondering if CBS will try and do something to prevent it if they anticipate he’s going.

    • I said the exact same thing!! I bet they do. If he doesn’t get the same or worse, we know they had a hand in softening the blow!

  10. Hi Adam! I’m a 13 now 3 summer fan of BB and I’m really upset about this season. Victoria still here? Frankie not backdoored? When will people grow some and make big moves. As Nicole said it’s not big baby it’s big brother.


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