I am about to call shenanigans. But before I made my declaration of “shenanigans” on Big Brother public (or should it be CHENANIGANS?), I thought I would see if my issues are shared by the masses.
This past Thursday, Chenbot 6.0 (now with vibrating tongue) shocked the nation by announcing the show was cast with….dun dun dun…secret pairs!!! It was as shocking and unexpected as the cancellation of LIFE ON A STICK. That is not my problem; my issue comes in the million-dollar prize if any partners make it to the final 2.
Upon rewatching the first few episodes of BB6 this weekend, my suspicions were confirmed. Initially, it was announced that if a pair could make it all the way to the end without any of the other houseguests finding out about their secret alliance, they will win. After about 9 1/2 minutes in the house, that seemed to be unlikely when everyone immediately put together that people knew one another. So, without addressing the change in the rules, BB just decided to ignore their previous rule and state instead that now the secret pairs must make it to the final two in order to get the million dollars. Now, I get the fact that their million dollar hook was shattered in less than a month, and by rewriting the rules they get to keep that hook going a while longer. The problem I have is that by changing the rules and not acknowledging it, it negates the point of the rules.
It makes me want to call CHENANIGANS!!! Am I alone?
Also, while I’m griping, what is the deal with Chen’s “teasing” us with the possibility a houseguest may return. Ashlea said something to the affect of “I wish I could come back” and Chen replied with a “well, you never know, it is the Summer of Secrets.” Ok, I can buy that little hint, it was directly related to an Ashlea comment, but since then anyone who leaves the house could be talking about anything, and Chen randomly blurts things out. Michael talking about his hoping Eric leaves, and Chen blurts out “WELL MAYBE YOU CAN KICK HIM OUT WHEN YOU GET BACK IN THE HOUSE IN 4 WEEKS!! Not that that will happen, but it could. I’m just sayin’ SUMMER OF SECRETS! KILL, KILL, KILL, CHENBOT MAD!!!”
My point is, rules that are so recklessly abandoned dilute the suspense. Why care about an outcome, if Big Brother can change the rules to make the outcome null and void? And Chen needs to learn that a SUMMER OF SECRETS is a huge opportunity for surprises. Don’t ruin prom by telling Jimmy he’s getting a hand job at the end of the night, all he’s gonna wait for is the end of the night instead of enjoying your company. (and by “your” I mean the generic “your” and not the Cheneric “your” as no one could possibly Chenjoy your company; I mean…you’re kinda creepy).
Has anyone noticed all this? Am I being too picky? Or is it time to call… Chenanigans!